Sunday, November 20, 2011
A-NA-MAL! In Water Marble!
Todays mani I like and I hate... I tried to water marble today. A process that sounds easy, but in reality its like both legs falling asleep and then having to get to the bathroom on time. It sucks. I got the inspiration from a website on Stumbleupon! My best friend suggested this website and I LOVE IT!!!
this the website that gives you all the instructions on how to go about this process. But let me tell you about my process. I first needed a shot glass. Not an uncommon thing HOWEVER. I live with in a 5 mile Radius of a Walmart, Jewel-Osco, Target, Binnys, and Meijer. NO ONE Except for Binnys and Meijer had shot glasses. Binny's however wont sell you a shot glass unless your 21. Which is totally retarded, Im 20 years old... and I couldn't buy a friggin shot glass... Meijer to the rescue! They sell sets of shot glasses and single ones! So then I came home and started to tape my nails up. This is trickier than you might think because if you don't tape them up all at once then you risk the possibility of messing up the nails you've already marbled.
Now the colors I used were: OPI Animal-istic ( a shimmery redish pinkish), Sinfulcolors- Cloud 9 (sparkly orange) and Sinfulcolors-White. If you have no clue as to why I chose these colors its because Animal from the Muppets is mostly pink, orange and some white, on Wednesday the 23rd of November the new Muppets movie is coming out and I'm making all of my friends go see it with me! OH! as a helpful hint... use solid colors... glitter spreads out in water and this makes it very sheer.
Now removal of the tape needs to be when the polish is dry but if your like me and cant wait then semi-dry is the risk you must take. IT TAKES A VERY LONG TIME FOR MARBLED NAILS TO DRY. so don't start them unless you have nothing planned for a while.
As you can see in my left hand I messed up my pointer finger and tried to use a tooth pick to salvage it. I like this mani because it gives you a chance to be creative and even if its not perfect it looks wild and cool! Just remember no one is perfect at anything the first time they do it. Practice makes you better :>
Now for my pictures I apologize. I did a really crappy job of cleaning up around my fingernails so pardon the excess! That and once again I don't have a decent camera so yea. :/ but I hope you found this enlightening! Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday I'll try to post when and if I can!