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Day 20: Water Marble

Holy moly did I make a mess of this. First attempt, and showing it in all it’s messiness, be kind! I did quite like the effect of the ring finger though, it looked spray painted.

Polishes used: Orly Robo Romance, Color Club Rev’d Up, and L.A. Colours Cranberry Red. Why? I like red and purple combined, it’s obnoxiously in-your-face. I dislike Robo Romance, it’s an awful polish with so much potential to be awesome, so felt safe to use that.

Notes to self:

  • Use warmer water. Mine didn’t disperse like the videos said it should.
  • Use similar textured polishes – not a crelly and a shimmer AND a glitter. Tape is NOT YOUR FRIEND.
  • And you know how you thought you’d hate this? Well, you’ll actually be quite intrigued, and try again soon. Pity your camera batteries are flat, hey.

So, I did try it again – and used lipbalm instead of tape, and two shimmers, and warm water, and it looked a LOT better. I can see me cranking this out again for an accent nail, but probably not for ALL my fingers, I just don’t have the energy for that!

Have a wonderful day 🙂


Red Crelly Comparisons – swatches

Turns out I have 4 red creme/jelly nail polishes (crellies, I like to smoosh words together). That’s heaps, I think, and definitely enough for a comparison!

So… here they are.

From right to left:

  • Little finger/pinky = OPI So Hot It Berns (2 coats no top coat)
  • Ring finger = L.A. Colors Cranberry Red (2 coats no top coat)
  • Middle finger = Miki No.8 (3 coats with top coat, would have the exact same finish and depth of colour as the others without it though)
  • Pointer/index finger = Depend 036 (2 coats no top coat)

The LA Colors stands out by miles as being much darker and heading towards burgandy-ville compared to the others, that much is obvious. OPI (little finger) is a very classic red, but I would call this one ‘blue based’ compared to the rest, as it has that depth and cool tone that the other two don’t.

Of the other two, I would say the Depend polish is a true red, crayon or primary red. The Miki definitely has a bit more of an orange tone to it.

So, no dupes, and I like them ALLLL! 😀 I realise that the Miki and the Depend look very similar in these photos, so I took a bottle shot to show that difference between them a bit clearer.

Miki at the top, Depend on the bottom. heh heh heh

Have a great day!