Friday, 31 August 2012

DIY Marble Nails

(This is a scheduled post - I'm currently away on holiday - any comments or questions will be replied to on my return!)

This Friday I have a nail art tutorial for you! This is a trick I've picked up recently and involves regular nail polishes and a plastic bag. Yep - a plastic bag. You can use any type of plastic you can even use cling film although I expect that could get a little messy. I'm using a small square bag that bits of jewellery might come in. I'm also using Essie polishes in Haute as Hello, Mint Candy Apple and Neo Whimsical. My base coat is my OPI and my top coat is Seche Vite's Fast Dry Top Coat. 


The finished result is something like this. It's a marbled effect without actually using any water to marble polish in. It's the easy way to achieve that pastel swirling, blobby design! I took these images straight after my top coat had dried and I'd not cleaned up around the nail very well. The nails look better the second day as any polish surrounding your nail falls off. 



001# Start by painting your nails with a base polish. White or nude are the best colours.


002# When your base coat is dry - apply thick blobs of colour to the nail. Do each nail one by one.


003# Add other blobs of colour


004# Lightly press the plastic bag/sheet over the nail, smearing all the colours together.


005# Repeat on each nail and then finish with a top coat.


Ta Da! You need to work fairly quickly - if the blobs of polish start to dry you will end up with a tacky mess as the plastic peels away. Lay the plastic over the nail and move around slightly if necessary. Don't press down hard! Using Seche Vite means your nails are dry within 30 seconds and you can even apply it over wet polish, meaning the top coat helps with the marbling effect too by smearing the colours together slightly. 

If you try this out please let me know and Tweet me your photos! 

x


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17 comments

  1. They look so cool! I definitively have to try this :)

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  2. Love the colours you used! The outcome is very pretty :)

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  3. These look lush! and how do you not get all your fingers stained either baffles me! every time I've seen marble nails they never have clean hands afterwards haha I definitely will get in a right fickle trying this out xoxo

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  4. Super pretty!

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  5. Looks great, I should be more adventurous with my nails!

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  6. Whoa. This is a lot easier than the water marbelling tutorials I've seen. Might be tempted to try this out!

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  7. Whoa it sounds easy, will definitely give it a try, and the result is amazing! Xx

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  8. This looks really great! Loving the colours you've used! x

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  9. this is such a genius idea! going to have to give it a try, I'm too impatient and clumsy to use the water marbelling technique

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  10. this sounds so much more practical than the water marbling, need to give it a go x
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  11. These nails are amazing! I'm not sure I will give them a go though as I know I would just end up in a ridiculous mess!

    Rozi xo
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  12. Gorgeous! I've only ever tried water marbling but love this idea. I will definitely try it out, and if I post about it I will credit you! xx

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  13. I love this! I've always wanted to try marbled nails but didn't want to faff around with water. Hope you're having a fab holiday! xxx

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  14. WoW, the result is super cool, but not sure I´d be able to get it myself!

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  15. Ooh this looks so easy, I will have to give it a try!

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  16. Gorgeous, I'm definitely going to give this a go :-)

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