Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Australia Day watermarble with Red, White and Blue

The last three years I've always managed to do a series of mani's dedicated to Australia.  If you are looking for some inspiration for Australia Day manis, then check out the 19 different designs I've done in the past.  This year I've just not had the time and capacity to pull a whole week of designs together.

So with only three posts left before Australia day, I had to get my butt into gear and come up with at least a few Australia Day manis - and preferably something new that I hadn't done already. Australia's flag colours, like hundreds of others, are red, white and blue, so enter the red, white and blue watermarble.

I started which a white base and then marbled over it with red, blue and clear polish.  I find I have much better luck using clear polish in a water marble than white, because usually the white bleeds into the red and makes pink.  Once again I used my personal Paws brand nail polishes that I've formulated perfectly for me to be able to watermarble - remember if you want to make or have good water marbling polishes, the key is pigmented and runny polishes.

Jump on over to my instagram shortly if you want to see a 15 second video of this watermarble.


  1. I wondered what you would do for Australia day. Its very cute. I'm constantly amazed that you blog such incredible posts with two young children and full time job. You certainly have got the hang of water marbles now. Nice:)

  2. Wow this looks fantastic! Also, great tip for watermarbling with red polish, thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a great Australia Day!

  3. Oh wow what a gorgeous marble :-)

  4. Wow great job. Thanks for sharing


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