I was wandering around Pinterest the other day. I can quit any time I want!!!!
Anyway, enough denial, I came across these wild looking fingernails. Aren’t they great?!
You can see more of Victoria’s artwork here.
These are her Rainbow Water Marble nails. I had never seen anything like it in my life! Sooo cool!
Now let me just say, for those of you who don’t know me personally, I am not a fancy fingernail type of gal. Some friends convinced me to get acrylics once. Peer pressure!!! They looked great, but felt really weird.
I’m so bad about having my nails painted. If I get the slightest chip, I pick it all off.
My nails aren’t pretty either. Short and square and they split.
My teenage daughter, on the other hand—no pun intended—has beautiful nails. Long, strong, perfectly shaped. She is not a fancy fingernail type of gal either. She is, however, really in to tie dyed stuff. So, when I pinned the picture on my Pinterest board, I was thinking she might like it.
I was right!
She freaked out! As only a teenage daughter can do!
So, I did a little research to find out how to do this Water Marbling thing.
I came across this tutorial. I really should have scrolled down to the comments. Someone listed a youtube video. Yeah, we should have watched that first. Now I have watched it. We will use those techniques next time.
Here is what we did…
If you watch the video you will see right away that I did this wrong. Way too much polish. Aren’t the colors pretty though?
The swirling was fun, even if I did do it wrong.
I wrapped her finger tips with tape to try to not get as much polish on her fingers. THAT part I did right!
If you watch the video, you will see that she cleaned out the excess polish after each finger. I messed that up too. We learn from our mistakes!
I liked playing with the polish.
Well, here they are. Click the picture to see a closer image. You will see they are nothing like Victoria’s lovely Rainbow nails. Megan thought they looked tie-dyed!
It didn’t matter that mistakes were made. We had some good mom-daughter time. She seemed to like them anyway.
We will try again sometime—the right way. Victoria had lots of color combination ideas!
P.S. We wanted to use a non-pearl polish that was not $6. Megan had colors in mind that she wanted. I found lots of quick drying polish in bright colors. It was suggested to not use quick drying polish. I found our polish at Family Dollar of $1 a bottle.
P.S.S. Have you ever tried the Water Marbling technique? Leave me a comment, and let me know any other tips I need to know.