Eeek! I'm very excited about today's post. I'll explain. When I started this blog, I wrote down a list of things I would like to ideally accomplish this year. Take part in 3 challenges. Get some indie polishes. Get 50 followers. That sort of thing. One of these goals was to do a water marble. I know I say that I get intimidated by new techniques, but watermarbling actually scares me. It looks so difficult, so much can go wrong, it looks like a lot of hassle, and I know that even some seasoned polishers struggle to do it. I thought maybe I would give it a try over the summer or something, when I had built up some confidence, just so I could say I gave it a go.
Instead, in a world exclusive, I give you...MY VERY FIRST WATERMARBLE
Now, be nice, it's my first ever go. These 2 fingers above, I am pretty happy with! They look marbly and everything. My index finger was the first one I did, and I think it turned out the best! I always get beginners luck, and then I can never replicate it lol. The rest are hit and miss. My pinkie especially is a bit rubbish (I was getting a little cocky by that point). I also decided in a moment of sheer lunacy to do this with RED (why?!) so please excuse the stained cuticles! I used W7 Black and OPI The Thrill of Brazil (for once lol) they were the first polishes I tried and I didn't experience any problems with the execution. It was just my lack of skill! I didn't even attempt to make a pattern or anything, just random marbling for now. One step at a time!
Overall I'm pretty happy with myself. Although not a complete success, it's definitely not a complete failure. I can now say I've tried this technique, and I would be willing to try it again in the future. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be! I'm also happy I can cross another goal off my list.
Be sure to check out some far better marbling from the other lovely ladies!