Water marbling was the order of the day for yesterday’s entry in the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge. My approach when it comes to water marbling, bane of just about every nail artist’s existence, is to just…not! I try to avoid it at all costs, save and except this one day in September, specifically for this challenge. And when I do finally bite the bullet and muddle through, I try to choose a design that’s already a bit watery and diffuse, so that way when I inevitably screw up, it almost looks like I meant to do it on purpose. Sneaky, sneaky, but I’ll take whatever advantage I can get over stupid old water marbling, it’s just such a pain in my arse!
The last two years of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge I’ve done watery-looking water marbles full of shimmery, turquoise-on-turquoise bends and waves. This year I thought I’d add a little something to that water in the form of a beverage that I bet a lot of people would say is just as important to their functioning as water, the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. I used to worship at the altar of the PSL, but in recent years as I’ve found my palette edging more and more towards stronger, sharper and more bitter flavours, drinking a pumpkin spice latte leaves me feeling like I’ve just gargled with honey (and brushed my teeth with whipped cream; PSLs make my teeth feel SO furry!)
It’s not a pumpkin spice latte, but today I’m enjoying my coffee – black, sugar – in this fun Fall throwback, one of a set of matching Starbucks thermoses my husband and I bought the first year we were together. Which would make this particular thermos nearly 14 years old. Which means I’m drinking a hot beverage out of 14 year old plastic. And here I was worrying about all the sugar in a PSL! Right, so I’m most likely poisoning myself – dumping out my coffee now – but how cute is this glow-in-the-dark skeleton thermos? So cute!
And it’s even cuter – and better protected; some of these early Starbucks thermoses can get a bit warm to the touch – when it’s dressed in this adorable little handmade cozy my blogging friend Amanda of Thrifty Polished made for all of the participants in the Fall Fun Series. So super cute and wonderfully thoughtful – thanks again, Amanda!
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Cute nails! https://fairygodmotherbeautyblog.com/
Thanks very much. 🙂
That is so creative! How do you come up with all of those nail ideas??! And you are so talented lol💕
Thanks so much, Jessica – that’s a super sweet compliment. 🙂 And I guess I get my ideas just from whatever’s around me – there’s very little I can’t turn into nail art!
Fabulous mani! You are so talented; watermarbles scare me, haha. Glad the cozy is working out for you; it looks so cute with your thermos!
Aw, thank you – that’s super sweet of you to say. But holy crow, do water marbles and I not get along – once a year is plenty for me! Not one of those ones I feel the need to get a lot of practice in on!
Cute!! I am still about the PSLs but try not to have more than 1 / week at most and stick to coffee. I love Starbucks Anniversary blend this year, so I have been happy just grabbing one of those. Love the water marble!
Thank you! And I haven’t *totally* cut PSLs out of my diet – that would be Fall madness, I’ve got to have at least a few. Have you tried their chili cinnamon mocha? It’s…interesting. I love Mexican coffee or hot chocolate, but mine was a pretty poor interpretation.
Love the choice of colours & how they create a soft look together! And the mug, love it! I have a thing for anything skeleton; during my teen years, I used to collect skeleton jewellery!
Skeleton jewelry? *Shaped* like skeletons or, um, made of skeletons? No judgement! – I used to know a dude who wore a tooth through his ear (yee-ikes!)
Uh, shaped like, haha!
Ha! Thought I should ask (but now that I’m thinking about it, I’m pretty sure there are rules about using biological material in crafting. Annnnndddd I kind of can’t believe that’s a sentence I just wrote!)
Omg, neither can I that I just read that!