Now, I am writing about this not because I am so egotistical I think you all give a flying flock of flamingos what I wear on my nails, but because I want to know your experiences, if there are any, of doing this.
I tried it quite a while ago, and to no avail. But I was recently inspired by this lovely lady who makes it look so easy!
So, filled to the brim with newfound confidence in my abilities and with a few of her handy tips on board I thought “Bugger it! Let’s have another go!”
The confidence, I fear, was wildly overrated.
I used room temperature bottled water (don’t die; we buy them from Costco. They’re only around 10p a bottle. It wasn’t san pellegrino.) I dropped the varnish in close to the water so it didn’t sink and I let it dry a little before plunging my finger in. I cleared up while my finger was still in, and it still isn’t pretty rubbish.
Mainly, I think, the polish doesn’t spread properly. The first few drops do, and then it’s just a beautifully coloured, gooey puddle in the water I’m supposed to be marbling.
But hey, here are the pictures! If you are good at this then advice would not be pooh-poohed!
These were the polishes I used, but in the end I only used the 4 on the right. And I can’t remember their names! So I’ll edit this or comment later with them :]
So I did my base coat, and then a coat of the OPI white (Alpine snow?) and wrapped my fingers in tape, like the lovely lady I mentioned earlier, suggested. (It was a very good way of keeping clean!)
This was them in the water. Crap :[
(Don’t look at the bubbles and flaws!)
So there we are. Some worked out OK-ish. They looked a bit better after I cleaned them up more this morning (after my shower. I’m too lazy to get it all off with cotton buds!)
Please share any pictures or experiences :] x
PS. Check her out! mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com/ because she is amazing at this!