Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Marble Nails

I'm always up for trying something new on my nails, and after seeing all the marble nail videos floating around on the Internet I was desperate to try it and see whether it really was as easy as all the nail maestros out there made out.

For those of you who haven't seen a tutorial, you begin by choosing at least four nail colours and paint your nails in the lightest shade. For this nail look I used OPI Pink Friday (light pink), Jessica On The Rocks (an opaque white), OPI Strawberry Margarita (bright pink) and OPI Lincoln Park After Dark (a dark purple).

Left to right: Jessica On The Rocks, OPI Pink Friday, OPI Pink Margarita, OPI Lincoln Park After Dark.
OPI Pink Friday Nail Polish
You then take a plastic up and fill it with water then add a drop of each polish into the cup until it makes a pattern like below (you can see I used newspaper on my table, as it does get quite messy!)

You then dip your nail into the cup (I'd recommend wrapping the area around your nail in cellotape to prevent it getting even messier!) and create different patterns using various combinations of colours and dipping your fingers into the polish.

Here's the different designs I came up with.

I tried lots of different techniques including making patterns in the polish with a toothpick.

What do you think? Have you ever tried marbelling? I really like the end result but it took me absolutely ages... I don't think I'll be doing it again unless I have plenty of time to kill!



  1. Wow!!! Those nails are immense. I'm not sure that I'm brave enough to try it myself though. I don't think I have the patience required x

  2. Thank you! I know it's very time consuming and messy!! Xoxo

  3. That's amazing!! You did a great job!
    When I read the word marble, I think of marble cake. Oh thats really bad isn't it?

    Marie x

  4. hehe cake on the mind (it's always on mine!) xo