Friday, November 4, 2011

Dry Marble for Fall

The dry marble and the do it yourself nail strips aren't anything new but I've been having fun experimenting with the two techniques.  Here is a look I created using that technique.
 For the marble I used China Glaze Trendsetter, Traffic Jam, Urban-night, and Brownstone from the Metro Collection as well as In Awe of Amber which is the copper shimmer you see and just a touch of Velvet Bow.
My main color is two coats of OPI Pepe's Purple Passion from the Muppets Collection.  This is a great dusty plum color with a subtle shimmer that lurks just below the surface
 Because Pepe's Purple Passion is so highly color saturated, cleanup was a bit of a mess and my cuticles were stained.  Another issue was cleanup around the overlay, you can probably see how it's really rough looking.  I think this would have been solved if I'd done a better job of trimming them to fit my nail shape. 
Overall I really think the look turned out quite well.  Have you tried either technique, if so, what has your experience been??


  1. I have never tried it. I think yours looks great. The color combination looks awesome.

  2. Thanks Krissy, I'm glad you like it. Maybe you'll give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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