Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sparkle Marble

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! I haven't been posting as much as usual lately and I'm sorry for that. I really couldn't bring myself to write a post yesterday because I was very tired. But I promise it's gonna be better next week. Tomorrow is Monday Blues time and on Tuesday there's Polish Days. After that, I plan to do a few green themed posts for Saint Patrick's Day. So I hope you will stay tuned for all of that because I'm very excited. Today's manicure is a little unusual. I was very excited about this one but it didn't photograph properly. Let's take a look! 

My inspiration for this mani comes from the talented Jeanette from The Swatchaholic. She did a water marble using some Flormar polishes (link here) and it was absolutely gorgeous. So I decided to do the same thing and use only polishes from the Miracle Colors line. They are very sparkly and I thought they would look great together. And they did, just not on camera. 

The base I used was a day old manicure with Illamasqua Viridian (post coming up next week). I used 3 different Flormar polishes, U13 (pink), U08 (purple) and U25 (blue). Because U25 is very sheer, the parts covered by it showed a lot of the Viridian underneath, with just a bit of blue shimmer added. It actually looked very cool in reality, but on camera the purple and the green/blue parts look the same. So none of the cool 3-color shapes shows up in my pictures. I can assure you that this looked a thousand times better in real life. Here's a direct light shot to show you how sparkly this was. 

I honestly was in doubt if I should post this manicure, but I worked a lot on it and I think it still looks pretty cool. Maybe next time I'm gonna try it over a lighter base or using different colors from the same line. I could also try using one of the duochromes like Jeanette did. The possibilities are endless! 


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