Digit-al Dozen - Rainbow Week - Day 1

Hiya guys! The weekend completely flew by and I am so not happy about it. I feel like I barely got anything done and I am surprised I even manage to do one thing yesterday. But I was determined because today is the start of Digit-al Dozen week for the month of June. And this month our theme is Rainbow! One of the first design ideas I thought of was everyone's favorite technique (that's sarcasm guys)... watermarble!

This is definitely not too shabby considering it has been so very long since I've even attempted a watermarble.

I wish I could of made the same design on every one of the nails, but I honestly have no idea how to accomplish that. I cannot even lie, haha. It's something that completely blows my mind. I even managed to goof and my ring nail is actually in the wrong direction. Oh well, accidental accent nail for the win!

So the basics of what you need: good creme polishes, room temperature water, a cup, and a pointer/needle tool. Usually I end up using water from the tap and setting it aside over night. For the cup, don't use styrofoam ones! I learned that mistake the hard way when the polish ate through the material and there was water everywhere. I just use a plastic cup from Ikea, but I've seen a lot of people use tea cups. You could use plastic red cups, but just make sure to double layer the cup in case it breaks.

As for the polishes, there are so many in the indie community that can marble these days. Especially neons! Of course, the Pipedream ones are like holy nail grail but they are discontinued now. I'm on the hunt for some new ones myself and have my eye on the Lou It Yourself ones.

As always, here's a break down of everything I used to create this look:

  • Polishes: Pipedream Polish - On The List, Light Of Day, High Roller, All In, and V.I.P. Pass
  • Watermarble Tool from WhatsupNails
  • Liquid Latex: Mani Defender from Ellison's Organics (*)
  • Top Coat: Seche Vite

    Thanks to my new camera, I finally got to record a tutorial for a watermarble! I was thinking of doing weekly/bi-weekly watermarble videos, but what do you guys think? Is that a segment you'd have any interest in? Please be sure to subscribe to my channel if you haven't already: youtube.com/c/roselynnmercedes787.

    I was surprised I didn't really get any air bubbles this time around, at least not in the video. It was kind of disappointing actually because it made me forget to talk about them.

    For the longest time whenever I'd get air bubbles I would either redo the nail or just add fairy-dust over the marble in hopes of hiding it... Because fairy-dust fixes everything XD. But actually you can fix them before they even happen! Basically lift the nail slowly to the surface of the water and let the bubble pop, then sink the nail back in the water.

    I hope you guys like this design as much as I do. Here's hoping I can come up with something just as cool for tomorrow. Be sure to check out the other days participating in Day 1 of Rainbow Week!