I tried to go patriotic I swear I tried. But, in case you haven't noticed, I tend towards the more unconventional manicures. So water marbling has had me intrigued and, instead of reasoning with myself that the gals on the youtube videos have done this many, many times, I told myself, "hey, how hard can that be?" How hard indeed! Let me ask you this: have you ever attempted to fold laundry with a 2 year-old romping around and a "helpful" 5 year-old? If not do so and you'll kind of understand what water marbling is (only add spendy, tiny bottles of polish and cups of water....oh yeah LOADS of fun).