Serpentine on nails

Iloista Vappua! Happy 1st of May! Vappu is a great selebration here in Finland and balloons and serpentines are traditional decorations for the celebration. Wikipedia says this about Vappu:

In Finland, Walpurgis day (Vappu) is, along with New Year's Eve and Juhannus, the biggest carnival-style festival held in the streets of Finland's towns and cities. The celebration, which begins on the evening of April 30 and continues to May 1, typically centres on copious consumption of sparkling wine and other alcoholic beverages."
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So I wanted to do something bright and happy for my nails because of Vappu and I decided to try water marbling. I was pretty happy with the outcome considering it was my first try with water marbling. They could be better but at least this is bright and happy as I wanted..

I used China Glaze Sneaker Head and Passion and also Wild and Crazy Yenis. I started with one coat of top coat, then I used one coat of Sneaker Head as I wanted it to be stronger than it would be if I'd only used it in water marbling. I topped the hole thing with two coats of Mavala Mavadry.

I was struggling quite a bit with the polishes that would work for water marbling. Some of the polishes dissappeared when dropping them to water, some sank in to the bottom and some were too sheer etc. I ended up with those above, but even they weren't perfect. Passion worked quite well but as I said before Sneaker Head was quite sheer and as you can probably see Yenis was also bit too sheer. So do anyone have good tips of polishes that would work with marbling? I'm certainly going to try it again sometime. (There is btw many good videos on Youtube about water marbling if you need instructions.)


  1. Ihanat kynnet, näyttää tosiaan siltä kuin sulla olis serpenttiiniä kynsissä!