Monday, December 14, 2009

NotD - Neon Marble

I seen to really have figured out that marbling thing. Last night I gave the colours of my very first attempt and epic failure another try. When I started looking through the pictures I saw again that I had overlooked some polish residue aroung the edges. So off I went to clean up and re-photograph. Flash pics looked fine, but the few daylight photos I managed not to blur completely still show some gross cuticles.




When I posted my review of the ORLY mani minis set Hot Shots Melissa commented that I should do a manicure with Hottie, Holla and China Glaze Japanese Koi. I tried, but my first attempt at water marbling failed so epically that it took some time for me to give it another try.

For this manicure I started with a shimmery white base:



  • LOOK by BIPA Stop Split Vitamin Booster
  • LOOK by BIPA Ridge Filler
  • Maybelline Colorama glossy nail color 19 marshmallow - two coats
  • Seche Vite


Then I prepared my work space and opened my polishes:

  • essence colour & go 01 absolute pure - I wanted a bit of space between the neons
  • ORLY Hottie
  • ORLY Holla
  • China Glaze Japanese Koi
  • CND Air Dry

And this is what the finished merble lookes like with flash:


And with natural light:


And it's even more eye-searing and awesome in person!
What's your favourite colour combination for marbling?

13 comments:

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

Wow- this turned out awesome- those neon's are blinding!

CucumPear said...

Thanks, Deez. Neons are made of awesome!

Trincess said...

Oh, my retinas! This one is soo awesome! I wish I could marble like you do =)

CucumPear said...

Thank you, Deniz. That's my second successful marble (marbling n00b!), once you get the hang of it marbling is fairly easy!

kelliegonzo said...

this is so great! i love love love the neons!

CucumPear said...

Glad you love it as much as I do, Kellie!

Daily Nail said...

My eyes, my eyes!!! Lol I think that the design looks fantastic!! :)

Evil Angel said...

I think I'm blind! I love the colors!

CucumPear said...

Thanks Melissa and Evil Angel! Sorry about your retinas. :-P

gildedangel said...

That looks amazing, wow!

CucumPear said...

Thank you, gildedangel. :-)

the-swatchaholic said...

Stunning! I love it! :)

CucumPear said...

Thank you, Jeanette! I wore this manicure until it started peeling and chipping earlier today.

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