This past weekend, the Chicago River was dyed green by 40 pounds of vegetable dye as a part of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
At first, I was hoping to find a polish in my collection that matched the color of the river. No such luck (new mission – suggestions welcome). But I decided on a more fun way to pull from this inspiration – green water marble!
You might not be too impressed, but I’m pretty satisfied with myself. This is only the second time I’ve attempted water marbling, and the first time I’ve actually committed to completing a mani. And I think it coincided with my initial inspiration pretty well.
For the base I used three coats of Ginger+Liz Ivy League. For the marbling I used Zoya Ivanka, Zoya Tangy and SpaRitual Emerald City. I think the fact that the colors are all within the same family kind of saves the design, and makes sloppier portions (ahem, index finger) less grotesque.
From chatting with fellow bloggers on Twitter last night, I think there might be a few other green water marbles out there today, so keep an eye out for those and have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!