Well I bought the whole OPI Nicki Minaj collection even though I really only liked Fly - I'm just a bit weird like that and like to have the whole collection!! So now I need to use them......... A water marble I thought, what a good idea!
Well, let me tell you this is my second water marble attempt ever, and I have to say this is a technique I need to practice.
Firstly I used my usual OPI Nail Envy base and then 1 coat of OPI Alpine Snow. The Nicki Minaj colours needed one more colour I thought so I picked OPI Ate Berries In The Canaries.
Here are the results:
It wasn't exactly what I had in mind but I don't mind how it turned out! I wanted to get the more flowery patterns that I have seen on some blogs but everytime I tried it just didn't come out that way, I'd get a big bald patch or too much colour.
Anyway, I did find a way to improve it - and that is to add some pretty holo glitter in the form of Northern Lights Gold Hologram Topcoat:
In my opinion everyone needs this topcoat - they do it in silver too!
These were the colours I used:
OPI Pink Friday, OPI Fly, OPI Did It On 'Em, and OPI Ate Berries In The Canaries
So, things I learnt this time:
- I didn't tape, I just used cuticle oil all over my finger and cleaned up with acetone and cotton buds after (saved a lot of time and aggrevation)
- I didn't drag the toothpick from the outside ring of polish as this was sometimes already dry and would bunch up rather than being dragged to make a pattern.
In the end I was quite pleased with this mani and had a lot of compliments, I just need to watch some more YouTube tutorials to make the patterns better. Have you got any tips for water marbling??