Bright Water Marble Mani with OPI and Sinful Colors

by - Saturday, May 04, 2013

So I'm still sick, which means another bright mani for cheering up. This time I decided to give water marbling another chance (I've never had much luck with it, I don't normally have the patience needed) and lo and behold I was successful! I wasn't going for any particular coherency with my design, but love the pattern that ended up on my ring finger the most. :)

As you can see in my Instagram pic for this mani, I chose these colours based on this month's Real Simple magazine cover because they really popped for me. Unfortunately, Fly turned out a lot more blue and less turquoise than I remember, so my colour matching wasn't perfect. :(

One thing I want to mention is that Sinful Colors (or at least this particular colour) was the perfect consistency to use for water marbling. With OPI I find if your drip is too big it just sinks to the bottom of the cup, and China Glaze sometimes doesn't spread out on the surface of the water enough. I didn't have either of these problems with SC. So if you haven't tried SC for this technique before I would recommend it for next time!

What I used to get this look:
(L to R):
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in White On (basecoat so the marbling would show well)
Sinful Colors Timbleberry
OPI Fly

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6 comments

  1. I love how the red and the blue blend together and you get purple in between.

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    1. Me too! :) Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Great water marble manicure! Love the colors in it :)

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  3. I hope you feel better soon. I think you have done such as good job. I never have the patiences for it.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! You always have such nice things to say. :)

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