Hi hi friends.
Nail art. Finally. Hooray!!!! This makes me very happy indeed as it's been way too long and I've missed spending a little me time doing nails.
Having not done any kind of nail art for a while I thought it'd be a great idea to do a water marble (eh??!). And to film it (whhhaaat?!!!!). Clearly not thinking straight but it actually worked out so you won't hear any complaints from me. Just lots of happy squeaks instead.
And because I don't do things the easy way I thought it'd be fun to do a tutorial too. I'm not the best when it comes to water marbling so I figure if I can do it then it can't be so bad.
I used some ebay bought liquid latex to cover almost every visible part of flesh on my finger (and still managed to get polish on it somehow - le sigh!) and set to work with the Parrots.
For this marble I used Mini Mint, Blueberry Cream, Strawberry Cream and Banana Sorbet but feel I want to do more as there are seven in the collection and so make for a lot of combinations and a lot of incredibly frustrating fun. The water was from a bottle, not the tap, and the marble tool the Pure Color 7 Dotting / Marbling tool that I picked up from Nail Artisan a while back. They now stock this particular collection too if you're after a UK stockist.
I'm sure I could google it to get a definitive answer but for me bottled water works best. Mineral water is a bit "meh" and tap water just plain naff. Our water comes straight from a spring so I'm discounting all theories that it's additives in tap water that cause issues and assume it's probably fuzz from the pipes instead. I know some people manage to get great results with room temperature tap water though so if you're new to marbling just give it a go and see what works best for you.
So, a water marble, a tutorial and lots of neon brights. This is one happy camper. I really like this. What do you think?
Exam looming then freedom. It's not long to go now so hopefully nail art will be more of a regular feature again soon. For now, hugs and squishes.
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