Monday, April 16, 2012

many many marbles!

Morning everyone!
As I've mentioned before, I've been super attracted to water marbling lately, and it turns out, so are all my polish buddies! So we all decided to do a water marble today and try to sharpen our skills.
(Some people don't need to sharpen their skills. Those people annoy me.)

I made a valiant effort this time and I got some really good results, apart from one finger.
The one messed up finger ruins this mani for me. Some day, I'll be able to do it with no messes!

Index and middle finger - great!
Pinky - decent!
Ring finger - DAMN!
I'm not sure why the polish decided to bleed in the ring finger and not the others. It still looks okay but I wish it wasn't murky!

My thumb turned out pretty cool, too.
I didn't bother to do this on both hands because I wasn't happy enough with it!

The polishes used are OPI Skull & Glossbones and OPI - OPI Ink.
I used S&G as a base color and then used both in the marble.
I wanted to use Orly Halley's Comet in there too but it wouldn't spread in the water. Sad.

All the rest of my buds will be posting their manis at some point today - being on the east coast of Canada, I'm usually awake before everyone else! So check back throughout the day and you should see lots of pretty manis popping up in the photo collection below!
Have a lovely day everyone, I've sadly got more studying to do for an exam tonight. I can't wait to be done this semester! Friday can't come soon enough.


  1. Love this idea! I also suck at watermarbles. I have actually deicated a few hours in my Calendar this Saturday to trying to get one right! lol

  2. I've been trying my hand at watermarbling too but I haven't gotten the patience to do all ten nails. Lol. I've done four at the most so far. XD

    I like the colors you used though! They're pretty together, but bummer about the bleeding together. I had that happen this weekend with white and red and the result was some weird chalky reddish color. Lol.

  3. It looks super cute! I love the colors you used! I always try to use shimmery polishes and it never works for me!

  4. I really think it looks beautiful! Plus look it like that: if it was too easy you wouldn't taste the Victory of a perfect manicure that much!

  5. This is awesome, I LOVE the colors you chose, they look amazing together. Good luck on the rest of your exams!

  6. looks good rebecca! i wouldve never come up with that combo!

  7. Awesome! I LOVE the contrast of the colors you chose!

  8. Interesting color combo. I never thought about putting S&G with a metallic purple. Looks great!

  9. I am such a sucker for gray tones, I love this color combo! Someday I will be brave enough to try a water marble.

  10. Love this combo. I need another bottle of Skull and Glossbones, I think. :)

  11. I am horrible at water marbling, but I love this color combo. Not what I'd normally think would work together but it's beautiful!

  12. Love the colors. I think it turned out great! I need to practice some more, but I did post my first try.

  13. Great look - nice that you are showing a non tie- died look that many associate with water marbeling.