Monday, March 21, 2011

Purple Water Marble Mani

A few ladies in my office are as polish crazed as I am... probably even more! Right now, the ladies are into marble manis. When Michelle of All Lacquered Up introduced me to it, I think she scared me off from even trying. Besides, it appeared to be a mess.

Well, the office ladies have been swirling up some pretty designs and making the whole process sound like a breeze. Here's an example of office lady T. H.'s marble design for her accent nail.

Pretty cool, huh?

Here's what she used:
OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight
OPI Funky Dunkey
Essie Lilacism.

Here's what she has to say about her experience with water marbling:
"The only thing that gives me a bit of a hard time with is the placement of my nail into the polish because I try to have as close to the same pattern on both hands as possible. But overall, I find it pretty easy to do and I love the results!

Thanks office lady T. H.!

Have you tried water marbling? Is it as easy as it sounds?


ofarealy said...

Very cute! Would love to see a tutorial on how that's done!

antithesis said...

yes, try it so u can teach me!

Anonymous said...

I've seen tutorials on YT on it, but have never tried because it looked a tad bit messy...the results are nice though.

Shana said...

I too have wanted to try it but as has already been said it looks messy and time consuming. Maybe on a kid-free day! :)

yummy411 said...

@ ofarealy and antithesis: coming right up! i have another mani to feature and will link the tut! stay tuned!

@ tamara and shana: i guess you guys feel me. lets be courageous and try it!?!?

Felicity said...

That is so awesome! I've never heard of it before.

yummy411 said...

felicity, it is! are you willing to give it a try?

Anonymous said...

I have done water marbling several times, my advice, practice, practice, practice. The first couple of times I did it, I immediately took it off and just painted them. Don't mess with the petroleum jelly or cuticle oil method, use tape. It minimizes the clean up. I have short nails, like your office mate, so the shorter the nail, the more intricate the design needs to be. Best tutorial is Mysimplelittlepleasures on Youtube. She has wonderful designs and suggestions. Don't be scared, just try it!

yummy411 said...

thanks melissa! my friend who started the interest in marbling, told me all about my simple little pleasures. i give details in a follow up post found here: ... thanks for your tips as well!