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Post  Laura on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:02 am

I'm off to Glastonbury on Wednesday and need some cool festival nails to keep me going over the week, if anyone would care to indulge me with some inspiration Embarassed Very Happy
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Re: Festival Nails

Post  mmmmchocolate on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:29 am

have any brands come up with a mud-textured polish yet Very Happy

Sorry, can't think of anything sensible to say, but hope you have a lovely time.
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Post  Laura on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:30 am

Hahaha after the last Glastonbury mud would be very apt!
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Post  mmmmchocolate on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:35 am

mud effect would probably look a lot nicer than the congealed porridge and baby-sick efforts we've been spoiled with over the last few months too Smile
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Post  ninjablossom on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:53 am

mod nails - pale blue with navy blue white and red bullseyes/ union jacks etc.

Or all out and out flower power nails Smile maybe in neon! alien
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Post  kissmenow9 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:07 am

Neon water marble - nice and psychedelic!
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Re: Festival Nails

Post  Laura on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:18 am

I don't know if I'm brave enough to attempt water marbling, I've never done it before!

Is anyone here good at it?
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Post  ninjablossom on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:27 am

I suck at watermarble. The few attempts I have tried take me all evening. Apart from once, when I managed in a lunch time. Was a flook though.

You could do splatter neon nails? might have a similar effect.
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:36 am

Laura wrote:I don't know if I'm brave enough to attempt water marbling, I've never done it before!

Is anyone here good at it?

Good - no. Acceptable - just about, and I think it's great fun. 
I'd second the neon water marble, I reckon you'd love it Laura.
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Post  Laura on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:44 am

I might attempt it on Tuesday then Surprised
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Post  alix266 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:48 am

Some sort of glitter....or something else hard-wearing....oh and dark....to hide any dirt under your nails Cool
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Post  starrystarry on Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:58 am

Laura wrote:I don't know if I'm brave enough to attempt water marbling, I've never done it before!

Is anyone here good at it?

I like water marbling, though I've not done it for a while.  I think a swirly water marble would be perfect for a festival.  Loads of tutorials on youtube. It's quite easy really.

This is one of my previous ones:

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Post  ninjablossom on Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:43 am

oooh thats good Starry. If the weather is shit tomorrow I might have another go at Watermarble. I feel inspired.
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Post  Jasmina on Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:42 am

I would do neon and white stamped with a cow pattern and because I am glitter obsessed a light silver glitter topcoat to dazzle in the sun.

I might even attempt a tie dye pattern on the nails.


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Re: Festival Nails

Post  Laura on Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:32 pm

starrystarry wrote:
Laura wrote:I don't know if I'm brave enough to attempt water marbling, I've never done it before!

Is anyone here good at it?

I like water marbling, though I've not done it for a while.  I think a swirly water marble would be perfect for a festival.  Loads of tutorials on youtube. It's quite easy really.

This is one of my previous ones:

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Awww that's stunning, can you tell me which polishes are good for doing the marbling?
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Post  starrystarry on Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:37 pm

It's trial and error really, some work better than others.  I've always found Nails Inc work well for marbling.

I think the most important thing is the water though, bottled or filtered and it needs to be room temp.
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Post  Laura on Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:24 am

Oh so I can't just use tap water?
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Re: Festival Nails

Post  Princess Sossidge on Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:31 am

I did a tutorial a while ago for dry water marbling, which I find a bit easier?  Might be useful x

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Post  Laura on Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:48 am

Princess Sossidge wrote:I did a tutorial a while ago for dry water marbling, which I find a bit easier?  Might be useful x

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Wow Princess Sossidge that's amazing!

I am definitely going to have a go at that. How long did it take your polish to be dry enough?

Edit never mind I've just gone back and read again Smile


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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:52 am

Laura wrote:Oh so I can't just use tap water?

I used tap water and it was fine.  Temperature was important and we're in a very hard water area if that's relevant?
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Post  Princess Sossidge on Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:07 am

I always pour the water the night before so it is definitely room temperature.  I just find it so hit and miss to get it right, so stick to the dry method now.
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Post  Laura on Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:10 am

The only thing with the dry method is I have no idea how I'd cut it to fit my nails :/
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Post  Princess Sossidge on Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:12 am

I put a base colour on (using the lightest colour I use in the water marble) and then just cut out the shape of the base of my nail and width, and then put it on and then file the ends off, so it doesn't need to be perfect shape.  Also, they do stretch a little bit too so you don't need to be perfect.
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Post  Laura on Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:15 am

Ooh OK definitely having a go tonight! I've got one of those little bags but I'll have to cut it in half to get enough area I think.
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Post  starrystarry on Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:30 am

I've done it with tap water before, it does work but bottled/filtered works better. 

Can't wait to see your pics, whichever method you use xx
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