As you may know I am a mainly Instagram person and sometimes only post my work on there. I find myself getting too excited to conceal what I’ve worked on but I always try to post on here when I have the allotted time. I wanted to kind of catch up with myself and do a quick post on some manicures that really should be documented on here as well.
Using Orly’s ‘Glowstick’ and Island Girls ‘Royal Hawaiian’ I blinded myself with this mermaid fin watermarble. When I went outside with these babies they seriously glowed like crazy! You know like a day glow effect. Looking back at this I realize I need to use Glowstick again!
One brand I have come to dearly love is Cult Nails Lacquer. Their creams always work great for water marbling and they always come out with such pretty shades. I used Riot and Party Time from their Road trip collection for this look. I wore this manicure to my first IG meet and greet with Jessica (IG: @jessuhhhkuh) and Megan (IG: @ethereal_lacquer). Still can’t believe I got to meet them both! I keep finding more and more nail polish ladies around the area, I must bring them altogether somehow here soon.
When I saw Wet N’ Wilds new pop art collection a few weeks back I instantly knew I needed them! The 2nd watermarble I ever did was with WnW’s wild shine line but I was always sad that they didn’t have the best selection of colors in a cream finish. Thankfully Caroline of Colors de Carol came to the rescue and sent me an extra set that she had found since my Walgreens wasn’t carrying them. I really love the randomness of this one.
This manicure is one that is near and dear to my heart. Using Sally Hansen’s White On and Black Out I did this as an omage to my first swirl design I did when I was starting to marble as well as a guest post on the amazing Pam of Girly Bits Cosmetics. The swirl design is one that I always find great success with. Sometimes with marbling you have to redo a nail because you didn’t place it in the right area. With the swirl design I never find this problem and they always come out super cool. There is also a TUTORIAL for this design on Pams blog which can be found HERE.
In the past few weeks I have been acquiring a few more OPI colors to add to my growing collection. Right now I have a shelf with Butter London, Zoya and OPI. The Zoya trump the Butter London shades and the BL shades trump the OPI ones. The cream finished of these three brands have got to my favorite mainstream good quality ones for water marbling. The below manicure was done with OPI’s Green-wich Village, Koala Berry, In My Back Pocket and Can’t Find my Czechbook. Only four colors but they gave a great rainbow effect for this mermaid fin water marble.
This manicure is one that I did for the folks over at Lacquer Heads of Oz. A great blog that brings together posts from many talented ladies sharing tips and tricks about the nail art world. This post has got to be one of my biggest ones yet. The tutorial is very detailed and should help out those that have really struggling with water marbling. Check it out HERE! I did the classic petal look for this one using Zoya’s Mira, Wednesday and Shelby; one of my favorite combo of Zoya shades to date.
If you haven’t heard of Lacquer Lust or her new Birthstone collection you have been missing out on some GREAT holographic shades! Lacquer Lust was the first indie brand I purchased and I shall never regret that decision. This manicure was done with Pink Tourmaline and Peridot from her new collection and yes, they water marble! If you missed my other marble with some of these shades check it out HERE, probably one of my favorite marbles ever. Lacquer Lust plans to make this collection permanent shades in her shop but when they get restocked they sell out fast so make sure you checkout Lacquer Lust on Instagram and Facebook for updates!
This last manicure I have to share with you guys is the first one I did on my new shorties. If you have been missing out on my Instagram then you should know I had a couple tears on my middle and ring finger as well as my thumb. It was like one fell and the others followed. I have gotten used to it over the past couple weeks, I say love your nails no matter what size! Despite the nubs this manicure lasted a whole 10 days using Girly Bits new cream finshes Mint to Be and Private Dancer as well as my new go to top coat HK girl by Glisten & Glow. Dots can make any manicure look cute without having to do much work plus this color combo is lovely!
Whew well that was a lot all in a nutshell. I really love looking back at my old work. Its like looking back at an old piece of art that I drew or something of that nature.
If you mucking folks have any questions about these manicures and the products I used feel free to ask!