Friday, 15 November 2013

Dry Marble with Essie's Lapiz of Luxury


I went on a little shopping trip a few days ago and bought three new nail polishes (hurrah!)
I got Essie's Lapiz of Luxury, which is a soft blue polish, Essie's topcoat Let it Shine, and Spectral Green by Nocibé, which is a sort of duochrome green polish. I'm excited to try that one out!

But first I tried out the Essie polishes. I thought the soft blue would make a perfect match with my mintgreen shade Miss Minty from Gosh, so I wanted to do a design with these two.

I actually wanted to do a watermarble design because I need some practice in that and I thought it would look great with these two colours, but Essie's Lapiz of Luxury is NOT a watermarble-proof polish AT ALL. When I put a drop of it in the water, it completely spread out, but not in the way it's supposed to: it just sort of dissolved in the water, it was very strange. 
I thought maybe I did something wrong or the water was not the right temperature, so I tried it again, but I got the same result. I hadn't tried watermarbling with Essie polishes before, so I don't know if it's something that is the same for all of them, but I knew that I couldn't watermarble with this one...

So I opted for a dry marble instead, because I really did want to do a design where the two colours sort of mixed, I didn't want to have hard, clear lines which seperated the two colours, I wanted flowy lines because these colours are very soft and I think flowy lines look great with soft colours :)



So as you can see, I did a dry marble on my middle finger and ring finger, and I painted the rest of my nails with Miss Minty. I then added a few rhinestone because I thought the colour of the rhinestones fitted so perfectly with the colours of the polishes :) 

I then added Essie's Let it Shine and well, look at the shine! I'm really happy with this topcoat, because it didn't smudge the design and it's so much shinier that my previous topcoat! Of course I still need to put it to an ultimate test (a black and white design), but for now I'm very pleased with it.



So, what do you think of this design? Has any of you ever tried to watermarble with Essie polishes and if so, what was the result? I'm quite curious to know if it's impossible to watermarble with the other Essie polishes as well :)

Thanks for reading!

12 comments:

E. said...

Great idea, looks just amazing:) I can't help you with watermable, I'm not an expert, you know that;)

nail crazy said...

gorgeous manicure :D
i hate watermarble, but only because i stink in it, i haven't be able to do a proper one yet ;)

Robin said...

Thanks! I think this is a great alternative technique for watermarble :) And just keep practicing, eventually watermarble will work! :)

Robin said...

Thanks! And I know the feeling, I did a lot of watermarbles before finally something good came out of it :)

fife fantasi nails said...

they are gorgeous- the marble effect is always spectacular :)
Thank you for your visit on my blog ;)

Robin said...

Thank you! And you're welcome, it's always nice to discover some more nail art blogs! :)

zebra-nails said...

Cool mani! :)

Robin said...

Thanks! :)

lolly said...

beautiful mani i love how delicate it looks! I think i've given up with water marble it's so much effort and although the outcome is brill it just takes ages finding which nail polishes work and which don't x

Robin said...

Thank you! I know, watermarble can be such a pain sometimes! The technique I used here was dry marble though, maybe you can try that sometime as an alternative to water marble? :)

Lucy (the Nail Snail) said...

I love the soft colors! The dry marble looks great, I think the more subtle flowing lines actually look better than a water marble would!

Robin said...

Thanks! :)

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