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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Citrus Water Marble - Zoya Stunning Nail Art

Zoya is really pumping out the collections lately, not that any of us are complaining! One of their latest is the Stunning Collection, which is made up of six creme finish polishes. I had them all lined up together on my table and thought they looked beautiful together, and decided to incorporate them into a water marble.


I used five of the six polishes in the collection for this look: Yana (pink-red), Thandie (orange), Darcy (yellow), Josie (green), and Rocky (blue). There is also a coral called Micky in the collection but I was worried it was too close to Yana to be distinct enough in the marble, and chose to not include it.

Chalkboard Nails: Citrus water marble

As I was marbling I realized something...although I was dropping the polishes into the water in rainbow order, some of them were blending into each other! Yana and Thandie seemed to merge together and come out orange, while Josie and Rocky just looked green next to each other.

That was fine with me though! At arms length, I was left with orange, yellow, and green. They look like citrus together, and heaven knows I love me some lemon and lime. (Oranges? Meh.)

Chalkboard Nails: Citrus water marble

This marble pattern is a new one for me! I've never tried this line-type effect and am really happy with the way it came out. Colette has a tutorial for a similar look, except I stopped before the final swirl she does through the water.

Chalkboard Nails: Citrus water marble

Water marbling is still challenging for me, but I've come a long way since the first time I tried it a year and a half ago. Just goes to show that persistence pays off!

Chalkboard Nails: Citrus water marble

So, what do you guys think? I love this look, it's summery and bright and mouth-wateringly sour.

Chalkboard Nails: Citrus water marble

The Zoya Stunning Collection is available now on Zoya.com. Each polish retails for $8.

34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as always! You do the best manicures :) I also wish I had more accessibility to Zoya in Canada... idk why but I can never find the most current collections!

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  2. This is a gorgeous water marble! I am always envious of these beautiful looks. I have yet to try a water marble because I could see myself really screwing it up lol

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  3. It's definitely intimidating, but the results are worth it!

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  4. Did you paint your nails with any kind of "base coat/color"first to help make the colors pop more? By the way they are gorgeous!

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  5. Oh gosh, I completely spaced on mentioning that! I did paint my nails with a white base first.

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  6. Did you paint your nails with any kind of "base coat/color"first to help make the colors pop more?

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  7. Watermarble used to be my most coveted technique to achieve and I have to agree with you - work and effort ;)
    These do look amazing and are a wow improvement compared to your first ones :) Superb! **

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  8. this is really amazing! perfect job, its gorgeous!

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  9. Live it! How do you get the water at the right temp. It never works for me!!!????

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  10. It's mostly been experimentation, unfortunately! I am always sure to use filtered water (I filter it through a Brita first), and then I microwave it for a bit if it's too cold. I usually try to tell if it's at the right point by putting my finger in the water halfway. When I can't tell the difference between the half that's in the water and the half that's out of the water, I know it's good to go.

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  11. So pretty! I need to try water marbling :)

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  12. Gorgeous water marble, the colors work well together!

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  13. This is stunning! You've made me want to try water marbling again :)

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  14. I said some unrepeatable words when I saw this, it's absolutely amazing!!

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  15. Omgosh I adore this look

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  16. Hmm, that must be frustrating! Maybe Rebecca from Rebecca Likes Nails has some suggestions as to where you can find them?

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  17. What a perfect marble! So fun and colorful :).

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  18. This is perfect! Love the color combo

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  19. Wow - this is gorgeous; so bright and summery!

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  20. LOVE those colors!! I wish I could water marble - every attempt fails miserably :(

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  21. These are great colors! I should practice water marbling again...

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  22. I love it! The colours are definitely bright and summery, I can't believe how amazing you are at watermarbling though!

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  23. Mmm, it looks like Fruit Striped Gum! Delicious!

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  24. I freaking LOVE this.

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  25. This is amazing! Easily my favourite water marble I've seen. I've tried water marbling once, and it was, well, crap. I'll have to give it another go!

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  26. This is perfect! I know practice makes perfect, but marbling is such a time consuming messy thing to attempt :c

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  27. My mouth literally did water looking at this mani. I love citrus!

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  28. I think these are my favorite water marbled nails I've ever seen, they're absolutely gorgeous!! I hope I can do mine this well someday!

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  29. Love it! Just like the Fruit Stripe gum I grew up chewing. Lol!

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