For this week’s Nail Of The Week post I though I’d do a tutorial style post as I’m doing something different with my nails!
I’m going to Melbourne tomorrow (Saturday) for a few days with my mum to celebrate my 21st which was in May, so I thought I’d glam up my nails a bit!
Follow the following steps to achieve water marbled nails!
1. Apply a base coat and a coat or 2 of your desired base colour. I chose China Glaze ‘For Audrey’.
2. Put 3 sections of sticky tape around the nail as close to the nail as possible. Put the bottom one on first, followed by the sides. The sticky tape prevents nail polish getting all over your skin when you put your nail in the water.
3. Fill a small cup/container with room temperature water. Dot each nail polish colour into the water. You only need 1 drop of each! I chose Sally Hansen ‘Blue me away!’, China Glaze ‘Frostbite’ and Sally Hansen ‘Pacific Blue’.
4. Taking a toothpick, drag from outside the outer polish ring into the centre in any pattern you choose.
5. Put your nail face down into whichever section you like the best and hold there for approximately 20 seconds.
6. Before you take your finger out, use the toothpick to get rid off the excess nail polish on the water. It should glob onto the toothpick easily as it forms a film on the surface of the water. It is important to get rid of the film before doing your next nail, otherwise the nail polish won’t separate out on the surface of the water.
7. Take your finger out and repeat the process for all remaining nails. Then allow the polish to dry before removing the sticky tape (carefully!). Then apply a top coat if you wish. Make sure your nails are completely dry before using a top coat or it may mess up all your hard work!
Here’s what my nails turned out like
I love the look of marble nails, but it is a time consuming process!
Have you ever tried water marble nails? What do you think of them?
If you have any questions, comments or requests please leave them below!