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Valentine’s Day Nails – Water Marbelled Hearts

on February 10 | in Holiday, Manicures, Nail Art | by | with 5 Comments

Valentine's Day Manicure

I wasn’t sure how I was going to top my conversation hearts Valentine’s Day Nails from last year, and I’m not sure that I did, but I’m really excited about how this manicure turned out. I had never tried water marbelling and let me tell you, it had me cussing on a Sunday. There is no gradual curve to getting it right. I probably had 10 horrible attempts, and then it just started working. If I were simply doing swirls, it wouldn’t have been so bad, but the level of difficulty goes up when trying to create a heart and land it in place on your nail.

There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube on how to water marble, so I won’t go into that here, but I will say, what worked best for me is to drop the polish in the water quickly. If it starts to dry, then it’s really hard to get a needle through the bullseye to create the heart without the polish balling up.

Although this is a Valentine’s Day manicure, I’m not a pink kinda girl… well, pink and hearts together is a bit too girly for me, so I played with a couple of vintage chic colors from Zoya’s Lovely spring 2013 collection. I painted my nails with Zoya Neely, a gorgeous light creme green nail polish, and then used Neely and Zoya Jacqueline, a nude cream nail polish, for the water marbelling bullseye. For the accent nail heart, I used one of my favorite creme reds, Zoya Sooki.

Valentine's Day Manicure

Have any of you ever tried water marbelling your nails? If so what did you think? Would you ever try this water marbelling hearts manicure for Valentine’s Day?

5 Responses

  1. Trina says:

    This turned out so cute! Well worth the trouble :-) Sooki is my favorite red polish and I love that you paired it with the light mint green polish. Different but still so great for Valentine’s day!

    • jennifer says:

      yes, girl. had to go different. i can barely do color, so you know pink and hearts would have sent me over the edge. well, i’m ok with color on nails, but still no pink and hearts LOL. have you tried water marbelling before? how freakin frustrating until i finally started getting it right lol.

  2. alyson says:

    Wow, this is So cool! This is way beyond my capabilities but you never know.

  3. Kit Kat says:

    LOVE!!!!

  4. […] polish that lands on my fingers! Luckily, this manicure doesn’t involve any shapes, like my Valentine’s Day heart water marbelling manicure, so it doesn’t have to be perfect. The frustration aside, I think it turned out pretty well […]

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