Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Water Marbling with My Girl Dot!

Hi love cakes, hope everyone is having a lovely day!  I have a fun little bit of nail art to share with you all today.

As you guys know, I have been in a funk lately with my nail art.  I'm totally inspired with makeup and skincare but for some reason, the "nail art part of my brain" (and yes I have a lobe devoted solely to ma nails) has been off lately.  I do feel like slowly I am regaining my get up and go. What I'm trying to say get up and go has not got up and left just yet!

Now that I've totally lost you let's talk nails....

It's been ages since I've done a water marble.  I do have a tutorial coming up as soon as I get the biatch edited.  My computer is totally overloaded with data right now, but it's coming and I promise it is super informative and (I hope) helpful!

Water marbling, for those of you who don't know, is what got me started on this path I am on.  My best friend showed me a picture of a water marble design and I immediately thought....what sorcery is this?  I can do that! I did, and I immediately was hooked.  I put on my swimmies and dove in head first into this crazy amazing world of nails.  I can't imagine my life without it now, I mean a day with no mama smacking is like a world with no color.

I feel like I have come so far since that first little water marble and I'm so glad you guys are along for the ride!  I'm actually starting school soon to get licensed.  If I could wake up everyday and do nails until I fell into bed at night, I would be the happiest woman in the world!

Now that I've told you my mother lovin life story, can we finally talk about the nails?  Good grief woman, get a grip!

I wanted to do a fun water marble and of course I had to throw in some dots, I mean come on, Dot hasn't come out and played for a while.  Yes Dot is my alter ego and as most of you know she is a real bitch but we all love her just the same.

Now put on your marbling pants and let's get this shit crackin...

Hide your mama's ladies and gentlemen,  I feel a beat down coming.

After doing this, I wish I would have water marbled all of my nails because I really love how it turned out!  Next time I will do a full on water marble.  Dot can cool her jets and let the marble shine for once!  Matter of fact, instead of smacking my mama...I'm gonna beat the piss out of Dot. (I think I just decided to beat myself up and for some reason I'm ok with that) 

I used OPI What's with the Cattitude, Nars Back Room and NYC Midtown Mimosa. I must say I really love how this came together.  The 3 colors meshed so well.  Usually I try to marble with all of the same brand (it seems to work out best for me) but these 3 played very nicely together.

If you're not familiar with water marbling, basically you get a cup or small bowl of room temp filtered water, drip polish into the bowl creating a bulls eye effect, dip your nail in after making a design in the polish and...Voila!!  Well, it's not quite that simple but that's the premise.

As I said I will have a tutorial coming soon on my YouTube channel but if you're impatient you can always do a search on Google and you will find a ton of tutorials!

I'm thinking of filming a quick tutorial tomorrow or maybe I'll get off my ass and get my water marble tutorial up on my channel.  I'm so happy with the way this one turned out, I'm temped to re-do my tutorial with this delicious little combo. 

Quickly..because I've babbled enough...I do have a giveaway coming up once I hit 500 subscribers.  I'm thinking of doing a "Recreate your favorite YWP Mani" type of thing and the winner will receive a pretty amazing little package!  I'm quite excited about it...more details to come soon!  (It will be an Instagram/Twitter type of contest, with hash tagging and all that good sheeeeet)

Happy Polishing Loves!


  1. DUDE I flipping love this. LOVE. Those marble nails are bad ass. And yes, would've look totally awesome with all the nails marbled but they kind of stand out more this way? Whatever, they're amazing.

  2. I have no patience for water marbling, but the effect is always so pretty!

  3. Ugh! I JUST discovered your blog, like right now! Lol I love it! You're so chic and spunky! I really adore your manis! Thanks!

  4. Aww! again a lovely one.
    I am pathetic at water marbelling. Actually never tried that either. I went half way once but did not turn out well :(

  5. I just wanted to say wow! Awesome nail art and hilarious blog :)