Sunday, 11 March 2012

Rainbow Shorties and Oreos

So I cut my nails short.

Not because of popular demand. Simply because I felt like it and I know they'll grow back pretty quickly. Whilst I was short I decided to recreate a design I'd previously done. My Rainbow Flower Water Marble:

This video had soooo many comments saying that you need long nails to do the design and I always COMPLETELY disagree!! I know each design will look slightly different depending on the size, shape and length of the nail, but it still looks just as great!

And I know my nails are still not actually "short" because I have long nail beds. I cannot physically cut them any further without chopping the ends of my fingers off!

One thing I CAN cut as much as I like though are my trusty practice nails. I cut a few of my smallest sized falsies in more than half and tried out a few designs on them.

I STILL got all six colours in because I used a dotting tool instead of a sponge to apply all the nail polish colours.

DOTTING TOOL!! Shorties can make rainbows with dotting tools! Why didn't I think of that before??!!

But anyway look, here are some pictures and comparisons of my even shorter nails.

Here's how the rainbow looks before the marble
I tried to put them in order from long to short
Next to my index and middle finger
This is the smallest nail next to my index finger
And here it is compared to my pinky.

Okay so I can't even get my fake nails any shorter than that because I can't hold them and file them. Something I know I can do better with long nails. You might think I'm taking the piss but I'm actually finding a lot of things MORE difficult without long nails. It's because I'm not used to it. But it is pretty cool though cos I keep missing things... it's like my fingers are drunk.

So anyway I hope you all have enjoyed my little rainbow water marble nail art project. I really hope that more people can see now that you can do nail art on any length of nail. If your nails are short or long, just adapt, shrink or add to the design to fit your size.

In other random news, here are some things that made me smile recently:

Most epic wallpost I have ever received

Oreo Boner!

I do smile when people share their Oreo boners with me. Or any other kind of biscuit/cookie erection for that matter :)

That's all I have to say for today :)

I love you guys <3

xx mwah xx


  1. Thanks for showing the shorter nails! Even though I can grow long nails my nails are quite small so the scaled down size works great for me! Would you mind posting a picture of the rainbow made with the dotting tool before you add the black marbling? Thank you!

    1. Aw thanks for reading :)
      I don't have a pic of the rainbow before the marble on the shorties but I can make one... gimme a short while...

    2. Woohoo, done it! I've edited a new "before" rainbow pic into the post x mwah! xxx

  2. Oreo boners? Lmao! Your nails look great whatever their length. I'm still working on my marbling. I need to get a water filter cartridge because using distiller water is pretty hit and miss :-/ x

    1. Aw thanks xD
      Yeah bottled water worked okay for some of my polishes but my water filter seems to have solved all of my problems. I think they're a must for guaranteed marble awesomeness :D xxx


  4. Hi!!!!! I love the design you made with rainbow flower water marble. I just have a question. Do I need a special type of nail polish? You see, I've tried to do it and the polish dries so quickly I cant' put my nails in the water. Is it something about the water? I leave the water rest on the counter for one hour and then I pour the nail polish...I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Anyways, thanks for everything. Luv your work. Greetings from Colombia, Barranquilla. Bye!!

  5. So very Talented!! Thanks For Sharing.. :)

  6. I think I just had my first nailgasm!!! I have been stalking nail art blogs for a long time now and have seen a lot of cool nail art but OMG!!! This is gawjus!!

  7. Love love ur long nails & ur watermarbling so bright colors love that. What brand of clear nail polish u used, ive used several n dont work...n urs spread so good..keep up the good work!!! :)