Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Polish Days - Seven Deadly Sins

It's Polish Days time again! I love Polish Days so much although at the time ,it always seems to stress me out. Basically though, no matter how busy I am, I try and make time to do a little something different for this each month. And for that reason, I really want to thank Hannah (Polly Polish) for setting up this whole fantastic thing.

This month's theme was the seven deadly sins. I have to say this one threw me a little and in my very limited time I had no idea what to do. In the end I just went with a simple water marble using colours inspired by four of the sins...




My sins left to right are...
• Greed - a-england 'Holy Grail'
• Lust - a-england 'Perceval'
• Envy - a-england 'Dragon'
• Pride - a-england 'Avalon'
With each of these main colours I used a-england 'Bridal Veil' and Girly Bits 'Hocus Pocus' on all the fingers.



I started out with the idea that I wanted black, one colour and clear polish as the marble on each finger. I love love love when Sarah from Chalkboard Nails uses her natural nail colour in designs and I wanted to incorporate this somehow. But for the life of me I could not make any clear polish work. I tried so many different top and base coats (quick dry, slow dry, everything). I really didn't want to give up though and in the end The Boy pulled this out and said "Will this work?"... Can we all just take a moment... He is a genius! I am so happy with the effect and I think you can expect different marbling variations using this polish in the future.

Make sure you check out how everybody else interpreted this month's Polish Days theme...

22 comments :

  1. this is absolutely beautiful (and, you're welcome)

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  2. Wow, that marble came out wonderfully :D I think this is one of my favourite challenge manis! x

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  3. How wonderful is this marble? I love the fact that is sheer and holographic. Not a combination you see often.

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    1. Aw thanks Laura! I was really happy with how it turned out. And let's face it, everything's better when it's holo ;)

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  4. Holy cowbells, I've seen some pretty great watermarbles but this is freaking amazing! I love the idea of nudey bits peeking through with just a touch of holo to take it over the top. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Stacy!! I'm really glad you love it! Such a lovely comment <3

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  5. Your watermarble is stunning! <3 <3 <3

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  6. This is really interesting and beautiful! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  8. Love this water marble. It is sort of like butterfly wings with the clear parts. You have inspired me to buck up and try a water marble paint job.

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    1. Thanks Jessica! Definitely give marbling a go. It's really fun :)

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  9. This is so gorgeous! The water marble came out great. I am a big fan of A-england polishes too!

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    1. Thanks!! They're definitely one of my favourite brands! :)

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