Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cotton Candy Water Marble

Hi polish fanatics, hope you guys are all having a fun weekend! It is gorgeous here in PA, too bad I am stuck in the house doing my spreadsheet of all my polishes. I'd much rather be doing nail art.

So I've had a few people ask me for tips on water marbling. Seems ,that a lot of you are having trouble with water temp and polishes not spreading. I've decided to do a video tutorial that will help with some of your questions. I hope to have it posted by Monday so keep your eyes open. I am not an expert on water marbling, trust me, I still have problems with bubbling polish, water being too hot or cold etc. But if I can help even one person out there then the video will be time well spent.

Back to the nails. For this water marble I used Revlon Colorstay Coastal Surf and Sally Hansen Pretty in Hot Pink. These are definitely not polishes you want to use for your first marble. The Revlon did not want to spread and dried very quickly. But I trudged ahead, knowing that if I cursed enough and yelled at the polish bottles, eventually they would get scared and cooperate. And cooperate they did. The marble turned out pretty nice. Too bad my camera is a moody girl. She was not interested in playing in the least. So these pics are all from my cell phone. I normally would not use cell phone photos unless I had to and believe me, I had to. So go easy on me please....

I know they aren't the greatest, but you get the idea. The marble turned out pretty good, no? For as finicky as the polishes were being, I was pretty darn thrilled with the final results. Sally Hansen Pretty in Hot Pink is one of their newer polishes and it is be-a-utiful. It has the look of a neon without  the matte finish when dry.  I can't wait to try this on my toes! There is a little tip wear....maybe that will teach me to take my photos right away instead of waiting until the next day.

This nail was my favorite, the ring finger on my elusive right hand. 

I just love the swirl on this one!

Not bad for a quick water marble. Hope you guys enjoyed (even though the pics aren't the greatest). If anyone has questions please leave a comment on this post and I will answer them in the tutorial. 

Happy Polishing friends!!! Check back for my video tutorial!!


  1. Wow, I'm so jealous! I can never seem to do a water marble without getting grumpy and breaking something. And I love the colors! For some odd reason the pink and blue reminds me of cotton candy. Huh.

  2. Haha me too, I wanted to go to the circus by the time I was done w this mani, just for the cotton candy. Thx for ur kind words!! Keep trying, u will get it!!