Saturday, January 19, 2013

Somewhere Over the Rainbow Watermarble

Hi Again Storm Chasers!

Sorry it's been so long, I'm still getting used to this blogging thing.

Today I have for you an older nail art that I did but haven't posted here yet. I had wanted to do a watermarble using black and clear over a gradient, but when I got a whole bunch of stripers from the Dollar Tree I started thinking rainbow stripes instead. The following is the result of a quite time consuming mani which was totally worth it! I didn't want to take this one off!

OMG!! I love how this came out so much!! Please read more after the break!

To do this manicure, I started with a base of two coats OPI Alpine Snow, which is a pure white.

After the white, I used my stripers to freehand the rainbow stripes along the nail, then I used Seche Vite  topcoat and let it all dry.

After everything was dry I used Cult Nails Nevermore and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Clearly Quick to watermarble random designs over the rainbow stripes. I top coated one more time once the marble was dry.

I definitely want to try this design again with different designs under the marble and different color combinations! The possibilities are endless!! 

I hope you all enjoyed this design and I will be back soon with more. :)

Cult Nails polish retails for $12.00 a bottle and can be found at their website.
Sally Hansen can be found at most retailers including CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid.
I found the striping polish at Dollar Tree for $1.00 a bottle.

All products in this post were purchased by me with my own money.


  1. OH wow this is really pretty!! Thanks for the steps too! :)

  2. This looks incredible. I've been dreaming about a rainbow mani with black nail art on top.

  3. This is a very pretty mani. I may have to try this soon. Good job.

  4. I'm the one bothering you from your instagram! Sorry!

    I tried to do this manicure a while back (with X-mas color stripes underneath) and when I tried to water marble with the clear polish, it dried immediately and would not work. I tried it with both Seche Vite and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails UV top coat and no luck!

    It's so gorgeous, I wish I could get it right!

  5. I just wanted to say that I'm truly impressed by your designs...U are very talented and I couldn't help but join your site; I usually just follow thru google reader. U inspire me to practice and perfect my nail design skills. Keep it up.

  6. I didn't know you could water marble with clear... I figured it would dry too fast. Ohhhhhhh, the possibilities!

  7. This is absolutely stunning! I love the idea of the marble with clear. I've got to try this someday, but in the meantime, I'm sharing with all of my fans! Thank you! ~Ana

  8. Congratulations! This design was a Fan Favorite Design Idea on today's Flash Friday Contest on Keep spreading the art! ~Ana


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