Do you marble?

It was when I came across a youtube video of someone doing a brilliant water marble last September that my nail polish habits changed. Previously I had enjoyed wearing polish but I never knew there was so much more to it. The video also made me wish I had studied more chemistry :)

I tried water marbling the same night and the results were good enough to not be a complete deterrent. I have since done it a few times and most recently this Sunday. It took me a good two hours since I had to change polishes quite a few times before finding something that worked for me. The end result is something I really enjoy so it was well worth it. Three days I've been happily sporting these nails. 

The list of polishes used can be found at the bottom of this entry. I used a coat of Sally Hansen White On as the base of the marbling to make the colour pop and finished the look (hiding the mistakes) with a dotting tool and a glittery China Glaze, 108 Degrees.
Given the bad luck I had with my top coat shrinking when working with colour blocks last week I decided to try a different top coat this time. Pinkie tells the story of what happens when you venture from Seche Vite. Dragged polish! So I did the rest of the nails with Seche Vite anyways.

 




My polish family: Essence Let's get lost, China Glaze Grape Pop, China Glaze Live, Love, Laugh, Sally Hansen, White On and finally China Glaze 108 Degrees (only used for dotting).
På svenska: Det var när jag i september förra året sprang på en youtube-video som demonstrerade water marbling som mina nagellacksvanor förändrades totalt. Innan dess bar jag ofta lack men hade inte insett hur mycket mer det fanns till det. Videon fick mig också att önska att jag läst mer kemi i skolan :).
Jag testade samma kväll och resultatet var tillräckligt bra för att inte göra mig helt avskräckt. Sedan dess har jag marblat ett par gånger, nu senast i söndags. Jag satt i två timmar och labbade och bytte färger då ett antal lack jag testade inte ville vara med riktigt. Är nöjd med slutresultatet och bär det idag, tre dagar senare lika glad i färgkombinationen än.

Jag har en bas av Sally Hansen White On på naglarna och har avslutat med lite prickar i China Glaze 108 Degrees för att accentuera och dölja misstag.

På grund av besvikelsen över krympning med Seche Vite sist provade jag ett annat topplack på lillfingret. Lacket följde raskt med penseln och drog ut mönstret! Så kan det gå när man lämnar Seche Vite.


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