Basic water marbling nail art attempt with OPI

Yet another attempt to master the nail art technique of watermarbling. 

Basic water marbling nail art attempt with OPI polish

Of all the nail art techniques, water marbling is the one I avoid the most. I did a first attempt here, in 2013, and gave up because of the air bubbles, the inability to make decent designs and the arduous clean-up process. One of my blogging resolutions is to do better at nail art, especially techniques where I'm not very good, so water marbling will feature regularly in this year's posts.
This is a very basic, tentative attempt at water marbling. I did not try to create a fancy design, but just made random swirls in the water. 

The base colour is two coats of O.P.I. Pink Flamenco. The purple used here is O.P.I. Purple With a Purpose. I sealed everything in with Rimmel Lasting Finish top coat.
There are fewer air bubbles than in my previous attempts; hopefully I can get some fancy designs by the end of the year.

Basic water marbling nail art attempt with OPI polish

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  1. This looks gorgeous! I wish I could get my nails to look like that haha.. Well done!

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  2. I think this turned out rather nice! I especially like your thumb!

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  3. Thank you! I'm going to try water marble decals and hope I can get consistent results that way.

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  4. Thank you!! You should see some of the amazing water marble nails on YouTube :(

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  5. I find yours really gorgeous though!

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  6. very pretty nails ! I think I might need about 20 attempts lol

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  7. Wow, so pretty! Mine never turn out like that :))

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