Over the weekend I entered a nail art contest by the indie brand Marbles For Polish. The theme was Marbles (shocker I know :P )! Now there is a specific type of design called a water marble that is very popular in the nail art community. It is done by dripping small drops of nail polish in a cup of water, letting the polish spread out, then taking a toothpick and swirling the colors around in a marbled-like pattern. You then dip your finger onto the design and clean up all the mess around your fingernail. Et voila! A water marble pattern. I have tried this style about 6 different times all with a disastrous outcome, so I'm afraid I have no pictures of mine to show you of that design. However if you do a google image search for "water marble nails," you'll see what I'm taking about.
Anywho, since I cannot do a water marble for the life of me, I took the theme literally, and painted a game of marbles onto my nails :) My brother and I used to play when we were little, and I remember he had two sets - one with clear marbles that had swirls of colors, and one that was a pale blue with swirls of colors - and I had one set of solid white marbles with yellow, red, and dark blue swirls. I used those as inspiration for the nail art. Here's a picture of the final product:
I am pleased to say that I won! There was a 1st place prize and two runner-up prizes. There were a LOT of other really amazing water marble entries - I really was sure I wasn't going to win. I am still pretty shocked! I need to work on my confidence with my nail art :P
That's all for today's post! Short and sweet :) Don't forget to enter my Giveaway if you haven't already! There are just over 4 days left, and only 24 entries so far!
Have a great day, all! <3