Showing posts with label water marbling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label water marbling. Show all posts

Digital Dozen Remembers Childhood - Day Three Neon Water Marble

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Today is Day Three of the Digital Dozen Childhood theme. I was raised an only child and most days I had to entertain myself. I spent a lot of time with my hula hoops. I remember how bright and neon they were. I hooped for hours everyday. I actually got quite good at it. I was able to hoop with several at a time and could make them raise up to my neck and then my arm, and then even down to my ankles and back up.


Now that I think of it, it was excellent exercise. Maybe I should pick it up again? I said "maybe," so don't hold me to that.

But I do remember how the colors of the hoops mingled together. So to pay tribute to those days I created a water marble with the upcoming Girl Bits Hoop! There It Is collection.

These polishes marbled amazingly well. Let's take a look!


Girly Bits Hoop! There It Is water marble


Girly Bits Hoop! There It Is water marble


Girly Bits Hoop! There It Is water marble

The Hoop! There It Is Collection launches on April 19, 2015. Make sure to check it out!

See the swatches on this post.


Now let's look at some of the other Childhood memories from the amazing ladies of the Digital Dozen.









Winter blues water marble

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Today's post is a fantastic water marble. I have a love/hate relationship with water marble nail art. Sometimes they turn out extremely well and sometimes I feel like it would have looked better if I would have just scribbled on my nails with crayons.

This one worked. In water marbles, there are are some critical elements. The polish is one of those. These Elevation Polishes were superb for marbling. They spread across the surface of the water oh so easily. 

Water marble nail art using Elevation Polish


I used polishes from the Elevation Polish "Journey Told Through Music" collection. You can see the individual swatches from that collection here. But for this marble I used Definition: The Vivid Unknown and Storm in the Morning Light.

Water marble nail art using Elevation Polish

After I finished the marble I loved the look. But as usual, I just couldn't leave it alone, so I added dots. I love the finished look.

What are your experiences with water marbling?

This collection will be available January 7, 2015. Elevation Polish releases her new collections each month on the 7th and 22nd. So mark your calendars to visit ElevationPolish.com then. Elevation Polishes are also available at Llarowe.

To get the newest information on Elevation Polishes, make sure to follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and the blog.

These polishes were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Nail it with marbled turquoise nail art

Monday, October 20, 2014


As if water marbling weren't enough - now we have spray water marbling. But the overall appearance is much different. I have my first attempt at spray marbling for you today. 

Several bloggers have used this concept, but I took my cue from Ashley is Polish Addicted.

Let's take a look.

Spray water marbling nail art
Spray water marbling nail art
I started off with Elevation Polish "The Twinkle in Yeti's Eye," which is a gorgeous deep turquoise shade with amazing shimmer. Then I added random areas of Elevation Polish Tre Cime di Lavaredo, which is a stunning gold holographic shade.

Spray water marbling nail art
Spray water marbling nail art
Then for the fun part. (Insert sarcastic laugh here.) Well, it really was fun - I just need to practice a bit. I added a drop of black polish to a small container of distilled water and let it spread across the water's surface. Then I sprayed it a couple of times with rubbing alcohol to get a random pattern. You have to work rather quickly as the alcohol will cause the polish to dry even faster than normal.
 
Spray water marbling nail art
Spray water marbling nail art
I dipped my finger in the water the same way I have for a normal water marble. Then, after all my nails were done, I worked on clean up. I really do like the way this turned out. I wish the black were a little more subtle. But I am sure with practice I will get it figured out.
 
Spray water marbling nail art
Spray water marbling nail art
Have you tried this spray marble technique? Tips?

These polishes were purchased by me. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Liquidus Summer 2014 collection - swatches and water marble nail art

Saturday, June 28, 2014



I have a gorgeous Indie polish line for you today. Liquidus Nail Gloss is gorgeous. And for the next 14 days you can use the code "SETINLACQUER10OFF" to get 10 percent off of your total purchase.  
Liquidus is where crystal meets liquid, where trends meet fashion, where nature meets nail polish.

These polishes were perfect for the water marble accent nail art I created. I love water marbling. You never quite know what you are going to get. But I am certainly pleased with the way this one turned out. 

These polishes applied wonderfully - silky smooth and even. These polishes from the Summer 2014 collection are stunning. 

Let's take a look.

Citrine

This shimmery bright yellow polish was inspired by the yellow variety of quartz. It's vibrant and summery and the light shimmer radiates the shades of the sun. This is two coats with a top coat.

Liquidus Citrine

Liquidus Citrine

Liquidus Citrine

Coral

This shimmery bright orange coral polish was inspired by the pinks and oranges of the living gemstone, Coral. It's a bright jelly polish that applies wonderfully. I love the bright shade. This is three coats with a top coat.
Liquidus Coral

Liquidus Coral

Liquidus Coral

Sapphire

This deep black polish has a hint of a sapphire blue shade. This polish was inspired by the deepest blues of the Sapphire mineral. It dries matte and has a hint of shimmer. This is two coats with no top coat applied.
Liquidus Sapphire



Nail art

Who would have thought that water marbling with a shimmer, jelly and matte polish would create such a stunning water marble? I love the way the accent nail turned out. I may have to do this on all my nails!

Liquidus - water marble nail art
  

The creator's family is interested in geology so all of their nail polishes are inspired by rocks, gems and minerals. Their nail polishes are cruelty 3-Free (free from Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene). 


These polishes are gorgeous and well worth picking up and adding to your stash. They are available on the Liquidus Etsy store for $9. But don't forget for the next 14 days you can use the code "SETINLACQUER10OFF." Make sure to follow Liquidous on Facebook and Pinterest to get information on new releases and launches. 
 
These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display.  

Sally Hansen ColorFoil Nail Makeup polishes swatches and watermarble

Monday, June 9, 2014


I have some of the new Sally Hansen ColorFoil Nail Makeup chrome polishes to share with you today. Chromes usually don't like me very well. I don't buff my nails much and have horrible ridges and chrome polishes show every single flaw. But that's just me. Many of you buff your nails, or have gorgeous smooth nails so these will look amazing on you.

But if you don't have smooth nails and still like the amazing look of chrome polishes, these work amazingly well in water marble nail art. I tried them in a water marble over white nail polish. Oh my goodness - I was elated at the outcome.

The polishes spread wonderfully in the water. They do take a bit longer to dry, so you will have to leave each nail in the water a bit longer than normal. But if you like water marbles, make sure to try these polishes!

Sally Hansen Chrome polishes - water marble nail art
Sally Hansen Chrome polishes - water marble nail art
I did not use a base coat or top coat for these polishes. I tried to use a ridge filling base coat, but they didn't play nicely together. So you get to see my ridges. Make sure to let each coat dry fully before applying an additional coat.
Cobalt Chrome is a gorgeous shade of vibrant blue. The shine is phenomenal. This is two coats.

Sally Hansen Cobalt Chrome
Sally Hansen Cobalt Chrome 
Minted Metal is a gorgeous shade of metal mint. It is a soft shade that leans toward blue. I think this is the polish that is most forgiving. This is two coats.

Sally Hansen Minted Metal
Sally Hansen Minted Metal
Purple Alloy is a dreamy purple shade. It has strong pink tendencies and the chrome effect is amazing. This is two coats.

Sally Hansen Purple Alloy
Sally Hansen Purple Alloy
These chrome polishes are gorgeous and are available for $7.99. The Sally Hansen® ColorFoil™ Nail Makeup collection is available at chain drug stores, food stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide.

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

China Glaze Off Shore Summer 2014 Collection swatches and review

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


China Glaze is releasing a new collection for summer 2014. This Off Shore collection is definitely on target with its  eclectic palette of 12 new hot primary colors and pops of electric brights in rich cream finish. Whether hitting the surf, paddle boarding along the coast, or lounging poolside, there’s an eye-catching shade to match any mood or outfit. 

I am excited to be able to share this China Glaze collection with you. The formula is great and most polishes only took two coats for complete coverage. They also work great for water marbling. 

Let's jump right in to the swatches. These have two coats and a top coat unless I otherwise noted.  But first, let me show you the water marble I created with some of the colors.

Water marble nail art using China Glaze Off Shore Collection
Water marble nail art using China Glaze Off Shore Collection

Water marble nail art using China Glaze Off Shore Collection
Water marble nail art using China Glaze Off Shore Collection
Water marble nail art using China Glaze Off Shore Collection
Water marble nail art using China Glaze Off Shore Collection



This was a dream to use for the water marble. 
 
Be More Pacific is a light lime cream polish. I love this light and airy pastel shade. It will look great on that tanned skin - and it applies like a dream

Be More Specific
Be More Specific
Dune Our Thing is a stunning vibrant, neon magenta berry cream. Want to make a statement, but still wear those eye catching shades? This color is perfect.

Dune Our Thing
Dune Our Thing
Feel The Breeze is a baby soft pink cream. It is a gorgeous shade and is the perfect complement to those summer outfits.

Feel The Breeze
Feel The Breeze
Float On Bright is a neon bubble gum pink cream. This polish will make a statement as you enjoy those fun out door events.

Float On Bright
Float On Bright
I Sea The Point is a bright neon blue cream polish. It is darker than it shows in this photo. It is almost a cobalt blue. It is truly stunning and I didn't have any problems with staining.

I Sea The Point
I Sea The Point
If In Doubt Surf It Out is a subtle and mellow orange cream. I love this shade. It makes me think of the color of cantaloupe.

If in Doubt Surf it Out
If in Doubt Surf it Out
Seas The Day is a stunning and rich red cream that leans toward pink. Think raspberry sherbert!
 
Seas the Day
Seas the Day

Shore Enuff is a energy filled green cream. It is gorgeous and will be perfect for those summer outings.

Shore Enuff
Shore Enuff
Stoked to be Soaked is a primary, vibrant orange cream polish. This color is hot!

Stoked to be Soaked
Stoked to be Soaked
Sun Upon My Skin is a gorgeous and subtle yellow cream. It is soft and sensational. I used three coats for this swatch.

Sun Upon My Skin
Sun Upon My Skin

Wait N Sea is a vibrant aqua cream shade. It's simply stunning and is sure to be an eye catcher.

Wait N Sea
Wait N Sea
X-Ta Sea is the darkest polish of the collection. It is a dark neon eggplant cream polish that will be the perfect polished look on your nails!

X-Ta Sea
X-Ta Sea

This collection has some must haves! China Glaze Off Shore will be available for $7.50 in June 2014 at Ulta and Sally Beauty stores and chinaglaze.com, as well as in fine beauty supply stores and salons nationwide. Follow China Glaze on Facebook to keep up to date with new collections. 

These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Bold, bright watermarble nail art with floral accents

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Spring means fun colors - I created water marble nail art with some bright, stunning shades by Seche. It seems to me that water marble is moody. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it fights you with every drop of water and bead of nail polish that is used. When it works, you have to just go with it.

I used Seche Snapdragon and Perfectly Poised for this water marble. Then I reversed the colors and added dots and flowers. If you want to use these two techniques together, make sure not to add too many rings of polish to the bullseye pattern in the water. You want large areas of a single color to work with. 

I love the bright pattern in this. It's bold and spunky. Let's take a look.

Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents
Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents

Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents
Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents

Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents
Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents

Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents
Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents

Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents
Water marble nail art with floral dotted accents
Are you sporting some spring colors on your nails?

One of these polishes was previously sent to me for an honest review and one was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

Water marble with Zoya Fall 2013 Cashmeres Collection

Sunday, August 4, 2013


I had to try a water marble with the new Zoya Fall 2013 Cashmeres collection. And of course I couldn't leave it alone and had to add dots to it.

It is definitely a fun fall mani. The rich fall colors blend well and complement each other nicely. I used all of the colors in the collection except Livingston. I tried to use it but it just doesn't want to play nice with the water.

I love water marbles for nail art. It is really always a surprise to me what I will end up with. I think if I tried it again I would either use Sailor or Hunter instead of both. They seemed to kind of muddy up each other.

Water marble nail art with Zoya
Water marble nail art with Zoya

Water marble nail art with Zoya
Water marble nail art with Zoya

Water marble nail art with Zoya
Water marble nail art with Zoya
What's going to be first on your Fall Mani list?





Water marbling with holo polish

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I had to try it. Just once... Water marbling with holo polish. It is a bit different.

I got through two nails before I finally got it semi-right on the third. So I started over...

I used Color Club Halo Hues; Halo-Graphic and Over The Moon and China Glaze; Highlight Of My Summer and Bottoms Up. Some people think it takes a large amount of polish to water marble. I haven't found that to be the case. I use a small bowl and a drop of polish per "ring."

The holo spread on the water's surface extremely quickly so I had to move really fast. Overall I am pleased with how this water marble came out.

Nail art - water marble with holographic nail polish
Nail art - water marble with holographic nail polish

Nail art - water marble with holographic nail polish
Nail art - water marble with holographic nail polish

Nail art - water marble with holographic nail polish
Nail art - water marble with holographic nail polish
Will I do this again? Probably for a special occasion that is outdoors.

On a side note - that is my new and beloved Pandora Charm Bracelet. I can't wait to get more charms! My husband bought some for me. I bought the USAF charm and a wonderful friend got me the fish charm.
 

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