This past week CutePolish shared an easy DIY method to create a different marble nails look than the messy water method. Her super quick how-to video gets straight to the point:
In my opinion this looks nothing like the blending of the water marble polish BUT it was fun and while time consuming it is not nearly as time consuming as the water method. AND it still produces stunning results.
I practiced on paper first and I am glad I did as it gave me a feel for the consistency of the nail polish I had chosen for this nail art project. Which was: Julep’s Josephine (smokey dark blue base), Catrina (bright yellow), and Candace (sparkly brown gold – bottle shown below).
You have to be quick and you have to do one nail at a time because you are racing with the drying speed of whatever nail polish you are using; another reason practice before doing on the nail makes sense.
You also need to use a light touch as it is easy to gouge too deeply into the base layer and expose the nail surface. I found it hard to get any consistency with the pattern so I gladly went with whatever I happened to create. I still managed to “overwork” the pinky too much though. With marble nail art I feel less is more.
I would definitely like to try this one again. And I totally recommend giving it a try as it is fairly easy to create unique nail art without the hassle of water. Work on a paper towel. Have all your polishes open but not sealed. And have lots of extra toothpicks already out and ready to use just in case.
The three colors I used were part of the September Julep Maven box but can be purchased from Julep as a collection or individually whether you are a maven or not.