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!