Spring Pastel Water Marbled Nails - My 1st Video!

31 March 2012


This morning I've been a busy bee. If you follow me on twitter I mentioned yesterday that I was thinking of trying to water marble my nails. I wasn't too sure how it'd turn out though and I was worried it could be too hard to do. Well I decided to go for it...

...and..

..I'm so happy with how it turned out!

It really wasn't as hard as I'd been thinking it would be. Yes, I'll admit it wasn't a total breeze, I re-did a couple of the first few nails but once I'd done a few I really got the hang of it! They don't look perfect but they definitely don't look like the globby mess I'd envisaged them ending up as!

I decided to make a very basic video tutorial, not because one successful attempt makes me a pro but just to help anyone else who wants to give it a try. It's my first video ever and also my very first upload to YouTube. Eeek! So...I'm really hoping you'll all watch it and that you all find it useful!







Let me know what you think! I haven't included audio because I wasn't sure if everyone would be ready for the British accent and I'm a little nervous about talking in videos, I might work up to it one day though!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone! 

 xxx


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88 comments:

  1. I tried this out last year but I didn't like it, you may have convinced me to give it another go :)

    Monochrome Magpie

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    1. I know what you mean, think it really depends which colours you use :) I'd seen a few people do it with dark colours a while ago but it didn't really look great like that to me. I saw someone who'd done it with pale pink and white though recently and it changed my mind, that's why i tried it. I really like this colour combination and I'll probably do it again sometime now.

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  2. AMAZING !! loved the video !

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    xoxo from Japan

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  3. I tried water marbled nails and it looks absolutely gorgeous!
    I love the colour combo you used xxx

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    1. Thanks hun, I like it because now I can wear all my pastel nail colours at once! haha :) x

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  4. I didn´t try it but I would like to ! Your pastel colours are stunning ! Like for video :)

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    1. You should give it a go, I had quite a bit of fun trying to work out how to do it and I'm quite happy with how it worked out :) x

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  5. oooh this is sooooo pretty! I definitely enjoyed watching your video. I hope you don't mind if I put this on pinterest. I would love to try this when I have time.

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    1. Of course you can put it on Pinterest! I actually have a Pinterest and I pinned some of the pics already so you could pin them from my beauty board if you want or pin them yourself, I don't mind :)

      x

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  6. Ooooohhhh!! This looks amazing! I tried this once and it was a DISASTER. I used yellow and silver because for some reason none of my other colours would spread despite using mineral water and the likes, pft!

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    1. Mine didn't seem to spread that well at first but it seemed to start after I added a few more drops of polish and then everything worked out fine :) I had heard about the water affecting it too but I don't know how much that matters....?

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  7. Wow this is awesome! Thanks for sharing! I'd love to do this with pastels like you did (for easter) but I only have two colours!

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    1. Thanks hun :) More than two looks good but It is posible to do it with only two colours x

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  8. gonna try this now!! do you do all nails at once, using the same blobs of polish or do you repeat putting polish in warer for each nail? if u get what I mean ha ha xx

    great vid too really clear - i like it without audio xx

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    1. You need to repeat it for each nail. I actually managed to do two nails from the same blobs a couple of times but sometimes when you out one finger in it messes up the rest of it, so you'll just have to see how it goes :)

      good luck! x

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  9. Amazing! I've never seen this done before. Your nails are gorgeous! I must share your video.

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    1. Feel free to share :) Glad I could show you something new! :)

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  10. The video was brilliant and I LOVE the pastel version of marbled nails, looks amazing! xx

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    1. Yeh, me too. I'm not that keen on it with darker colours but I really love pastels! :) x

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  11. omg these look amazing! I've tried it before but it didn't work for me :( Love the pastels! x

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    1. Oh no :( I found it difficult at first but as I went on it got a lot easier, maybe you should give it a go again?! :) x

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  12. I never really liked the marble effect but this looks awesome! I love it so much! great job! xxx

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  13. I tried this last year but really couldn't get the hang of it. I'll have to try it again. Your nails look amazing, so pretty xxx

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    1. yeah, give it another go. its a bit tricky at first but I think once you try a couple of times it gets much easier. Definitely helps if you do it really quickly too. Good luck :) x

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  14. I've never seen this before. It looks absolutely amazing, really pretty! Can imagine I won't get the same effect but that wont stop me trying x x

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    1. Oooh let me know how it turns out! I think you should be able to manage it :)

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  15. Did you use a particular brand of nail polish, or should any brand work for this?

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    1. I think you can use any. The Mint and yellow I used were from The Face Shop, the lilac is Barry M's 'Berry I/C' and the hot pink which is Color Club. Some spread out better than others. I found that the cheaper the polish the more it spread out, which is good for this. Then again, the different polishes can all create different effects. So I'd just give it a shot with whatever you have and see what works for you :)

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  16. They are SO pretty and I love the colors that you used! I'll have to try this out some time!

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  17. Wow, this turned out beautifully! I have seen tutorials and photos of water marbling but never thought it was feasible... after seeing this, I may try again! The colors you used just work so well together.

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  18. This is amazing, I love the look and I am going to try this!!!

    Fantastic video too xx

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  19. you are very handy:), I tried it some time ago, but I wasn´t successefull in this method.:(. Your is very nice, I like those colors, pretty, fresh and I feel a spring in it:)

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  20. Your nails are amazing, they look so gorgeous!:) Xx

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  21. I love this colors ! Your nails are beautiful. I am going to try this tonight :)

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  22. OMG! how creative and so so beautiful!

    AND are you kidding me!? i love love british accent!! :D


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  23. Oh my gosh what an amazing idea!! I never saw this done before - it would be so perfect for Easter! :)


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  24. Brilliant video may have to give it a little go :) x

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  25. omg this is absolutely great! I've never ever heard about suach a way of doing nails, I'll undoubtedly try it very very soon ^__^

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  26. Love the nails! I watched your tutorial I really enjoyed it. I'm also starting my YouTube channel soon which is a bit scary!

    xoxo aley

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  27. They look so pretty, I don't think mine would turn out anywhere near as good though!

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  28. wooow, this is by far the cutest marble manicure i have ever seen <3 love the colours you chose!

    <3 .sparkle*

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  29. Oh wow! Your nails look gorgeous, deffo going to give this ago...thanks for the tutorial
    xxx

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  30. Your nails look beautiful! I've never tried water marbling before, but you may have convinced me to try it!

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  31. Aw Amelia I'm so upset I loved these so much I used your video with the same colours but they didn't look anything like yours :( I'm never gonna get the hang of it! Xxxx

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    1. Oh no, that sucks :( What happened to them? x

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  32. i like so much the way you do your job here simple and fun!

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  33. Thank you so much for following me & following you back in return!
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  34. aaaaaaaaaaaaaw! I really love your nails!it has been awesome! to see if I see some colors because it's awesome! I will try to do one of these days ^^
    Hope you have a nice day :D
    kisses

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  35. Love this DIY! Can't wait to try it : )

    SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  36. Love the nails!!!!! Great idea! Now I am a little bit sad, because I can't wear my nails like that, because my fingers looks like them of a craftsman=(

    Wanna follow each other? I start now;)

    Kisses from Berlin

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    1. I'm sure it would work on shorter nails too :)

      Thanks for following me, ill stop by your blog very soon! x

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  37. I love the nails!!! Great idea. Now I am a little bit sad, because I have fingers like a craftsman=(

    Wanna follow each other? I start now;)

    Kisses from Berlin

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  38. Oh my god! They look amazing!! Definitely going to give it a try! Thabks for sharing and the video is good :)

    x.

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    1. no problem, I'm glad you like them. Good luck trying it out yourself :) x

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  39. Wow, seriously impressed, I can't believe such a great effect is due only to water! Great vid too, deffs think you should include audio next time though!

    xxxBxxx

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    1. Thanks. I might include audio in my next video. Not sure what I could do a video about yet though....

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  40. THIS IS AMAZING!!!!
    yes, pleaase next time i wanna hear you talk!

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  41. WOW this is amazing. never thought that this can be done at home. my manicurist have an "air brush" and she can do something similar, but this is so cool. thank you so much for sharing and BTW you have beautiful nails :)

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  42. I love this, you've done them so well! Congrats on your first video!

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  43. oh my god these are insane x

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  44. wow fantastic! i will never do it, i can not ! if you want, take a look at my blog...we can follow each other if you like it! kisses

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  45. i love it! i will try it as soon as possible!!!

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  46. Wow this is really cool! And so cute! I'm definitely trying this out!

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  47. that's for posting! it seams easier now when you nailed it, I'll try it

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  48. this is insane! i have to try this!

    thanks for sharing girlie!!

    hugs, xo!
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    xoxoxo

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  49. wow, this is one of the most creative nail DIYs I have ever seen! And the video makes it look so easy - step by step without much difficulty! Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  50. Hello beautiful!
    The fact that I love your tutorial! and the colors you used are the most go hahahaha.
    I have shown your tutorial on my blog, I hope you do not mind, but they really loved me! I hope you do not mind!
    I hope you have a wonderful day, darlin!:D
    xxx

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  51. so gorgeous! am so going to be doing this soon!
    <3 Jessica
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  52. I really like your blog dear!
    Keep posting, go for it!!
    XX

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  53. Waouuuu !! Gorgeous !! xoxo

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  54. what a great blog, so glad i saw this!

    -COSMICaroline
    www.COSMICaroline.com

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  55. that looks sooo nice and so springy, wish i had the patience to do it!

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  56. they look so amazing. there so springy and could probably do for summer as well i wish i could do something like this.




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  57. The video is so informative...I never would have thought of doing my nails this way :-) I love british accents!! would love to hear you talk :-)

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  58. loving the video and the turn out! well done!

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  59. Perfect color combo, and how apropos for Easter (reminiscent of dip-dye for eggs!)

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  60. Wow! Your nails look awesome. How creative!

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  61. wonderful! I've done a pretty good idea! I love your nails!
    You're a genius! especially in the choice of colors! but they serve the specific enamel?
    passes if you like I have a new post!
    kisses

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  62. OMG, this is amazing! I will try it definitely :)))
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