I think I won this battle. I actually like how it came out! I used Zoya Natty and Purity.
|Water marble using Zoya nail polishes|
I use a small condiment cup or a shot glass filled with distilled water for my marbling. The smaller area seems to give me a little more control over my design.
After I had marbled all of my nails I decided to use some dots. I really like the dots in the design. An added bonus of dotting is that you can conceal imperfections like bubbles with the dots.