02 August 2016

Minty Moroccan manicure

Hi everyone,

I have to do my exam this week so this weekend, between studying and growing more nervous by the hour, I thought it was a good idea to try water marbling for the letter M. Yeah, right... shaking hands, no patience and a new challenging technique, really great combo ;)

So after a few failed attempts at flooding my desk with polish and water I decided to go for something easier:

indoors, no flash

On all fingers but my ring finger are three coats of essie Mint Candy Apple. My ring finger was done in two coats and some dabbing of Zoya Vega. I finished by stamping a Moroccan design from Bundle Monster plate BM-XL205 on my middle finger using essie No Place Like Chrome, sticking two 3mm square studs on my index and pinky and covering everything but my ring finger with a generous coat of Seche Vite. And that was all :D

The usual line up:
essie Mint Candy Apple, Zoya Vega, essie No Place Like Chrome

I try to step out of my comfort zone for the ABC-Challenge as much as possible but in my current state I'm actually surprised I managed to do a proper stamp so I'm not going to push myself this time ;)

Disclaimer: I'm pretty sure I was inspired by one or more manicures I saw while browsing and reading blogs but I haven't used a specific one as example so similarities are not intended but of course mint and silver are a great combination so I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of it.

The other entries for the letter M in the ABC-Challenge are:

Zoya Vega was bought from Pretty Polish.
Square studs were bought from She Sells Seashells.


  1. LOL - that initial try must have been frustrating - but you ended up with a beautiful mani :)

    1. Hehe, you're absolutely right! I was about to throw stuff around the room but doing that with water and/or polish is even worse so I managed to control myself ;)

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    1. Thank you! I was really happy with my nails as well and I didn't want to take it off... but more polishes were waiting so I did ;)

  3. That is so pretty!! I wish I could just pop over and help you with the water marble. It's one of my favorite techniques!

    1. That's it... I just have to plan a vacation to the US and get some tutoring! (I wonder what the customs officer's face would look like if I tell them my purpose isn't business related but polish related ;)

  4. Watermarble is my worst nightmare. I prefer dry ones or even leaving the polish to dry first.

    1. I will master it... one day! (but I'll probably try the dry version first ;)


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