DAY 21 Advent Calender Nail Challenge: Watermarble

Day 21 of the Advent Calender Nail Challenge: Watermarble, one of the things I love to do 🙂 A big mess, but a lot of fun to do. As always, even though I taped my fingers very well, I still managed to get polish all over my fingers up to my knuckles!
After a good clean up, this is the final result:watermarble.If you look closely you can see that I had an airbubble halfway my accent nail.

I was planning on adding a silver polish to the mix, but that dried way to quick and messed up the whole design.

One more…watermarbleColors used:
OPI Alpine Snow (white)
OPI Forrest My Case (green)
China Glaze Red Satin (red)

Have you added your design to Inlinkz already? I not, you can do it through Mommy loves nailpolish ‘s blog!

Hmmm wondering how I can make fruit cake on my nails tomorrow…
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26 thoughts on “DAY 21 Advent Calender Nail Challenge: Watermarble

    • Ahww thanks! My first attempts were a disaster! Believe me. Some tips… Okay here we go.
      Use room temperature water.
      Use polishes that doesn’t dry too fast.
      Once you’ve created a bullseye, use a rosewood stick or toothpick (or a needle) and begin in the middle, drawing a line downwards (let the end ‘stick’ to the cup) and repeat upwards. It’s important to let the polish ‘stick’ to the cup on at least two places. Otherwise you’ll pull the design everywhere where you don’t want it. For the design I made I’ve created stripes by going from the left to the right (all the way through the design).
      Once you’re finished creating a pattern, slowly put your finger(s) in the water on the place where you like the design the best. If you do more than one nail at the time, make sure they both hit the water at the same time. Otherwise one of them will be ruined by the other.
      Then blow the left over polish dry (don’t pull out your fingers yet!) and ‘pick’ it up with a cottonbud (swab). Then slowly get your fingers out of the water. I like to remove the tape immediately because of the overflow of water (with tweezers). If you do that, make sure you don’t touch your nails with the tape.
      If you see water drops laying on your nails, use a cottonbud (swab) to suck it up (but don’t touch the nail!).
      Wait for the design to completely dry before cleaning up and adding top coat.

      I hope this is useful!

      Please let me know if you have more questions!

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