OPI Bullish on OPI, China Glaze Cross Iron 360, H&M Lime, and CND Dark Ruby
Hellooooo there!! Exciting news! I have decided to do a water marble nail art series for you guys and gals! A while back I read about this awesome website on my friend Cris's blog Let Them Have Polish. (She was also planning on doing a nail art series from inspiration there, so I'm tweaking her idea to be water marbles exclusively.) That website was Design Seeds. Maybe you guys have heard of it, but I had not before reading Cris's post. They have so many awesome color palettes, and I love that it gives me some combos that I would not normally try on my own.
Here is the first palette that inspired me. It is called Autumn Brights. I have been loving experiencing fall again here in Sweden. I really missed season changes while Mr. Sparkles and I were living in Texas. I am partial to cozy sweaters and bundling up, so fall is exciting for that reason. And of course, who doesn't love to see the leaves change?
When I did this design I tried to get a sort of leafy shape onto my nails. The colors I used for this all cooperated surprisingly well, even China Glaze Cross Iron 360 (the shimmery orange), which I thought would be a trouble maker. Shimmers are usually the trouble makers in my marbles.
The other colors that I used are OPI Bullish on OPI (a red-orange creme), H&M Lime (a yellow-y chartreuse with just a hint of shimmer) , and CND Dark Ruby (a maroon creme). I think this series will be a really interesting experiment, because not all polishes work for marbling. I will be challenged to see how I can closely match the pre-chosen palette with polishes that will actually work together!
Also, I have decided to start watermarking my photos for a more professional look. I hope you guys don't mind. I tried to place them where they would not interfere with viewing. Give me your thoughts! And, the blog got a mini makeover this weekend, so please let me know what you think of that!