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Thursday, May 24, 2012

a England Lady of the Lake and a Holo Water Marble!

I tried water marbling again! Glutton for punishment. That's me!



a England Lady of the Lake is one of my favorite polishes (previously reviewed here) and I wear it quite often, even though I have way too many "untrieds." Sometimes you just want to put on something you love that makes you feel good and Lady of the Lake is one of my "comfort polishes."


a England Lady of the Lake

a England Lady of the Lake

a England Lady of the Lake



Well last night I was feeling adventurous and decided to try another water marble. Jeanie at Midnight Manicures sponsored a nail art contest (which I didn't win LOL) for Lyme Disease Awareness and one of her winners, Patricia at Southern Sister Polish, inspired the "new-to-me" way of water marbling! It sounded much easier than the method at which I'd been failing so miserably. In a nutshell, the base color should be one you want to show and then use CLEAR POLISH and another color for the water marble part. I had no idea you could use clear! Well let me tell you, I didn't have to re-do one single nail! It's not perfect by any stretch, but it's so much better than my previous attempts that I am just thrilled. I should have done better clean up before taking photos, but...

Another great thing about this method is that you can tape into your base polish a little so there's less clean up! WIN!

I used a England's Lady of the Lake, a tightly scattered holo, that I was already wearing with Color Club Clear polish and Nubar Reclaim, a linear holo.  And this is what I got!


a England Lady of the Lake, Nubar Reclaim and Color Club Clear
HOLO Water Marble!

a England Lady of the Lake, Nubar Reclaim and Color Club Clear
HOLO Water Marble!

a England Lady of the Lake, Nubar Reclaim and Color Club Clear
HOLO Water Marble!

a England Lady of the Lake, Nubar Reclaim and Color Club Clear
HOLO Water Marble!

a England Lady of the Lake, Nubar Reclaim and Color Club Clear
HOLO Water Marble!


And see there? I DO have two hands! Actually my right (dominant) hand turned out better than my left did this time!

Do you water marble? I'd love for you to show me your favorite water marbles on my Facebook Page!


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20 comments :

  1. I ♥ this SO FICING HARD. It is really stunning!!!

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  2. I haven't tried water marbling yet, but this looks good, so perhaps I should try that method out! :)

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  3. Gorgeous! I love it, the colours you used are awesome together! :D

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  4. just read the post that enlightened you! now I feel like I really need to master water marble, so that I can try this new technique!!
    btw, I found that we actually have the very same nail nature in your third picture of A England LoL.. well, yours is the longer version though.. by nail nature I mean, how the nail grows.. the pointer is the most similar..my pointer also always grow bent below.. @@

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  5. It came out lovely! ^_^ and I love the color's you used! <3

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  6. Looooove that marble! I don't think I've ever seen that technique done with holos before! It looks *fantastic*~

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  7. This is beyond gorgeous - I love it!!!

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  8. Looks beautiful! I've been wanting to try a water marble but I'm wary of the mess I will make!

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  9. Great job! I can't get up the nerve to try marbling.

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  10. I definitely love this color combo!

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  11. Yow! Amazing! Looks like a lot of hard work, but the result is so gorgeous! x

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  12. Wow! Wonderful choice of colours!!! I definitely need to try a holo water marble... :)

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  13. OMG this is most fabulous water marble nail I've ever seen! It's surprising that linear holo of Reclaim is still alive after water marbling.
    Truly AWESOME!!

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  14. I think you did a great job, much better than I could ever do.

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  15. It looks amazing. I just love Lady Of The Lake.

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