**Quick note...I did screw up a few of the coat numbers in yesterdays review, so please go check it out again for the accurate coat counts!***
Today I am going to share with you a mani that is by far the most favorite one I have ever done! I LOVE bright and this was just so bright and cheerful! I wore it for a full week, til it was almost half gone! Word to the wise, too many coats of top coat does not protect the mani, it actually can make it peel worse! LOL
I will be redoing this one very very soon!
I also and bound and determined to figure out how to water marble my toes! LOL I have an idea but haven't tested it out yet. If it works I'll be sure to share!
To give credit where credit is due, I know many of my fellow bloggers have done this before! So I'm not tryin to say that I came up with something original here, just something i really liked and want to share!
Ok...for this I used the entire poolside collection, and started with 1 coats of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Whirlwind White as my base. You will notice in the pics that on a few nails it looks like I have a purple included! but in actuality it is just Pool Party and Towel Boy Toy kinda melding together that created that color! I'll share some tips I discovered after the pics!
My favorite nails are the thumb and pinkie in the first pic, and my pinkie in the second pic!
I really loved that the colors were almost like pastel neons!!!
Tips(that I'm sure you all know, but I'm sharing anyway, lol):
*Use lukewarm water. I personally have to use bottled water cause our tap water is TERRIBLE!
* When swirling or dragging the colors in the cup or bowl, try to drag your toothpick, or whatever you use, across the surface, rather than sticking it down through the polish.
*I discovered that I had to change my water after doing one hand. I couldn't figure out why the first hand went so smooth and the second was causing so much trouble. Once I changed the water everything worked perfectly again! So if you notice your polish isn't spreading properly after you do a few fingers, or that the design looked great in the cup but looks muddy on your nail, try changing your water!
*If at first you don't succeed, try again and again and again and again! There is a learning curve, for me at least, so be patient with yourself and keep trying!!!
I certainly hope that a few of you who haven't tried water marbling may be inspired to give it a go!
Have a great day!!!