Friday, 18 January 2019

The Digital Dozen does Marble - Veil


Hi all!

The last marble technique I've got for you this week is a variation on a water marble, the veil technique. Perhaps not as marbly as a water marble, but it's done with water as well! I believe this video is the first one showing it, but here's another one from someone else.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Peaceful Serene
  • Kaleidoscope - Aquarelle Tints - 09
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of Peaceful Serene. I added some drops of the purple Aquarelle Tint to a container with water, tried to get some patterns, which failed mostly because I tried to lift them out instead of dipping my nails in. Topped with Elemental Ward.


I do like this technique, but I have to try it some more to get the hang of it. Clearly I caught too many air bubbles in there...


Have you tried to do this marble veil technique yet?

Love, Brethil

More marble nails down here!

Thursday, 17 January 2019

The Digital Dozen does Marble - Smoosh


Hi all!

Today I've got a smoosh marble for you. An easy technique, but always a lovely result.


Polishes:
  • Polish My Life - Minted Diamonds
  • Polish My Life - Cloud Blue
  • Polish My Life - Peaceful Serene
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 22 Silver
  • China Glaze - 551 Fairy Dust
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Creative Shop stamping plate 29.



Base: 1 coat of Minted Diamonds. I dabbed the polishes onto a stamper and smooshed them onto my nails. I stamped the crystal image using the silver stamping polish. I added some Fairy Dust before sealing it in with Elemental Ward.



The pastels blended a bit too well together, but I think it still looks nice, the marble is just not as obvious.

Love, Brethil

More marble nails down here!

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Digital Dozen does Marble - Dry Marble


Hi all!

My third mani is a dry marble, perhaps my least favourite of the week, but you can't win them all.


Polishes:
  • Essence - 11 instant match
  • MoYou - Turquoise Mint
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 1 coat of instant match. I prepared a few dry marbles on a piece of plastic beforehand, but some didn't make it in one piece off the plastic, so I had to improvise. My middle and ringfinger nails are more of a drag marble that I did on top of the nail, hence why they look horrible. Topped with Elemental Ward.


The dry marble that turned out best is this circular drag design.


I even fail at dry marbles, let alone a water marble...

Love, Brethil

More marble nails down here!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

The Digital Dozen does Marble - Stamped


Hi all!

Today's marble mani is stamped. I didn't really own a real marble stamping image, but some bare branches did the trick.


Polishes:
  • Aliquid Lacquer - Gargoyle
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 22 Silver
  • Mundo de Uñas - 33 
  • Mundo de Uñas - 34
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used Creative Shop stamping plate 31 (center image top row).



Base: 2 coats of Gargoyle. I stamped with Silver first and then with a gradient of both greys. Sealed it in with Elemental Ward.




Love, Brethil

More marble nails down here!

Monday, 14 January 2019

The Digital Dozen does Marble - Purple drip marble


Hi all!

A new year! We're starting 2019 with doing all sorts of marble nails! I'm starting off with a drip marble.


Polishes:
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Stone of Power
  • Mollon Pro - 29 Aronia
  • Catrice - LE Eve In Bloom - C02 Floralilac
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward


Base: 2 coats of Stone of Power. The marble nails are done by doing a drip marble on a yoghurt lid with all the purple polishes (for a tutorial, watch this video by My Simple Little Pleasures). I added some dark purple chevrons using some nail vinyls. Topped with Elemental Ward.


Drip marbles are one of my favourite type of marbles, they are just so random and gorgeous.


Have you tried a drip marble yet?

Love, Brethil

More marble nails down here!

Friday, 14 December 2018

The Digital Dozen does Holo - Snowflakes


Hi all!

My last holo mani of this week is a full out glittery one. And because it's December and cold outside, i had to add some snowflakes!


Polishes:
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Ride Eternal, Shiny and Chrome
  • Nail Pattern Boldness - Glitter Food Topcoat
  • MoYou London - White Knight
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used MoYou London's stamping plate Crystal 04.



Base: 2 coats of Ride Eternal, Shiny and Chrome. I added one coat of Glitter Food top coat before stamping the images using White Knight. Topped with Elemental Ward.



And look at the holo sparkle in direct light!


Will you sparkle during the holidays?

Love, Brethil

More holo down here!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Digital Dozen does Holo - Pastels on nude


Hi all!

Short intro, running out of time. Pairing a nude holo with pastel stamping. Actually wore this all week because I'm not feeling well and couldn't be bothered to change my nails.


Polishes:
  • ILNP - Bottle Service
  • MoYou London - Scandi Sun
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 81 Bisque
  • Kaleidoscope - Stamping 84 Manatee
  • Lucky 13 Lacquer - Elemental Ward

I also used MoYou London's Mother Nature 15 and 16.




Base: 2 coats of Bottle Service. I stamped leaves with Scandi Sun and plate 16 and added flowers with Bisque and Manatee using plate 15. Topped with Elemental Ward.



And I remembered to take a photo in direct light!


What do you think of this pairing? Let me know!

Love, Brethil

More holo down here!