A red, white, blue and green nail marble
It had been far too long since I’d put any effort into how my nails looked. So I decided to go all out and do a nail marble, instead of just painting them a single boring colour.
Depending on how familiar you are with Nail Marbling, you might want to first visit my full picture tutorial “The Art of Nail Marbling“.
I wasn’t actually blown away by how this manicure turned out. I found it, just “okay”. I blame it on my being rusty! But I figured I’d still post about it and let you all take a peek anyway.
To start out, I used a white basecoat: Paper Mache by Fingerpaints. I did two coats and let dry.
Then I taped around each nail on one hand using scotch tape.
For my marbling colours, I went with a green, red and blue nail polish – all from China Glaze. (I’ve used these polishes multiple times for nail marbling and have never had any problems getting them to expand in the water.)
I decided I wanted a lot of white in this manicure, so I alternated each colour with a drop of white in between (again, using Paper Mache nail lacquer by Fingerpaints as my white). My bullseye pattern ended up looking like this:
Using a toothpick I created a design.
Next you simply dunk your finger in (be sure to clean up the rest of the water with a toothpick before pulling out your finger). Depending on the design, you may choose to dunk more than one finger at a time. But I never do more than two. (Too much opportunity to smudge a design.)
Repeat for all fingers.
Remove tape carefully. Clean up anything the tape missed with a q-tip soaked in nail polish remover.
Viola! A bright fun manicure!
I’ve had so many people respond to these nail marbling posts saying that they were going to give it a try. Has anyone done that? How did it go?!?!
Thanks for reading everyone!
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