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Monday, 11 January 2016

The Digit-al Dozen does New and Improved - Day 1 - Dry Marble

Hi everyone! Today I have some exciting news (as you probably saw in the title...lol!) I am joining The Digit-al Dozen and today is my first post! 

The Digit-al Dozen is a group of nail bloggers who post nail art based on a different theme for a week each month. You can find out more on the Digit-al Dozen Facebook page and Instagram. This month's theme is New and Improved! I'm looking forward to seeing what the other ladies come up with and sharing my designs with you!

I am starting out the week with a dry marble mani. Dry marbling is a technique that I have done before but feel I could improve at. My previous attempts at dry marbling were just okay and I don't think I've ever posted any on my blog. So here is my new and improved version. 

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 1 - Dry Marble

I think the choice of colours and finishes has a lot to do with the final result when dry marbling and I'm quite happy with how this one came out. I chose a black and gold colour scheme as this was actually my mani for New Year's Eve! I used 2 coats of Kiko 275 and while the second coat was still wet, I applied dots of Essie Good as Gold and marbled the two colours together with a small dotting tool. 

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 1 - Dry Marble

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 1 - Dry Marble

I like the abstract, swirly effect and the mix of the creme and metallic textures together. I think this came out better than any of my previous attempts and I may try some more dry marbling soon! 

Where to Buy:
Kiko
Essie - Various retailers

Kiko on Social Media:
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Essie on Social Media:  
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You can see what the other Digit-al Dozen girls did for Day 1 of New and Improved week below! 
 

10 comments:

  1. This drag water marble looks fantastic! I've only tried this technique a few times but I've always used two colors.

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  2. This looks so trippy but in a good way! I freakin love it!

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  3. This looks so trippy but in a good way! I freakin love it!

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  4. These are so stunning! The perfect NYE mani but also something I'd love to wear all the time. Great work!

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  5. Welcome welcome and these are fab! I did a needle drag today for the end of the week and this style of technique is so not easy. Props for yours, gorgeous!

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  6. Your dry marbles turned out really really good! I can't quite master the dry marble/needle drag, I guess I'll have to keep practicing.

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  7. This is stunning! You did such a great job!

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  8. Gorgeous!! I haven't tried this technique but it has to be quicker than my normal watermarble technique.

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  9. Those two colours go so well together!

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  10. I love the color combination, it pairs so well with the overall marble technique. Gives it a very classy fancy feel! Great job on these.

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