Friday, 31 January 2014

Nailvengers Assemble: New Year, New Technique


Hi! Today marks the arrival of a fun new nail art group that I'm excited to be part of. Nailvengers Assemble is a group made up of Sammy from The Nailasaurus, Lucy from Lucy's Stash, Alice from One Nail To Rule Them All, Amelia from xameliax, and myself! Since we all met each other at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards we've been thinking about starting a group, and here it is! 

At the end of every month, the five of us will be posting nail art of a particular theme. Our very first theme is New Year, New Technique, so we're all trying something new to us!

For my new technique, I've chosen a spray marble. The idea is to blob polish onto the surface of water (as with a water marble) but instead of drawing patterns in it, you spray it with hair spray. It was a bit of a risk because me and marbling do NOT get on. Not a bit. I thought this would be easier than a full water marble, and it was, but barely! Every time I sprayed the polish with hair spray it just flew off to the side or shrivelled. In the end I tried warm (almost hot) water, and it worked better. It's still not exactly as I pictured, but I like the effect it created. 

I used Barry M Plum as a base, and H&M Golden Treasure to marble with. 





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  1. This is such a good idea! All of you are such amazing nail artists so it will be great to see what you each come up with every month! I love the idea of spray marble and the colours you used for this work really well! :)

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  2. Love your new technique. The colours look so good together xx

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  3. Hi, that's beautiful, just like a gemstone *_*

    I've only tried this spray marbling once and used alcohol (desinfectant pump spray) and it worked fine. Maybe the hair spray pressure was too strong?
    You have now made me want to give this a second try ;-) with gold *_*
    Greetings from Berlin, Moni

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    1. i used hand sanitizer in a spritz bottle and it was still difficult for me....i read somewhere to use rubbing alcohol....imma give it a go again and see what happens :)

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    2. what kind of alcohol did you use Moni?

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    3. I used one of these sterilising alcohol mixes (I think it's isoproanol and ethanol or however you call it in English) in these "pump sprays" without gas pressure. Maybe you could call these rubbing alcohol? And spritz bottle?
      They worked finen for me, but it depends on how you spray, once from far away might be best for fine hole, the big drops don't fly too far.
      I'll show my results as soon as I've got them in "my fingertip gallery". I'll give all my observations about the spraying, too :-)

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  4. this lloks totaly awesome!
    I'm still too afraid of any water-technics yet but now... maybe I will try it out :)

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the squishy purple base with the gold <3

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  6. It's totally different than anything else I've seen.

    Weird and I like it!

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  7. That looks so good - the contrast of gold and purple is amazing! I will have to try out a water technique at some point.

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  8. Gorgeous mani! I love this technique! I'm definitely going to try it. =)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I sooo love the colours you've used and the end result! I must finally try this technique too <3

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  10. WOW THIS IS STUNNING!! sorry for yelling, i got very excited :)

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  11. Love the colors you have chosen. Looks supernatural:-) I love all manis of your group n visited all .

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  12. I love how this looks! It's like a gilded cobweb, beautiful :)

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  13. I think this looks very cool! I love the color combination too!

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  14. It looks like the spiderwebs from that experiment where they gave drugs to spiders and they all went a bit crazy. I like it!

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  15. Purple and gold go so well together, simply beautiful.

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