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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Marble Nails

When it comes to nails...I love trying new things! Plus, it's the one thing that you can change consistently--which makes it even more fun! So, when I came upon this fantastic technique I just had to try it out! Every single nail is different--like a tiny custom piece of art, but on a much smaller scale :-)

All you need is:
-a cup half full of water
-at least two different colors of nail polish (and a very light color for your base)
-Q-tip
-nail polish remover
-tape

First, you simply pick your colors (I went with two dark and two light for a good contrast)
For the base, make sure you paint your nails either white (or in my case a very light grey)!
Then put tape around all sides of each nail (if you don't, your fingers will be a polished mess!)
Then, take the polish, and drop each color in the water one by one (it should remain on top of the water...) I got a little impatient, so I actually took the bottle and poured a little bit in rather then dropping. I think they would have turned out better if I would have just remained patient and dropped it in. Oh well.
Then dip your finger right on in...repeat with every finger. 
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 The best part...carefully take off the tape while its still wet (so it doesn't rip off the dry polish)
 Then use your Q-tip and and polish remover...
 to clean up those edges!
And here you have it...your very one pieces of marble right on your fingertips! :-)
 I tried the other hand using only two colors. I wanted to see what it would look like with pink...
 My personal opinion...I like using more colors. It makes for a neater design!
Now go on and marbleize those nails...you know you want to! 

**don't worry it may look time consuming but really it only takes about 15-20 minutes...I did it while my little girl took her nap (I use that time real wisely can't you tell?! Rather than folding laundry or emptying the dishwasher...I do my nails! haha)
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46 comments:

  1. My coworker did her nails like this over the summer in fun neon shades of nail polish. Very lovely!

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  2. oooh la la! i love this! how fun, and how simple! i need to give it a try!

    allister bee blog

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  3. I've never seen this before; this is awesome!

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  4. OH my goodness this is so neat!! Love it :)

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  5. Love this idea!! Never would have thought of this on my own!

    Sam

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  6. so cool...I'd be so bad at this, though.

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  7. Wow I have never seen anything like that. It looks like a lot of fun and I am going to try this one out. I love nail polish because it is always so much fun thinking of new ways to use it.

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  8. Oooh I love this idea. I'm with you...I'm always looking for a way to spruce up my nails in a new and different way.

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  9. So dang cute! And very creative!! I'm definitely going to have to try this! Love it!

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  10. That looks really cute!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  11. INCREDIBLE!

    I never use nap time wisely. But hey. It's important to have "me time."

    reverie

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  12. what a fun tutorial...I'm going to have to try this. I also wonder what it would look like with different shades of the same color for a monochromatic look maybe?

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  13. How neat! I would love to do this. Hopefully it stays on! I have the hardest time dealing with nail polish on my fingers! Ay!

    Kristina
    Something 2 Write About

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  14. I have lots of posts on this on my blog No Naked Nails :) Love it, Aarean!

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  15. wow you are so creative! never crosses my mind but I wouldn't mind trying now that I know ;)

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  16. getting the nails done is, indeed, a quite important matter in a woman's life... good choice of activity during the baby's nap time... ;o)

    I used to do this when I was a teenager... I'd forgotten... it's really nice! and the scotch is a really nice tip... I didn't use and it was chaotic to get all the polisher out of my entire hand... :o)

    xoxo

    PS. pink nails today! :o)

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  17. You are so creative! I want to try this so bad now! :)

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  18. How pretty! I am terrible at doing my nails the regular way, this is way beyond my skill level :)

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  19. awesome. I saw marbled nails using nailpolish and a toothpick on each nail in a magazine but thought it would leave too much excess and never dry..excellent alternative!
    So innovative!

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  20. where do you get these ideas? haha awesome. maybe someday I will be patient enough and take the time to do it!

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  21. what a cool technique! I'll have to give a whirl.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  22. Wow that's cool. How do you come up with these different things???

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  23. where do i get my ideas? @ night when I can't sleep! haha

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    1. Oh well I don't have that problem. So I'm just idealess haha

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  24. Oh man, that is such a creative way of doing your nails! I've never seen that before!!
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  25. Wow, that looks like fun! I know I would still mess it up though on my right hand. haha

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  26. wish i did my nails, that is cute. totally a productive nap time usage, btw.

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  27. Those are perfect, I may have to give it ago! :)

    Chelsea x
    http://letsputourheartstogether.blogspot.com/

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  28. This is amazing. Thank you for sharing. =D


    http://sassychunny.blogspot.com/

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  29. this might be the best idea ever! need to try it asap :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  30. I love it!! I love nail polish!!! It kills me if my nails aren't painted!! I am so trying this!!!

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  31. i've seen a lot of youtube videos
    doing this !
    good job came out super cute
    i have to try it out!



    xoxo
    Melina ♥
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  32. So cool! I would have never thought of this... love the way it would add a pop of color to your look!

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  33. Oh I'm so glad you did this tutorial. The little girl that I nanny for and I tried to do this last summer and it was a complete disaster. We will definitely have to try it your way.

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  34. awesome! worked perfectly :D my daughter was thrilled!!

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  35. Water marbling is sooo much fun! This is a great tutorial!

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  36. Wow! I've never seen this before!! That is so cool, I'll have to try soon! Thanks for stopping by :)

    xoxo
    Ellen
    www.seizethestyle.blogspot.com

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  37. haha, I do my nails during my little boy's nap, too! I'm right there with you! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  38. How clever. Going to try this with my daughter and her girlfriends today!

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  39. SO FUN!!! i love this and I shall be trying it soon! Thanks for the tutorial.

    xx, alisia e
    http://alisialynn.blogspot.com/

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  40. Wow that is really cool, I might have to try that one!

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  41. So cute & creative. Thanks for sharing :)

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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