Take Two

I had so much fun doing the first water marbling that I had another go the very next day! It’s still a bit messy, but the results are wonderful! I may not ever get this technique completely right, but as long as I can keep producing quirky manicures like this, I’ll keep doing it. Again, I forgot to write down all the colours I used. D’oh!

Left hand, natural light.

Left hand, natural light.

Right hand, flash + natural light.

Right hand, flash + natural light.

In sad news, on the third attempt I realised that my nails were an absolute state, so I’ve had to cut them all down, and will be putting them through an intensive care treatment for the next few days. Lots of moisturising, and no acetone! I have a few things in the backlog to post anyway, so I shouldn’t be off radar for too long.

Saturday night’s alright

I had other plans last night; plans to go out and see friends and maybe get a little drunk, but I couldn’t quite muster the get up and go required, so I decided to stay in, pop on my onesie and do silly things to my nails. I used the wikihow tutorial for water marbled nails, but substituted tape for PVA glue, which was still very messy, so I will be trying with tape and vaseline on subsequent attempts.

It’s not perfect, but for a first attempt I’m pretty pleased with myself, so much so that I think I’m going to have another go tonight! I can’t remember all the colours I used, but I used Revlon Timeless as a base, which is a pale grey creme. I took photos of both hands, because the beauty of this mani is that every nail came out different.

Left hand, flash.

Left hand, flash.

Right hand, flash.

Right hand, flash.

Left hand, natural light.

Left hand, natural light.

Right hand, natural light.

Right hand, natural light.

So yes, despite the mess, an excellent result, and tons of fun! I look forward to doing an even better job next time.