Tuesday, November 13, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day Twenty: Watermarble

T-t-t-Tuesday!! 

  And that means it is time for another 31 Day Challenge prompt! I cannot believe we are already on Day 20! I know Miss Sammy was not looking forward to today's prompt. I'm not sure about Miss Rie but I don't think she was too excited either lolol. I remember when I used to dread marbles. They are still not my fave to work on. I love the finished look of marbles but I'm not fan of the actual process of doing them.  
  The other thing I can't seem to master is the swirls. Some girls can get such kick ass designs and swirl patterns on their nails using this technique. I seem to get blocked when it comes time to swirl my colors and I always end up with random patterns and no clear defined design. Instead of going for something specific this time I went for a flowing floral type of look. For this marble I used this image of a Parrot Tulip as my inspiration for the colors. Mr.LTHP said this reminded him of '70s Style dresses... I see it too.
 This look started with a base of Two coats of one of my "go-to" shades, Cult Nails Enticing. For the marbling swirls I used Bettina's Ortensia, Yellow, Glacinto and Zoya Monica. I wish everyone had access to Bettina nail polish. The texture and pigmentation of the Bettina polishes makes them perfect for watermarbles. I topped the whole mani off with some Seche Vite followed by a coat of INM Northern Lights. I really love the contrast of colors in this manicure and how the sparkle from Northern Lights looks like morning dew. 

Now don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Marbled looks for day 20!

17 comments:

  1. There is a reason your the professional .. Bloody awesome

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  2. I would never think to put yellow, pink and black together. But here they look so cool :D

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  3. Love the design, the sparkle is pretty awesome! <3
    xx

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  4. Nice choice of colors! I love the placement of the design on your index finger

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  5. Hands down, you must be the best water marble'er I've seen in the blogger world. Way to go, Cristina!!

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  6. Awesome marbling!!! Great color combo, and I love the sparkles on top :)

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  7. Cristina-these do look like 70's. Since I am the oldest fan I am prob the only one who actually lived thru the 70's! They look like a gorgeous Pucci pattern. I love this look. It looks very hard to do, but the payoff is gorgeous. Dora J Crow

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  8. Cristina-these do look like 70's. Since I am the oldest fan I am prob the only one who actually lived thru the 70's! They look like a gorgeous Pucci pattern. I love this look. It looks very hard to do, but the payoff is gorgeous. Dora J Crow

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  9. This is so pretty- love the color combo and the extra bit of sparkle you added.

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  10. I love this! I need need to get better at watermarbling. Sigh.

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  11. I love your colors and designs as always, but where do you buy Bettina Polish? I've searched the internet for it to find out where I can buy it online or even for stores that I can purchase locally, but I've had no luck. Please help! LOL

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  12. I dont know why but the color combination reminds me of candy! Beautiful :)

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  13. Gorgeous! Bettina nail polish is really nice. Thankfully I live in Puerto Rico and I can get it easily.

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  14. Beautiful. All my water marble attempts are miserable failures, but this looks wonderful.

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  15. Gorgeous! I am such a fan of your marbles!

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