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Painted Fingertips | Watercolour marble with Born Pretty Store Blooming Nail Polish

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Hi everyone!

We’ve made it to the final day of the Digital Dozen does Marble! This theme has been wonderful. Lots of abstract swirls of colour and fun techniques! Marbled nails are fun to create and so gorgeous. I hope you’ve enjoyed this week as much as I have! In case you missed them, so far this week I’ve shared a realistic stone marble, a drip marble, a water marble, and a fiery needle drag. I’m rounding out the week with a watercolour marbled look.

Painted Fingertips | Watercolour marble with Born Pretty Store Blooming Nail Polish

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this one is really something different! I hummed and hawed about whether this counted as a ‘marble’ for a while, but in the end, it reminded me so much of marbled paper I made as a child that I decided it definitely counts. It’s just so different in appearance than the other ‘marble’ looks I’ve done this week.

Painted Fingertips | Watercolour marble with Born Pretty Store Blooming Nail Polish macro

To get this look, I started with a base of a shimmery off-white polish that I made myself. I then used two of the blooming nail polishes from Born Pretty Store. I recently received these to review and I was keen to try them out! I tried the blue, called The Glory of Star, and the clear, called Stealthy Fog. Stealthy fog is really only useful used together with another colour. I was surprised to find that despite the fact these are marketed as ‘blooming nail polish’, they don’t have a nail polish-like texture at all. They are very runny, more like an ink.

Painted Fingertips | Watercolour marble with Born Pretty Store Blooming Nail Polish

After experimenting a little, I found that I was getting the best effect by placing a couple of small drops of clear on a nail, then adding a drop of blue so that it ran into the clear. This helped to get an effect that wasn’t just solid dark blue. I’d then add more clear where I wanted a little more dilution. I let that dry and then repeated the process a couple of times for each nail until I was happy with the effect. I finished off the look with a top coat.

An unexpected surprise was that Stealthy Fog had a rose scent that hung around my nails for about a day. The Glory of Star wasn’t scented, so I’m not sure if it’s only Stealthy Fog or if more of the colours may also have the scent. I’m not all that big on scented polish, but this didn’t bug me.

Painted Fingertips | Watercolour marble with Born Pretty Store Blooming Nail Polish

Overall, I thought the blooming polish was quite fun, even if it was a little different than I expected from the product listing. I think it would be more interesting to have multiple colours to create different looks – there are 5 more colours available. If you’d like to try the blooming polish out for yourself, it’s available here, and you can use code KGG10 for 10% off your order.

What do you think of this product? Is it something you’d try?

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