Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Stone Marble Manicure!

Hi lovelies,

It's been too long since I've shared some nail art with you...I've still been playing, I just never seem to be able to get a good photo before I take my mani off! Darn these winter hours with limited natural light.

There's only one thing I love more than rose gold, and it's marble. It often pops up in my photos (case in point below, and yes, a review of these will be forthcoming), and I thought it would make a beautiful accent manicure too.


It was a really easy mani to do. I began by painting my nails with the chosen base colours (Orly Mirror Mirror and Sally Hansen White On). Next, I used the cling foil technique with Orly Mirror Mirror (tutorial here, but please excuse the terrible photos, it was in my early days of blogging), to create a little texture over the white that also tied in with the rest of the mani. I then used a very fine tipped nail brush to 'draw' on the veining to emulate the striations in marble. Lastly, I applied a thick layer of top coat while the 'veining' was still wet, to smear the lines for a more realistic look. Overall, I'm pretty happy with my first attempt and I can't stop looking at my nails!







There you go, lovelies, my first attempt at a marble manicure! What do you think? I'd love to hear your feedback!

I also used a mattifying topcoat on my nails just after I wrote this post, and I quite like the effect! I'll try to take more photos and update this post, it's definitely a different look to wearing it glossy.

Much love,
MM.
x


PS- Linking up with Ingrid from Fabulous and Fun Life on her Blog Link Up Party, so do go check out all the other amazing posts from this week! 

15 comments:

  1. This marble look mani looks amazing! I love it and am totally going to be trying it out asap!

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  2. The marble effect on your nails looks just absolutely amazing x

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  3. That's so cool! Marble is such a huge thing in a beauty world right now. It seems like people can't get enough! I think your experiment with nail art was a total success :-)

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  4. How are your nails ALWAYS so PERFECT? I'm so jealous! I can never get mine looking like that. Gorgeous, as always!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Leah! Glad that one thing is at least, semi-easy, because nothing else is! :P

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  5. Oh I love this, it's a really convincing effect! Marble is everywhere at the moment isn't it!?

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. Thank you, Jess! I certainly think so, but I'm sure the trend will soon fade.

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  6. How clever you are hon! Just love this mani, and your pics are stunners. Brilliant first attempt and I look foward to mani (lol!) more ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you, Kat darling, and LOL to the cute pun!

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  7. wow I love your nails, so pretty mani x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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