Hi Readers! Don't be alarmed--I broke my arm patting myself on the back with this mani! SERIOUSLY! I am in so much awe over this one I feel like I'm dreaming when I look at my hands. I guess I was on a high with water marbling since my shamrock mani turned out so the other morning at 4am I was checking out youtube and came across this fantastic tutorial. I'm not sure what made me think I could pull it off I simply loved it and wanted to try it. And here it is readers--be prepared for a buttload of pics!
Holy Hannah right???? This mani is a gorgeous thing of beauty! I mean where was this mani for Sarah's dotting tool contest??? LOL! I love my left hand best. Here's a close up
I think my ring finger turned out the best! I love how cool the thumb is though too
The trick is to use the sheer polish with black so you can still see all the beautiful colors of your mani underneath.
Here's a nice pic of it with flash
And you know I love looking at it from this view
Here's the right hand--not as great as the left hand (it's freaking hard to marble your right hand when you are right handed)
Here's my wonky looking right hand in "mani" stance. What the heck is up with my stupid point finger anyway???
I feel like a was too dot heavy with the ring finger on my right hand. I was too scared to try to remove them and do it over though LOL!
The camera man I have sucks quite honestly. He took a zillion 2 hands together pics but shakes like he's 120 instead of 20! So this is really the
only "good" one
I had an observer during the making of the mani.
Geez Baxter the least you could have done was helped with the clean up!
I used a bunch of polishes to make this mani and this was not a quick process. I'm not a good marbler, I have a lot of bullseyes that don't work. This entire process of both hands took me over 3 hours. I think it was worth it. Basically you do the gradients on your nails then using a black and sheer polish or even clear if you can find one that spreads you water marble over the gradient. After all your fingers are marbled then you dot on the white dots in the areas of black to simulate butterfly wings.
Here's a shot of the polishes I used
Basically I used a lighter creme and then sponged a darker metallic or glass fleck finish on the tips. For the marbling I used Dollar Store LA Color Craze black and my sheer pink was Nina Ultra Pro in Pink Frost. The beauty of Pink Frost is because it's sheer you can still see the shimmer on the tips through the polish. I wish my camera was better to show this to you.
What do you think of this mani readers? Seriously I broke my arm patting myself on the back and couldn't wait to show it off to my nail polish friends. I'm friends with both Colores de Carol and Let Them Have Polish on Facebook and when both of them replied to my picture telling me how awesome it was I almost passed out! To receive recognition from the ladies who you are always copying is quite an honor!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a fantastic day!