Tuesday, May 15, 2012

marble nails tutorial

Today I tried more marble nails.
I've had a few people asking me how to do marble nails.
This is how.

First you need to get your supplies ready:
you will need:
a small bowl, filled with luke warm water 
(if it's too cold the nail polish will set, if it's too hot the nail polish will spread too far)

White Nail polish (as a base coat) 
toothpick for swirling (not pictured here)
cotton buds, cotton pads and nail polish remover.

and a selection of colours to use to marble
(I probably used too many here and that's why it wasn't as effective) 
Left to right:
Revlon Plum Seduction
Revlon Mint Fizz
L.A. Colours Quirky Turquoise 
Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow
OPI A Roll in the Hague
Revlon Revlon Red

Begin by painting your nails white
allow this to dry!

Next you want to put one drop of colour into the water




Followed by another colour directly in the centre of the first drop


(so I don't have photos here- I'll try and take some if I try this again soon)
Use a toothpick to swirl the colours together, you will need to move quite quickly or the polish will begin to set.
Then if you have enough space dip your fingers nail down into the nail polish and pull them over to the side and pull your fingers out nail up (if the nail is still down the excess nail polish will drip onto the front of the nail ruining the pattern)

If you have  a smaller bowl (like me) dip your fingers into a non-nailpolishy section of water, and pull them nail up under the nail polish pattern (this will then dry in the pattern you saw on the top of the water)

They will then look like this.
Messy! 

Use your nail polish remover and cotton pads and cotton buds to remove excess nail polish.

Paint your nails with a shiny top coat.

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