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Pastel Water Marble: Never-ending Pile Challenge

For the second in the Never-ending Pile challenge prompts, it’s pastel.

I seem to have done a lot of pastel nails recently, so couldn’t immediately come up with much inspiration. And it wasn’t helped by only having four or five pastel untrieds.

I decided on a water marble, and after trying with some Ciaté polishes that didn’t work too well, I used two L’Oréal polishes that worked brilliantly.

So, I have a starburst style water marble using L’Oréal Riviera Lavender, a darkish lilac, and L’Oréal Creamy Angora, a pale peach. I’m really pleased with how it’s come out.

L'Oreal peach lilac pastel starburst water marble
Peach and lilac pastel starburst water marble, using L’Oréal Riviera Lavender and L’Oréal Creamy Angora

I only did two water marbled nails – I couldn’t bank on getting more great results – so the other nails were painted in three coats of Creamy Angora over white. I wouldn’t normally paint peach over white, but I’d already prepped all my nails ready to water marble all of them.

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Undies (all nails): one coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Water marble nails: L’Oréal Color Riche Riviera Lavender and L’Oréal Color Riche Creamy Angora
  • Plain nails: three coats of L’Oréal Color Riche Creamy Angora
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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Take a look at what everyone else has done for this prompt:

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Manases Andrea

These pastel colors a super beautiful together and the marble is perfect and very neat!

Claire Kerr

Thanks – it came out really well, and I’m so pleased. I’ve not done this shape of water marble before.


This water marble is gorgeous! I love the starburst shape and the colours work so well together too! 🙂


love how this turned out!! I’m still struggling with water marble..

Claire Kerr

I think it’s just a matter of practice, and using the right polishes. You’ll get there soon enough.

Nail Polish Society

Awesome water marble! I don’t think I’ve seen one like that before.


That is perfection! Look at that! WOw! And I love that you chose lovely pastel shades – they just work so beautifully together!
One of my favourites from your more recent manis, for sure!! 🙂


Hello, I love the manicure that you’ve shared with us in this post!
I think all of the details look just great on your nails 😉