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First Attempt At Water Marbling Nail Art Using Dark Metal Lacquer

I'm back and I've finally attempted a water marble manicure. I've been away because I've been really busy and I also broke my middle nail really low and I had to cut them all down :( thankfully they've grown super quickly and a month later I have claws again :)

I've wanted to try water marbling for ages but the thought of all the mess really put me off. As I had a free weekend, I decided I'd finally give it a go. It took me a while to even get a pattern in the water because it's been so hot here that all the polishes were a bit thick. However, I finally managed to get it working, with the help of a bit of nail thinner!

I used two polishes by the UK indie brand Dark Metal Lacquer. As you know I love supporting UK indie brands and this is one of my favourites, owned by the lovely Kamila. The two polishes I've used are Havens, a hologaphic purple and She's like Heroin, a holographic fuschia. I also used OPI Do You Lilac it and Models Own Chrome Silver.

Now, I slightly regret doing this so late at night because even with using liquid latex around my fingers it was SO messy and took ages to clean up. In the end I actually did a few of my nails using the water marble decal technique where you leave it to dry in the water and then cut it up. I'm definitely doing that for all my nails next time because clean up was hell when I dipped my nails into the wet polish. It's far from perfect and I just went for random patterns but I'm happy I've finally given it a go. Hopefully I'll improve the more I practice :)

Do you have any water marble tips? What are the best polishes you've found for this technique?

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Lisa N. Created on: 7/5/2015 6:14 PM
This is just so pretty!
Manases Andrea Created on: 7/7/2015 11:29 PM
Love the marble pattern and the colors work great together!
Char Created on: 7/11/2015 12:54 PM
Thanks so much :)
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