FINALLY!!! I have finally successfully, well for the most part, pulled off a watermarble. I say for the most part because I didn't wait long enough for it to dry before applying topcoat & it smudged just a tad.
BUT I DID IT!!! And that's what counts.
For this, I used Sally Hansen Whirlwind White(also used this as my base), Absolute! Orange, and Essie Going Incognito. Then topped it off with China Glaze Fast Forward.
A few tricks that helped me were pulling the nail straight out of the water, as in vertically, very slowly. I also dragged the stick very lightly across the polish while it was on the water. Also, Patricia from Southern Sister Polish has informed me to wait longer for the marble to dry before applying topcoat.
Now that I've got it all down, I will definitely be trying it more often. In fact, if my lower back weren't in such pain, I'd be doing another one.
Also, please note that I know my skin & clean-up look horrible. I ended up taking this off right after pictures as I wasn't happy with the smudging, BUT I always post my mani's. Even when I mess up somehow so I can remind myself, and possibly you guys, how to improve. :D