Friday, 28 June 2013

Guest Blogger: Smashley Sparkles!

Hi ladies! Today we have the Queen of Water Marbling dropping by for a visit! Ever since I can remember, I have been in awe of Ashley's Water Marbelling skills, especially since I find them next to impossible! Straying slightly away from the typical Water Marble, Ash is showing us this awesome Spotted Water mani! So let's hand the reigns over to Ashley!


Hi guys!  When Rachel asked me to do this guest post we talked about me doing a water marble since she said she loves when I do those.  I sort of veered off a bit from that though and came up with this.  This is my first attempt at the water spotting technique!

For my base I used one coat of OPI Funny Bunny, and then I randomly painted on Kiko 339, Illamasqua Jo'mina, and Nails Inc for InStyle Power Pink.  Once I had my splodged (as Debbie from The Crumpet would call it) base I used OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys in the cup of water and I sprayed some glasses lens cleaner in to make the spots.

This combo was inspired by a Design Seeds palette (Color Basket) that I saw with a photo of some pastel hued macarons in a brown basket.  I thought the contrast of the brown with the pastels was really interesting in the photo, but maybe it didn't end up translating as well as I had hoped on the nail.

Either way it was fun to practice the water spotting technique!  I hope you guys enjoyed this look, and thank you to Rachel for asking me to guest post!

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If you haven't heard of Ashley or seen any of her amazing Water Marbles and Nail Art skills, then one; you've been living under a rock and two; go and follow her this instance! As always, all her information and social media links are listed above! Thanks again to Ashley for agreeing to be featured on my blog! Stay tuned to see who will be gracing us on Monday! Have a good weekend!


  1. Love this so much!! Pure awesomeness! I have nothing else to say, except this is just way too awesome! Love it! ♥

  2. Thanks again for having me! :)

  3. Didn't know you could do it with glass cleaner hehe! It's gorgeous!

  4. I love this!! I never knew you could use glasses cleaner either, I tried the hairspray and the hand sanitizer methods and both were woeful fails. I'll definitely try this!