Chrome Water Marble

I recently took advantage of the China Glaze sale at Sally’s to pick up a few polishes, including a couple of the duochrome polish I wanted to help fill out my current collection. I knew they could be marbled with because I’d done a few experimental things months and months ago, so decided to dive in and do a full chrome water marble!

I applied my base coat, but brushed on two coats of China Glaze – Rare and Radiant. I let this polish dry without top coat and then taped off my fingers.

For the marble, I used: China Glaze – Rare and Radiant, No Plain Jane and Deviantly Daring. In my water marble cup, I used two drops of each polish per ring and did two rings per polish. I created a line pattern and then dipped each finger. I do my marbles in small dixie cups, so I can only really do one finger at a time. The result? Ah-maz-ing…

China Glaze duochrome water marble
China Glaze duochrome water marble

Seriously, I can’t even with this. Here is the macro:

China Glaze duochrome water marble
China Glaze duochrome water marble

One of my favorite manis of all time!


  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • China Glaze – Rare and Radiant
  • China Glaze – No Plain Jane
  • China Glaze – Deviantly Daring
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat

With the exception of Deviantly Daring, the polishes I used are pretty sheer, so I was really happy with how pigmented they ended up looking – as long as I did two drops of polish for each ring! Seriously loved this and want to do it again with some of my other colors.