A few weeks back I saw some marble nails on Pinterest and with my current obsession it was a no brainer, I had to attempt them! I roped in my best friend to help out and we did a little research and worked out how best to tackle the marble effect, I was so happy with the results and have had lots of compliments on them as they really stand out and photograph well too. I thought it would be great to show you a step by step of how we created the nails so you can attempt them too!
Step 1: First of all I painted my nails with two coats of white, my polish of choice was this Only Fingers and Toes in ‘Blanco’ as it’s a great polish and gives a solid covering which was a great base for my marble nails. The ergonomic brush means it’s super easy to apply too as it’s so comfortable to hold.
Step 3: For step 3 I picked a slightly darker shade and went for Mavala Mini Colour in ‘Berlin’. Firstly you need to get a cup of water that’s room temperature – it can’t be too hot or cold as this won’t work, so boil a kettle for a few seconds then fill up your cup that way. Add one drop of polish to the water then once it’s dispersed add another drop on top.
Step 5: Lastly once the polish has dispersed the way you want it to, pick a section that you think could work and place you nail straight into the polish and hold for fifteen seconds to give the polish enough time to set on your nails. When you take your hand out do it slowly and don’t be surprised as it’s quite messy! You’ll have lots of polish all around your nails but just leave it all to dry, once it’s dried go back with a small brush and nail varnish remover and clear up the polish. Apply a top coat so your polish lasts long (this design is so fab that you’ll want it to last forever, I did anyway!).
Et voila, there you have your dreamy Pinterest-worthy marble nails! It is a little fiddle and takes a while to do first time, I think once you’ve got the hang of it the next time will be a breeze it’s just trial and error with the hairspray and getting the polish to seperate into a pattern that you’re happy with. I can’t wait to give this a whirl with some different colours!
Have you attempted marble nails before? Do let me know if you try this, I’d love to see the pictures!