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Twinsie Tuesday ~ Holiday Gift ~ Water Marble

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Hey dolls! The theme for today’s Twinsie Tuesday was to give another Twinsie a “holiday gift”. The assignment was to give a “gift” that would be challenging for the other person to complete. I was absolutely dreading this and had every reason to. Chelsea from Nailed Blog tasked me with completing a water marble mani. Grrrrrrrr….I knew this was coming. I’ve only attempted to water marble once before and it was a horrible failure. I didn’t have high hopes at all going into this week’s look.

My first attempt was to do a dry water marble. I thought that it would be an easy way out. Wrong! It looked a hot mess. So much of a mess, I didn’t even take pictures. Next, I decided to give a traditional water marble a go. I began with Essie School of Hard Rocks, a dusty green that leans slightly teal. The formula was good and was opaque in two coats. The accent nail for the marble was Essie A Crewed Interest, a light peach cream. To create the marble, I only used School of Hard Rocks and A Crewed Interest. I thought using more than two colors would be too much of a challenge for my beginner skills.

Essie School of Hard Rocks

Essie School of Hard Rocks

Surprise, surprise! This was the outcome after one attempt. It turned out much nicer than I thought it would be. I didn’t want to push my luck, so I wasn’t going to attempt to do another nail. While I’d like to thank Chelsea for pushing me, I’m pretty sure I won’t be doing another water marble any time soon. How do you think my first marble turned out? Be sure to take a look at what the other Twinsies came up with for this week below!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Traci at DrinkCitra
Ali Ro, Jessica Simpson, The Cambridge Satchel Company

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  • Erin Ortiz

    This combination is really pretty, good job!

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Thanks doll!

  • http://thepolishplayground.blogspot.ca/ Lisa N.

    Pretty manicure! The accent nail looks great :)

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Thanks so much love!

  • http://cuti-clue-les.blogspot.ie/ Cuti-CLUE-les

    The marble is perfect!

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      You’re too sweet. I don’t know about it being perfect.

  • Peace, Love & Polish

    The colors together are so pretty!

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Thanks so much! I think I missed the holiday colors memo though.

  • http://nailcareenthusiast.blogspot.com/ Galaxia @ Nail Care Enthusiast

    I like this mani a lot! I’ve never even attempted water marble haha

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Thanks so much! Believe me, this challenge was the only reason I did it.

  • Edwina Davis

    OMG!! I love it. Wishlist item!!!

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Thanks love!

  • Maribeth

    This came out great! I loathe the idea of attemping a water marble again (first and last time I tried was about 2 years ago!) so I feel your pain! You did great though :)

    • http://www.refinedandpolished.com KayJay at Refined & Polished

      Thanks! I’m so glad there’s someone who agrees with me! lol

  • Chelsea Lane

    I’m sorry I was so evil for this challenge! :p But I think it turned out beautifully! And I *love* these two colors together!

  • Marisa (Polish Obsession)

    This is nice!!! Awesome job Lakeisha! Love the colors too.

  • http://www.nailslikelace.com/ NailsLikeLace

    Your marble looks awesome! And I love these colors paired together!

  • Miss Niki

    Ohhh lala!!! I LOVE IT!

  • http://drinkcitra.com drinkcitra

    Oooh your water marble came out so beautifully!!

  • http://www.didmynails.com/ Elizabeth

    This is a great combination! I love Hard Rocks and wouldn’t have thought to pair it with such a soft peach-y pink, but they look awesome together. Congrats on your first water marble!!

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