I usually don't like posting video heavy things since it's a little visually overwhelming, but THESE I had to show! Lorraine at Martian Delights (http://www.martiandelightsdiscountmakeup.blogspot.com/) showed a post on marbled nails. I'd never seen that effect before and she inspired me to look at how to do it. I love her latest post on these beautiful dark swirled nails that look like artwork. I saw them and thought, "How the heck do you do that?" I found a very talented lady online at:
http://mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com/ Some YT vids she's done are below. Hello amazing! I couldn't function with nails that long, but the colours are super WOW!
I don't do NOTD or nail tutorials since I go get mine done with acrylics (I know, it's so '92). I thought this was so beautiful I called my daughter to come downstairs and showed her the videos too. She got excited and we both busted out our polishes. I then tried to do some marbling myself. Key word: Tried.
This is a tricky technique! Sometimes the drops are hard to get out (use newer polishes or you'll wait forever). Or the colours don't pop and bleed (like pinks and purples if too similar) but if you get it even close to right, it's the coolest thing! Take a look at our results:
Then I only did 1 of my fingers. My left ring finger. The rest I left as the french mani (OPI Jade is the new black) with with a glittery overlay for the other 9 fingers.
That's as close as I'll get to neon until I get more polishes. As for now, I only have a handful. Actual shots below. I think I took my finger out of the water too fast or at a bad angle since the polish looks wobbly a little and had a bubble. But I'll get this, I swear!
You can see the polish all over our fingers. It's messy to clean up, but you do end up with really cool looking marbled fingers! Have you tried this technique? Any tips for beginners? I thought it was really unique and now my little girl has the rockin'est nails! She's loving it and we had a great time. Thank you Lorraine!
Also, Robyn showed me her link for marbling. It's very exact as to what to expect, but she writes in a way you feel like you're hanging out with her. Check it out: