O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree 01

Well. I learnt one thing while doing this nail art.

I seriously need to practice my water marbling technique O.o

This mani by no means resembles the perfect abstract Christmas tree nail art I saw on the internet, but you know what? I actually don’t care. I am just so stoked about my semi-successful water marbling, that it’s good enough for me ^_^

I’m disappointed that I couldn’t use a new Ultra3 green polish I bought specifically for this nail art – it just wouldn’t spread on the surface of the water, forcing me to abandon my perfect Xmas light green for this apple green. It completely and utterly overtakes my darker green…


O Christmas Tree 02

(My right hand, done second, has some more successful marbling)

But I learnt some valuable lessons (aside from the aforementioned one).

Lesson 1: there is such a thing as too much nail polish in the middle. In other words – less rings! My first few nails were pretty much complete flops, because the polish in the centre of the pattern smudged. There was simply too much polish to maintain a design. I quickly re-evaluated my approach.

Lesson 2: when things aren’t going to plan…just go with the flow. My swirls are supposed to be going in a particular direction, to add to the impression of a tree. But alas, as water marbling is by no means my forte, I was forced to accept reality, and discard perfection. As a result, I got some very nice marbling on my second hand. Woot!

Lesson 3: metal stars make for pointy objects!


About Mishka Rae

I'm just a gal with a passion for Nail Art. I like to try designs I've seen, as well as unique and original ideas. You should give it a go! xx

Posted on December 24, 2013, in Accessories, Festive, Water Marbling and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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