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Essie Going Guru Marble

Hey everyone!

I am pretty sure earlier in the year, I said that marble nails would be my "thing" for the next while.. I feel like that was completely accurate. I always want to marble every colour.

Now, no, not water marbling - my arch-nemesis - just diluting white across the nail, and then a stronger, thinner, white stripe  through it. Easy and effective!

I was looking at the nail polish still strewn about my desk from the last Shoppers Gala I worked and was like 'oh hello beautiful green polish.. shall we?' And we did.


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Essie Going Guru
  • Formula X White Matter
  • Acetone
  • Brushes
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today -- see you all again soon!

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 It counts, right?

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