Thursday, July 14, 2011

Australian Series: A bit of drag marbling

Hi everyone~ This mani was initially meant to be a water marble but the nail polish refused to work together and so after spending ages finishing one hand, I gave up and decided to drag marble instead. I don't know why I didn't do this in the first place, it's so much easier and the polish shades worked really well together! Below I have two thick coats of Australis Peek-a-boo, a beautiful blue-toned pastel purple. I then added three dots of Ulta3 gold rush fever to drag marble with. I love how well the purple and gold shades came together ♥

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Peek-a-boo is slightly thicker than other polishes but since it's so opaque, you can really get away with one coat if you're careful with application. Gold rush fever isn't a gold I would normally wear on its own, only because it'll clash horribly with my skin tone. Marbled with purple though, it looks amazing. I never knew gold and purple would look so well together. I'm definitely going to try more combinations of them in the future! :)

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Australis nail polish retail for $7.95 and can be purchased at Big W, Kmart, Priceline and Target. Ulta3 nail polish are available at Terry White Chemists, Blooms the Chemist, Good Price Pharmacy and other selected pharmacies.

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Ahh, I love how much simpler drag marbling is compared to water marbling. What do you think of it? Have you tried it before?


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  1. That looks really pretty :)

  2. Amy imfeelingnail-venturousJuly 14, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    This looks sooooo great! You did a wonderful job on this manicure!

  3. ooo ya the technique looks much simpler :D
    i love the colour combo

  4. I've never heard of drag marbling...but I do like the effect it gave on your nails. ^^

  5. Shatter_me_ClaireJuly 15, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    I love this!! *puts it on list of things to try*

  6. Awww, thank you!

  7. You're too sweet ^^ Thanks <3

  8. It's seriously 100x simpler, haha. I adore the colour combo too! :)

  9. Thanks Tiff :D I learnt about drag marbling from the queen of marbling lol - Colette over at :)

  10. Lol, thanks! Definitely try it out, soooo simple but pretty :)

  11. Try a dark purple and gold.  So pretty.  Those two colors work SO well together! 

  12. Ooh, that's a good idea! Thanks for the suggestion! :D


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