Apr 18, 2013

The tri-polish challenge day 6: Lighting up my dragging marble


Hi again my dears! I'm bringing you another fun mani I made for this terrific Challenge.
So the lovely lady behind the blog Love for nail art, did a mani for this very challenge back in March that I found gorgeous, she also made a tutorial! Check it out here. I followed step by step the instructions and this was the result.



First I applied a base coat, then painted diagonal arches from the cuticle to the tip, alternating my selected colours : H&M Bella's choice (turquoise), Clic #465 (neon pink) and Clic  #006 (neon orange). On my ring fingernail I did the same arches but from the tip tu the cuticle, to give it a little "accent". Then I drag the desired shaped with a needle, sealed it with topcoat and tada!!!!!!!!! (Tip: It's important to do one nail at the time, because if the polish dries you cannot drag it with the needle.)


I like the result very much, except I bumped a little my ring fingernail when it was still wet, can you notice? I tried to fix it but it's visible. Well, next time it'll be better.


I find this a very practical idea for those who love the looks of a "water marble" mani, but don't want to struggle with it (I think I'll never ever try this technique!). It's too much time consuming and too many things to be prepared in order to succeed. I prefer saving all that energy for other stuff, lol!
Let me know your thoughts! And please, don't hesitate to visit the other creations made by all the participants.
Love,

Nati





33 comments

  1. Salut Nati, you got me all uh and oh here, stunning!!! And reading through your tutorial it even seems managable for me;-)!!! Though I certainly will only try with two colors first as I cannot get myself to try water marble either. Not only the preparation the clean-up seems not very quick either. And I would not have observed the microscopic smudge if you would not have mentionned it - in short - your mani looks perfect - Bisous xxx

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    1. Salut Christine! Thanks for your sweet comment, it really counts a lot to me. It's an easy technique with a great result!
      Bisous, xxx

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  2. WOW, this is so beautiful Natalia - lovely colors too!

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    1. Thanks Maria! I feel so flattered comming from you, you're such an artist!

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  3. Beautiful, I love how the colors look together!

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    1. Thanks Josephine, I tried to choose the colours which have something in common, so they don't look TOO clashy in the end.

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  4. Hahaha - you made me laugh because--- I actually tried a watermarble ;)
    But this twin of that technique makes for a gorgeous effect and you totally nailed it! Beautiful one! :D

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    1. Mina, I've seen your water marble is superb! As I could never aspire to that level, I'm content with my "dragging" technique, haha. I'm glad you liked it.

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  5. This is gorgeous!!!
    I tried this sort of design a couple of times before but I never got it to work. Yours is just wonderful!!!

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    1. Oh thanks Jin Jit, I appreciate your comment, and I love your nail art!

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  6. WOW! That's stunning!! Sooooo beautifully! So eye-catching! I simply LOVE IT!!! Great Job!

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    1. Thanks Lacqueerisa, you're so sweet!

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  7. que bella combinacion y diseño me encanta el pink es muy fuerte pero no barbie o flourencente

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    1. Me alegra que te guste Andrea, en verdad es fluo pero mi cámara no lo ha captado. no es fácil fotografiar colores fluo,

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  8. This is so lovely, and the color combo is so perfect!! Awesome job :)

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  9. Love the look, so bright and funky!

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  10. The colors are perfect for this!

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  11. Oh wow, you did great, it looks amazing. The colors all go really well together and the design is really cool.

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I appreciate your comment.

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  12. I realy like the color combo! It's very summer-ish :)

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    1. I'm glad you like it Roxy!

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  13. Aww!! So sweet of you:)!! You did a great job..I love it <3 :)

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    1. Hi! Ever since you showed the tutorial I wanted to recreate this mani! Thanks so much for that great tutorial!

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  14. Another bright and beautiful mani !! <3

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    1. Hi Vicky, bright indeed! :P

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  15. Ciao Nati! This is so beautiful! I love the colours! I really must try this! I watched the tutorial and it looked manageable ;) Hope all is well with you cara! Bacioni! xx

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    1. Ciao bella, thanks for reading and commenting. All is well but busy around here!
      Baci, xx

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  16. So very pretty! I need to try this technique!

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