Friday, September 20, 2013

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31 Day Challenge - Day 20 - Watermarble

I was seriously dreading this day - I have never been able to create a full water marble mani that I have been moderately happy with. But I can't believe it.  I actually did a water marble I'm happy to share here on my blog!  It worked, and I think I worked out what my main problem with water marbling was.

I started my night by putting on a white gelicious base.  That way if I made mistakes I could wipe them off without having to redo my base each time.  I only ended up wiping off one finger and redoing it, and I'm so glad I did because that finger then became my favourite - my ring finger.

What was the big difference this time you ask?  It's the brand of polish.  I did everything exactly like I have previously, same water, same marbling technique same dipping and cleaning up method.  The only thing that was different was the polish brand.  In the past I've used Ulta3, and I don't think they work that well.  I've also used Picture Polish and they were ok, but not great.  I've hear OPI, Essie, Sally Hansen and China Glaze marble well. I don't really have many OPI, Essie or Sally Hansen polishes in good spectrum of colours, but I do have some full collections of China Glaze polishes, so I thought I'd try them out.

This is three polishes from the recent Holo glam collection - Strap on your Moonboots, Cosmic Dust and Sci-fly By.   I can't believe how well these polishes marble.  They stay pliable on top of the water for ages, normally my polishes turn into horrible clumps of polish on a stick when I start to marble, this was such a wonderful change.   It actually makes me want to water marble again, and soon!

Plus, look they are holo marbles - pretty rainbows!








23 comments:

  1. That is an INSANELY cool marble mani!

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  2. Well done Cathy!! nice choices of the colors and beautiful patterns, they are perfect!

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  3. That is incredibly beautiful! Great color choices. :)

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  4. Wonderful!!! One of the most beautiful marbles manis I've ever seen!

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  5. WOW!! Not only beautiful marbling but "holo" as well - just beautiful - how could you not want to leave it on for more than one day during these challenges!

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  6. I love this water marble, I just realized that it is the same pattern I used for mine, except mine is in the opposite direction! LOL I like the colors and the holo is awesome! Its true, China Glaze is the best! Thats what I said in my post too, after playing around with a few brands I have decided to use only China Glaze. Of course that is ammo to go buy MORE China Glaze!!!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Well done, you!

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  8. Wow this is incredibly beautiful. Those holos look magical together and it's amazing how you were able to make the water marble look so consistent like that. Great design!

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  9. Wow, so pretty. I think that's the best looking watermarble I've seen so far! You give me hope. :D

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  10. Beautiful design! :)
    Love
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  11. This is too gorgeous for words!! And Hologlams, you say? I swore off water marbling because it was time-consuming and I was never happy with my results. I have the whole darn Hologlam collection, though, so I might be inclined to give it another whirl.

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  12. These are gorgeous Cathy! I've been using Ulta3 for water marble, (some work better than others) but for this challenge I also tried China Glaze When Stars Collide and found it worked really well. You inspire me to try more brands!

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  13. LOVE!!! Did you do regular water marbling or dry method? It's beautiful

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  14. Water marble win! This is what I will aspire to.

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  15. wonderful Nails. I love hologram nail polish!

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