I was recently the lucky recipient of these lovely Zoya polishes – pink Kristie, blue Maren, turquoise Harbor, and purple Jessica – thanks to the kind folks at Nail Polish Canada. I swatched them all, of course – see my previous post for those details – but I also wanted to do a bit of nail art with my new, candy-coloured polishes.
Problem: I’m SO out of practice these days, both in terms of nail art ability and actual nail care, that a good mani for me is one in which my nails are not encrusted with a solid quarter-inch of gardening grit. I figured at best I’d come up with something ultra easy, like a simple dotticure.
Instead I decided to shoot for the moon and do a water marble manicure, perhaps THE most difficult nail art technique, one that requires you to float polish on the surface of water. Because that just sounds SUPER easy (spoiler alert: it’s usually not, and it’s always hella messy!)
Except….this time, with these polishes, it wasn’t. Even after my extended absence from the nail art realm. I think it’s because these four lacquers – rich cremes, all – are brand new, and at the peak of their polish power, having not picked up months’ and years’ worth of oil and grime. All four are of a completely identical consistency as well, making it ultra easy to float the polish on the surface of water AND toothpick-out a swirled design. TL;DR? These Zoya polishes make water marbling EASY, even for the woefully out of practice.
Speaking of, I realize that without photos of the water marbling process, this must all sound like utter gibberish. So might anyone be interested in a little tutorial? Because I’d like to give this technique another try, see if I could come up with a slightly more consistent design finger-to-finger (much as I like the every-digit-for-itself approach.) 😉 Please do come back soon to see how I work out with that!
4 thoughts on “Go With the Flow”
Even out of practice, your nails look stunning! I love the look! 💞
power to the local dreamer ||-//
These look incredible! I love the patterns! Reminds me of those fancy soaps and petite cakes with the fun flourishes and almost paisley like look.
Thank you, my dear! Pretty rare to actually nail art these days.