I Did It!

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nail art, watermarble, athena, the daily nailHoly crap guys, I did it. I've always been absolutely horrible at water marbling, and I'm still no expert, but I managed to get 10 CLEAN designs on my nails without killing anyone. WOOT! I'm pretty pleased with myself right now. I definitely have a long way to go to even come close to the mad skills that some of you amazing ladies have, but I feel pretty happy right now!

I saw the polish I used as a base color at Sephora when I dropped in to kill time before Chris and I went to see Deadpool the other night....again. :D It's seriously gorgeous- a gorgeous seafoam with both regular glitter and holo, so it's absolutely sparkle city. LOVE. I couldn't believe that it was from a major retailer and not an indie. It's from the Formula X collection, and it's called Athena. For the marble, I used American Apparel Hassid (the best black on the planet), and a cheap Wet & Wild clear polish that is SUPER thin and spreads awesomely. Topped it all off with Glisten & Glow HK Girl, the bestest top coat in the whole world. The real timesaver for me with this water marble was the Ctrl - Alt- Del from Glisten & Glow. I love that it's thick enough that it's easy to peel, and doesn't stick to itself as easily as other latex barriers.

nail art, watermarble, athena, the daily nail

nail art, watermarble, athena, the daily nail

I used:

Formula X Athena
American Apparel Hassid
Glisten & Glow HK Girl
Glisten & Glow Ctrl - Alt - Del

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm just excited I didn't screw it up!

  2. Whoop whoop, this water-marble-phobe salutes you x

    1. lol thanks!! I'm still a bit of a phone myself!

    2. I'm worried this one was a fluke and I got lucky lol

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    1. Thank you!! I totally couldn't resist the Formula X polish as it beckoned... glistening in the Sephora lights... :D


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