Somehow, my kids interests always get translated into manicures for me--partly because I just get inspired by what we are consuming at any given time and partly because I love how they get such a kick out of seeing their favorite things painted on mommy's nails. Their favorite planet is Jupiter, so I did my first water marble ever to make Jupiter nails. Yes I am aware of the geekdom involved in rocking Jupiter nails. I own it and love it. Snort.
rarely seen right hand
almost never seen right thumb
posing with the big model Jupiter from the solar system mobile in my boys' room
posing with the little Jupiter from our mini solar system model
It's not that bad for my very first water marble, right? I mean, I accomplished what I set out to do--I think my nails do look rather Jupiter-esque. Post-mani clean-up was hell, though. Frickin polish EVERYWHERE. I'm messy to begin with no matter what I do, but when I use a messy nail art technique, then it's like mess on Steroids.
I don't know if I'll be attempting a water marble again any time soon. Aside from the mess (did I mention it was messy?!?!), I was kind of perturbed by how much polish this mani used up! Not that I have any kind of polish shortage in my life, mind you. I just hate seeing 4 bottles of polish 1/4 of the way gone just to do 10 little nails.
Polishes used in this mani:
Finger Paints Papier Mache (white--used as base color and in the marble)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sunny Side (yellow)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Red Rebel (orange--yea I don't know why she's calling an obvious orange red, either)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Cherry Red (now THAT'S a red, Sally)
Seche Vite top coat
Of course now that they've seen this mani, my kids want me to do all the other planets on my nails. So don't be surprised if this blog features more finger nail geekery in the near future...
Have you ever tried water marbling? Thoughts? Tips?