Yesterday’s nail theme for the “This is Halloween” Nail Challenge is “Water Marble.” I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the theme because the process is rather messy and can be quite wasteful because you have to repeat the process with each nail. I remember seeing a few alternatives that I had pinned on my pinterest account and I thought this tutorial from More Nail Polish was a great variation on water marbling.
I wanted to incorporate black as it’s one of the colors I think of when I think of Halloween. However, the only black I have isn’t that pigmented, so it looks gray with a single coat. I decided to use Zoya Pinta in place of it since it’s the next darkest color I have in my collection. Below is a picture of the colors I decided to use.
I could have used essie Fear or Desire, which is the other orange that I have in my collection, and if I did use it, all of them would have been cremes. I decided on China Glaze Riveting since I thought that it could add a nice sparkle that the other colors lack.
I tried More Than Polish’s tutorial on her take on water marbling and I hated how mine first try came out. >.< I had no issues with transferring the polish to the zip-lock bag, but when I tried to transfer it to my actual nails, it came out really messy. Even the second try wasn’t all that successful, but was a lot better than the first one was. There were still some sections that didn’t transfer properly.
I wasn’t planning on using any other colors besides the ones pictured, but I ended doing black French tips on my nails to cover up some of the edges that didn’t come out as well. Thanks to the black tips, it looks a little better, I think, but not as well as I had hoped. I’m hoping with practice that it’ll get better. I loved the color combo, but the end result, not as much.