Now that I’m a part of a few different Facebook groups that are centered around nail polish and the like, I’ve been inspired to try some of the nail art that I’ve seen. Some go well, others don’t. I’d like to say that it doesn’t bother me, but I’m human, and I’m easily disappointed. But you know what keeps me going?
GETTING AT LEAST ONE NAIL LOOKIN’ SEVEN KINDS OF PRETTY! That, and managing to get a nice photo of it too!
I’ve done a few different watermarbles because I’m absolutely fascinated by them, but I have not had the best of luck so far. They’re messy, infuriating, and a little difficult to master, but once you do, oh man. It’s rewarding. I don’t think I’ve ever been this proud of something beauty-related ever.
My base for the mani was none other than ORLY’s famed Mirrorball. If you don’t have it, get it. It’s that damn beautiful. Underneath that is one coat of American Classics’ Yellow Stopper and one thin coat of Sinful Colors’ base coat. To marble, I swirled Sally Hansen’s Blue It with China Glaze’s Coconut Kiss. In the bottle, they’re both much darker, but I did the layers pretty thin to show off Mirrorball underneath.
Now, I’m going to show y’all the rest of the manicure, but you can’t laugh. None of my other fingers turned out very well as I had issues with bubbling and getting the polish too thick, but they did help me figure out what I need to do for the next watermarble attempt.
If you’re having issues with creating your design and actually pulling all of the polish, I have a tip for you! With the first color that you lay down, use extra (like 4 or 5 drops) and make sure it spreads all the way to the edges of the bowl (Q-tips work beautifully for this part) and then start dropping the other colors. Once you have your bullseye, use the toothpick or pin to draw the design but do not use that outside layer. If you do, you’ll actually pull the full design since it’ll be partially try. Use that to your advantage because it’ll anchor to the cup/bowl/whatever. That’s how I managed to make the ‘petals’ without ruining all of the polish in the cup. Hope that helps! :)
I had a lot of fun creating this manicure, and I am excited to try another one for the 4th of July!