Blue water marble

Hi everyone!

Last night at the end of a relaxing weekend I had fun creating a gradient and water marble so that’s what I’ll be showing you today. Here is the finished product:

water marble - sally hansen hard as nails xtreme wear blizzard blue and black out; nails gradient - sinful colors cinderella; sinful colors fly away; sinful colors neptuneI really like water marbles, they are always so pretty to me! I started off with creating a sponged gradient of three blues: Sinful Colors Cinderella, Fly Away, and Neptune.

nails gradient - sinful colors cinderella; sinful colors fly away; sinful colors neptune

This was quite a gentle gradient but I thought it was really pretty. I am loving Cinderella!

nails gradient - sinful colors cinderella; sinful colors fly away; sinful colors neptune

On my right hand I only did a gradient and decided to go for purples instead, so I used Sinful Colors Purple Diamond and Amethyst, and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Loves Me Not. Sorry for the super awkward right-hand pose and messy cuticles!

nails gradient - sinful colors purple diamond; sinful colors amethyst; sally hansen complete salon manicure loves me not

For my left hand, I then did the water marble. I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out and Blizzard Blue. Blizzard Blue is extremely sheer, so you could still see the gradient beneath (although it did become slightly masked by the marble).

water marble - sally hansen hard as nails xtreme wear blizzard blue and black out; nails gradient - sinful colors cinderella; sinful colors fly away; sinful colors neptune

I feel like I am slowly (very slowly) getting better at water marbling. Maybe one distant day I’ll be able to create all the patterns I’d like to! 😀

water marble - sally hansen hard as nails xtreme wear blizzard blue and black out; nails gradient - sinful colors cinderella; sinful colors fly away; sinful colors neptune

I really liked how my thumb came out on this one. And I am loving the blues!

water marble - sally hansen hard as nails xtreme wear blizzard blue and black out; nails gradient - sinful colors cinderella; sinful colors fly away; sinful colors neptune

What do you think of this water marble?

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    Fantastic marble!! The gradients are gorgeous (both) but add the water marble and its fantastic! Love!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 😀

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    I love the blue marble! Gorgeous!
    And I must definitely use blizzard blue for marbling purposes! You come up with the best polishes to use for marbling!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! Since I had such trouble last time I tried something like this with using a transparent base or top coat I thought a sheer polish might work better, and it worked a MILLION TIMES better 😀

  • http://www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com Lynette

    Really stunning watermarble. Gorgeous hun!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! 🙂

  • http://galorious.blogspot.com galorious.blogspot.com

    i really like the blue gradient, it reminds me of the sky!

    x

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!