Tiger Eye Watermarble

Hello and welcome!  This week I’m trying water marbling again, except with an added bit of “cheating”.

As soon as Twinkled T announced that they were coming out with some more stamping plates, I got extremely excited.  Especially considering how much I love their lace plate.  And once I saw their marble stamping designs, I knew I was about to get my shot at redemption for that sorry excuse of a watermarble I did back in March.  So here it is.

What I Used:

  • Base Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Base Coat
  • 1st Color:  Sally Hansen Insta-Dri – Black to Black
  • 2nd Color:  Live Love Polish – Lynx
  • 3rd Color:  Twinkled T – Volcanic
  • Top Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Top Coat
  • Cuticula Dole Whip nail tape
  • Twinkled T Marble TT01 stamping plate
  • Twinkled T holo stamper
  • scraper & lint roller sheet
  • Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
  • acetone nail polish remover

I started with my usual base coat, and then one coat of a quick dry black polish (Sally Hansen – Black to Black) as the base.  The black base was supposed to help make the magnetic polish really pop, but I somehow screwed up, and was only able to get a magnetic pull on my first nail.  So I ended up doing a second coat of magnetic polish, holding the magnet as close to the nail as I could, and for as long as my short patience allowed.

Then, I applied a very yellow liquid latex around all of my nails.  (It doesn’t look pretty against my skin tone, but it smells good at least)  This was because I planned to stamp the marble designs in brown, and didn’t want to try to clean that up.  Then I just randomly stamped the designs on to each of my nails.

This is so much easier than actual water marbling!  And I’m absolutely in love with the color combo.  Plus, I was able to use all but two of the designs on the stamping plate, making each of my nails different, but still cohesive.  In the end, I’d say it’s much better than my last try, in both looks and stress level.

Hope everyone enjoyed their week!

Update:

Unlike last week, I think I loved these too much to touch them.  There was even a small chip on the corner of my left ring finger, and I didn’t mess with it.  Well… I didn’t mess with it enough to make it worse.  This was definitely one of those designs that I didn’t want to take off.  But, I now have too many polishes & nail art supplies to not do my nails every week.

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