Monday, March 23, 2015


I was kind of shocked when I saw that I hadn't done a post since Thursday. WTF? I don't even have an excuse other than just pure laziness.

After all the cleaning I did on Thursday, I guess I hit that wall I sometimes hit when I keep staying up too late and not getting enough sleep. Which basically is every day for me, but after about 2-3 months, I'll have a day where I can't stay awake. That day was Friday. I swear I fell asleep at least 4 times throughout the day. Just quick little nappy-naps, but I still hate it. They leave me feeling completely sluggish and out of it for hours.

I was determined to do a water marble. As I was pulling out polishes on Saturday evening to start it, I popped a nail off. Oh, I was pissed!! Rather than just glue the one back on I figured I might as well just soak the suckers off.

Of course that meant the water marble was out because you can't put your hands in water for 3 hours after application. Normally I will put them on at night so I know they will stay dry overnight.

That meant I had to throw something on just because I didn't want naked nails. I decided I would do a fan brush manicure because I haven't done that in a really long time. 

And oh, I did one that turned out so horrid I didn't even take a picture. On Sunday afternoon I tried stamping over it to cover up some of the ugliness, and even that didn't work. It was really bad so I took it off and threw on a coat of white in preparation for the water marble.

Since we had a couple of the puppies over for playtime yesterday afternoon, I did the marble last night.
Sinful Colors White on White, China Glaze Pelican Gray, Studio M Sweet Pea, Sally Hansen no name pink, water marble
This one gave me SO much trouble! I think it took me almost 3 hours to finally just call it done. I would have liked to do a couple of nails over, but I couldn't look at swirly polish another second.

My colors on this one are Sinful Colors Snow Me White, China Glaze Pelican Gray, Studio M Sweet Pea and some really pretty baby pink from Sally Hansen that didn't have a name.

The trouble I had on this one was finding polishes that would all work together. I tried 4 different grays, 2 different light pinks and 2 of the darker pink before I finally got them all to cooperate.

And that is why I don't do water marbles as often as I  might like. Sometimes they are simply an exercise in frustration like this one was. My lack of patience often times gets the better of me. I was being stubborn on this one because I really, really wanted a pink, grey and white water marble.

Now I want it gone because I'm mad at it. I'm going to force myself to leave it on until tomorrow night.


  1. Your water marbling always turns out so nice. It always turns out a messy disaster when I've tried it.

    1. They ARE a messy disaster even when they do turn out!! LOL

  2. What do you do when a polish doesn't spread in the water? Does that mean that the polish just won't work for water marbling?

    1. That's exactly what it means. It can definitely be a trial and error thing with which polishes will work.If they just plop in the water and don't move, they'll never work.

  3. It's better than ant watermarble I've ever done! <3 But I understand your frustration!! :o(

    1. You just gave up on them, tho. You should try again. :)