Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tropical Water Marble

Good morning!

Today I have something a rather exciting manicure for you - it's my first truly successful water marble! I've tried water marbling a few times before but it never really worked. In fact, the one time that it did work, I had to re-do the majority of my nails at least once before they were satisfactory. However, this time there were no problems and I didn't have to re-do any of my nails!

I had chosen a few shades from the recent China Glaze Electropop Collection to use in my marble but I also wanted to use an orange shade - which the Electropop Collection didn't offer. So, I used four shades from that collection and then an orange shade by Zoya.

Interestingly, a couple of the shades changed a little throughout the process! China Glaze Aquadelic, for example, is an aqua shade in the For Audrey family, but it changed to more of a green shade. As well, China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic is a fuchsia/berry shade that changed into a sort of deep orange colour when mixed with the others. Very cool!




The end result turned out looking rather tropical and it reminds me of something rather strange that I'm sure many of you won't even understand.

I'm not really into video games but I do love one in particular - it's called Viva Pinata and it's a simulation game where the player is tasked with turning a plot of land into a beautiful garden that attracts many different species of "pinatas". It's ridiculously fun, albeit maybe a little childish. Well, this water marble totally reminds me of one of the pinatas in the game called "Fourheads". Here's a picture for reference:


It's so similar, right?!



Anyways, I hope you enjoyed my first successful water marble! I'm definitely going to be doing more of these in the future.

Products used:
CND Stickey Base Coat
China Glaze - Sunshine Pop
China Glaze - Aquadelic
China Glaze - Fuchsia Fanatic
China Glaze - Gaga for Green
Zoya - Jancyn
Seche Vite Top Coat

29 comments:

  1. I love the color combo and I really like your marble!!
    The Pinata is also fun. Is it filled with candy??

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    1. It is! You can smash them (although then they get sad and will no longer visit your garden), but when one pinata eats another, all the candy spills out!

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  2. I really like this! The colours look amazing together and you did a fantastic water marble!

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  3. This color combo is perfect for summertime, and it almost as a retro vibe to it. My first time water marbleing turned out great too, even when I was expecting disaster!

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  4. This is fantastic, such a good marble and great colours for summer!

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  5. This looks very pretty and bright! Love it!

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  6. OMG! i LOVE viva piñata and i love your mani. you should continue with the wed water marble. that's when smashley sparkles and i do it.

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  7. Wow - you did such an amazing job!

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  8. Fabulous job! I must say I love the pinkie :) This water marble reminds me of one of those old time beachy movies that has Elvis in them.

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  9. That is just perfect! I love your choice of colours, and I love the final result, even though a couple of colours changed in the process, it looks amazing!

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  10. wow - this just rocks my socks off - fabulous!!

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  11. Oh this reminds me of the tropical/fruity candy cane twists! <3 Love the manicure so so much.

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  12. AWESOME! Yes, I'm shouting because its worth it! FANTASTIC!

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  13. This is gorgeous love the colors. I need to try marbling.

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  14. I love neon polishes and I can't wait to wear them (I'm waiting for sun and hot weather, actually in North Italy it's been raining since last thursday). This water marble is really gorgeous! :)

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  15. Wow - FANTASTIC job!!!!
    It's watermarbles like these that make me wanna try it but I just KNOW I'm gonna absolutely suck at it!!

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  16. I love water marble, and this color combination is awesome!

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  17. Awesome!!
    I really love this mani!

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  18. OMG! I love this! It's just so cool and I will give it a try myself!
    Phlox

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  19. That turned out amazing!! I tried my first (and second) water marble just yesterday, and while it seemed complicated at first, now that I know what to expect, I can't wait to do another one. The first one was a hot mess, but the second one turned out pretty decent. Not as pretty as yours, though! Question: what did you use as a base color?

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    1. Thanks! And you're right, water marbling definitely takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it, it's totally worth it. Oh and I used China Glaze Sunshine Pop as my base colour.

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  20. So pretty! The colors look perfect together. I have yet to try water marbling but I've been seeing so many awesome ones on blogs lately that I think I may try it in the near future.

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  21. Wow your water marble looks awesome! I attempted it once & said "forget it" once I saw how difficult it was. Love the color scheme so cute for Spring =)

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  22. Love these colors together. You're right...tropical definitely describes this one.

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