NAILS | Earth Day Swirl #ManiMonday

Today's ManiMonday is in celebration of yesterday's Earth Day and when initially I thought I would have no issues trying to think of things to do, but some seemed too complicated and others too simple. In the end, I had no idea what to do, but decided to try a dry water marble with the nail polish shades I would have used to draw Earth! A dry water marble is less messy than a regular watermarble because there is no water required and just involves swirling the polishes with a toothpick or dotting tool. I think my manicure turned out a bit odd looking, but I am one of those people that HATES redoing their nails so I just decided to roll with it.

Earth Day Dry Water Marble Nail Art

The key to getting a good dry marble going is how goopy your polish is because it needs to still be quite wet to get the colours to swirl nicely. I started off with one coat of white polish and then immediately applied another thick coat right away. I then "dripped" the other shades of green and blue quickly into the goopy white polish one nail at a time and started swirling. I also added a few extra blue dots to fill in some of the negative space.

Earth Day Dry Water Marble Nail Art

Polishes Used:
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure White Here White Now*
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Granny Smith Apple*
OPI Infinite Shine Suzi Without a Paddle*
OPI Infinite Shine Do You Sea What I Sea*

Earth Day Dry Water Marble Nail Art

This manicure took quite a while to dry because the polish layers were so thick, but it's a fun one to do because you kind of get to feel like a kid fingerpainting with all of the swirling, but be careful not to overswirl because the colours just end up melding together and end up looking like crap really.

Make sure to check out Renee and Trysh's manicures today as well because they've got something special going on for Earth Day too!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and that your Monday blues isn't too bad!

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