I’ve been pretty much avoiding water marbling like the plague lately. Not because I don’t like it. I LOVE the look! But cleanup can be a bit of a challenge and for my blog, I do take closeups! I have noticed a popular method for prepping messy manis such as water marbling and sponge gradients, using liquid latex type protectants. In the past, I’ve used school glue, tape (yuck) and petroleum jelly. All have their merits, but not enough to make me want to pursue these designs on a regular basis. I am not personally allergic to latex, so no problemo. But if you are, there are some online liquid rubber “type” protectants that are now latex-free! So, on with the tutorial and the finished project. Here is the collection I used for this mani.
Each photo explains the steps so I shall just dispense with each photo in succession.
So although there are a kazillion water marble techniques out there and a kazillion more tutorials, I wanted to share my experience with you. You know how it is. You watch a bunch of Youtube videos and read that many more blogs, then come up with what works best for you. The look of this one is subtle and using these muted shades, I think it has a certain antiquey European charm. Here is the finished project!
For 2015 SquareHue will be featuring their Decades Collections beginning in January. Shipments have already begun and are landing in mailboxes as we speak. January’s collection is called 1900 (01.15). I haven’t received mine yet but the colors look beautiful from images I’ve spied on Instagram! So Victorian 🙂
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As California natives currently living in the Midwest, we have grown to appreciate warmer climates. Islands, beaches, the sea air...we sure miss it! Of course, after experiencing the white sand and clear waters of Florida, we have found a new coast to love. After traveling to the Bahamas, Hawaii and the Caribbean, we knew we wanted vacation property right on the beach, but something closer and more affordable for our guests. That is why we chose the Emerald coast of Florida.
Why the Owner Chose Pinnacle Port
Randy and I love the beach and wanted others share the experience with others. Being on the ground floor and being able to access the beach right out the back door is great! Families with children as well as senior adults appreciate not having to climb stairs, fear balconies or dealing with elevators. Our resort is very out of the way and everything you need is right here. The private uncrowded beach is one of the biggest reasons we chose our condo at Pinnacle Port, a gated resort on the quiet west end of Panama City Beach.
The Unique Benefits of this Condo
Being right on the ground floor and walking right out onto the beach is awesome! Truly a rare find in Panama City Beach, and so affordable for most budgets. We love being able to park our car right out front and no stairs or elevators. Our guarded/gated property is unique in that it is nestled between Lake Powell and the Gulf. Both on our property! Our quiet little corner is just that...QUIET! We love watching the dolphins play as we drink our coffee on the patio in the mornings. Did I mention "with our feet in the sand"? It's great to not have to carry bags and gear to the beach, because we are right there, on the beach anyway!
Welcome to Sand Castle at Pinnacle Port on the Quiet west end of Panama City Beach! This lavishly decorated beachfront condo brings the beach right to your back door. It truly takes your breath away. Step out onto sugar white sand from your ground floor patio! No Stairs or Elevators! We even have Summer Waiting Lists if your desired date is filled. Our return guests can prove it.
Luxurious & GROUND FLOOR-Right on the beach! We are in B3-108. At NO EXTRA CHARGE to you, we've included extra amenities in this unit that nobody else offers! You can’t get a closer view of dolphins playing than right out your ground floor back door! We went all out to decorate this unit with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. Please see details for more information. You'll enjoy these accommodations:
• 55" HD LCD Samsung TV - HD/DVR cable upgrade w/ HD & 45+ digital channels added
• 27" HD LCD TV (bedroom)
• DSL Wireless high speed connection in unit
• Brand new living room furnishings
• AC & Ceiling fans
• All new bedroom suite including high quality mattress/box springs
• Hair dryer
• Ironing board and iron, bagless vacuum cleaner
• All new dining set
• New full capacity, heavy duty high efficiency washer/dryer
• All new kitchen appliances, pots/pans, espresso maker, microwave, etc.
• Plus many more upgrades added regularly!
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