Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Halloween Water Marbling

  Last night I got the inspiration to try water marbling again - and I think it turned out fairly well this time!

Outdoors, full sun
  Yay, I actually managed to come up with somewhat of a uniform pattern this time!  I tried to alternate the direction of the swirls for something a bit more interesting.  Overall this marbling went well - still some air bubbles, I need to work on that in the future.

  For this marbling, I started off with two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On as a base on the nails.  Then I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, OPI Funky Donkey, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out, and OPI Brights Power for the marbling effect.  The orange did pale up a bit, looking almost a peachy color, not quite the bright orange that you see in the bottle.  But it is still fun, and still very Halloween-y, I think!

Outdoors, shade
  This afternoon as I was sorting through my polish collection, I got the urge to try a new sparkly glow-in-the-dark over this.  It is a lot of fun!  Unfortunately, I can't seem to get any good pictures of it glowing in the dark, so I can't show you that feature, but it is pretty cool.

  I am really pleased with this water marbling attempt, I think it turned out quite a bit better than the last couple of times!  Even my sister Becky, who didn't really like water marbled nails before, told me this was pretty cool.  I think it is a really fun and interesting technique, and I will keep practicing and hope to improve even further in the future!


  1. i like this color combo a lot! purple and orange look great together!

  2. Glad you guys like the colors! I thought about doing just black and orange, but wanted to spice it up a bit while still keeping the Halloween feel. I thought this worked well! :)

  3. this wm is great! uhm, no pics of glowing in the dark :(

  4. Thank you all, I am happy that you like them! :D

    Alice, I am very sad about no glow in the dark pics too... I will try to figure out how to get the pictures to show up, because I am sure that I will be using this again soon - it is perfect for Halloween! :)

  5. Hi! I'm a fairly new follower, and I am SO, SO glad to have found you! You decorate your nails (and not just paint them)! Hurrah!