Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Marching Orders

We did something a little different for Twinsie Tuesday this week: a challenge that was dubbed "marching orders." Each of us was randomly paired with another Twinsie, who could assign us anything they wanted for this week's theme. I was given my marching orders by the lovely ChiChi, who challenged me to do a dry marble manicure.

Now, when I hear "marbling," I immediately panic. But I was pleasantly surprised with how easy dry marbling actually turned out to be. Essentially, you pick your colors, place a few globs of each one on your nail, then stir them around with a dotting tool (or something similar, like a bobby pin) until they start to mix together, forming a marbled pattern. It takes some extra clean-up, but other than that, it is so simple! ChiChi sent me this Youtube tutorial as a reference, which was extremely helpful and easy to follow.

ChiChi also told me I could limit my marbling to an accent nail and after doing a full dry marble mani, each nail turned out quite different (even though I used the same three colors for each marbling) and the mani didn't look very cohesive as a whole. So I scrapped the other nails and kept my ring finger, which I thought turned out the best. I'm quite proud of my little marbled ring finger. :)

I used all Revlon polishes for this mani, which wasn't something I planned; it just kind of happened that way as I was trying to figure out what colors I wanted to use. The polish I used for my non-marbled nails is Plum Seduction, which I mixed with Mint Gelato and Sugar Glaze for my marbling.

I am extremely curious to see what my fellow Twinsies assigned each other--and how Anna, who I got to assign a challenge to, carried out her marching orders!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth


  1. I'm intrigued by this method! I may have to try it myself.

    1. You should! It's really easy and fun!

  2. Oh goodness this is incredibly gorgeous!!

  3. Beautiful! I love the look of dry marbling, but I'm terrible at it! >.<

  4. Looks awesome! I will have to try this!

  5. You did a great job!! Love your color choices!

  6. Chelsea, this looks so great, and I love it as an accent nail. I have got to try this technique!


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