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Today's design is very posh, obviously, check out the title! It was inspired by...my parents' living room floor ;). However there is a royal twist so keep on reading to find out!

To create this red tiles look I used spotted water marble technique. If you've never heard of it, basically, you do everything exactly the same as with normal water marble, except you only use 1 or 2 drops of the same colour to make it quite faint. I used Barry M Lychee. Once the varnish spreads you spray it with nail polish remover which creates these holes, almost a web like design. I tried doing it with a hairspray but it just didn't work for me and I had to change water in my cup after every try which was just annoying. I haven't actually seen a nail polish remover that comes in a spray can. I used on of those 100 ml travel size bottles. I have loads of them but the only set that actually comes with a spray bottle I got from Primark for £1 :D. 

However before you do all that you need to prep your nails! I painted my nails with Golden Rose Color Expert 23I then dabbed my nails with a bit of Nails Inc Tate, Miss Sporty 326 and Collection 18 Going for Gold. Now you're ready for water marble! 

I tried to do a DIY water decal but adding different colours, water marble and a frame was just too much hassle so I hand painted it directly on my nail. As a base I'm using Barry M Lychee. I first outlined my oval with red and once I was happy with it I continued the same way as before with the dabbing. "The water marble"  in this design is just a hand painted "splatter". The gold outline (Collection 18 Going for Gold) was done with a detail brush and was inspired by of those vintage rustic mirrors. At first it was supposed to be a vintage ring but once it was finished it reminded me of some sort of royal crest especially with all this red going on!

I finished off with a top coat and that's it. I hope you like it as much as I do! 

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