Friday, December 3, 2010

Guest Post: Water Marbling Nail Polish Technique

To make sure you have a fabulous weekend, I am leaving you with an awesome guest blogger, Amber. Not only is she beautiful, stylish, and clever, but Amber also happens to be an amazing friend. Her fashion blog, Amber's Mouthwash, has been one of my favorite reads for a very long time. Enjoy her guest post and then go check out her blog!


For Jennifer Fabulous' blog, I wanted to do something just as unique and fabulous as she is. I decided what could be better than something that is never the same twice? As a self professed nail polish fiend, I want to show you one of my favorite polish techniques: The Water-marbling Technique. It's as beautiful as it is unique and bound to attract compliments.

For those of you who are hearing about this technique for the first time, you are in for treat! While it can be a bit of a clean up, the pay off it well worth it - you won't be able to stop admiring your artwork. Even those who are artistically inclined will be masters. I have been stopped in malls by complete strangers who want to know where I got my nails done. If you are seeking for ways to break up your manicure routine, this is the perfect solution. Enjoy and have fun!



TIPS:
*While dark and bright colors work best, a solid white creates some amazing effects.
*The matte polish I used turned out great - too bad I put a top coat on to seal everything else....
* If you don't want to spend about 20 minutes cleaning up around your nails, do this before you plan on taking a shower. The steam will lift the excess polish right off.
*Sometimes waiting until the polish film dries and then dipping your nail makes for really cool "lightening streaks" across the nail. Very cool.

Remember, there is no "right" way to do this! Have fun with it!

*Fun Fact* the yellow polish pictured in the film is now: in my carpet, on my November Vogue, Bridal planning book, bank receipt and headband. Too bad I didn't catch it on camera.







And that's it! Let me know what you think - I hope you try it too! I would love to see your results!!

Thank you for allowing me to guest write on your blog Jennifer! Such a cool idea!

70 comments:

TOPCOAT said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! Your nails came out amazing, xx



http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

Naminan said...

Wow Amber! That's really cool. I will have to try this over break. I used to do water marbling with my preschool students--this is so much better!! Thanks! stefanie holiman

Heels lover said...

Wow, this si so amazing! I'll definitely try it! Thanks for sharing!<3

♥ kisses ♥

http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

Hope Adela said...

lovely tutorial! this is so hipppy-chic! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Becky-May said...

thats so cool, im gonna try it tonight

BM

thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

x

mariahsmile said...

I've been wondering how to do this! Thanks!

AKM said...

They loook amazing, so unique xox

http://fascinationforfashion-akm.blogspot.com/

Paola said...

answer:yes I love them too!;)

http://paolinasspace.blogspot.com/

Josie said...

You're right; these are so unique! Super pretty, dear!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Venus In Virgo said...

Gorgeous! Great guest post and thanks for the tutorial.Have a great weekend XOXO

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Oooh, I love Amber's blog too! She's so sweet and a master at nail polish!! Fabulous post!!

P.S. Thank you for such a sweet comment; it makes me smile :-) xoxoxoxxo

devilishlypleasurable said...

Oh my Goodness. .this is terrific!

Christina said...

Wow it looks absolutly amazing! Really good post girl! :)



Kisses,
CK from

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Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I kicked around the idea of being a manicurist for a while, but I'm not gay or Asian. It turns out, it's against the law.

Nice video.

Tights Lover said...

I had never heard of this before. It looks amazing! I love it.

ps. JF...I laughed...really hard. At your comment today. Still laughing while I think about it. Hope you have a great weekend!

Chloe said...

that looks amazing, i really need to try it!
i'm now following your blog <3
check out mine / follow back? xo
http://intotheforbidden.blogspot.com/

Mouthwash said...

Yay!! Thank you Jennifer for your wonderful introduction! =D You are so sweet

I really do hope lot of people try this and SEND ME PHOTOS! I'd love to host them on my blog! :)

Amber
ambersmouthwash

Kellie W. said...

This is so awesome!! I don't know if my nails are long enough to really pull this off, but I'm tempted to try it out anyway!

Missy said...

fab!

Missy
Blending Style, Celebs and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Izzy said...

OMG! I love ths- so trying it out! Thanks for the comment! Hope you visit back ;)
www.swampedinflowers.blogspot.com

Andrés Corella said...

Wow...kick ass nails!!...truly works of art!

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erica said...

This is awesome! gonna try it out

Luxi said...

OMG I need to try this your nails look amazing,,,like lightning!

LuvLux
xxx

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Wow, awesome blog!
Thanks for your comment Jennifer ;)
I follow you!

http://vicissitudinilombarde.blogspot.com/

Kara said...

Wow, this is so cool! I'm always looking for ways to do nail art, so I'm definitely going to try this technique!!

http://sprinklesinsprings.blogspot.com/

Ratu Annisaa said...

Cool, I think I might try it, it's so unique!

Ellen ♥ said...

Up for this post! :) pretty colors for nails :) thanks for sharing :)

have a nice day!

ellenreviews.blogspot.com

ASHLEY K. said...

I am definitely trying this! Thank you so much for sharing <3

http://ssecondskin.blogspot.com

Leia said...

It looks great, I really want to try this!

Leia

Becky Regina said...

Wow nice guest post ! I can't wait to do this as soon as I get my holiday . Haha .

Cátia said...

awesome!! I've seen Lindsay Lohan using that!! Now I know how to do it!!

Thanks

xoxo

lotteryholly.blogspot.com

Audrey Allure said...

That looks really cool, and pretty easy to do - I think I'm going to try it!

minnja said...

Beautiful :))))

LOVE
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

btd. said...

I can't wait to try this!

Vagabond said...

Wow, the nails look amazing. Love them!

Thank you for your comment. In which state do you live?
It's true, my mood is really conected with scenery! I always feel much better in the center of Warsaw, or at the sea or other country then in my borough. Exactly as you said, I feel so inspired!
Thank you, I really hope your prediction will become true! I wish I could travel all over the world. And I really believe people get wiser for travels!

SMASH said...

oh my god this is amazing, im seriously doing this tomorrow! thanks for the tutorial :D

xx
MILK TEETHS

SABINNA and DAVID said...

thank u so much for your lovely comment! u have a great blog! we are your new followers :) we would be really happy if u follow us back :)

xx, Sabinna and David

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Vagabond said...

I like the sentence :) I hope it's true in my case.
I've heard about Missouri a little. I was in secondary school with extended english, and I had to learn names of every state, and a few words about it. I was really intrested in Arizona and Phoenix, grand canyon and so on... How is it in Missouri? What's your favourite state or city in usa? i believe it's very intresting country.

I'm following you too :).

Vikki said...

Love the nails!! They came out amazing!!!

xxx
Vikki

http://stylometre.blogspot.com

Patricia Ann said...

I have only recently somewhat mastered the art and technique that goes into coloring within the lines to put it simply, when it comes to my nails. Which makes me super envious when I see nail art done like this. This is beyond my caliber but still, completely gorgeous to not try.

Patricia Ann
www.theshapesofthings.com

Vagabond said...

It's similarly as here in Poland: a few bigger cities, but mostly small towns and farms. It's exactly as you said: kinda beautiful, but also boring. I prefer skyscrapers, big cities. I live in Warsaw, so in the biggest city in Poland, but you can't compare it to for example NYC.

Like I wrote in my post, Warsaw has a few beautiful places, but mostly there are blocks of flats, and for me they're just ugly.
Wow NYC, and LA... miami... I'm so jealous. I've never been to usa. The flights are quite expensive, and dollars are much more expensive then polish currency. It's my dream to go there. I think I'll try to find a job for holidays, and maybe I'll go to US for two years, when I'll be already 18.
I think I would love US too :)
Have you ever been to Arizona? I'm so intrested in this state.

How is it in Poland... First of all, we have a great history. We were under german, austrian and russian occupacion for 123 years. When we were free again, there was the second world war, and it was a nightmare. After that was communism. So we are free, democracy country for over 20 years, which is not much. So it is, how it is. We have just one line of underground (or subway, what's the difference?) we have bad politics and economy. People here don't earn much. Most of young people emigrate. I'm going to emigrate too. There's no many perspective, actually. I don't want to sound like Poland is the worst place on the world, because it's not so bad, actually i think everywhere is the same. I wouldn't stay here anyway, I wasn't born to sit just in one place to the rest of my life. But we have a few nice places, I'll try to show them on my blog. :)

Sanny said...

Amber is definitely one fine chic, love her blog now! And the result of that tutorial of yours is very impressive!

Have a delightful day! (:

Sanny's Head to Heart

Sandra said...

Very cool! I could never do this myself since I can barely put on one straight coat, but this is extremely original. Everyone would notice nails like that!

Sherin said...

Marbled nails look so fantastic. I tried it once and the mess was so immense, lol. But I'm inspired to try it again now.

Calliforniaction. said...

it look so nice;)

yiqin; said...

omg this looks really interesting

Disguise said...

Amazing :) Shall definitely try it! LOVE your blog, beeteedubloo!

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

amazing enter my giveaway? x hivennn.

Maryse said...

wauw great nails!
Thank you, i lvoe your blog <3

Alanah said...

nice tutorial! i love your american accent! =) so lovely =)

thanks for watching me! =)

xoxo Alanah
www.quite-in-fashion.blogspot.com

M said...

omg this is CRAZY COOL! i wanna try it!!!!

thanks for stopping by my blog, belles&rebelles! and for your comment! cool blog, i'm totally following you now! xo

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

M said...

omg this is CRAZY COOL! i wanna try it!!!!

thanks for stopping by my blog, belles&rebelles! and for your comment! cool blog, i'm totally following you now! xo

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

M said...

omg this is CRAZY COOL! i wanna try it!!!!

thanks for stopping by my blog, belles&rebelles! and for your comment! cool blog, i'm totally following you now! xo

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

Hollly shee-ite, this is magical. I'm basically obsessed with this now.

Thanks for your comment!
xoxo.

http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

danniekate said...

cool idea! i have this stuff called nail effects, and it does patterns like that as it dries :) x

My Republic of Fashion said...

LOVE those nails so much! Great tutorial. :)SarahD

FashionJazz said...

Wow this is stunning!! Luv it! xx

Sarah said...

Can't wait to try this, now that I know how it's done!

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Dahl said...

wow!! this sounds like such a cool idea!! I would love to wear it with a bright neon tie-dyed outfit at our local neon strobe-lighted bowling alley...whoa i'm going to have to try that idea...anyway thanks for posting, i adore this blog!
http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

DeVero said...

Waw the nailcolor is so amazing! cool tutorial!!

http://de-vero.blogspot.com

Couture Carrie said...

Soooooo cool!

xoxox,
CC

Marcia B. said...

omg freakin fantastic, always wanted to know how to do this! Merci!

Imogen said...

Wow how fun and effective. This is so cool and the video is really great too.

KcomeKarolina said...

amazing!
i just bumped into your blog!love it!
xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Miss Oh' said...

I've done some water marbeling designs myself (you can see pictures of them on my blog and on my nail art website here: http://www.wix.com/missoh/nailsbymissoh), I love the technique since it looks like there's no way you can do this yourself, but there is :). It takes a while, but when finished, you have the artiest of nails!

Thx for your weet comment on my latest post, you can follow if you like ;)

Love,
Oh'

blogbymissoh.blogspot.com

THE CRAFT said...

This is amazing! Definitely trying it out.

The Craft
http://thecraftiswhatyoumakeit.blogspot.com/

accessoryqueen:) said...

wow, the nails look gorgeous! i need to try it out :D
lovely post!
Thank you for the comment!
Nat xoxo
www.fashionista-nat.blogspot.com
following you!

FASHION ICE said...

wow these are soo cool!

Mario said...

OMG! I love ths- so trying it out! Thanks for the comment! Hope you visit back ;) www.swampedinflowers.blogspot.com

R.I.P Brandon Anthony Pethtel said...

I love the last picture what colors did you uses for it cause its so adorable and I also love the lightning look c: