October 19, 2011

Post image for CMYK

So how about I’m in so much love? I marbled my nails for the first time and I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out! There are a couple ugly parts and some bubbles that I didn’t pop, but the science to this is so “DUH!” and, “Why didn’t I do this earlier?” It’s relatively easy…it’s just that setup time takes a bit long. But it’s not too long where I can’t see myself doing this several more times, though! I change my nails once a week, so I might not do it again for a little while, but I’m going to obsess over this so much while I have it.

Colors are all from the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear line: Twisted Pink, Mellow Yellow, and Blue Me Away! If you’ve known me for a while, you possibly know of my absolute love for CMYK color. I’m kind of a big computer nerd.

(I get this feeling my Concepts professor is going to really like this.)

Marbling paper, here I come!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kailey October 20, 2011 at 12:33 am

You did a gorgeous job! :D


Melanie October 20, 2011 at 2:32 am

Thanks! :) Can’t wait until I perfect it!


Nnenna October 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Love your marbled nails! I really want to try this, just have to find the time! My other concern is, do you waste a lot of nail polish in the set-up?


Melanie October 21, 2011 at 2:37 am

Thanks! :) You definitely need to try it! It does kind of waste a lot, but if you plan correctly, you can get 2 fingers in an individual batch. The thing is, it’s only about 9 drops of nail polish in each batch, but you’ll need 6-10 batches. And sometimes, cheap nail polish works better! Some O.P.I. colors are too dense to work.


The Queen of Hearts October 20, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I really enjoyed looking at your various style posts — a Miami transplant in New England, definitely something to marvel at! I look forward to seeing more posts from you! <3



Melanie October 21, 2011 at 2:33 am

That means so much to me, thanks a lot! Haha, I’m missing Miami SO much in this cold right now, not even going to lie.

Thanks again for stopping by!


mmmm October 21, 2011 at 10:11 am

this is so inspiring!! wow! those nails are amazing! :D


Melanie October 22, 2011 at 1:01 am

Hah, thanks! :) Glad to be an inspiration!


Jenmarie October 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I LOVE your nails! I’ve been wanting to try the marble effect but I think I would create a terrible mess!


Melanie October 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Thank you Jen! And thanks again for the RT! It’s really not that messy, trust me :)


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