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Monochrome Water Marbling

Yeah so when I finally figure out how to do something, be it glitter mosaics, water marbling, one day stamps, I have trouble thinking of anything else.  I'm so happy I've finally figured out water marbling I just can't stop doing it.  Thus, moar water marbling!  I'm so addicted to making patterns in the polish.

Like my other water marbles, I started with two coats of Orly Dayglow, my current go-to white.  After taping all my fingers off, I created the water marble using Nicole by OPI Razzle Dazzle and more Dayglow.  In case you were wondering, I've found the best way to tape off your nails is to take a reasonable long piece of tape and line it up to one side of a nail then wrap it around so it hugs the tip of your finger and lines up to the other side.  Then add a piece of tape to bridge the gap against your cuticles.  It's always better to back off from your nail a bit too, as there's nothing worse than having a gap where the tape overhangs your nail.  I mean, there are worse things, but it's still annoying.  Cleaning up with 100% acetone's the easiest too. 








The Verdict:  So I've done a very similar mani to this before but I love monochrome nails and you can't tell me what to! I'm sorry, I didn't mean to yell, I <3 you.

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  1. LOVE this!! You are fantastic at watermarbling!! :D

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  2. This is sooooo cool, you always come up with great ideas. I tried this technique some time ago but the result was awful! You did a great job

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