Sunday, 5 May 2013

Peacock Needle Dragging Marble Nail Art - swatches

For this Nail Art Sunday I'll show you a manicure inspired by peacock feathers :)
The technique for achieving this look is called needle dragging marble technique and I was introduced to it by the bellissima Natalia at Polished Polyglot.

This is an easier option if you, like me, think water marbling is difficult and/or messy. Despite the bad cleaning job ;) I'm very pleased how this mani turned out! I'm already planning more color combinations with this technique. :D

I also did a version with a holo top coat :)
I used the following polishes: (from left to right)
Catrice Planet Tokyo
Color Club Pure Energy
Sinful Colors Endless Blue
Nubar Peacock Feathers

You also need a needle or a dotting tool to do the stripes with.

Apply a base coat and add the colors (work on one nail at the time).
Drag the lines with a needle or dotting tool cleaning the tip after every drag.
Work fast before the polish dries. Add a top coat. Done! :)

How do you like my peacock nails?
Which version did you like best - with or without the holo top coat?
If you'd like a tutorial just let me know! :)

35 comments:

  1. Wow! This is amazing! I love the color combination and the effect you achieved by dragging a needle through the polish is super cool. And of course you can't go wrong with a holo top coat haha

    I'm too scared to try water marbling... seems to messy. So maybe I'll try this soon!

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    1. Thanks! Try this if you, like me, don't like water marbling!
      It's a little messy but far from the mess you get from water marbling ;)

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  2. Cool grej! Ser väldigt tidsödande ut (vilket alltid är lite extra imponerande :) )

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    1. Det är bra att det ser tidsödande ut ;) fast det var det inte ;)
      Jo, lite i början innan jag kom på hur jag skulle göra ;)

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  3. I love this! I managed to achieve it one before and it looked like a funky tie dye pattern but the next time it was an epic fail. Haven't tried since xo

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    1. Thanks! The result is very dependent on which polishes you use and how thick coats you use. For best result use one coat polishes and do thin coats.

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  4. Åh! Det här var jättesnyggt!

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  5. Wow, såååå snyggt! Du är såååå duktig! ♥

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    1. It's a great holo top coat! My favorite!

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  7. Jättesnyggt! Jag gillar verkligen färgkombinationen.

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  8. Riktigt häftigt. Det här har jag inte sett förr!

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    1. Tack! Kul att jag kunde visa dig något helt nytt! :)

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  9. Så snyggt!!! Man kan ju verkligen se påfågelsfjädrarna tack vare både färgerna och den spännande tekniken. Gillar det väldigt mycket med holoeffekten över också.

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    1. Tack! Det blev snyggt med holo på, jag håller med! :)

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  10. Väldigt läckert, gillade den med hololacket på toppen bäst. Gav den där extra påfågelskänslan:)

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  11. Goooorgeous! Jezz you totally wowed me, the colours you chose are perfect together, and I prefer the version with holo topping! Which topcoat did you use?
    bacioni, xxx

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    1. Grazie mille Nati! :D I couldn't have done it without you! You inspired me!
      The top coat is my favorite - INM Northen Lights Silver Holo Top Coat. You can get it from Transdesign for instance. Baci cara! xx

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  12. Wow första gången jag ser needle dragging =) det blev hur snyggt som helst!! Du lyckas alltid med färg kombon :D Så nu vill jag se mer kombinationer av nail dragging! Xoxo

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    1. Tack! Funderar på en variant med neoner! Vad tror du? :D
      xoxo

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    2. Omg neoner!!! :D jag vill se! Jag vill se nuuuu

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  13. This is gorgeous! I love the colours you used and the final effect is fantastic! :-)

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  14. This is really pretty. I like the holo top coat. Yes, I would love s tutorial.

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    1. Thanks! I'll try and put together a tutorial some time soon!

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