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Monday, March 29, 2010

My very first marble... and it didn't hurt!

Dear Lacqueristas,

Today I had my very first marbeling experience... I felt so inspired by all those pictures I've seen on other blogs for ages but I was sure that it would be to hard for me. Turns out that it isn't that hard at all, it just takes some time and practice. I'm sure I need to practice a lot more because some of my nails are messy and others look just fine. What do you think? My favourite is the left thumb and the left ring finger.

I just made sure you wouldn't be offended by my cuticle on my right index finger

Close up of right hand. I think the thumb and ring finger came out nicest.

I Used a cheap nail polish from H&M as a base, it's called Fuchsia but I don't think it's available anymore. I'ts similar to OPI Dim Sum Plum. For the actual marbeling I used:
  • ChG High Hopes
  • ChG Re-fresh Mint
  • OPI Suzi says Feng Sui
  • ChG Lemon Fizz
Do you girls like this? And how do you make sure your nails don't get messy like mines??? Clean-up after was a total bish!

Hasta la vista, Laqueristas!


Jessica said...

Very cute! I'm still not brave enough to try this.

amusedPolish said...

wow, i love how it turned out :D

I actually haven't marbled (yet) but I've heard that the kind of tape that you use when you paint to prevent that you paint your windows or sockets (the one that you can easily rip off the roll, made from some kind of paper)- just tape it around your cuticles and maybe underneath your tips.
Hope that helps

Lizzy said...

You did a fabulous job! And when I marble my nails I put tape all around them I found a tutorial on youtube

April said...

I tried the tape method but found it time consuming and a bit cumbersome. It works great, just not for someone as impatient as me. Next time I grabbed a cheap chapstick and applied it all around my nails. Super quick and super easy. Clean up was a little more involved than with the tape method but not bad at all.

Glad you tried marbling! It turned out great!

ShortAndSweetNails said...

Looks really good! And that was your first time?
That gives me hope because I've been wanting to try this but I'm scared I'll make a mess.

OOh that chapstick method sounds interesting!

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