Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sally Hansen Water Marble Week: The Real Teal

 Today's post features Xtreme Wears in Black Out, Celeb City and The Real Teal. I have never done a base color other than white, but this color scheme makes me want to try it. Since I used white I had to use two drops of black each time I dropped polish in, and I should have used two of the silver as well. The only thing is I'm not sure how well the teal will show up if I used, say a black base.

 In the shade.

In the sun. My index finger's nail isn't bent like it seems, it's just that I didn't think I had enough silver so I tried to go in with the polish's brush and add some more sparkle. I wish I hadn't though, because while it did look shiny, it made the look messy.

Fail. This was the first hand I tried doing and well, I'll let the picture speak for itself.

 I also fudged up by using a top coat other than Seche Vite on this. Other top coats smear the colors into each other if they aren't quite dry, but Seche Vite is great for nail art because it gives you quick dry time without the muss. 


  1. I've been wanting to try this technique! Was it messy?

  2. If you use proper taping, it won't be that bad. It also helps if you're careful when dipping your nail. I tend to do my designs too close to the side of my cup, so I get a lot of nail polish on fingers, since it's awkward trying to get good placement. -_-

    Don't let cleanup discourage you, though! The outcome outweighs the process.


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