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.
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?