Thursday, July 1, 2010

Most Favorite Mani EVER! aka Poolside Watermarble!!!

Good Morning Lovelies!

**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!!!
{{{HUGS}}}

35 comments:

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

Eeee! Looks beautiful! Makes me crave some neon polishes....

~*~ Dollface ~*~ said...

O-M-G! COULD THAT BE ANYMORE GORGEOUS??!!
LOVEEEEEE IT!

L said...

This is so cute! Love it.
Go look at my blog, woman. I posted those darn stiletto nails for you and Ange last Saturday.

ainos2 said...

OMG! Absolutely STUNNING! I love how that turned out!!!
Sadly,I've only 1 water marble success under my belt. More trouble than it's worth- but *this* mani is so rockin', I not only want to try water marbling again- I want to copy this idea!

Freshie said...

This turned out great!

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Scandalous said...

totally agree! one of my faves ever. I need to do this again to my nails!

Michelle said...

Awesome! It looks so great and neat :D

Steffie said...

That is so beautiful looking. Awesome job

Colette said...

Love your version! =) Even though these colors really aren't the easiest to work with in the water, I'm tempted to do a 3rd version myself just because the end result is so impressive & eye-catching. Of course, I've already got like 3 marbling ideas I'm trying to find time to fit in LOL, so who knows when or if I'll ever get around to it.

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Alexisaraus said...

I am speechless. This is one of the best things i have seen in a long time!!!

How is water marbling done exactly??
I need to copy this!

Stiletto said...

Thanks everyone for all the super sweet comments!

Scandalous $ Colette...You two were my inspiration!

Alexisaraus...Colette has a great water marble tutorial on her blog...go here: http://mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com/2010/05/notds-neon-overload-two-china-glaze.html

She is the water marbling QUEEN!!!

Stiletto said...

OH and Ainos... This is actually my first water marbling success! LOL

Polish Hoarder said...

Awesome! The colors are so bright and fun! You've done an amazing job! :) I'm so intimidated by the marbling but I really want to try it! I think I'll get a set of press on nails to try. It might be easier working with them instead of my (recently broken, so now super short) natural nails!

DesertNails8 said...

Wow! I just love those bright colors!

Brooke said...

MUST DO THIS!!! After seeing this several places like you did I have been wanting to do it. Now I see you did it and it makes me want to do it even more.

You did excellent!

Sarah B. said...

So 60's!
Psychedelic ;)

Jessica said...

Amazing! Very summer and bright! I love it.

Megan Harmeyer said...

LOVE IT!! Those colors work so well together. I've tried marbling a couple times and they were big FAT FAILS! LOL I'm gonna have to try it again.

$hann0n said...

OMG!!!!!!!! :D I LOVE these!!!!!! Soooooo going to try this, once i get the $$ to but those polishes hehe :) Great idea and job! :D

necessary★nails said...

that is one HOT marble♥
love itttttt

Nicole said...

OMG, these are frickin' AWESOME Christy! They came out perfect! Colette makes me want to try, but I don't know why I'm nervous about it. I think because I'm colossally bad at konading! But yours came out SOOO hot I want to do this.

beautyandthebeast said...

This is stunning you did a fab job :)

I will have to try this technique!

xo

Jackie S. said...

I just fainted from how freakin adorable this turned out...AWESOME! So awesome, its SICK! Love it!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

These turned out so well. I love 'em!

Julissa said...

It's official, I HAVE to do my nails like this for work. Hopefully they turn out as awesome!

This is sooooo awesome!!!

Shayla said...

WOWZA Christy! You've really outdone yourself this time!

I've really wanted to try water marbling, not too keen on the cleanup though. Maybe I'll do it tomorrow if I get bored :)

Polish&Konad said...

I love it! I have seen a couple of Poolside water marble manis and I love them all. Im am going to do my own as soon as I'm done with this comment. :)

Lucy said...

Those are some magnificent nails!!! This is so pretty. The colors all look so well together. One of my favorite marble manicures.

Revampy said...

luv it! Yes, def. one of your best. I have to step up my skills to do this one.

Lily nail said...

so beautifull !!
i have a giveaway in my blog come on see if you want !!

Laynie said...

I love this so much. I saw mysimplelittlepleasures's version and loved it. Now I see your version and love it even more!! I've never water marbled before, but I may have to try!!

My husband laughs at me, because it's not enough to paint my own nails, I'm now painting false nails just to keep trying out techniques and have fun! They're starting to pile up, and I don't WEAR them!! *headdesk*

Stylishly yours said...

I LOVE IT! That is absolutely amazing!! I've never tried it before but definitely inspired to give it a go after this!

jo.frougal said...

Such lovely colors, oooohhhh... I'm reading your posts backward because I've just gotten back to blogging and here's another one that I want to peel off the screen and put on my nails! Am I violating the 10th commandment here??? ;D

brittanyhocake! said...

I think these are the prettiest neon water marbles I've seen!