There were a few things I did differently this time around, and the first thing was to use a white base instead of just using the lightest colour. I also grabbed a few different purples to test which ones spread nicely on the water, and made sure my polishes were thinned down nicely. The black polish I used the first time didn't spread very well which made it a lot harder. I also think I was more relaxed when I did this one, as the first one was a challenge mani whereas this time around, there was no pressure to post it on a certain date. I did remember to tape around my fingers this time too :D
I really loved how the index finger turned out, but I was really frustrated with my clean up. It annoyed me how the white base was poking out around the edges. I couldn't shake the thought that it made them look like paper stickers, and the more I tried to fix it, the bigger the gap near the cuticle became. I just gave up after a while, as I realised I was just making it worse!
The polishes I used were Model's Own - Purple Mystique and Rimmel Lycra Pro - Ultra Violet. They were both great to marble with, no issues with them not spreading nicely.
Clean up issues aside, I was chuffed with this mani overall. It's a massive chunk of progress since the last one, and more than enough to make me want to keep trying with the water marbles. I think I'll get it down after a few more tries.
What do you guys think, much better than the last time? Am I the only one who has a massive compulsion to start picking at the edge and peel it off?