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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spotted: NEW China Glaze Water Marble Kits

Earlier today, reader Ell left a comment on the You Tell Me page about some new China Glaze Water Marble Kits that she spotted at Sally Beauty recently. After I read her comment, I kept thinking about these kits, so I put the word out on my Instagram and lo and behold, reader @nailpolish_diva on Instagram emailed me some great pics of BOTH kits, and I'm so excited to share them with you (I also want to thank reader @msluckydee13 for sending pics as well, which I received just after I wrote this post and did not have a chance to include here).

But before we get to the pics: you may be asking yourself, "WHAT IN THE HECK IS WATER MARBLING?" If you're not familiar with this type of nail art, let me point you in the direction of one of the first YouTube tutorials I ever watched on the subject, and it's still one of my favorites. Click here, watch the video and then come back! The rest of this post will make much more sense, I promise.

There are two kits available at Sally Beauty right now--here is the first one:

 image credit: @nailpolish_diva for Nouveau Cheap
NEW China Glaze Spin Me Round Water Marble Kit
(retail: $14.99 at Sally Beauty)

Each kit includes FOUR full-size China Glaze nail polishes, one plastic cup and one wooden stick. This is a nice value considering that China Glaze polishes retail for $6.79 each at Sally ($5.99 for Sally Club members). So even if you have a Sally Card, you'd still pay $23.96 for the polishes alone if purchased separately.

 image credit: @nailpolish_diva for Nouveau Cheap
The Spin Me Round Water Marble Kit includes full-size bottles of:
Turned Up Turquoise, I'm With The Lifeguard, Celtic Sun, Snow

  image credit: @nailpolish_diva for Nouveau Cheap
Instructions for water marbling

 Here's the other kit:

 image credit: @nailpolish_diva for Nouveau Cheap
NEW China Glaze Twirlin' & Swirlin' Water Marble Kit
(retail: $14.99 at Sally Beauty)

 image credit: @nailpolish_diva for Nouveau Cheap
The  Twirlin' & Swirlin' Water Marble Kit includes full-size bottles of:
Pink Plumeria, That's Shore Bright, Too Yacht To Handle, Snow

  image credit: @nailpolish_diva for Nouveau Cheap
Instructions for water marbling

As of the time of this post, these kits are not yet on the Sally website, so you'll have to look for them in-store. 

Are you already a water marble fan? If not, have you been thinking of giving this nail art technique a try? What do you think of these new kits? I have been wanting to try water marbling for years now, and these kits might just finally push me over the edge.

Thanks so much to @nailpolish_diva for the great photos, and thanks again to reader Ell for alerting me to these kits earlier today!

24 COMMENTS:

  1. For folks who like the idea of water marbling but don't want to have quite so much cleanup, I found some cool tricks to try:

    1. apply petroleum jelly to your fingers, right up to the cuticle
    2. use a nail stamper to pick up the marbling, then roll that across your nailbed. Et voila!!

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    1. *gasp* OMG using a stamper!!!! That is omg freaking genius!!! Literally sitting looking at the screen with my mouth open. Love this idea! I must try!!!

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    2. I paint craft glue onto my finger, hahah; I've heard that OPI's new Glitter Off base coat works well for this, too. Haven't heard that bit about the stamper, though, that's an awesome tip!

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  2. I LOVE water marbling, however, I could not get it to work. So frustrating! Watched countless YouTube tutorials and tried several different times but it just would not work! Even tried different brands of polish and different water temps and still I failed. Some things are just not meant to be I suppose :(

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    1. I had a friend suggest using bottled or distilled water instead of tap water.

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    2. Filtered, room temperature water works best for water marbling. Colette, one of Youtube's most prolific water marblers, did a video demonstrating the differences. However, if you don't have filtered water, room temperature tap water should still work.

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  3. Although I'm not talented at fancy manis, I am a DIY type, and I have been intrigued by water marbling. That is a great deal for $15, although I probably can put together my own set with all the polishes I already own lol. Once my work simmers down, I'm going to try it!

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  4. I gave water marble a shot once and I thought it turned out pretty good, I actually felt like gradients were harder but I finally did a couple of those recently. Weird I know. But cleanup sucks no matter what.... :D (I've done tape and glue to block off, guess petroleum jelly is next)..

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  5. Ahh I've been wanting too yacht to handle for a while now! And I love using petroleum jelly for a water marble barrier, it's a great method.

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  6. I think I want these kits just for the value on the polishes - especially the second kit! I HATE water marbling haha - I have tried and tried to no avail - I think it's just not my thing haha. But the price for all four polishes is awesome - thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. Another great trick for easy cleanup after water marbling is to apply a coat of white glue (like Elmers Glue) around your nail and cuticle area and wait for it to dry before marbling. After you've finished and top coated you marble, just peel off the mess and throw it away ;)

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  8. These remind me a lot of the ombre kits China Glaze put out a while back. I think there is even some shade overlapping.

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  9. So the only thing that makes it a "kit" is a cup and a stick? That is not exotic paraphernalia.

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  10. Hate the idea of water marbling but the colors!! Ahh! Will probably purchase just to get a good deal. Can never have to many white polishes'

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  11. oh these look so so fun!!! So far I still fail at water marbleing and I have tried several times! I just may have to get a kit because I love the colors!!!!

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  12. These are at Ulta too. I like the Galaxy nails set.

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  13. I really have no interest in water marbling, but that's a really great deal on the polishes! I might have to pick one or both of those up!

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  14. I really like the colours they've paired together so for this reason, they are nice kits!

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  15. I would only buy the kit if I wanted the polishes themselves because that is a great deal. LOVING the "twirlin and swirlin' kit! If i wanted to water marble, I'd just use whatever I have plus a cup & stick, ha

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  16. I am blown away, I had NEVER seen anything like it. Can not wait to get home tonight to give this a try.

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  17. I have a lot to say on the topic of water marbling, having struggled with it a lot. I've watched a lot of videos about it trying to figure out where I was going wrong. In fact, I recently did a post on my blog sharing the tips and tricks that helped me finally water marble (somewhat) successfully. It also includes links to a couple of videos addressing FAQs about the subject.

    The main thing I want to say that almost everyone seems to fail at watermarbling at first. It is really tricky to do, and even people who are experts at other types of nail art can be intimidated by it. Don't give up and you will eventually improve. If you keep trying and maybe research the specific problem that you are having, you will get better at it. All that said, don't drive yourself crazy trying to do it when there is so much cool nail art out there; polish should be about fun, not about pulling your hair out!

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  18. I would suggest checking out a few Youtube videos about water marbling before jumping in. Specifically, I like Dearnatural62's video addressing FAQ's about water marbling. She has a great personality and is always fun to watch. Also, Colette of My Simple Little Pleasures has an entire playlist of nail tips and tricks, and a lot of them are related to water marbling.

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    1. Oops, meant to post this in response to Diane McCormick, who's about to try marbling for the first time.

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  19. I like the China Glaze sets... I haven't picked any up, but I think they'd make nice gifts for someone looking to expand their collections with coordinating colors - also great for a girls night in.

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