Neon Watermarble Starburst Success
After my woeful attempt at watermarbling with my pastel neons (you can click on that if you want to feel better about your own skills) I decided that I needed some neon polishes that were suitable for the job. I shopped around, and with the able assistance of my US-based polish mule, I got my digits on the Fun Days and Neon Craze collection from In The Name of Polish. I had to start with a Neon Watermarble Starburst to test them out.
Polishes and tools
My favourite base coat and top coat
Cirque Carpe Diem
In The Name of Polish Two in the Pink, Too Turnt Got You Sunburnt, Sun’s Out Buns Out, Lazy Days Orange Haze, Sex Tapes & Grape Vape, Blue Balls & Beach Balls, and Shoot Tequila & Lime & Blow a Line
ILNP My Private Rainbow X
Pure Color Watermarble tool
Rainbow Connection Zap
One of the first things I did was test their spreading ability, before I even removed my last design. I’ve got a quick video of how I made the basic design.
By this time it was starting to get a bit late, so I decided to make it a bit quicker by dipping multiple fingers at once. It meant I didn’t get a consistent design on each nail, but I like how they work together.
Off camera and after I dipped, I ran my watermarble tool around my cuticle line to make peeling off my liquid latex cleaner. This helps to free any trapped drops of water I’ve found.
The extra coat of holo helped disguise any remaining bubbles, which I think adds to the design. I love this macro photo – even though the design looks a bit, ahem, trippy in it’s own right!
Neon Watermarble Starburst
I am so happy I’ve finally got these polishes and can really produce a proper watermarble. My next project will be learning how to get a consistent design across all my nails, because this is something I’ve been struggling with.