Hey guys! Happy Hump Day!
I have some watermarble nail art for you today! While these nails didn't turn out exactly like I'd imagined, I still really love them, and am finding myself drawn to watermarbling when I have more time to sit down and do nail art!
KBShimmer- Eyes White Open, Zoya- Willa, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- Take the Leap
I started with a base (two coats) of KBShimmer- Eyes White Open on all nails. I wanted to end up with a traditional zebra pattern-looking design, so I knew it was going to be black and white. I first tried Orly- Liquid Vinyl in the water for marbling, and while it spread out just fine, it was not very opaque/ dark in the water.
I tried Zoya- Willa next, and it didn't spread as readily, since it's thicker, but since it is more pigmented, it gave nice dark black stripes. I ended up using that and Sally Hansen CSM- Take the Leap, from last Spring's Pastels on Point collection, to make the bullseye. That's it- just those two polishes! I was going to use a clear coat in between the black stripes, but thought some kind of shimmery topper might be more interesting. I'm so glad I did! (Take the Leap has glassflecky lavender purple-to-blue shifting particles.)
For the bullseye, I stuck to what some people refer to as the "chevron" pattern, shown here in Design #1 by Trendy Polish (video). I dipped two fingers at a time (I bet you can tell which, lol!), and was not successful in getting my stripes lined up properly on the index and middle nails. Eeek! I still love this look though, and wore it for a few days!
Ring and pinkie (love these two nails the most!):
It's pretty interesting to me that the particles in Take the Leap ended up in the black part of the design, even though the base of that polish was responsible for separating out the black stripes!
What do you think?
Is this a watermarble nail fail?
*Disclosure: Some polishes in this post were provided to me as press samples for honest review, and all opinions are my own.