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Technically it’s still Valentine’s Day, so it’s hopefully not too late to throw this post in!

I decided kind of last minute to do a pink mani for Valentine’s Day!  I just received a bunch of new Color Club goodies yesterday and while I had them on my desk staring at me, I thought “Eh, why not?!”

I didn’t have time to do a full water marble manicure but I always love a good accent nail when time is a little more restrictive.  I grabbed my Crystalline Nail Veil from Color4Nails to get started (perfect time to test it on a water marble as well!)

To start I painted my ring finger nail with Color Club Blank Canvas.

Nail Veil

Once the nail was painted I covered the surrounding skin with Crystalline Nail Veil to protect my skin and make for easy clean up.

Nail Veil marble

I did a very quick water marble and it came out kind of “off” so it’s definitely not my best one (but certainly not my worst!)

I used Color Club Feathered Hair Out To There (pale pink) and Sweet Getaway (hot pink) for the marble.

Marble cleanup

I peeled off the Crystalline Nail Veil and had absolutely no other cleanup to do.  You have no idea how much time this shaved off for me.  Unless you’ve used it before… then you know.

Marble stone

I decided to add a small gem to the center to distract a little from the slightly wonky design.

marble 3

I painted the remaining nails with Feathered Hair Out To There, added top coat and my Valentine’s Day mani was complete.

Full mani blog

Overall, I like my Valentine’s Day mani.  The colors are perfect for it, the Color Club shades marbled really nicely and Blank Canvas was the perfect base for it!

Where To Buy Items I Used:

Crystalline Nail Veil 

Where To Buy: Color4Nails Shop

Price: $6.00

Coupon Code: Use the code CSant10 at checkout for 10% off!

Color Club Blank Canvas, Feathered Hair Out To There & Sweet Getaway

Where To Buy: Color Club Website

Price: $8.50 Each

My Water Marble Technique

For a slightly more in depth post on the technique I use to water marble, check out my water marble tutorial post

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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I’m Lisa, a 36 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend. I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.


  1. That marble looks gorgeous! I have the Crystalline Nail Veil as well and really like it so far – when I stamp I always have the design all over, especially with dark colors this can be super annoying!

  2. This is such a sweet and gorgeous V-day mani! I did one and I’m very tardy at posting it (probably because I don’t love it). I love accent marbles.

  3. You’ve got mad skills woman! I wish I could watermarble. Maybe I should just have you do it for me ;)

  4. That water marble is so pretty! Love the pinks. And I need some of that Nail Veil stuffs.

  5. Is Crystaline Nail Veil like NuSkin? I have never seen that technique before but I loved the outcome. So pretty and Feathered Hair Out To There is definitely my jam.

    • I’m not 100% sure what NuSkin is. Nail Veil is a liquid latex product to protect the skin from messy nail art. Or you can put it directly on the nail and peel off for a negative space mani!

  6. I am always at awe with your nail designs… that nail protection veil looks cool and sounds like something I need. I am terrible with clean up. I don’t know if it’s because I am using the wrong brush or the wrong cleaner but clean up is always hard for me.

    • Clean up is generally difficult for me as well. Even when I think I got it all, the camera seems to pick up small areas that I missed! Nail Veil definitely saves time and makes it super quick

  7. Your worst marble is better than my best on any day, and twice on Sunday. Cute Valentines’ mani! I need to pick up one of these latex cleanup thingies. I use Elmer’s glue, but I’m not sure how well it would hold up in a water marble situation, since it’s water-soluble.

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