Day 20: Water Marbled
I am not one to get scared easily. Okay maybe that's a lie. But it made a nice segue into today's nails. Let's start over.
I get scared very easily, and one thing that scares me is water marbling. The last time I tried water marbling was about as attractive as your MOM and so I haven't tried it since. But since it was part of the challenge, I had no choice. I would plow bravely on!
And I made a semi-tutorial! Let's take a look.
1. Gather your supplies. You'll need:
- water (distilled or bottled works best, don't ask me why)
- nail polish (3-5 colors is best). I used: Ulta Blue Streak, American Apparel Peacock, and Zoya Charla
- a cup (you'll definitely want this to be disposable)
- petroleum jelly or tape. You're supposed to put one of these around your nails in order to make cleanup easier. I decided to try petroleum jelly since it seemed less wasteful than tape.
2. Here is your cup. It's filled with water. This is important.
3. Plunk drops of your nail polish in circles until it looks satisfactory. It will look cool. Don't admire it for too long, or it will form a kind of "skin" on the surface of the water and you won't be able to swirl it around because it will all just stick to the toothpick and clump up and be disgusting.
4. Swirl it around. I know this is hard to see since the cup is greenish and Charla is sheerish
5. Dip your finger into a part of the swirly polish that looks cool.
(P.S. The petroleum jelly didn't help. I recommend tape)
Voila. I gave up on the vaseline and decided to just be ridiculously messy. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get any good shots outside, but for a good reason: it finally RAINED! Which is definitely a great thing. So these are all under the lamp.
And this is the only shot I got outside.
Oh by the way, I used OPI Mermaid's Tears as underwear for this. You should always wear underwear when water marbling. .....*cough* Anywho.
This turned out pretty cool. I had to redo a ton of my nails because they turned out LAME but now it looks awesome. Because I am awesome. I conquered my water-marble-o-phobia.
I fear NOTHING!