Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vault 106: Pink Marble Flowers

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Best water marble I've ever done, before or since! And I blame Colette over at My Simple Little Pleasures. When you click the link, you'll see I totally ripped off her design (right down to 3 of her 5 color choices), but you'll also see a tutorial on how to do it yourself. Smiley For my rendition, I used (in order from dark to light): Savvy Red Caviar, OPI Let Me Entertain You, China Glaze 108 Degrees, China Glaze Strawberry Fields and Savvy Fairy Twinkle.
I really loved her matte version, too, so I copied again after a few days' wear. One difference that makes it my own is that I slapped on a coat of sparkly stuff ($OPI Wild About Shimmer) before the mattifying stage. The sparklies looked better in person, I think. I wore this mani for a whole week, and it was a wrench to finally take it off! Now that I've pulled it out of the vault, I will definitely have to do it again - maybe purples this time.
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I also used a different base under the marbling: Essence Hang Loose, probably 2 coats, but I'm not positive. Gorgeous color, and I'm a bit mad at myself for frankening most of it, as it was limited edition. Anyone know any dupes?
Incidentally, you must follow My Simple Little Pleasures, if you don't already! This is just one of MANY fabulous nail art designs, and she specializes in water marbling and video tutorials. Besides, Colette lives in my area, and I always support the local chicks. Hi, Colette! Smiley


  1. Very lovely!! :D I really like how you added the sparkles to it! Gorgeous marbling!

    1. Thanks! ^_^ It's funny how all my manis seem to end up sparkly, no matter how they start out.


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