Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

irish_marble

I finally attempted my first water marble!  I’ve watched so many youtube videos on water marbling that I thought I might ace the technique on my first try.  Well, that was a good theory.  I did have some issues… mostly because of water temperature I think.  I used filtered water as everyone suggests, but my water may have been too cold because the polish didn’t spread out over the surface well.  Also, I found that not all polishes behave the same way in water.  I had to eliminate my white wet n wild polish because it was being a huge P.I.T.A. !  After 4 or 5 tries with different temps and polishes-  this is what I came up with.  Not too bad for a first timer I suppose.  I love all the Irish colors!  Oh, and if anyone has any marbling tips- please leave me a comment!

Hope everyone has a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day!  I will be cooking a turkey.  It’s not traditional at all, but I felt the need to cook this weekend and that’s what I had in the freezer !  My boyfriend is busy painting so I will occupy myself in the kitchen.  No St. Patty’s pub crawl for this girl!

irish_colored_polishes

Sally Hansen Golden-I

Sally Hansen Emerald City

China Glaze Westside Warrior

AVON Orange Creamsicle

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29 thoughts on “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  1. Whieee this turned out fantastic! Lovely!
    And I know about water temp… such a pain. If I’m planning on doing a watermarble, I always let my cup of water get to the right temp by just waiting a few hours 🙂 And I’ve learned NOT to use fast dry polishes, which is hard with finding a great combo with different brands. If your ‘bullseye’ doesn’t spread nicely, use your orange stick to drag it to the wall of the cup and let it stick 🙂

    Great job! 😀

  2. Your nails look cool as always!

    I love the combo together. 🙂 haha I didn’t even know what marbling was until I stopped by your blog!

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