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Red and silver water marble: July Polish Party

This month for the Polish Party we’re recreating the first nail art we ever did.

Mine was a water marble manicure – an awful water marble manicure – in red and silver. Goodness only knows why I tried to water marble for my first foray into nail art.

So, I’ve recreated it. Although I’m not all that happy with this attempt either. A couple of the nails are good. But, the best nails are my two thumbs and my little fingernail on my right hand! But you don’t get to see those!

Red and silver water marble using L'Oréal Femme Fatale and Sublime Platine
Red and silver water marble using L’Oréal Femme Fatale and Sublime Platine

I used two L’Oréal polishes: Femme Fatale (red) and Sublime Platine (silver). The red didn’t spread in the water quite so well as the silver, and it merged into it somewhat, to give a more pinky colour in places.

Here’s my original manicure side by side with the new one. This was done nearly two years ago. I used Rimmel Rapid Ruby for the red, and while I didn’t ever make a note of what the silver polish was, I’m pretty sure it must be Barry M Foil Effects Silver, as that was the only silver polish I owned back then in my collection of about 30.

Recreated red and silver water marble nails
Recreated red and silver water marble nails: September 2012 (left) and August 2014

I’m struck by how much my nail art (and clean up, camera skills, etc., etc.) has improved over two years. This is the first post of this kind that I’ve done, so it’s been interesting to look back and see some of the early attempts, including the few that I did before I even started this blog. It reminded me that I have a gallery and a post on here that’s hidden from public view. Now I’ve had a good look through it, I wonder if I’m brave enough to put it on display…


For this manicure I’ve used:

  • Base colour: one coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Watermarble colours: L’Oréal Color Riche Femme Fatale and L’Oréal Color Riche Sublime Platine
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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Here are the other Polish Party manicures for this month:

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