Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pink Lemonade Water Marble

I think this is my second "successful" attempt at water marbling.  Well, okay I've tried more then twice but I usually get frustrated and quit after a while and go with a different mani. It made me think of pink lemonade, which is why I called it my Pink Lemonade Water Marble but I guess that was pretty obvious, right? It didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped but I'm still diggin' it.  I don't really try to go for a uniform look on every nail. That's mainly because I'm just not that good at it yet but  I also enjoy the different looks you can get out of the marbling so I love showing that off. Now that I'm lookign at them, my index fingers (2 of my favorite nails) came out matching each other pretty well!   I didn't intend for that but it works for me!
This is the left hand.

Aaand the left thumb. (Another one of my favorite nails)

Right hand. Personally I liked the left hand better!

And of course the right thumb!

I was actually wanting to go with blue, white and black but the polishes I had in those colors didn't want to spread very well. I ended up using Hard Candy-Splendid, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails-Dahlia and an unnamed white from the Icing. Those all spread out very well and didn't dry too fast.

I cleaned this up with disposable lip gloss applicators that I bought from Sally's. They are about 3.50 for a pack of 12 and really only work for one clean up each. Honestly for this clean up I think I used 3-4 but if it's just light clean up you could probably get away with just using one. Since they are angled it makes it easy to get right up against the cuticle. I like them more then the corrector pens myself. I never seemed to get much use out of each pen because the tips would always stain and transfer color onto my skin later. Just one of those little things that works for me!


  1. This is amazing Chandi!!!! Great job!!

  2. Hey, *Now following*. Welcome to blogging.

    The water marbling looks great!!

    P.S: Please increase the font on your post. Hurts my eyes to read. Lol..

  3. Thank you and no problem Lizzy, I didn't realize it was so small!

  4. This looks awesome! I'm now following you, as well. :D

  5. I love those colors together, it looks great!!


  6. I had no idea you did this! You should be working in a salon doing nails not slinging coffee! These are awesome.

    April :-)

    1. Thank you! I got into the nail art thing pretty recently and have been thinking about going to school to do it more and more lately since I found out I can get financial aid for it!