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China Glaze Texture Polishes: Will it Watermarble?

You know what?  From this point on I'm going to designate myself the "Will It Blend" lady of the nail polish watermarbling world.  Cos I have no idea why else it would have occurred to me to try to watermarble the new China Glaze Texture polishes, other than that I'm cray.  I'm pretty sure it's not that one.  Seriously, how on earth is this a thing you can do?

Since it's so hit and miss as to what will watermarble, when I'm stuck for ideas I just plop the odd polish in water and see if it's a good candidate for marbling.  Turns out that the new China Glaze textures work AWESOME.  To start this mani, I applied two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, still my go-to white polish.  I then just watermarbled away with Bump and Grind, Toe-tally Textured, In The Rough, Of Coarse! and Unrefined.  The texture doesn't get in the way at all.  I was able to make the patterns super easily.  The cleanup wasn't the most fun, mostly because it got all gritty and gross with acetone but it's work working through it.  This is it straight out of the water, top coat covers the textured finish.  You have no idea how hard it was not to slather it in Seche Vite!





The Verdict:  Love the colours, LOVE how the marbling turned out even though it has no business working this well.  I just don't know how I'm going to cope wearing these polishes without top coat.  If I do this again or just generally wear these polishes I'll go for the top coat sandwich approach: base coat, one coat matte/textured/whatever polish, one coat top coat, final coat polish.  Lets you keep the texture while still getting decent wear of out it.

Watermarble all the things!

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