Monday, November 7, 2016

Literary Lacquers | Wildfire Watermarble

When I first saw this Literary Lacquers shade, I knew I had to do something fun with it. In my continued efforts to broaden my horizons, I decided to try and do a water marble...with a clear polish. Everything went better than expected.

Literary Lacquers | Wildfire Watermarble



(promotional samples ahead)

Colors Used
Literary Lacquers Long May She Reign
Wet 'n' Wild Clear
China Glaze Liquid Leather
Literary Lacquers Desdemona's Handkerchief

Literary Lacquers | Wildfire Watermarble

I wasn't sure how this would work. I knew that if I tried to use Long May She Reign in the water, the base and the glitter would split apart...which might look cool but wasn't what I was going for this time. Instead, I decided to throw caution to the winds and use it as my base. 

The W'n'W clear spread better than I expected, though I recommend using the black first just so you can see the edge of your polish puddle. I threw the pale blue in there just for the hell of it. I like how it sort-of bleeds out into nothingness, especially over the vivid lime.

Literary Lacquers | Wildfire Watermarble

Literary Lacquers | Wildfire Watermarble

Literary Lacquers | Wildfire Watermarble

Have you ever used a clear polish to marble? It is an intimidating concept, but definitely worth trying out! Especially if you have a wild base like this one to show off.

20 comments:

  1. I've never used clear polish to watermarble; mostly because I wouldn't be able to see the clear "circles" to make patterns, and would freak out LOL. I should try it out though - this is a beautiful mani!

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  2. I keep meaning to use a clear polish in one of my marbles, but then I usually forget to do it. Your mani turned out great!

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  3. We're n wild clear is my go to Marbling polish. Looks fantastic ♡

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  4. I love what you did! Clear water marble polishes are my favorite - it's like a peek a boo mani! :)

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  5. I've never tried anything like this, but it looks gorgeous on you!!

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  6. I never water marble so maybe I need to try in general!

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  7. Oh, I like this. Yep, gonna steal and recreate after the move.

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  8. That's beautiful. I wish I knew how to water marble.

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  9. This is so pretty! It almost makes me want to watermarble. :)

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  10. This is awesome! I love that sparkle showing through :)

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  11. I've tried Wet n Wild and it blows out my design, like it marbles too well. I have a glitter topper with a clear base I use. It's from In the Name of Polish.

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  12. I didn't even see the blue until you mentioned it. I love the marbling with the clear! And I still have to find this LL.

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  13. I really like how it turned out, very pretty.

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  14. Your color choices are beautiful! I can see how it would be intimidating. I've got anxiety just looking at this. That pale blue is the perfect addition.

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  15. What a fun design! I need to try watermarbling...

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  16. Such a gorgeous mani, I love the colour combo x

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  17. That's gorgeous! I've tried to do the clear before but none of the ones I currently own have worked well and I'm too lazy to go out and just buy a new one.

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  18. I'm in war with watermarble, so this looks perfect to me! Well, it is really perfect! :-)

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