This is a professional Water Marble, but this is what is should look like. 🙂
Hey guys! What a bad fall day we are having, dark and rainy… how lovely!! Anyway, everyone loves nail polish right?? I know I LOVE it. Here is an idea of really easy DIY nail design. This does take a bit of time and creativity, but trust me, it is worth it 🙂 (Please note that I DID NOT take the pictures I am posting on this particular post… So please remember that they are not mine, but the helpful instructions are!! 😉 )
Here’s the WATER MARBLE NAIL INSTRUCTIONS! 🙂
What you will need:
-A medium sized plastic cup (preferably one you wouldn’t mind having damage!)
-Clear gift wrapping tape
-2+ nail colours (they don’t have to be the same brand or maker 🙂 )
-Distilled/Bottled Water that is room temperature (Tap water works too but it may not give the best results)
-A Sharpened Wood Pencil
Steps To Sucess! (And AWESOME Water Marble Nails!) :
Using the clear gift wrapping tape, take a piece and wrap it horizontally around your finger, right under the cubicle..After this, take a longer piece of tape and start putting it on vertically until you get to the top of your finger, then you are going to turn to the right and go over the skin behind the tips of your nail. Once your done this, go downwards until the bottom of this longer piece should connect with the part of shorter tape. Repeat this on all 10 fingers, this matters quite a bit, so if you think it isn’t good enough, do it again 🙂 . This is the first step. We do this so when you dip your finger into the polish, you don’t get it all over your finger, and it gives a nice finishing look.
Now you must prepare your nail polish and water! To do this, take your lightest colour choice and drop 1 drop into the water (which should be in the glass). You can tell if this project is going to work if the colour starts spreading. After it speads, do the same with the 2nd lightest, then the 3rd and so on. 5 colours are probably the most I would put in! Once you have done each colour once, repeat this step two more times! This will add more colour when you put it on your nails, and it adds more detail 🙂 PLEASE MAKE SURE THE COLOR SPREADS BEFORE YOU ADD THE NEXT ONE! 🙂
After all the colours have been added 3 times, you are going to take the sharpened pencil and make your design! You can do this by putting the tip directly on the surface and then dragging it across to the opposite side. Keep doing this from different angles from any place (you can do it from the middle, top, bottom, sides….) Don’t do this step too many times because this can cause the different colours to blend too much…
Now it’s time to get painting! Or should I say dipping….. Now, I should probably tell you the disappointing news now.. You have to do Step 3 for every nail 0_o. I know, it sucks, but once you get going, you will get used to it. Anyway, what you need to do is VERY CAREFULLY dip your nail into the water. Keep it in for 5-10 seconds, then CAREFULLY pull it out again. Once this is done, take a look!! Once you have admired your first marble nail, take the pencil once again, and spin it around in the water. This will take all the old nail polish off the surface and you can then start again! Once you have got all the old polish, wipe the pencil on the paper towel to get it all off.
Once all 10 nails are marbled up, wait for them to dry. You want all your hard work to be saved, so PLEASE make sure they are 100% dry before doing this next thing. Well, once they are 100% dry, you can slowly peel off the tape. It works best if you take off the longer, vertical piece first, then take off the horizontal short piece second. Throw out the tape and paper towel and VWALA* you have marbled nails!!!
*I have no idea how to spell that word so just pretend that it is right.. SOUND IT OUT!!! 😉