Welcome back, reader! Today’s post is a special Hobby Polish Bloggers link-up post! Every month a theme is selected by the group, and this month’s theme is dusty colors. The look itself is up to the blogger; as long as it adheres to the theme, it can be as simple or elaborate as the blogger wishes. I like to raise the difficulty a bit and use only untried polishes, but this month I couldn’t, because I have very few unused polishes that fit the theme. For this look, I used Essie’s Spin the Bottle, Sew Psyched, and Marathin, Zoya’s Bevin, Ciaté’s Pillow Fight, and China Glaze’s Fairy Dust.
As I mentioned, I don’t have a lot of colors in this dusty family, so I’m using a lot of polishes I’ve used in the past. I think Spin the Bottle and Sew Psyched were unused, but the others were probably only used once, so it’s not really a big deal. It took a lot of digging through the polish looking for the right colors; I have a lot of pastels and a lot of deep colors, but not too many in between. Marathin was actually the first polish that came to mind, and after a little bit of trial and error, I found a great combination, as well as the perfect way to wear them together.
Watermarbling is one of those things I want to do all the time, and yet, I rarely do. I’ve done a few marbled accent nails here and there, but it’s usually as an afterthought; when I’m planning a mani, I usually just pick a glitter topper that pairs well and that’s it. A lot of the time, I’m working with polishes that don’t seem conducive to marbling. I don’t want to use anything with fine glitters or shimmers because it may not spread well, I don’t want to use anything rare, discontinued, or expensive, and I don’t want to use anything with a really unique finish, like a holo. If I’m creating a look around a creme, I’m rarely thinking about other cremes. It’s a shame, because I love cremes; I think the glossy creme finish is the most underrated of them all, and yet I rarely take advantage of them. Even with all these beautiful creme shades and the marbling, I still had to top it with glitter. Fairy Dust counts as a dusty color, right?
The following photos were taken outdoors in direct sunlight. The colors are a bit washed out here, making the dusty colors look lighter and more pastel. Fairy Dust looks overwhelmed as well. On the plus side, I was able to get macros of all my favorite swirls. My ever-elusive right hand even makes an appearance.
Essie, Zoya, Ciaté, and China Glaze are all sold in stores nationwide; mine are from Walgreens, Ulta, Sephora, and Sally Beauty Supply respectively.
Also, remember this is a group project, and there are links below to the other dusty manicures done by members of the group. Show them some love, too!
This is such a fun and pretty watermarble! It kind of reminds me of my grandma and grandpa’s decor back in the 90’s.
I was thinking that, too! Like every doctor’s office in the ’90s used these colors.
It’s lovely water marble. It’s hard for to work with dusty colors but any how me to did a mani for HPB GRP. I loved that fairy dust over it.
This is super pretty. It reminds me of sand art that kids did in the 90’s, haha. Very pretty colors and design.
Lovely water marble 🙂 The colours work really well and it’s so tidy, of course the addition of glitter makes it even more awesome!
Way to push yourself! The watermarble looks awesome and I like all the colors you chose!
This is gorgeous!!! It has a very midwest feel!!!! <3
What a pretty watermarble. I love the combination of colors and of course it needed that glitter.
this is a glorious neutral bit of nail art
EVERYONE IS SO PERFECT AT MARBLING BUT ME!! But seriously, though, this is gorgeous
Thanks! 🙂 Don’t feel bad, I can’t get stamping to work for me at all. You win some, you lose some.
Your watermarble is fabulous!! Great job! 🙂
This is so cute!!
Wow! I love the shades you chose. This makes me want to try water marble again!
Sew Psyched is still my favourite Essie ever. Pretty marble.
It amazing!!!! I want to try watermarbling soooo bad
Do it! If it goes as well as your first time stamping, it’ll be great!
The colours you picked work really well together, love how you couldn’t resist a bit of fairy dust 🙂 x
LOVE LOVE LOVE! It’s water marble and neutral! So fun!
I love these shades together!