Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Toesday: Water Marble Pedicure Fail


What could be harder than successfully pulling off a water marble manicure? Trying to do it on your toes! One of my nail groups was discussing this picture today (not sure who it originally belongs to, sorry). I think we pretty much all agreed that attempting to water marble toes is an unmitigated disaster. I'd better try it!

Here I am attempting to be smart by wrapping my foot in saran wrap and taping off all my toes. I've lined my container with foil so as not to ruin it completely with polish.

Water Marble Pedicure Nail Fail

 It's really hard to get the marble to spread far enough to fit all the toes at once. It doesn't help that it's a million degrees here already and the AC kept kicking on and drying out my marble.

Water Marble Pedicure Nail Fail

The dip was... successful? ish.

Water Marble Pedicure Nail Fail

My left foot is super scared right now. I decided to dip this one without protection in the name of experimentation/science.

Water Marble Pedicure Nail Fail

Here are both feet before cleanup. That's a lot of polish on my skin... and in between the toes. It was really sticky.

Water Marble Pedicure Nail Fail

Here's the aftermath. I really thought there'd be more q-tips. 

Water Marble Pedicure Nail Fail

Below we have the finished product. Some toes turned out better than others. It's really hard to get a good large marble in the first place and then dipping the toes at the correct angle all at once... yeesh.

Water Marble Pedicure Nail Fail

Water Marble Pedicure Nail Fail

My number one tip for anyone who wants to try this: don't! Totally not worth it. But if you're like me and you're going to do it anyway, definitely tape off those toes. The polish got almost completely on the tape and it didn't require too much clean up at all. If you really want marbled toes the decal method is the way to go.

Water Marble Pedicure Nail Fail

I had a lot of fun experimenting with what I knew would turn out to be a fail. Sometimes it's nice to do something with no pressure to be perfect at all. If you have any more definite fails you'd like to see me try let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I actually think this turned out really great! I'm blown away considering I can barely make water marbles on my fingers look like they're supposed to (and that's with dipping or the decal method - I'm a fail at both)!

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