Friday, June 5, 2015

Crazy Pinwheel Watermarbles Errrwhere!

I needed some bright neons in my life, so I made a suggestion about doing Bestie Twin Nails with a friend, which turned into Bestie Quadruplet Nails with two more friends, and I am loving the end result!  Read on for more pics and info!

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Pinwheel Watermarble and Stamped Mani

I am trying to dig myself out of a dark hole as the sun is now shining, and neon polish is definitely a quick way to boost my spirits.  I have been wanting to try a pinwheel watermarble and figured this was a great time to do it.  This mani is a collaboration between four of us and I just love how it all came together!
Nothing to disclose.  All purchased by me.

Avert your eyes!  I'm naked!

I am thrilled with the length I am getting now that my nails are filed into points.  The fact that there aren't any corners to chip off means I don't have to file them down that often since my nails aren't breaking.  Winning!!  At least on my glory hand...  Cindy is not faring so well.  Above you can see my naked natural nails with a base coat on.

Anyway, so pinwheel watermarbles.  What??  My mind was blown when I saw someone sporting a pinwheel marble and I wondered how the hell they accomplished that and more importantly, how could I get that awesomeness on my nails.  I watched a 15-second IG video over and over, probably no less than 50 times.  Why you ask?  Why not just check out a YouTube video?  Well, the honest answer is because lazy.  Too much work to find one amidst the bajillion watermarble videos on YouTube, plus I was confident I could get the gist from that 15-second video... Meh, I can do this!!

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Pinwheel design in my watermarble cup

Not too bad!!  I used the entire Hard Knock Life collection from In The Name Of Polish.  This collection of neon jelly polishes is perfect for watermarbling.  I used a plastic container and distilled water for my watermarble setup (you can find a pic of my container in one of my previous blog posts here).  These polishes spread like magic.  I really need to try this technique in a smaller cup so I can get more of the spiral on my nail!

Watermarble with In The Name Of Polish HKL collection, no topcoat

By the way, I started with a base of OPI Alpine Snow in two coats on all of my nails.  I left my middle finger white for some stamping.  ;-)

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Mani under my Ottlite lamp

I stamped with Sinful Colors Black on Black and Uber Chic Beauty plate 1-01.  Crazy indeed!

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Colors are a bit muted here compared to in real life

And of course, I'm giving the middle finger to my Cindy middle finger.  Seriously, can you please grow without breaking and peeling?!?  Please???  Also, again, Cindy hand is good for testing things...  Look at that hot mess on my index finger!

Eff you, crazy Cindy middle finger!!

Without further adieu, I give you our Bestie Quadruplet Nails collab!  Clockwise from the left we have Megatuce (blog here), Ineedamani (blog here), myself, and ThePolishedPerspective (blog here)!  Fabulous job, ladies!


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Quad Nails featuring my three best nail friends! 

Then wouldn't you know it.... Darn nails breaking all over the place on Cindy.  *sigh*  That index finger peeled in half!  In layers!!  Boooo...


MEN DOWN!

But I'll be damned if I'm cutting them all down!!  Who's with me??!?

Nope.  Not gonna happen.  Grow, dammit, GROW!

39 comments:

  1. Just stunning! Great colours xx

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    1. Thank you! Neons are my favorite! ;-)

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  2. Love pinwheel watermarbles!!! All of them turned out fantastic!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sumeet!! Doing them was more fun than I thought it would be!

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  3. The colors look so great together. I need to try watermarble for sure !

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  4. These all turned out lovely!! And no way would I file them all down! I will wear a tip on one before punishing all the rest for that one weak little nail!

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  5. Wow!!! Amazeballs! I love it! My Cindy is also a peeling PITA. I feel you.

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    1. Thank you! Seriously though, I think Cindy just feels neglected. Lol :-p

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  6. This is freaking awesome!! Your watermarble like a boss!

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    1. Hehe, thank you!! I still need more practice, but I had fun doing it! Usually I'm yelling into my watermarble cup and cursing at my liquid latex. xD

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    1. Thank you! I did too, and I think they all turned out so great!

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  8. That pinwheel watermarble is awesome! I love the way it looks in the container. You should've zoomed in and taken a macro, it would make a great background pic for something, like a phone background. Other thing, when I first saw these I thought, what a cool stamp, I wonder what plate it's from. And now that I read the post I realized that I already own that plate, so maybe I can recreate these some day.

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    1. Thanks, Nadia! I should have, maybe I still can! Lol, dig your plate out when you move and get to it! ;-)

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  9. I love them all! And that nail shape is divine on you.

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  10. These were so cool! And I love, love, love that marble!!!!

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    1. Thank you!! I do too! I love how they all turned out!

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  11. You are so funny, I so love that gif at the end lol! I think these turned out so cute, I've never tried a pinwheel marble before, need to add it to my nail bucket list!

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    1. Hehe, thanks Jen! You definitely need to put it on your short list!! I can see it turning out awesome on you!

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  12. I love that nail shape on you. And the watermarble! Stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenny! I am really happy with my nail shape now! =)

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  13. Wow, so amazing! Love the orange and green one the best. *raises glass to toast crazy ones*

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  14. Can I just say how jealous I am of your marbling skills? I just can't do it... But all of your manis are awesome!
    Xoxo, Nyx

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    1. Aww, thank you! I'll tell you, I am no marbling queen. These polishes really do the work for me! <3

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  15. I love how awesome this collab is.I could never get a watermarble to look that great.

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure you could! I have been so thrilled with this collection for watermarbling. They do all the work for me! ;-)

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  16. Why have I never seen this style?! I must try it!! I'm lazy too, I don't have the patience for youtube videos

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    1. Hahaha, right Manna?!? I don't know, but snap to it! ;-)

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  17. Why have I never seen this style?! I must try it!! I'm lazy too, I don't have the patience for youtube videos

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  18. Love this so much! I've never been able to pull this pinwheel look off quite this flawlessly.

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    1. Thank you, Roselynn! I was intimidated for sure the first time I did it, but with awesome polishes it is very easy to make the design!

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