Friday, March 3, 2017

Neutral Marbled look with Stamping

     Hey Everyone, Happy Friday! I hope you've all had a great week. I've spent most of mine dealing with internet issues, a child with an ear infection and one with Strep throat.  When it rains it pours I guess. But we are all still smiling through our odd week and ready for the weekend. I've decided to share with you a look that Im not sure is what I wanted, but it's not a complete fail either. I figured it fit well with my week.

     I have been obsessed with marble looking nails lately. No not the water marble kind, but the ones that look like natural stone. I know there are a few different ways to get this look, sharpies, alcohol inks, seran wrap the list goes on and on. I decided to go the quick route and try it with stamping. 

     I started with a base of Sinful Colors Prosecco, a color that I've worn a few time but it has yet to make an appearance on the blog. I'm not sure why that is, I love the color. And I feel it deserves it's own post so that's going on my list of  "posts to write". 

     To get that natural stone look I went with the closest stamping polishes I had for colors. Hit the Bottle Everyday I'm truffling and Moonshine. Moonshine is a shimmery silvery white polish and Everyday I'm truffling is a gorgeous caramel brown. 

     The image is from plate BM-416 by bundle monster. It has more of a splatter look than a vein look like in real marble. I tried rotating the image with each color to get away from the uniformity of the image, which seemed to partially work. Sadly I don't own quite the right plate to pull this look off exactly like I wanted. But nail art is about experimenting and learning as you go so I'm considering this my first marble look experiment. I think if I'd used another brown, but a lighter shade that may have helped. Or just taken some acetone to feather out the edges it would be closer to the look I was going for. The sharp edges of color are what bother me , I think I did ok with the color choices. 

     So I will for sure be trying this look again. Even though this one didnt turn out quite right, I'm still infactuated with the concept. And there are so many youtube videos out there for marbalized nails that I'm sure to get some great tips.

     What did you think of this look? Do you have any tips, tricks or ideas for me to try? Leave them in the comments below and as always, Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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