Hello, my lovelies! So I finally got brave enough to do a water marble mani. I’ve been admiring them for ages now but frankly, was a bit intimidated. Using Water Lilies tutorial, I realized it wasn’t that hard. And I had always thought it seemed like a waste of polish but her tutorial explained you had to redo it for each nail, so it totally wasn’t what I was thinking and you’re really not wasting much polish at all.
I used an old shot glass instead of a cup. For colors I used China Glaze Liquid Leather (black), Essie A Crewed Interest (pale peach) and Essie Turquoise and Caicos (minty green). Essie A Crewed Interest is almost the same color as both the old politically incorrect Crayola color “flesh” and freakishly almost matches my skin tone. It's all topped off with Seche Vite, of course.
This is definitely going to take practice and some nails look better than others. I used the tape method so cleanup wasn’t too bad. I photographed both hands because each pattern is unique. Except the right pinkie. It was the first victim and so mangled, it’s just plain awful. I should have redone it. A couple other a bit mangled too, so please forgive me. Beginner’s mistakes! And forgive my rough looking cuticles on my right hand, they always suffer my anxiety.
There’s no sun out right now (it’s about to rain) so these are all overcast. I’ll try for sun tomorrow.