Review: Watermarble Tool from Born Pretty Store

Disclosure
Item provided free of charge for review purposes, however, all views given are my own honest and unbiased opinions.
Affiliate links indicated by an asterisk (*).

 

Hello! If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you’ll possibly know that one type of nail art consistently frustrates me. Every six months or so (long enough for the memories of the previous attempt to fade) I have another go at watermarbling. If you’re interested, you can find the results of earlier attempts here and here. Before that, it was so bad I never bothered to take photos!

I’ve asked around a bit for advice on improving, and one of the suggestions was to get a watermarble tool, to make it easier to create the patterns in the water. I promptly forgot all about it, until recently Born Pretty Store asked me to pick a few things to review, and this tool was in the list.

So, what is a watermarble tool?

Well, it’s a biro pen sized item, with a long thin needle point at the tip. This one has rubber rings around it to make it comfortable to grip, and I found it a nice weight to use. Not so heavy that I was dragging it through the polish!

Born Pretty Store Watermarble Tool (#38980)
Born Pretty Store Watermarble Tool (#38980)

Here’s a comparison of the tip of the tool, with an orange stick (above) and a cotton bud (below), to give you an idea of the size.

Born Pretty Store Watermarble Tool (#38980) tip comparison
Born Pretty Store Watermarble Tool (#38980) tip comparison

Did It Work?

I guess the top photo here spoilt things a bit – yes it did! I found it much easier to have the light touch required when dragging the patterns (not to say that things went perfectly every time) and it was very easy to wipe clean on a cotton pad soaked in acetone between drags. Here’s one of the patterns I created:

Peach, pink & lilac watermarble pattern
Peach, pink & lilac watermarble pattern

I still can’t seem to get mine to be round like all the YouTube tutorials I’ve seen, I’m sure there’s another magic trick that I don’t know of yet!

Peach, pink & lilac watermarble mani
Peach, pink & lilac watermarble mani
Peach, pink & lilac watermarble mani
Peach, pink & lilac watermarble mani

I’m actually very happy with how this came out, it definitely resembles a watermarble, and it wasn’t too painful! I might even try again without waiting another six months 😉

What I Used

  • *Born Pretty Store Water marble Tool (#38980)
  • Plastic cup & cooled, boiled water
  • Liquid latex
  • Rimmel Peachella (peach creme)
  • Rimmel Ring A Ring O’Roses (pastel pink creme)
  • Rimmel Ultra Violet (lilac creme)
  • HK Girl Glisten & Glow topcoat

Links

The watermarble tool reviewed here is available from *Born Pretty Store, and costs $2.99 (currently £2.10, wow, the exchange rate is dire lately!). Shipping is free worldwide, but do expect it to take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks to arrive. Don’t forget to use my discount code TPMW10 when you order to get 10% off any full price items.

Born Pretty Store 10% off code - TPMW10 - bornpretty.com
Born Pretty Store 10% off code – TPMW10 – bornpretty.com

Until next time,

Love,

Jo x

4 thoughts on “Review: Watermarble Tool from Born Pretty Store

  1. Wow, this tool looks awesome and your watermarbling is awesome!!
    I have never tried watermarbling too much, I find wasting the polish too painful.
    Vicky x
    @thepolishlist

    1. Yeah, I guess it is a bit wasteful! Not sure I could bring myself to use expensive indies, but cheapy mainstreams I’m OK with 😃

  2. I love these tools! They are so helpful. As far as getting the polish to spread closer to the edges, try running the tool around the outside of the drip pattern to get it to spread out. Sometimes dried polish or other surface contaminants can prevent the polish from completely spreading out.

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