Thursday, October 20, 2011

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Water Marbled Nails

Does just doing one nail with water marble still count? Well, it is late and I have to just go ahead and post this and get it over with, so I say, it counts! For water marble nails, I decided to do a MacBeth Three Witches manicure. Rejoice, drama nerds!! ;-)

A quote from Shakespeare's MacBeth on my thumbnail, two of the three witches on my index, on my middle finger doth the cauldron boil and bubble, the third witch on my ring finger, and some of the ingredients for their potion (toe of frog, eye of newt, and finger of a birth-strangled babe - I know, ewwww!) on my pinkie.

I did the marble nail on my middle finger. I haven't done water marbling in a while, so this kind of sucks. Oh well. 

It cleans up nice though. And to further hide my failure at water marbling, I turned it into a cauldron. :-)

Then I added the witches. Honestly, they are too cute. They needed to be a bit more creepy. The only one I really liked was the round faced one on my index finger. And she is still too cute. 

I added some facial features next and their little witchy robes. 

And here are the finished nails before topcoat. I like the pinkie with the disgusting ingredients on it, but overall, I was not as happy with these nails. I imagined something different than how they actually turned out. 

And I must've been distracted, because I totally forgot to put the polishes I used for marbling in this photo. Doh! Or as Shakespeare would say, "Forsooth!" Polished used in this manicure: Essie All In One basecoat, Sinful Colors Seaweed, Seche Vite topcoat, and not pictured: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Expres-so Yellow, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split-Lime, and NYC New York Color Flat Iron Green. 

So there you have my geek-tastic MacBeth nails. I actually wrote a script for a pep rally my senior year in high school that was a riff on the Three Witches scene from MacBeth. Yes, that is how big of a nerd I am. 

Tomorrow: nails inspired by a Color. What color will it be??!


  1. Looks great to me, but I'm sorry you they didn't live up to your expectations! I hate when that happens to me. And clever use of the marbling prompt, too!

  2. Super gorgeous and clever! I'm glad you made it through the water marble day, I know you were dreading it!

  3. Am loving that you made it into a cauldron! I am too lazy to even try marbling! Your witches are so awesome!

  4. Thanks Sarah. I am my own worst critic. :)

  5. Thank Nev, yeah I was not looking forward to water marble nails. It's over now! :)

  6. Thanks so much Fingers! The witches are cute, but I had hoped they would be more evil. :)

  7. You always have the most unique ideas for nail art. I totally love it. :)

  8. Oh thanks Nail Art Epicness! I appreciate that. :)

  9. Thanks Sandra, that is so nice of you to say!