I had the idea to do a galaxy manicure today but it just wasn't working out. My colors all looked too saturated and they weren't blending well. So I stripped it and tried again. Still not quite right. I decided to save it for another day and do a water marble instead.
I actually love water marbling. I've been marbling paper longer than I've been doing nail art so it only makes sense. Floating and manipulating pigments on water is one of my favorite things, artistically speaking.
I started by painting my nails white using Sally Hansen White On. Next I gathered up my marbling colors. I decided to use Essie Play Date, Sinful Colors Cream Pink and Sinful Colors Pink Forever.
I don't do my marbles in the usual way. Instead of piling my drops of polish one on top of the other, I drip them in a small cluster and swirl them together. I prefer the finished result since it gives you a lot of variety. Plus, it doesn't go on as thickly so it's easier to manage.
I actually think this came out quite cute, especially for being spur of the moment. What do you think?