I have a Guest Post for you from a talented nail artist named Kaylyna Ramirez. Her blog is Killa Kays Nail Adventure and she is going to do a water marble for us. (Something I have a hard time making look good.)
Hey everyone! I am Kaylyna (aka Kay) from Killa Kays Nail Adventure. Lisa from My Stunning Nails has let me take over her blog today! I could not figure out for the life of me what I wanted to share with you all but I finally decided on doing a water marble!
For my water marble I used Envy Lacquers new Candy Cremes Collection. I have learned that room temperature is best to use because if its cold, the polish dries to quickly and if its hot, the polish just doesn’t spread or drops to the bottom of the cup. I also used my water marble tool from What’s Up Nails to make the desired design in the cup. But if you don’t have one, you can use a long thin needle or something similar! On top of all that I always keep my cup on top of clean napkins, you could use a paper towel or what not if you wanted, but I do this because I have found that its easier to clean the watermarbling tool between swipes in the polish!
Once I have my area prepped, I then prep my nails! For this watermarble I did decide to do a white base, I used Sally Hansen White Out. For the latex I used Bye Girl Barrier by Nailed it Nail Polish which is my go to peel off base. It dries super fast and peels perfectly, on the nail bed and around the nail! Makes for such an easy clean up!
Once the latex dries, I then start to add single drops of polish into the room temperature water. I continue in the same order, making sure to use all five colors. I chose to do 3 drop of each color. Once you have dropped in enough polish it should look like below.
The biggest thing besides the temperature of water is how fast you move. You can not sit there and admire it, you have to start making the design immediately. Breathing heavily while water marbling is also a big no-no! I’m not saying to hold your breath but be mindful of where you are breathing…haha, I do tend to hold my breath without realizing it! So for this design I started dragging from the outside to the center.
I continue to drag until I achieve the design I want.
I then slowly dip my finger quickly. I find that if I dip slower, more bubbles appear. Once I dip it I hold my finger under the water until I gather up the extra polish either with a q-tip or like I use, an old nail art brush.
Once all of my nails are done, I usually take the watermarble tool and drag it along my cuticle. Some people use a clean up brush instead of this step, so that is another option. I then take small scissors and make a clean-cut through the latex on my finger, pictured below. Tweezers are awesome for peeling latex so that is what I use!
Ugh Bye Girl Barrier is such a good and clean latex. I mean look at that peel! Once all the latex is done, I then proceed to use my Unicorn Horn Clean Up brush from Baroness X. It is the perfect size and does so well! I have 3 haha. I did add a coat of HK Girl Top Coat by Glisten & Glow once done. It really made the mani pop and oh so glossy!
I just could not resist so I also used one of Melody’s toppers (Envy Lacquer) Crushed Candy as well! Ugh I think its my favorite one from The Candy Coatings Trio.
Well I hope you have enjoyed me taking over Lisa’s page today! I just want to say thank you for having me and I hope your followers picked up a few tips! All my links will be below!
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Thank you to Kaylyna! If you have comments for her just leave them below and I’ll pass them on.