NOTD: Feelin’ Peachy

Growing up a blonde girl who loved Super Mario it was only natural that my favorite Princess was Peach (AKA Princess Toadstool). Pink has never really been my color but I didn’t care, I wanted to be Princess Peach (even though it was infinitely more fun rescuing her then I imagine it could have been to be her awaiting rescue).

Isn’t she just adorable?

I wanted to try something new this time, I didn’t want just boring old French tips. Water marble tips is something I’d never seen before so I figured out how to do it all on my own! First, check out my pretty nails, then on to the tutorial!

To get water marbled French tips it’s pretty similar to doing normal water marbling. Start by painting your base color and allowing it to fully dry. I let mine sit for a couple hours but overnight would have been best, or I could have used some of my Seche Vite. Once your nails are dry, tape them up! I used French tip guides and then covered the rest of my nails and fingers with tape. I’ve found masking tape works best for me.

Next, follow this tutorial (or your favorite water marbling tutorial) but instead of dipping one nail at a time, dip your whole hand at once. Make sure your nails go in at an angle to prevent bubbles! After that you’ll end up with something that looks a bit daunting if you haven’t taped your fingers…

Imagine if you hadn’t taped up your fingers, look at all the cleanup you’d have to do! And for me I used a dark reddish color, even the small bits that got on my skin were a pain to remove without staining! So remember, boys and girls, always thoroughly tape your fingers before water marbling.

Also, if you’re using a styrofoam container to water marble in make sure that none of your polish hits the bottom or you’ll look away for a second and turn back to see this…

Yeah, that’s all water in the center there.

Once you’ve removed your tape and done any necessary cleanup you’ll be left with something like this!

As you can see from my first mani picture above I added a little crown stamp and gold lines where my French tips met my base color. I’m super happy with this!! I think I’ll have to wear pink for the first time in months just to celebrate this mani 😉

Now excuse me while I go fire up the Nintendo and play some Mario 🙂

  • Valmy 156
  • Valmy 157
  • Sally Hansen Gold Chrome
  • BM-215

NOTD: Black and White Marble with Glitter

Squeeee! I got all of my supplies for mixing up my own glitter polishes today! Check this stuff out 😀

Suspension base, tons of glitters, and empty bottles

So I’ve been mixing up some tiny test sizes to see if my glitter bleeds or not and if the suspension base really suspends the way it should. The jury’s still out on that, it takes time for glitter to bleed, but I think overall it’ll be ok. I’ll know in the morning. Now, onto my NOTD!

A blog I’m following is doing a Black and White nail art contest and I wanted to do a nice, crisp black and white water marble. My colors ended up bleeding together a little bit and I ended up with black/grey/white, which is neat but not what I was hoping for. Oh, by the way…when water marbling with black, make sure you tape off your nails! It took me about half an hour just to clean off the black 😦 And I still have bits of black stuck in the creases of my hands. Oh well, I’ll be redoing this tomorrow anyways!

Oh, and check out that glitter on my ring finger. I made that myself! *Preens* I’ve been dying for a black glitter polish for a long time but the only one I’ve ever seen is an indie and it’s more than I can afford. Today, after I got my supplies in the mail, I realized that I could make my own black glitter polish! I don’t know why I keep forgetting that I can make all these polishes I’m lusting after!

What I really like about the glitter (which I’ve named Obsidian) is that the small glitter changes color from black to purple and the larger glitter is square, not the usual hexagonal! This is exactly what I’ve been wanting! 🙂 I’m thinking I might make these to sell, would anyone consider buying it? 🙂

Shows Obsidian the best–click for hi-res!

  • Sally Hansen Whirlwind White
  • Sally Hansen White On
  • Wet n Wild Black Creme
  • Kyoti’s Nails Obsidian

More polish jewelry!

Ok, I really like polish jewelry–have you figured that out yet?? It’s so much fun!

I got a few clear gems from my mom last time I saw her and I knew I had to try to make polish jewelry with them. But I wanted to try something new! All the polish jewelry I’ve made before has just been simply painting on different polishes for a layered look. This time…I did water marble! Sorry some of the pictures turned out so horrible, cell phone plus shiny things don’t make for easy pictures!

Backs, shows the rainbow pattern best

Fronts

Closeup 1

Closeup 2–I love that holo!

Closeup 3

Each crystal had a different base on it.

  1. Finger Paints Twisted
  2. Milani HD
  3. Rainbow Honey A Little Kindness

They all had the same colors for the rainbow marble, though!

  • Wet n Wild Red
  • Sally Hansen Sun Kissed
  • Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow
  • Sally Hansen Green With Envy
  • Sinful Colors Savage
  • Love & Beauty Magenta