Worth the Effort?

This is an idea I’ve been wanting try for a while… Marbled French tips.

A while ago, I decided to prepare a few marble sheets, using the dry water marble technique (not to be confused with the dry marble technique!). I have since discovered that, rather than using nail varnish to transfer the design, foil glue is much easier to work with.

This is the result :

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This is a white Attitude varnish with E.L.F. mango madness and hot pink. The base colour is Stargazer and it’s all been sealed with a quick dry topcoat.

Sorry about the photo background, I’m on the train to work!

The thing is, although a dry water marble is a lot less messy than a wet one, the smile line is kind of messy, and I ended up with dry bits of varnish floating about everywhere. My other hand is a real nightmare! I could only do 2-3 nails at a time without going mad.

Although a dry water marble is a bit more hard-wearing than a regular foil, overworking a topcoat drags the design about horribly.

So, very time-consuming, and I don’t find the effect all that stunning – was it worth it?

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