So not quite dramatic as it sounds. I used some Primark temporary tattoos that I’ve used previously. However, this time they had some serious colour bleeding, gah! It’s definitely a ‘looks better at a distance’ result.
So yup, still trying to get through all the polishes I got in my two Ciate Advent Calendars. I really liked both colours and would definitely wear/use them again. The purple is called ‘Talent Scout’ and it did apply a little thickly but smoothed out fine when I applied my top coat. (Usually I’m complaining about how thin the Ciate polishes are ha!) The coral, which appears a lot more pink rather than orange in reality, is called ‘Play Date’ and it applied really well – only one coat! My water marble wasn’t too hot, I had to do some patch jobs in places where I ended up with bubbles but I think I got away with it?.. I then applied a top coat and some studs because it was looking a little bland.
So this water marble was made wet, but actually applied dry! ‘Lady Lacquer‘ (in my opinion) is the queen of water marbling – I’m still in awe at her amazing water marbling results as mines are always so bad. So when I saw her use this technique, I couldn’t not give it a go. I wasn’t that adventurous with my shapes, but I think it gave me a cool result and I’d like to try it again with different shapes and colours! It’s a lot less messier than taping your fingers but them getting covered anyway, etc etc.
So I do enjoy water marbling, but I’m not so great at it, I always seem to over or under swirl. After I’d finished marbling, it all looked pretty unsatisfactory. So I was like, ‘hmm glitter makes everything better’ but I’m not sure it did. What do yous think? Should I have refrained from glitter top coating?