Monday, July 25, 2011

Sally Hansen Water Marble Week: Bubblegum Goodness

 This week I will finally be able to do my water marble themed week! For those of you who are not familiar with water marbling, I'll give you a brief description. Water marbling consists of dropping nail polish into a container filled with water. Once, that is done, you then draw a design and then dip your finger to get the design onto your nail. If you would like more information on this and to see a true artist at work, I suggest going over to Simple Little Pleasure's YouTube channel. She has really great videos that explain everything from how to get started, to how to make many different designs with the water marbling technique.

 The thing I hate most about water marbling, is that there is tons of nail polish being wasted. This is where Sally Hansen comes in. Sally Hansen has a line called Xtreme Wears that are super affordable, have a great formula, AND have a huge selection of colors. Aside from all those great things about this polish, I have to say that they are great for water marbling because they don't dry as fast as others and they are really well pigmented.

 I am not great at water marbling so the design for all week will be the same. The only thing that will vary will be the color scheme. Even though the design will be the same, which is what I call a half flower, they will actually be different because no two nails will ever be the same when water mabling. For this scheme, I used two coats of Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud and I alternated drops of polish between Bubblegum Pink, Fuschia Power and Lavender Cloud. (Lavender Cloud was actually on sale for 2.19 when I bought it!)

In the sun.


A closeup. I still haven't been able to figure out how to avoid bubbling, which you can see big time on the index finger. Still, I was pleased with the final outcome.

 Even though water marbling is a PITA when it comes to cleanup, the effect is totally awesome!


  1. Love this! I still haven't tried water marbling because I'm scared of clean up. Maybe I'll try it out sometime. :)

  2. Lol well maybe it's not as bad as I make it out to be, but you should try it! The outcome is really awesome.


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