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Monday, September 8, 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Dry Marble

     
     Hi everyone, I hope you had a good weekend. It was my town's summer festival this weekend. I spent 4 days going on rides, eating fair food and watching a parade. It was a great time but also a little sad as it marks the absolute end of summer for me.

     The end of a season but also a new beginning for my blog. I have joined the Finger Food's Theme Buffet to participate in weekly challenges. I don't know yet if I will participate every week. But I like the idea of it and want to be more active in challenges. I figured this was a good place to start. This week the theme is marbling, Dry or water. I decided to do a dry marble since I have never done this technique before.  The results aren't perfect, but I like the look and will try it again sometime soon.

wet n wild Deception

     I decided to start out small and only do an accent nail. On a Ziploc bag I added a thick layer of Orly Flawless Flush, then added a few drops of Wet~N~Wild Deception and swirled it around with a toothpick. I let the whole thing dry overnight.


     After gently peeling the polish off the bag I applied my base coat and placed the decal on my ring finger while it was still tacky. After removing the excess with a cuticle clipper, I added a layer of top coat. I used  2 coats of Deception on the rest of my nails for a finished look. I didn't realize when I started this that Deception was a jelly finish.



      I like how easy this was to do and the finished look, but next time I'm going for more definition between the colors. Really give it that water marble look. If you've got any tips for me on how to do that, I'd love to hear them.

     Now let's see what other people have come up with this week. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!







32 comments :

  1. Really pretty & subtle! I've never tried out that technique before.

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    1. Thanks =) It was actually pretty easy. The hardest part was peeling it off the baggie without tearing it.

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  2. I haven't done dry marbling yet either - I have to try that sometime soon! Yours blended in such a pretty way... it almost looks sponged rather than marbled. I like it!

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    1. I think that's why I don't love this look. It's pretty and I like it, but it does look more sponged than marbled and I was going for a marbled look. Next time I'm going to try it with more contrasting colors to see if that helps.

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  3. I've not tried this technique, but you've made it sound fairly simple. I love the subtle finish to this though!

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  4. This is so cute! I haven't tried the plastic baggie nail decal yet, you are inspiring me to try it!!!

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    1. Just make sure that your bottom layer of polish is thick and then it's really easy. Id love to see it if you do try it out.

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  5. Its nice. I like how subtle it is too.

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  6. I've never done a dry marble but this is very pretty!!! I hate the end of summer, it's such a bummer but I look forward to cooler weather and FALL!!

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    1. I love the colors in fall and I don't really mind the cooler weather. I just hate that it's a sign that winter is on it's way. I know I don't live in the coldest place on earth but Minnesota is pretty close. =)

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  7. this look is so subtle and pretty! Very nice :)

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  8. I haven't tried making a dry marble on a baggie before, I imagine it gives you great control. I usually just do mine straight on the nail. For that I have to use thick coats. I want to try to make a decal now!

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    1. Every time I try on the nail I end up ruining the base color. I did find that the decals are much easier to remove from a sandwich bad than a freezer one. Must have something to do with the material in the bags.

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  9. This is subtle, but beautiful! I've only ever done water marbling, but I really need to give dry marbling a try (and I would definitely go the decal route vs on the nail...it seems like it would work much better!).

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    1. I've done a lot of water marbles before and this was definitely easier and less messy. I've also tried to do this on the nail before and I always screw it up, usually I end up putting big gauges in my base color.

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  10. It sounds like you had an awesome weekend! I love fairs so much! I think your ziplock mani turned out fabulous! Love the colors you chose.

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    1. Awesome but tiring weekend. I actually took a nap today to try and recoup.

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  11. I love how this came out! I haven't tried this myself - but you did a great job on it!

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    1. Thank you. It was fun and easy to do. I'm sure I will do more manicures like this in the future.

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  12. Ohhh, cool! I've also never tried this technique before (and looking at the other comments I'm not alone in that) but I totally need to. Great look!

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    1. Thanks. It seems like this in not a popular technique to try. Which is a shame because it is so easy to do.

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  13. This looks lovely! I haven't tried this technique either but you made it sound really easy!

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    1. Thanks. It really is easy to do. Just make sure if you use a baggie to use a regular one an not a freezer one. For some reason I couldn't get my decals off the freezer one. Must have something to do with the material it's made from.

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  14. I am really liking the subtle feel of this! Not bad for a first try!

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  15. I really need to try this! I like the subtle look and the colours you chose :D

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    1. Thank you. I think they go really well together. Next time I do this I'm going to use more contrasting colors. See if I can get more of a marbled look.

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