Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lava Lamp Water Marble Manicure

Since I discovered Colette's Blog and her wonderful water marbling tutorial two months ago, I have planned to try this myself. My first attempt was rather poorly executed and didn't really turn out the way I wanted it to look on my nails. But still I wanted to try this Lava Lamp inspired water marble design - you can find her tutorial HERE - since it's well suited for summer. Luckily I was able to get the same colors - that are Orange Marmelade and Solar Power, both from China Glaze - and I gave it a try.

Actually I am pretty happy with the result of my second try. It is not perfect since I got a little bubbling on my left index and middle finger and I'm still struggling with cleanup of my cuticles afterwards, but all in all the result really pleased me. Despite the small bubbles, my favorite fingers are my left thumb, index and middle finger.

This mani made me fall in love even more with China Glaze's polishes, because I have been wearing it for two days now. Due to my job I am wearing gloves most of the day, which usually results in chipping of the polishes before quitting time at day one. But with this manicure: no chipping, no signs of tip wear, it still looks kind of "new" - WOW! I just wish I was living in the US so I could get my hands on China Glaze polish easier...

However, I feel like taking it off tomorrow evening so I can try on another color :-D

Thanks for reading,
- Sabine

PS: As you can see, I am still struggling with the arrangement of the photos... If you have any suggestion how to arrange two or more pictures next to each other, please let me know!


  1. This is so bright and cheerful. I think you did a wonderful job. Makes me want to try water marbling!

    Also, I'm following you now on Google Friend Connect. :)
    - Mary

  2. Thank you Mary. I think water marbling is not as hard as it seems, just takes a little more time :) Let me know when you've tried it!
    - Sabine


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