Needle Work

I honestly don't know why but I am having some serious issues with the Needle Marble technique. It should be real simple and I see so many amazing manis made by this technique, but for some reason I just can't get it right. So I took me a free evening and decided to give this method a try. It did take me quite a while until I was fairly happy with all my nails, but I did it!
Essence Walk Of Fame Needle Marble
I started this mani with 2 coats of Essence Walk Of Fame, a grey-ish brown cream that is a little bit streaky but if applied carefully it does dry to a smooth and shiny finish.
Essence Walk Of Fame
Then I applied, one nail at the time,  4 lines of polish using Orly Instant Artist stripers in (from tip of the nail and down) True Blue, Chocolate, True Blue and Blue J, and with a long needle I dragged the polish is quick lines from the tip towards my nail beds. My index nail turned out best and I had to redo at least 2 nails more then once until I was happy with the results, but I am really liking this effect and I will have to practice it some more! 
Essence Walk Of Fame Needle Marble

Essence Walk Of Fame Needle Marble

Essence Walk Of Fame Needle Marble

Essence Walk Of Fame Needle Marble
What do you think? Do you like the technique? Did you try it yet? Do you have any tips or tricks for me?


Sagittarian_brandy_1980 said...

Have you tried barley touching the polish? Like barley there pressure? I hope this helps. I too have had some difficulty with this style.

Dream It Up Nails By COLLEEN said...

This looks really cool! The blue almost makes it look like a waterfall :)

Raggio di Luna said...

I like Essence Walk Of Fame and I like the combination of colours! :-) I tried this technique 2 times, but I really don't have any clever suggestion or trick, I guess that practice makes perfect! :-)

Criminal Nails said...

Needle marbling... I tried it once and it was a fail-ish... so I might need to persevere like you!

Cathy said...

Lovely! Great color combo :)

Gnarly Gnails said...

I love this!!!! The colors you picked for this are superb!

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