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Marvel at marble

I don't like marble. I know it's expensive and sleek and blah blah but to me it feels cold and uninviting. So to warm it up a bit I added some yellow and orange. I know what you're thinking, how's this a marble? Where are the typical white/grey/black shades? Well turns out there IS in fact a marble that looks (more or less) like this:

Marble studs yellow orange cling film

No seriously, trust me, I'm a geographer...
and I googled it:p


The polishes I used:

Seche Vite Perfectly Poised
Miss Selene 213
Golden Rose Color Expert 60
Miss Selene 160

I bought the studs from Amazon.co.uk. They were one of those variety wheels. It's great value for money and you got all sorts of different shapes and sizes. I painted my ring finger with 2 coats of Golden Rose Color Expert 60 and placed the studs using a hoof stick while the varnish/top coat was  still a bit wet.

I created the marble using cling film. I cut it into small chunks and squashed them in my hands so they resembled balls. I painted my nails with 2 coats of Miss Selene 160 and waited until they were completely dry. I then added one rather thick coat of Seche Vite Perfectly Poised, waited about 5 seconds and dabbed the excess away with a cling film ball. I added a layer of fast drying top coat and once it dried another layer of colour (Miss Selene 213). I dabbed most of it away because I only wanted a slight hue of orange. All that was left to do is add a stud and finish off with a top coat. I tried the colours in different order but it didn't work for me. It was either too in your face or completely unnoticeable. I think these colours painted in this order (grey, yellow, orange) work really well. I'm so pleased with how this turned out! Let me know what you think :)

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