Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Water Marble Q & A and tips
I get many questions on the water marble nail art I do so I decided to answer every ones questions all at once. Some of the questions I have been asked are...
Q: What kind of water do you use?
A: I use regular tap water. While I have heard that filtered water is best for this I have had no issues using water straight from my kitchen sink.
Q: What should the temperature of the water be?
A: To get your polish to spread the water needs to be room temperature. I keep a bottle of water on my vanity all the time so when I'm ready its right there.
*Quick tip: If you feel that your room temperature water is too cool or your polish is not spreading zap it in the microwave (without polish in the water) for 10 seconds to slightly heat up the water.
Q: What kind of polish is best for water marbling?
A: I always tell people this is a trial and error thing. It can range from very high end brands to drug store brands. I mainly use China Glaze because most of my polish collection is China Glaze.
*Quick tip: Polishes that are mostly glitter are not good to use.
Q: How fast does the polish dry?
A: The polish dries very quickly ( quicker then putting it on straight from the bottle). But you do want to wait at least ten minutes to apply your base coat just to make sure the polish does not mix/spread together.
Q: Isnt this waisting a lot of nail polish?
A: It is if you do all ten of your fingers. Thats why I choose to do only one nail to accent the rest
*Quick tip: To not waste so much polish use a small container, but one big enough to place your finger nail in.
Q: Is the tape covering the entire nail?
A: No, its just cover the skin around the nail. This helps with a speedy clean up.
More Quick Tips:
*To get the excess polish to dry qucikly, gently blow on it so the tooth pick picks it up faster.
*Try not be have a fan running or wind blowing in the direction of where you are doing your nails. The extra wind will make the polish dry even faster while still in the water.
I will update if I find any more tips and tricks.