Saturday, April 21, 2012

Gradient and Water Marbling

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.
My birthday was on the 12th and my awesome sister Becca and her boyfriend Nick 
gave me these two polishes.
Shockingly I did not have these two. What were the odds!
The blue is China Glaze Frostbite and the Purple is China Glaze Grape Juice

I started by using Nail Life Nail Gripper as my base coat.

I then painted two coats of Grape Juice since it was the lightest as a base color.

Next I  used a makeup sponge to create a gradient of the purple to blue. 
Here's what i looked like after sponging. I didn't clean up since I knew
 I was going to be water marbling.

 Here it is all cleaned up and with the water marbling done.
I used Wet and Wild Black Creme and China Glaze White Cap for the marbling.

I sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite Topcoat!

I hope you all enjoy as much as I do!
Thank you Becca & Nick!

Thank you for visiting and have a fantastic rest of your weekend,


  1. What is/How do you do water marbling? I see it, I just don't know how it happened.

    1. I use filtered , room temperature water. I then drop in polish alternating the colors to form a bullseye pattern. I then use a toothpick to pull and drag the colors into a swirl pattern. I then dunk my nail or nails in and while submerged I pick up all remaining polish on surface with tooth pick so it doesn't damage design on nails when pulling out of water.
      Colette of Simple Little Pleasures had great videos on You Tube.

    2. Sweet! Now I will check her out tonight instead of working on my crochet project!

    3. I'm happy to help you procrastinate. ��

    4. Cher yet again I am amazed!! They look soo great!!! I will miss drooling over your pretty nails at work!!