May 20, 2012


Today concludes the "Patterns" section of the 31 Day Challenge, can you believe it? We're 2/3 the way through! :) This month is flying by!

I just want to start by saying that Water Marbling is a royal pain in the..... as I'm sure most of you already know. Unless you've had luck with it, in which case, I hate you lol. While I love the look of it, especially the extremely impressive marbling that The Nail Network has been known for, I find it very difficult to achieve the desired look.

With that said, this is the best marbling I have done yet, but it took forever to accomplish...

Indoor lighting (Lightbox)
Indirect Sunlight

Once again, the pink was hard to get an accurate photo of, this mani is actually quite bright and "bubble-gum-like" in person (I need/want a new camera). 

I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White as my base. 
Then water marbled using:
Finger Paints Well-Cultured Pearl
American Apparel Pink Ladies
China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-le
Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Wild Orchid

Pop over to the other girls' blogs to see their water marbling...

Amanda at Nox Nails
Erin at Beauty Bumbles
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Jess at Nearly Natural Nails


  1. Your nails look great! I gave up on mine :-(

  2. is there a technique you're not goot at?
    This turned out splendidly.  You make me want to try my claws at marbling again! ;)

  3. Looks so gorgeous!

  4. This looks gorgeous. My attempts with water marbling have been a total fail.
    Congrats on winning  Varnished Valkyrie's giveaway. Just saw her page.

  5. Very cute pattern and colour combo - I love the sort of retro vibe it has!

  6.  Omg thank you!! It went to my email spam and I probably would have missed it! :)

  7. that looks awesome!!! and hey, you won Varnished Valkyrie's giveaway for the Chanel...go contact her!!! 

  8. Thanks lol... You wouldn't call it a complete success if you saw the process though haha 

  9. I came very close to giving up, you should have seen the mess of polishes I kept trying until I found the right ones that wouldn't dry too quickly in the water. But thank you, they did turn out good in the end :) 

  10. Jess NearlyNaturalNailsAugust 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Your marble pattern looks perfect! Mine came out more like lines. 

  11. This looks fab! I'm soo jealous of you for being able to successfully water marble!

  12. oh kelsie! it looks fabulous! 

  13. Believe me when I say this was the absolute best job I have done at this, and it took FOREVER lol! I rarely do water marbles for this reason alone.  


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