Hi everyone! I don't do this too often, but the mani I'm posting tonight I actually consider to be a fail. I knew this would happen when I started the 31 Day Challenge - an instance where I wasn't happy with a design and didn't have the chance to redo it, and today's the day. One of my major goals with this blog is to inspire others, but this blog is also meant to capture my growth as a nail artist. And with that growth comes it's ups and downs.
I started off by wanting to do a water marble with several holographic polishes from A England. I began with a black base using Orly Liquid Vinyl, then did a water marble with A England Tristam, Saint George, and Lady of the Lake.
The technique itself was not a problem. These are actually good polishes to marble with as they don't dry too fast allowing you to move them around in the water. The problem is that the marble effect is really hard to see. It's somewhat better in person, but difficult to capture on camera.
So here's where I need your help. I'm wondering if I should try to do another water marble with these polishes. If so, what should I do differently? Should I work with a lighter base? Maybe do the water marble over a grey or white base? I really love how these polishes disperse in the water, so I'm not quite ready to give up on the idea.
So there you have it, one of the few times I'll post a fail. What do you think - should I not do posts like this, or should I have waited until I could post a successful water marble? Have you had a water marble fail?