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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nail Art: Water Marbling

Im always jealous of you girls who can do nail art on yourselves. Heck, im even jealous of you girls who can paint your own nails haha. I suck at nail painting and always make a lot of mess. To ensure I get Nail Polish on my entire nail surface, I paint my fingers too hahaha.

Right click on Images to view in full size :D

Not bad eh? :D

I came across Trishza's blog page and saw her post on Water Marbling. At first I thought, "Wow what sort of Nail Art equipment do use to get snazzy nails like that?" haha Im totally clueless when it comes to nail art. And as I read and scrolled futher down I saw that you can actually do it yourself. You can search for water marbling or watch this video to learn how to do it

This was done with acrylic nails though. its basically the same thing you just dip your
finger on a pattern that you like.

Im a sucker for DIY projects! The tougher, the messier, the more I want to do it! I dont succeed most of the time haha I just like the challenge. So I took out my nail polishes and got ready to try it on myself. And voila!! well no, it sucked when I first tried it..lol

I couldnt get round circles on the water and I think I put too much nail polish. The pinky finger nail looks good though, but I didnt like the color (I used Beige and a Hot Pink color from Caronia) so I removed it.

Like most challenging DIY projects I take up on, after failing I move on haha. But my nails were icky and I couldnt leave em like that. So I decided to try again. I used White (Kiss Nail Polish), Beige (Caronia) and Teal (Claire's Nail Polish). This time determined to make it work.

I skipped on a minor detail (aplying tape around the area of your nail before dipping) and I so regretted it because I ran out of Acetone haha. I ended up having to scrub my hands :/ So please, if youre trying this at home. Dont be a lazy ass and apply tape around the nail area.

I tried my best to take a good picture. But my Phone's camera cant handle details. i love the very detailed swirly pattern. And the patterns are all different. Every nail is unique. Added some nail stickers to some areas where it looked bare.

Pictures crappy. It looks much better in person :) haha

Im loving it for now. But its mediocre, I will definitely be getting more nail polishes to try different colors :)

And here is my cat, Fluffy, posing for all of you! haha. Right click on the image and you'll see her funny face. I didnt see it until I placed the watermark on it haha

Have a Great Weekend Everyone! :D

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twinsouls888 said...

wow the marbling thing sounds a good idea. ^_^. Like you, I cannot do a decent NOTD on my own , I'm so messy when doing NOTD hehe ^_^

~Lisa said...

You did great! My first couple of tries were epic failures...I don't know if it was my problem or the nail polish's problem. Basically I ended up with a very uneven GLOP of nail polish on my nails.

Farah said...

ok that looks so cool... i gotta watch this vid good job!

Jem said...

i saw this vid before & i was actually contemplating if i would try it..
it's really pretty
but im not sure if i would to spend most of the time erasing the excess polish on my fingers..lol

but then, it's worth it,right?

great nails,girl!

krissy ♥ said...

Wow, I love your nails! So pretty :)

Nina said...

I really want to try this too!

AskMeWhats said...

you've done great :)

Maui (Suushh) said...

Ems, hehe yeah I didnt post the picture of the mess I made lol :)

Lisa, I got those too. Yeah I think its the polish, think its better to use polishes that are a bit more runny

Farah, Thank you :)

Thia, thank you! I shouldve placed tape around my fingernails but im so lazy I skipped it haha. you;d probably do a better job at it! :)

Krissy, thank you! :)

Nina: Go! :) Its really fun to swirl the nail polish and create patterns :)

Nikki, Thank you! :)

Golden said...

I didn't know this kind of nail art can be done. It looks so gorgeous. Too bad as I can't paint my own nails. :D

Viva La Fashion said...

that's cool! and your epic fail wasn't even a fail. i really thought it was pretty. :)

Maui (Suushh) said...

golden, thank you! :) If I can do it, so can you! hahaha

Viva La Fashion, aw thank you! Its better to paint on a base color just so when the pattern doesnt cover the whole nail it wont look weird :)

acutelife said...

I think you've done an impressive job!! :D love the water marble :) it looks pretty!! XD

donnarence said...

oh my!! i will do this one!! i swear.. thanks for this post.. by the way i got my all natural face pigment from etsy.. :D

Carine said...

I like the result. But i'm so clumsy that i couldn't do something like that ^^

Cindy Alvarez said...

yay! i like it..=) soo cool..hope u can do that to my nails too..hehe i'm also fascinated to nail arts..=)

Maui (Suushh) said...

Acutelife, thank you dear! :)

Donna, ohh okay will check it out, thank you :D

Carine, so am I :) maybe I should post my clutter pic to encourage you? haha

Cindy. thank you! :) so am I, but I cant actually do them on myself except for this and nail stickers haha

Anonymous said...

ooohhh.. so so so cute!

Maui (Suushh) said...

thank you!! :)

Janice said...

they look really good (:

Ahahgshene said...

oh my gosh ! GIRL! i get what you mean! i mean how the heck do they do it so perfectly!?

Pammy said...

Well done, Sush. Your cat's really cute though, funny face. :P

Maui (Suushh) said...

ladyish, thanks dear! :)

Abby, haha yeah I usually just get it done. I dont know how everyone else paints their nail. so hard x.x haha

Pammy, thank you! haha yeah I was just going to take a picture and she started posing, I wonder where she got it..LOL

Elsa said...

sis ang galing.... parang di prof na ung gumawa ah! congratulations....

gor(jess). said...

cute idea ;)

Anastacia said...

Your nails looks so exciting! Actually I like your designs :)

Maui (Suushh) said...

Elsa, thanks you heheh :) it took me a while din palaging fail hehe

Hi jess, thanks got this off another blog heheh

Anastacia, thank you. I cant do it again , ive tried so many times hahah I will try to do it the way you did on your blog


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