Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Drag Marble

The theme this week is drag marble. As you might know, I'm a fan of the ol' drag marble - I used it for the first mani I ever blogged about. This week I decided to redo one of my earliest manis, but with a slight twist - since one of my friends said it looked like coffee art, I decided to use an ombre of browns as the base:



Left to right: OPI Skull and Glossbones, Essence Nude Rules!, B by Bloom Boston, ulta3 Chocolate Cake; ulta3 Gold Rush Fever swirled on top with a safety pin.

I now realise that dragging white or silver would actually make it look like coffee, but oh well! This was also a really good opportunity for me to test out some untried browns - all the ones I used had excellent formulas.


I really think drag marbles are underrated - they're gorgeous and so much easier than the dreaded water marble! Are you a drag marble fan? Check out what the other AW girls came up with:


15 comments:

  1. This is really gorgeous, I agree, very classy!

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  2. I love the brown ombre! I've been wanting to do one like that but I don't think I have the right shades of brown. And this drag marble is sooo pretty, it really does look like coffee art :)

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  3. The chocolate cake is very chic. I tried water marble once using nail pops, but it was a mess and I gave up. I like this method, simple and clean, although the effect a water marble has is hard, not to say impossible, to achieve with the drag method.

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    1. I agree, it's definitely not the same effect, but it's a lot cleaner! :)

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  4. Looking at these pictures makes me feel hungry! Mmmm coffee and chocolate cake...

    I've not tried drag marble for fear it would take 5 hours to dry. I might give it a try since my nails have been nekkid the past week or so.

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  5. urs has turned out fab michelle! love the colour combo uve chose xxx

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    1. Thanks Catrine! I definitely have a soft spot for browns :)

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  6. this is so pretty, i love the colors you used. that ombre is gorgeous! amazing job girl :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm in love with the colours too :)

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  7. Ours are so similar again haha :) I like the ombre base!

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    1. The S-shape drag is a classic I think, great minds nail alike :)

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  8. What a nice look! I've never seen this technique, and I love it, very classic in this particular mani but I could imagine getting creative and making this look so rebellious.

    I went back to your old posts and read how to do it, but it looks easy to mess up, >_> bummer for me but I like seeing what you do with your looks (:

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