Friday, April 26, 2013

Nail Challenge Collaborative-Pastel Hairspray Marble

My friend Alyson has tried for a while now to convince me to use Instagram.  I had started an account at the same time that I started blogging because I wanted to get the same name as my blog.  I originally thought I would become this big blogger using multiple social media sites.  I soon realized that wasn't in the cards for me.  I would like to say it's because I am so busy but the truth is that I would prefer to spend my time doing nail art and unique layering than simply spending my time taking dozens of pictures of plain polish.

When I came home from the hospital, I realized my recover would be slower than I had hoped and I had time on my hands.  I didn't have the ability to sit up for long enough time periods to do any great nail art so I took to Instagram.  Alyson was is addicting.  If you are interested you can follow me @creativenaildesignbysue.  I have been posting simple designs that are not included here on the blog.  If you are into nail art and post on Instagram, leave your handle in the comments and I would be happy to follow you.

Instagram has introduced me to a variety of new nail art techniques.  I recently learned about quilted nails which I will be showing you soon.  And, today I learned about a unique technique of water marbling using hairspray.  That's right.....hairspray.  Check out @amkuch15.  She is amazingly talented and super creative.  She came up with a twist to traditional water marbling that makes it easier for anyone who just can't get the technique down.  I decided to give it a try.  I used Cult Nails My Kind Of Kool Aid and did a marble using OPI Sanderella.  Amazing....take a look.


  1. This is a nice manicure! Never knew that you can use hairspray in your manicures too :D

  2. This is simply amazing! i love the colors you picked! I can't wait to try this.

  3. That's a really interesting kind of marble. I think I'll try this sometime as watermarbling and I are still no friends. ^^; (I started following your instagram. I just created an account myself as @kayonolan)
    Can't wait to see your quilting mani ;)