Blue Period — Water Marble

Well, it's official.  I am now blue because we have completed February, which concludes my "Blue Period."

First, let's recap on all the blue we have seen over the past month:

Chanel's Blue Satin
Leopard Print in blue
Essie's Lapiz of Luxury
Sacre Blue- blue fashion
Chine Glaze's High Def
Ombre in blue
Ikat in blue

Lastly, I would like to finish off my Blue Period with a water marble, my very first water marble, in fact!

This one is blue, of course, but it is also quite subtle.

Follow Gloss's tutorial, with tips and tricks, on how to complete your perfect water marble.

Or, here is a water marble video, from polishandpearls, that I found to be quite helpful:


Using China Glaze's First Mate and OPI's No Room For the Blues, here is what I came up with.....

You will need the following materials:

- two colors of polish
- a cup of room temperature water
- a toothpick
- a chopstick (or some other device to remove the excess polish from around your finger after placing it in the water)
- polish remover and make-up brush

First paint your nails with the base color of your choice (China Glaze's First Mate) and let dry completely.

(This was a gift from Gloss and I love it!)

Then, make sure to tape around finger nails, for easy clean up....

Then, using room temperature water in a cup, carefully place the two polish colors (China Glaze's First Mate and OPI's No Room For the Blue) inside the cup (as seen in above video).

Then use the toothpick to create a nifty design in the nail polish.

Next, place one finger inside the nail polish design you have created and hold underwater.  Use a chopstick (or some other thingamabob) to carefully remove the excess nail polish sitting in the water around your finger before you pull it out.

Continue these above step with each finger until complete.

When dry (or mostly dry), carefully remove tape from fingers.  Use make-up brush and polish remover to remove any left over bits of polish from your fingers.  Then cover nails with healthy serving of top coat.

Subtle and cool.

Looking forward to practicing this technique more until I perfect it!

I now bid adieu to this sacre bleu.

XOXO, Varnish