I hope you’re having a great start to the weekend.
Let’s be real here. I don’t really do water marbles. Not because I don’t like them but because I suddenly have lost all ability to do them. The very first water marble I did came out perfectly. I am not ashamed to say I nailed it. The next one I did was a little more troublesome but I soon got it right and it also came out perfectly. Since then, I have just not been able to do it. I get perfect spreading in the water, beautiful patterns but the minute my fingers touch the water it all goes to pieces. *sigh*. I think after this challenge I should take a day and just do water marbles till I get it right again. When that happens, you will definitely see a stack of marbles here 😛
Nevertheless, the prompt calls for a water marble and that is what you will get – even if it isn’t anything to write home about.
I started with a white base and using Sally Hansen – Blinding blue and Sally Hansen – Pretty in hot pink I went to work. In some of my failed attempt I did get the outer rings to make a very pretty lined pattern and I really wanted to use that. As you can see, the closer it got to the tip the more smudging happened. The blue was turning a little purple because the pink and blue mixed. Theoretically, that would be a fail but I actually really liked it. It created an almost ombre effect. Please don’t look too closely though 😛
Well that’s about it for marble. I do have some swatches for you.
Sally Hansen – Blinding blue
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It could probably do with a third coat. It’s a lovely blue but not entirely unique. It is also a bit of a stainer so definitely double up on the base coat. Although it didn’t stain my nails but it did stain my skin when I removed it.
Sally Hansen – Pretty in hot pink
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. A beautiful bright pink creme. I really like this one and apparently so did my camera. 😉
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