Saturday, April 7, 2012

dun dun dun...water marbling!

i see other bloggers post pictures of their beautiful water marbles all the time. after months and months, i decided i finally needed to take the plunge and do it. i watched a video and read a blog post by the fabulous cosmetic sanctuary and set to work. the colors i used are: niecy by julep, and yummy and tobey by zoya. my base color was "you just wait" by sinful colors.

i hesitate to call this bad, since it was my first time. i think the swirls are pretty rad! i feel my main mistake was using such a sheer color for the base. i feel if i had used something more substantial, it would have ended up popping more and looking a lot cooler. still, i only did my swatching hand and will take it off before easter lunch tomorrow.

for everyone thinking about marbling - i think you should do it! it's time consuming, yeah, but the results are worth it!


  1. Great job, girlfriend! You are totally right about the base, too. The more opaque the better.

  2. Hey I think it looks awesome! I personally am too scared to try water marbling. I watched my friend try and now I am scared!! Haha but yours looks amazeballs.

  3. Thats not bad at all.. I didn't care for mine too much the first try either. Lol. But all u really needed was to do the pinky over, the rest look great. And i've found a white basecoat works best. Don't give up on it yet, the 2nd try turns out better.

  4. I like it a lot. And as a first water marble I think it's hot! mine was basically a mess LOL

    Oh hey, I have nominated you for Versatile Blogger award on my nail polish blog:

  5. Very nice marbling! This is funny, I also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!