Tuesday, 7 September 2010

3rd Marbling Attempt = WIN

After my disastrous first attempt and all of your amazing advice, I tried marbling again!

My second attempt went a bit better but was still not up to scratch and I managed to ruin it soon after by bumping and scratching it before it was dry. I think I put too many layers of polish on underneath. This was before clean-up - I didn't even keep it on long enough to get a proper picture.
The marbling isn't too bad but I don't like the colours very much.

My 3rd attempt went much better - I used thinner polishes as you all suggested and I'm pretty pleased with the result.
I used 2 coats of BYS Lilac Bliss as a base and wrapped my fingers in sellotape...

For the marbling I used purple, pink and glittery bronze. Then cleaned them up nicely...

 I think I just need to work on getting more of a pattern on my nails rather than a few random swirls.

If you regularly visit my blog and can remember what it looked like a few days ago when I just had two columns, please let me know what you think about the new layout by answering the poll over there on the right! Honest answers are much appreciated - I won't take it personally if you answer in the negative :)



  1. Looks great!! Glad to see that using tape worked for you! :)

  2. WOW that looks AMAZING! I really love it....what a sucess :) xo

  3. much better!
    very cute the 3rd

  4. Thats amazing!! Much better and this one is really great!

  5. Hi!

    Love your blog and wanted you to know I gave you the Sunshine Award for it:)

    The award post is here:

    And it includes a link to your blog and your blog home page is featured in the vid above the award:)

    Have a beauty full day!



  6. Ow that looks so good!!! Nicely picked out perfect colors :)

  7. This one is full of win! It looks fab.
    As for the blog, the only negative is that it's now too wide for my browser window. lol

  8. Still lovely. These colors are so cute together too. I need to try this soon :).

  9. Oi! I like both but the last one's color combos are great!

  10. BudgetBeautyGoddess - Indeed it does! Thanks! And thank you so much for the award!

    dr4g0nfly - Thank you, yeah using tape definitely made it easier.

    Thanks youknow, Olivia, Marina, MaRyya, Emy Freshie and Martje!

    Sarah - Thanks, sorry to hear that. It looks like that's the case for a lot of people according to the blog so it's likely I'll change it back very soon.

    Thank you Let them have Polish!, Kitty and Alice


  11. You finally nailed it! ^_^ I have plans of trying marbling, too. Wish me luck

  12. i need some time to get used to your blog layout. So far I like it =)

  13. Good luck Jo! Leave me a link if if you post it?!

    Li Lian - I'm glad you like it. I might have to change it since it seems quite a few people can't see it properly :(



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