NoTW for June 1, 2015

I can not believe its June already?!  May went by so fast, it was so cold and than it got warm and now its back to chilly.  June is a very busy month for me.  My son, 2 nephews and my birthday are all in June, so a lot of cake eating goes on!  Not including Fathers Day and end of school exams for my son(and for me trying to get him to get ready for those!).  

I thought I would try to do water marbling for my nails this week using the new Morgan Taylor set I picked up, Ohh La La.  I thought the 2 softer colors in the set, Postcards From Paris and Cancan We Dance?, would make a nice marble look.  To do this technique you need a white base coat (China Glaze Snow), 2 or more marbling colors (Morgan Taylor Postcards From Paris and Cancan We Dance?), a container with warm water, white glue, and a toothpick.  

Materials needed-plastic container, 2 or more polishes, white base coat, glue or glitter off base coat, and a toothpick.

Materials needed-plastic container, 2 or more polishes, white base coat, glue or glitter off base coat, and a toothpick.

To do this technique you first need to paint the nails you are going to do the marble on with a white base, I also painted the remainder of my nails with Postcards From Paris.

Morgan Taylor Postcards From Paris and OPI Snow.

Morgan Taylor Postcards From Paris and OPI Snow.

I than painted around my nail, down to my first knuckle with either white glue or I used OPI Glitter Off Base Coat. 

Making a mess with the Glitter Off Base Coat!

Making a mess with the Glitter Off Base Coat!

Than you use a small plastic container with warmish water in it and let the polish drop on to the top of the water, alternating colors.

Drops of polish in the water.

Drops of polish in the water.

You than use a toothpick to drag out the colors, kind of making a star or whatever pattern you want.

After I dragged the toothpick trough the polishes.

After I dragged the toothpick trough the polishes.

Than you slowly dip your nail into the water, while your nail is in the water I take a toothpick and go around my nail while its till in the water to 'cut' the edge off.  All that's left is to wait for it to dry and than peel off your glue, or in my case the glitter off base coat.  Paint a top coat and you are done!  I like how this turned out and it really was fairly easy with only a few materials.

The finished nails!

The finished nails!

The Sephora Formula X polish, Alive, held up fairly well for the week.  I did have 2 chips but that was actually my nail that had peeled.  I am still quite happy with the Sephora brand of polish.

Sephora Formula X Alive after a week.

Sephora Formula X Alive after a week.

Have you tried the water marbling on your nails?  Did you find it fairly easy as well?  I think I may do this more as it looks like you did a lot when really you didn't!