Water Marble Wednesday: Valentine’s Day

Painted Fingertips | Valentine's Day Water Marble

Hi everyone!

I know, I know, it’s already Thrusday, but this post was SUPPOSED to be ready yesterday. I’ve gotten really behind on blogging ever since I added the sweetest little kitten to my family a couple of weeks ago (I posted some pictures on Instagram, in case you’re curious). He has so much energy and playing with him has been taking up a lot of my nail time!

Today I have tried to create a heart water marble for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately it didn’t come out quite as I was hoping, but let me show you anyway: Painted Fingertips | Valentine's Day Water MarbleYes, those are supposed to be hearts… you can sort of see what I was going for on my ring finger, but that’s about it. I checked out this tutorial by My Simple Little Pleasures for this marble pattern. Even though I could see hearts in the water, they didn’t translate so well onto the nail for me. I think most of the time my hearts were a bit too big and they seemed to blur somehow on the nail. Painted Fingertips | Valentine's Day Water MarbleOn the bright side, the mixture of Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar and Tip Top Melting Marshmallows make for a perfect Valentine’s combination. So I suppose this isn’t a total failure, but just not what I was going for. I will have to practice the heart pattern some more. Painted Fingertips | Valentine's Day Water MarbleWhat do you think?Painted Fingertips | Valentine's Day Water Marble

  • http://www.phillyloveslacquer.com/ Philly Loves Lacquer

    More power to you…I suck at water marbling! I do love the combination of pinks though <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Lol! Thanks! This isn’t my best marble but it’s also not my worst by a LONG shot 😉

  • Color Me So Crazy

    I think this turned out really cute! I see the hearts and even though some of the fingers don’t have the entire heart on it, they still have a cute color combo!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I sort of think you can see the hearts once you know they’re supposed to be there, lol!

  • http://glowstars.net Vic

    So when do we get kitten pics?

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I posted pics on Instagram! I’m pretty sure you follow me there already 🙂 He’s the cutest!

      • http://glowstars.net Vic

        But there’s only three!

        • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

          LOL! I didn’t want to inundate my supposedly nails-only feed with pics of him… more will follow bit by bit. Isn’t he sweet though? 🙂

  • http://paintednubbs.blogspot.com/ Ashlee(PaintedNubbs)

    I think its really cute. I’ve got to practice water marbling some more. I haven’t done it in so long! I always have trouble getting the patterns to translate nicely to my nails too.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I love marbling, but sometimes there’s definitely some luck involved.

  • Cheyenne

    I actually tried this same technique for the watermarble in my post but it was just NOT happening lol…I couldn’t get them to look like hearts for the life of me haha so decided to just go with a basic marble lol

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, yours looks amazing with the other pattern you’ve used though! I really wanted to include white with mine as well but I haven’t been able to get a new bottle of Snow Me White in MONTHS! I think the shops around here think white is a boring colour and nobody would buy it or something? Sigh…

  • http://www.kelliegonzo.com/ kelliegonzo

    Good effort on that, I think it turned out nice even though it wasn’t what you were aiming for!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com/ Hey, Darling Polish!

    These still look really great! The pattern might not have worked out but the colors look great together!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! That’s what’s cool about marbles 🙂

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    I really need to learn to marble – Yours came out great!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Jennifer Channell

    Amazing!! I see hearts!! Now that takes skills. Beautiful watermarble!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I think you can see them once you know they’re supposed to be there 🙂

  • http://www.peachypolish.com/ Valesha from Peachy Polish

    Still looks nice even if it didn’t come out as expected!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • ValiantlyVarnished

    Still very pretty!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    It still looks really pretty! I can see hearts <3

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://manicuredandmarvelous.com Roselynn787

    I think it came out very pretty. Don’t beat yourself up about it, I can see the hearts.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I’m not really beating myself up, just think I need some more practice though! 🙂

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah – Love Varnish

    It looks gorgeous! The shades together are a perfect match 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.procrastinails.com Katherine

    I can see the hearts, I think it’s cute!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://shelbylounails.blogspot.com Shelby Lou Nails

    I saw hearts right away! So pretty for V-day 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.com/ Jenny Gilmore

    I am so scared to try patterns! I can see some heart patterns, especially on your ring finger! The colors are really lovely too!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      That’s why I end up with random marbles so often, haha 🙂

  • http://siobhansblog.tumblr.com/ Siobhan

    I thought these hearts came out aces!