Hey guys! I am proud to say I have conquered water marbling!!!! With several failed attempts in the past on my record I thought it would never be possible. So I decided I would give it one more chance and if I failed I would let my dreams of marbling go. Thankfully I didn't fail this time and I learned the secret to getting awesome results! USE A LIGHT BASE COLOR! Try these five easy steps I used and see amazing results. I hope you enjoy my step by step tutorial. Make sure you comment and subscribe to see my latest looks!
What I Used:
Essie Mint Candy Apple
Essie Soul Mate
Seche Vite Top Coat
Cup of room temperature FILTERED water
Mechanical pencil or Orange Stick
Nail polish remover
FIRST: Paint your nails a base color of either white or a light color. I used two coats of Essie's Mint Candy Apple. Make sure your base color is COMPLETELY DRY before you continue to the next step. Once they are dry tape your fingers off so that only the nails are showing. This will help cut down on the clean up time at the end!
SECOND: Drop in a dot of the first color (Essie's Soul Mate) and then a dot of your second color (Essie's Mint Candy Apple) in the middle of the first dot. keep alternating the colors till you get your desired amount of rings. If it's not spreading well try tapping the cup on the side and if that doesn't work then start over.
THIRD: Take a toothpick or mechanical pencil and make your design in the polish (best results happen if you place the pencil or toothpick in the middle and swipe outwards since the outer ring may be dry).
FOURTH: Once you have your design ready pick which area you like best and stick your nail in the water at a 45 degree angle. Leave your nail in the water and blow on the polish left over for a few seconds. After a few seconds the polish will be dry and you can take a Q-Tip and swirl it around till all the polish is gone and then pull your nail out of the water.
FIFTH: Repeat for the rest of your nails. Once you are done peel off the tape and clean up around your edges with a bit of nail polish remover and a Q-Tip. Throw on your favorite top coat (I LOVE Seche Vite Top Coat) and you are done!