|Christmas Colour Watermarble|
I have recently figured out how to watermarble properly and am so thrilled with that. I have always loved the looks it can create and its such fun to try it myself. I have a few watermarble looks I have done, the Halloween one you can see here, and a Winter one you can check out here. Today I have a Christmas one to show you, along with some step by step photos of the process.
My only issue with this mani is that the red turned out looking a little pink, but I'm pretty sure you can still tell it was Christmas themed. The marbling I ended up with looks like candy to me, so that was kind of a cute Christmas look.
Here we go with the how-to for watermarbling! First of all you must make sure to have everything you need ready before you begin. The things in this photo show mostly what you will need, such as polish, toothpicks, a container for water, etc. I use the Vaseline and Q-Tips to rub around my finger so the excess polish will come off easier. I have seen other people use tape for this but I prefer the Vaseline. You also will need nail polish remover and such, but I didn't add that in the photo.
The next photo is a combination of the steps, which I will explain. The top left shows the nail polish being dropped one colour at a time into the water. I fill my container about two thirds of the way with water, and drop the polishes one at a time to create the rings. The top right photo shows the rings all together, before you begin the marbling.
The bottom left is the pattern that came out after dragging the toothpick through the rings. This can be done in many ways, depending on your preference, but I basically pull the toothpick from one side of the polish rings to the other. Once you have dragged your toothpick through to create a pattern you like, you can dip your finger in.
In the bottom right image it shows me doing that. This can be tough to get a good angle of your fingernail into the correct part of the pattern you want, so you will have to play around with what works best for you. I find it troubling to do so sometimes because my other nails get so close to the bowl and I don't want to get anything on them.
I didn't include a cleaning up photo, but basically you need to keep your nail in the water until you scrape away all of the excess polish on the surface, which I do using the toothpick. This is a crucial step because you don't want to get anything on the nail your just worked so hard to marble. Once you have removed all the other surface polish, you can pull your finger out.
There will be a lot of cleanup to do after that, which is why I use the Vaseline. It makes it much easier to get the polish all the way down your knuckles off. This is a super messy manicure but the results are so cool so it makes it worth the mess, at least to me!
This wasn't the most detailed introductions but I think that it gives the basics and I hope you guys get the idea from what I have shown you. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and would love to hear what you think of this post, the manicure, or anything you want to share about your own Christmas plans so feel free to leave a comment!