as a nail polish lover, I wanted to create marble nail art so much, but I guess it is not meant to be. This post features my third, and so far the best, attempt at marble nail art. The first two were simply a hot mess.
Even though this attempt is horrible, I’ve wanted to post it, as well as share what I have learned from my mistakes while trying to create marble pattern.
First I’ll post a brief description of the process:
1. Paint the base colour (depends on the colours you’ll use for marbling).
2. Tape the skin around and below your nails. (as shown on the picture below).
3. Put water at room temperature in a bowl (not too big).
4. Drop the polishes in the water slowly. The polish drops will spread in concentric circles.
5. Take a pin/pointy wooden stick/needle and gently pull the polish on the surface from the centre towards one side of the bowl. Repeat to the opposite side. Depending on which directions you pull the polish, you can get various designs.
6. Press one or more nail plates at the same time onto the polish
7. With wooden stick clear our the remaining polish from the water surface.
8. Pull the fingers out of the water and remove the protecting tape.
9. Voila – you have marble nails.
Here are several mistakes I’ve made:
Mistake 1. I didn’t tape my nails. Taping the nails is obligatory lest you want to spend the half an hour cleaning the polish from your fingers.
Mistake 2. I didn’t use the base colour. Marble designs often turn out sheer, so it is highly recommended to paint the base colour prior to doing marble nail art.
Mistake 3. I taped my nails before I painted the base colour. Always paint the base colour first so that the tape doesn’t get in a way.
Mistake 4. I used a big square shaped water jar. Use smaller, round jar. if the jar is too big, you’ll have to use a lot of polish, because it will spread all over.
While some suggest to use distilled water, I haven’t noticed any difference in how the polish spreads in distilled vs. tap water.
Polishes I used in this disaster are Eveline Mini Max 808 and Golden Rose Paris 328.
Thank you for reading and I hope you’ll have better luck with marbling