Blogging for a Cause: Let Them Have Polish for Polished Girlz

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! So if you follow polish blogs, then you certainly know Cris from Let Them Have Polish. I was so incredibly honored to be featured in the November issue of Nail It! magazine alongside her. I didn't feel worthy! Her blog is so consistently awesome. Her swatches are flawless and her photos are fabulous! And now she does incredible makeup that I'm too old and stuffy to ever pull off! LOL. This series wouldn't have been complete without her. Thank you, Cris, for your awesome post!
For Cris' post, I've donated another $10 to the Polished Girlz! I can't believe how amazing this series has been to pull together! If this is the first post you've read in the WPP "Blogging for a Cause" Guest Post Series...pop over to the intro post here to see what an amazing organization each of these bloggers are supporting with their participation.

Cris from Let Them Have Polish

Hi everyone!!

I am so very excited to be a part of this series of guest bloggers on Work Play Polish! I want to take a second to thank Leslie for having me, and for gathering so many awesome gals to take part in this event. I was on the fence about what I wanted to do for this special post for some time. The inspiration came from a long time reader of mine. She was wondering if I had even been able to successfully complete a candy cane water marble where the Red did not bleed into the white. I was actually surprised at myself when I told her I had never even attempted a candy cane marble. WHAT?! In my Three years of this craziness, I had never thought to try a candy cane marble myself.

So, I took on the challenge of doing a crisp candy cane marbled look. I figured it would be perfect for this occasion because I tend to save marbles for such events. See, I love marbling and the finished look. But honestly, I'm not as patient as the process needs me to be some times :D. Thankfully, the stars aligned on this day and I completed a pretty candy cane marble successfully enough. I had some minor bleeding from Red to White, but I adored the finished look.

I started with a base of Cult Nails Tempest. I only needed one coat since I was using it as my base for the marble (and also because it is Tempest and that polish is the bomb-diggity). For the marble portion I used Cult Nails Tempest and Bettina #15. To finish my candy look I did a coat of Seche Vite, followed by a coat of INM Northen Lights. This gave them a high candy shine, and twinkling Holiday look.

The pattern varies from nail to nail because I was playing with different "color drop" combinations. I wanted to see how this would affect the look of Red and White, bleeding of colors etc. For example: on my Pinkie and Ring nail I did One drop of White and One drop of Red, traditional bullseye. But on my middle nail I switched it up to Two drops of White and White drop of Red. So on and so forth. I really love how crisp the pinkie turned out. But I have to say the middle nail is my favorite! The flower pattern came out nicely and I love the "candyness" of it all. I am really happy with how these turned out, even though I was not fully successful in my initial mission ;). I think I will give these another try soon as I really did love the finished product, and they really looked like little candies.

Thank you to everyone stopping by today! I hope you guys enjoyed this look. Happy Holidays my painted beauties!!

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  1. Thank you so much for your kind words Leslie. It was an honor to be featured along side you. Thank you for having me!

  2. Beautiful manicure, Cris!! :) Happy New Year!

  3. How pretty! Water marbling is still one of my first nail art loves - it's never the same effect every time! And LTHP is just an amazing blogger.

  4. This makes me think of the swirled pastries. Love it!

  5. You did an awesome job at these!


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