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31 Day Challenge: Coffee Drag Marble

Do you ever watch tutorials and think, I can totally do that, just to fail miserably? I think we've all been there. However this particular tutorial that inspired today's design was tormenting me for months! It turns out there are worse things than painting flowers. I present to you, drag marble!

drag marble #31dc2016 furious filer decals uber mat


The tutorial I chose for today was done by Sveta Sanders and it shows you how to create this coffee-like pattern. Technically speaking, I think this kind of design was first done directly on the nail but for that you need to have the patience of a saint. This is where my Uber Chic Uber Mat comes in. You can try and fail probably a hundred times before you run out of work space. It took me good 5-6 times to get my pattern right but I've done it eventually and feel pretty smug right now!

coffee pattern leaf gold shimmer autumn fall nails

POLISHES & TOOLS

Lauren B Beauty Nude No.1* - C&E Clementine/Mandarine* - Laighton Denny Venus Desire* - Uber Chic Uber Mat - Winstonia striper brush

macro nail art close up coffee drag marble

All the shades I used featured in the Pumpkin Spice themed MeeBox* so I just had to go for a coffee pattern. Stay tuned for a review of all the goodies! What do you think of my design? Xx


12 comments

  1. I love your design! I've also given up trying to drag marble on my nails, Ubermat all the way 💙

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    1. Thank you! I totally get what you mean, who has the patience to do that anyway?!

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  2. I absolutely love this one. Love it love it.!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I love this, it's beautiful! Drag marbling on my nails is hopeless, partly because my nails are rather curved so the polish just runs off the sides.

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    1. Thank you so much Lili! I have the exact same problem, thank goodness for the silicone mats!

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  4. The end result looks great even if it was a pain to get there! Somehow Sveta always makes every style look so easy and effortless :) I've also struggled with drag marbles, for me it turned around a bit when I started using a proper needle rather than just a pointy dotting tool or a toothpick...

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    1. Thank you! I know, right, that girl's skills are insane. I can't do it with a dotting tool either, I use a very thin striping brush:)

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  5. This is so gorgeous! I love the color combo, it feels very fall and is also very lovely.

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  6. Stunning, I totally need to try this out. Why is it that every mani you do, I want to copy. Please stop being so incredible Marta :)
    Vicky xx
    @tgepolishlist

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    1. Thank you Vicky, you are far too kind! We have to do something about that mani swap! Xx

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