It’s my birthday and Independence Day! This water marble MANicure is a present from my Husband, Mr. FLBN, who actually did my nails! Mr. FLBN, an artist & hobby painter himself, was watching a youtube video of guitars being water marbled in 80’s colors and wanted to give it a try in red, white & blue. I have the greatest husband ever! Seriously.
Cleanup took over 2 hours, you can see why!
Took a mulligan on my index finger
Color Club – French Tip
Finger Paints – Expressionist Red
China Glaze – Shower Together
Wet n Wild – Clear
I heart nail art and polish! If only I could remind myself of that, I started biting my nails again and my thumb took the hit. I’ve been biting my nails since I was a toddler and it’s a life long habit I’m trying to break. I think bringing a nail file with me at all times might help.
Zoya – Song
Wet n Wild – French White (stamped)
Color Club – Berry and Bright
Stamping Plate – Salon Express – SE21
I have a stash list to reference so I don’t buy duplicates. However, I was certain I knew my inventory which is how I ended up with 2 bottles of Zoya’s Julieanne. 🙂 I smudged my purple paint then took out my stamps and slapped on some white. I figure if I mess up, and I do often, why should I scrap it? I’ll just chalk it up to practice.
Stamping kicked my butt however, the dots were salvageable so I added some silver holo to the tips to cover my flaws. Glitter has always been my autocorrect and I’m thankful for it!
Zoya – Julieanne
L.A. Colors – 3D Silver
Wet n Wild – French White
Stamping plate – LO16
I think I’ve become spoiled by the overabundance of glitter in the indie polishes I’ve been buying. I never saw a swatch of the gold glitter but the bottle looked promising enough. Wet n Wild 18K Gold is one of those polishes you have to fish around for the glitter & then try to place it. Not my favorite.
Jesse’s Girl – Spring Break
Wet n Wild – 18K Gold
Here’s a baby Sun Conure! The other nails were blended to capture the orange, yellow & green of the parrot. I made a nail sticker this time instead of trying to paint everything upside down and cut him out with cuticle scissors. It’s not lost on me that I put the bird on the bird, sorry, it was unintentional. It wasn’t fitting on my ring finger and I had already painted my index. I based him off the picture I took below of this 2 month old my husband is holding:
He’s sleeping with his mouth open.
Zoya: Tanzy, Snow White, Raven, Arizona, Pippa
Barielle: Lemondrops, Swizzle Stix, Polished Princess
Color Club – Snowflakes
Wet n Wild – Clear
Orange, guava & grapefruit juice. It kind of looks like the Today Show logo. The e.l.f. Party Peach coverage was impressive and only needed one coat. I only have 3 Spa Ritual polishes that I’ve picked up at TJ Maxx I really wish I owned more. I used the office supply hole reinforcements from Target that a multiple blogs had recommended, they’re fantastic.
e.l.f. – Party Peach
Spa Ritual – Poppy
Wet n Wild – Sunny Side Up, Clear
I love Kale, yes the leafy green vegetable. Kale chips homemade or store bought are a weakness of mine. I was inspired by a $0.99 reusable grocery bag I own from Whole Foods. I had stocked up on Zoya during their Earth Day sale which was fortunate as this called for many shades of green. I don’t own any creme colors for the swirls so I mixed my own.
Wet n Wild: The Wonder Years
Spa Ritual: Twig
Sinful Colors: Snow Me White