The lovely guys at MUA asked me to do a post on Water Marbling using MUA Polish.
Of course I said yes as the polish is now in a new designed bottle, it water marbles so much better, spreading well in the water, better than some more expensive brand polish!
So I was sent some polish and a fur effect to do this post.
Bright Coral, Natural Days, Fever Red, Top Coat, Strawberry Crush and Fluffy Puff.
These were the colours I chose to use.
I had a beautiful water marble design in mind with these wicked colours, and an accented nail on the ring fingers using the Fluffy Puff Fur Effect.
The first thing I did was paint my ring fingers with with two coats of Fever Red, and all the others with two coats of Natural Days.
Then using bottled water at room temperature, filled a paper drinking cup, to an inch from the top.
I have tried glass bowls, but not deep enough and too big. Plastic drinking cups are a big no no, as when I tried the nail polish burnt a hole in the cup and the water went everywhere!
The brush must be fully loaded with polish to drip into the water. Hold close to the water, but not touching, and don't let it drip from to high up, as it will just sink to the bottom, and not spread. Drip the polish in colour by colour, till your happy with the rings (bullseye) of colours.
I use a cuticle stick (orange stick), but a needle or cocktail stick will work too, as long as it has a point on the end. Very carefully and lightly draw the polish from the outside, into the middle.
Do this from all angles, to create a flower in the middle of the ring of polish.
Fingers already taped with masking tape, to save on the clean up after, line your nail up, and dunk it into the water. Keeping it under, clean the remaining polish on the surface, I use a cotton bud. Then slowly lift your finger out.
Then just continue the same method for the rest of your fingers
For the accent nail, I was going to do a pink Fluffy Puff flower, but wasn't too keen when I tried it out on a nail stick. It looked to plain against the rest of the nails. So I decided to do fluffy Polka Dots.
The finished design rocks
Hope you all like this, and try it yourself.
Tracey x x
The products used in this post are:
£1 Nail Polish - Natural Days
£1 Nail Polish - Fever Red
£1 Nail Polish - Top Coat
Fur Effect Nails - Fluffy Puff
All of the products used in this post can be found on our website
and in select Superdrug stores.