Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Dance Legend Multichrome watermarble

As promised, here is the watermarble I recently created with the Dance Legend Chameleon multichrome polishes.

The day I created this mani I actually felt like doing a water marble.  Unheard of for me! I wanted to step up to the challenge and create something awesome, like all the designs I see done by Mucking Fusser.  Let me tell you that my enthusiasm did not last for very long.  I'm still convinced that the majority of my problems with watermarbling is to do with the brand of polish.  The brands that I have lots of creme polishes are Ulta3 and Picture Polish, but I was not able to get either of those to work for me.  All the brands that I've read that work really well, like China Glaze, Essie and Sally Hansen really don't make up that much of my stash when it comes to creme polishes to marble with.

I was about to throw in the towel on the wasted hour I had spent (not to mention the approx. 50 drops of polish that wouldn't spread and form nice bullseyes on the water). My last attempt was to watermarble with the Dance Legend chameleons.  I used the exact same technique I used for my previous 30 attempts, but this time it worked.  I was too excited to see that I was actually able to get something to form the bullseye that I didn't even focus on getting a similar design on each nail.

Certainly compared to my previous effort at a multichrome watermarble, I was really happy with the result.





22 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Like wings of an exotic butterfly.

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    1. Thank you. I love how bright the colours turned out.

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  2. *excited hyperventilating*

    Also yeah, I've discovered that for me it's not just the brand but the finish. Microglitters (such as those that make up multichromes) rather than completely smooth pigments (like creams) seem to spread and marble much better, in my experience.

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    1. Ohhh thank you. This is interesting news. Now that i think about it, the only other really successful marble I have done was with the China Glaze Hologlams, which have the microshimmer particles too. Every other time I've tried with cremes. This will definitely change my approach.

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    2. One of my best watermarbles was actually back when I was a noob and didn't even realize that they were considered a bane in the nail art world, with microglitter. The other really important thing I figured out was that putting a few drops of acetone or polish thinner in the water before you put the polish on allows you a little more time before the polish solidifies :)

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  3. So beautiful! Let me be the first to say I am glad you persisted at this, it turned out so amazing. I wonder if othr duochrome polishes will work... hummmm :)

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    1. I'd love to know hat other brand multi or duochromes worked for marbelling too. I had OK success with Ozotiv, but they are so much sheerer than the Dance Legend ones that it's hard to see all the colours. I don't really have any other brands like I <3 NP etc.

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  4. Hello !

    I don't like either the multichrome polishes, or the water marbling. And there, miracle ! In 2011, I had not been born as regards the nail polishes of course :-)
    But since 6 months, I spend my time on the blogosphere and the social networks, and I had never seen that. You reconciled me with multichromes and water marbling. That, it's very strong.
    I'm finally going to be able to use some multichromes which I have, which I did not like and of which I did not know what to do.
    In a corner of my computer, I have a file : the 2014 best nail arts. There are not a lot since the beginning of January. Yours goes there directly. It's absolutely gorgeous.

    Amitiés,
    Claire

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    1. Thank you Claire. I really hope that watermarbling your multichromes will make you start to like them.

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  5. Very pretty! I like that the nails aren't all the same. It's so much more interesting to look at and you wouldn't get bored half as quick with that on your nails. Fair play for persevering with it. I cannot do watermarbles to save my life :P

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    1. Thank you. I was a little concerned that all the nails were different to start with, but like you, I ended up liking the different nails more.

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  6. I'm really bad at watermarbles! ;(
    So this one looks sooo beautiful! I love this manicure ;)

    Xx julia

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    1. I feel your pain with watermarbles! I would consider this my second ever success, with at least 50+ fails! I'm still not even convinced that practice helps with this technique!

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  7. OMG, that's gorgeous! I've only tried to water marble once, and that was enough, lol.

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    1. HAHA, I remember my first watermarble attempt. I think I didn't try another one for nearly a year! I really admire the nail artists that can create amazing watermarbles consistently.

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  8. You did a beautiful job Cathy - they look fantastic! x

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  9. Wow, this is gorgeous, every colour of the rainbow!!

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  10. Absolutely marvelous! Gorgeous photos and nails - thank you much!

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  11. This is really beautiful! I must try with multichromes now... although I'm not sure I have enough. Maybe I'll just mix some multichromes and cremes and see how that works :)

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