Thursday, September 20, 2012

31dc2012 - day 20

Holy crap, it's Day 20 already!

I was not looking forward to this day... It's a tough one!
The theme for today is Water Marble!

When I try to water marble, I always expect it is going to be fantastic. But then I kinda suck a little. And then I get discouraged. But my results do end up decent, usually. It just frustrates me in the process. Haha!

Here's what I came up with:

I went for marbled accent nails instead of a full-blown marble mani. I'm really liking the look of a few marbled nails against some solid ones. (I've always drooled over this manicure from The Nail Network, which is where my inspiration came from.)

I didn't get the best photos of this manicure, I had planned on taking more but then an exploding pen situation at my job kinda screwed that up... Haha. Let's just say my nails are a little more blue now than they were a few hours ago...

I added some dots to my thumb for a little bit more 'oomph'!
I really like how the thumb looks and I might have to do an entire manicure with that sort of pattern very soon!

The pink I used is one of my go-to polishes, China Glaze - Dance Baby.
The turquoise color (which didn't show up too much in my marble) is Zoya - Wednesday.
The blue polish is Barry M - Turquoise. (Yes, it is called turquoise but it is blue.)
The purple is China Glaze - Gothic Lolita, another of my faves.

Well there you have it, a cutesy marble mani that I enjoyed wearing until a stupid pen decided to explode all over my hands. Blargh.

I have made it past one of the most daunting days... But now we are entering the hardest section of the challenge! Uh oh!
I'll have to put on my thinking cap...


  1. I really like these colours together Rebecca! great job on the marbling too!

  2. This looks awesome! I actually did a marble almost exactly like this using the CC Blooming colors.

  3. Gorgeous! These colors look amazing together! Your watermarbles look great too, the one on your ring finger reminds me a bit of a starfish =) Very cool!

  4. I've never though to just do a few water marble accent nails. Duh! They look awesome! Love this!

  5. I love the colours you chose. When I water marble I set aside a whole afternoon. Couple hours to do it and a couple hours to sleep after the frustration

  6. I love your version of just a couple of fingers, instead of the 10 of them.

  7. Very cute! I love all these colors together!

  8. This is SO cute! You did a brilliant job :D one of the most creative water-marble manis I've ever seen. x

  9. Love this!! You SO do not suck, btw. You are amazing :)

  10. This looks amazing! For the marble challenge day on my end, I think I'll do accent nails since I've never done a marble before!

  11. I love these! The color combo is SO pretty and I like how you just did the marble on two nails. The cute polka dots on your thumb were a great addition!

  12. What a great idea. The addition on the thumb really pushes it into amazing and the marbling is just outstanding!!

  13. i love how you did the marble as accent nails!

  14. wow!!!lovely mani.hope you visit my blog and follow each others