Monday, February 20, 2012

Beach Inspired Water Marble

Hello Lacquer Luvers! How are you all doing on this fine Monday? I am really excited about my post today because it was inspired by my all-time favorite place. Before I get into my manicure, I want to share something with you all. Yesterday we decided to take a trip to the beach. Little did we know, there was a kite festival going on. Tyus (my son) was so excited to see all of the kites in the sky but not as excited as he was to get his feet into the water. We sat out for a bit and as we were enjoying the sights an older gentleman approached us & asked if Tyus would like to fly a kite. It made my heart melt to know that there are genuinely nice people in this world after all the terrible things we see/hear everyday. The gentleman saw how happy Tyus was and told him that he wanted him to have his kite. It really was the sweetest thing ever!



In the midst of our fun, I chipped the sides of my pointer and middle fingers. Any other time I would've been sad about it but how could I be when I'm looking at this:


I absolutely love love love the beach! It's the one place where everyone in my family has a smile on their face for hours on end.

On to my mani! I bet by now you can guess what I was inspired by today (well, besides the title of this post, haha!). The beautiful sand and the gorgeous shades that range from seafoam green to aqua to dark blue is the story behind my nails for the day. After filing my nails down because of the two chips, I began my manicure with a base of Essie Grow Faster followed by two coats of OPI Samoan Sand. Next I used Samoan Sand, Bettina Ocean, Bettina Aqua, and Essie Turquoise & Caicos to create my beach inspired water marble. I topped my manicure with a coat of Essie Good To Go topcoat.




The tip of my pointer finger looks like a wave! How cool is that? =)

L-R OPI Samoan Sand, Bettina Ocean, Bettina Aqua, Essie Turquoise & Caicos

Did you ladies notice that the colors I used to create my mani today are beach related? That's one of my favorite parts of this one! It reminds me of all the fun we had yesterday and the great memories that were made. What do you think luvs? What is your all-time favorite place to visit & what colors would you use to translate it to your nails? As always, I hope you all liked this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post with you, xo!

~Jessica

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    1. Thanks Jodi! It was inspired by a gorgeous place ;)

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  2. This is the most interesting water marble I've seen in a long time! And it worked! Love the inspiration!
    Ana
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    1. Glad to hear that interesting is a good thing here lol! Thanks Ana <3

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  3. This mani is beautiful!
    I'm so glad you met a nice person while at the beach. I can just imagine how excited your son was. That's lovely!

    I really need to get some Bettinas! It appears they're really good for water marbling?
    Gorgeous mani. Love the inspiration!

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    1. It was so refreshing to meet a nice person! seriously! it's sad that they are hard to come by these days :/

      Yes, yes you do! Everyone should have a few Bettina's in their collection! They are excellent to marble with =) Thanks love, I always appreciate your sweet comments, xo!

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  4. I love this water marble! I cannot get it to work for myself yet so I am jealous about both your going to the beach AND the manicure :D

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    1. Just don't give up. It is definitely a trial & error process and takes alot of practice. I owe all I know to Colette from My Simple Little Pleasures. I've watched hours of her water marble videos http://www.youtube.com/user/SimpleLittlePleasues?feature=watch Thank you! P.S. The beach is my favorite part about living in South Florida =)

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  5. This is totally awesome. I love the colors you chose and how they're all beach related names. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing the beach pics with us!

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    1. Awww you're very welcome hun! I figured you guys would appreciate the pic behind the inspiration =) Thanks for reading luv!

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  6. This is absolutely stunning! I <3 it :)

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    1. Thank you Presh Polish! So glad I could share this with lovely followers like you! <3

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  7. What a beautiful post Jess!
    I love your water marble manicure, the colors are just perfect.

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    1. Thank you Carolina! The colors of the beach are really what's so perfect ;)

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  8. Amazingly gorgeous!!!!!!!! Superb view!!!!

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  9. Thanks Jossie! I bet you get gorgeous views, too! ;)

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  10. It is so nice to hear of good gestures from people :)

    I also am in love with the beach. It's so calming there! I also love both of your manis!

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  11. This turned out SO perfect and is probably one of the best/prettiest water marbles I've ever seen. TEACH ME. ;)

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  12. What a great choice of colors....Makes me want to get to Florida even more now then ever...Keep up the great work...And my grandson is so special. Everyone loves him. He has such a beautiful way about him. I know he was extremely exited....LuvMyLacquerMom

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  13. Please teach me how to do that *.*

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  14. That is a truly lovely water marble!

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  15. I just love this! And Bettina is awesome! I just was at the beach and have pics of it on my blog now! How funny!

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  16. This water marble is gorgeous!! Love the colors!

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  17. I would love to do a marble manicure with a Rome theme. One of the most fantastic, awe-inspiring places ever. The layers of history have a pink, ochre, tan and gray feeling. But over it all is sense permanent impermanence that would be hard to translate to nail. Want to try?

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  18. I just found this site, and your nails are gorgeous:-) This water marble is so pretty!!!
    P.S. I love your favorite quote!

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