Monday, 27 June 2016


Hi everyone, sorry I haven't posted in a very long time! I don't even have an excuse to be honest so I won't even attempt to explain why.

This Monday my manicure is of the Marble variety, and if I am completely honest, this was a nightmare to do and I got really angry doing it haha how sad!

I have never liked water marbling. I can't really do it, and I can't see how it can work perfectly for some and not for me! I do every thing right down to water temperature and viscosity of polish, and I still can't seem to nail it.

I watched endless youtube videos on how to create this look and this is as good as I could get!

Anyway ranting over, to create these nails, I painted a white base and let it dry. I then used some scrunched up cling film and dabbed on light grey (in Mavala Moon Grey) wiping of the excess before to get some really light grey splodges.

And then came the dreaded marbling. Using warm water, I dripped in the same Mavala grey and then used some hairspray to break up the polish and to give it a spidery web effect. Annoyingly, it worked perfectly the first time, creating my best two marble nails, and then after that I just could not get the same effect again. I just ended up wasting nail varnish and my favourite Percy and Reed hair spray.

Failure aside, I do think the two nails that worked did work well, but I had to improvise with the others which means an inconsistent look which I don't really like.

The Best nail
I am definitely going to avoid water marbling at all costs because I don't think my blood pressure can take it, but I will keep practicing other techniques to see if there is an easier way!