Monday, November 22, 2010

Blue Monday

Well, today was going to be a good day.  But then I got a text from my hubs letting me know that "just kidding - we're not coming home til tomorrow".  *sigh*  I miss my hubs and really want him home.  On an up note, though, he did get a deer yesterday.  I take that back.  I don't know if that's a good thing or not.  Either way, I know we'll have enough venison to feed a small army.   So, if you have any good tried and true venison recipes, please send them my way: megharmeyer@gmail.com

To pick up my mood a bit, I'm going to share my latest water marble with you.  I think I'm really getting the hang of this water marbling thing.  The one thing that's made all the difference is the water temperature.  I've read that the water needs to be room temp, but I've found that warmer, tepid water works the best (for me).  Of course the polish you chose matters, too, but I've had good luck with the polishes I've chosen.  Enough of the rambling, right?
This water marble reminds me of my high school.  We were the Drillers (I grew up in the heart of oil country in the central valley of California) - blue and white. 
I started with a base (1 coat) of LA Colors Static Electricity which is a medium blue creme.  Then I marbled Orly Lunar Eclipse (blue glass-flecked shimmer) and Finger Paints Easel Come, Easel Go (silver foil).
This is my camera-shy right hand.  I was so pleased with this one - it made me want to do another marble right after I took this one off!
My left hand.  I love how every finger looks different.  I don't care what color combo you go with - water marbled manis are my "car wreck" manis.  LOL  Especially the ones with a glittery finish like this.
For some reason when I do a water marble, there's always one nail that I like the most.  This time it was my right hand pinkie.  And what did I learn from this picture?  I either need to get better taking pictures with my left hand or I need to dig out the tripod.  Either way, I think this water marble was a WIN!

OK.  Now I feel a little better.  Pretty fingers always make me feel better.  And I love the mani I'm rockin' today, so I guess this Monday isn't a total loss.  Make the most of your day.  If you're like me, it's a short work week - one thing to look forward to.  And Friday, the bestie and I are planning on taking the kidlets to the zoo, as long as it's not freezing - another thing to look forward to.

19 comments:

said...

wonderful marble!

Debra said...

I'd say it was a win! It is completely gorgeous! I really, really love it!

Robyn said...

How does it feel to marble like you do?

sara said...

Very cool. I have no idea how one accomplishes that, given my limited clear polish ablity, but very cool!

Danielle said...

nice water marble :) I love the foily look!

Lu said...

Your VERY pretty fingers make some of the rest of us feel better too :)

colorfulbottle said...

Wow, this marble truly rocks on your nails. I love the color combination and the final look. =)

I always pick my favourite nail too when I marble them =)

nail crazy said...

I love New order 2 :-)
Nice mani!

rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com) said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you used. I have yet to try water marbling. Must give it a try :)

ChaosButterfly said...

I think it's beautiful. Great job!

The Peach said...

Love this water marble! Blue and silver looks awesome together! And I love how each finger is so unique!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

That is one rockin mani. I have got to find some time to try water marbling. Awesome combo of colors too. *jealous*

SilhouetteScreams said...

This is breathtaking. The colours you chose make it look like someone spilled silver in a pond or lake or something :3

Ivana said...

Agree, that's a total win! Great picks of color, great nails... Thumbs up!

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful BHS nails!!

Emily said...

LOVE the blue so pretty!

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

Fantastic! So glad it lifted your mood!

Myya said...

Love the swirls!!!
yay for your hubby, bummer you have to wait another day for him to come home though.

rock-or-not said...

It's beautiful!
WM are always so gorgeous!