Friday, August 3, 2012

How-To: Water Marble Nails!

What You'll need: A few fun nailpolish colors, a toothpick, a small container (warning: may ruin container. If possible, use a disposable one), white nail polish and tape. Optional: Base/Top coat, Glitter Polish

Step 1: Fill your small container with warm water.
Step 2: Paint the nail/nails you will be water marbling with an even coat of white nail polish.
Step 3: To prevent getting a large amount of nail polish on your skin, tape around the top and across the bottom of your finger. (tape around the nail) Tip: I have found that removing the tape at the end is much easier if you make a little tab at the end. That way, you won't have to pick at the tape.
Step 4: Open the nail polishes you will be using for the water marbling and set them next to your water dish. This will help speed up the process.

Step 5: Pick a color, hold the brush over the water, and let the color drip into the water. The Color should spread out. Don't worry if the color doesn't spread! Just keep going! Don't forget to move quickly. If the nailpolish sits for too long, it will dry and you will have to restart.
Step 6: Continue to drop the different nailpolishes into the center of the prior nailpolish.

Step 7: When you are satisfied with your colors, take your toothpick and swirl the nail polish together to create a fun design!
Step 8: Once you are done with your design, stick your finger, fingernail first, into the section of nail polish you want on your nail. Hold your finger underwater for a few seconds. While your finger is in the water, use your toothpick to pick up the excess nailpolish floating around.

Step 9: Pull your finger out of the water. As you can see in the step 9 photo, all of the excess nail polish is on the tape and not your skin! Yay!
Step 10: Carefully remove the tape from your finger and you're done!

The Finished Product! I Chose the yellow color I used in the marbling to use for the rest of my nails and then added some glitter polish! Be Creative!

 I really love Water Marble Nails, especially for summer! It's a fun and easy way to incorporate lots of colors into one nail look! Personally, I tend to do it as an accent nail, but you most definitely can do all of your nails if you want! Be creative and have fun!

If you used this post to help you create your own water marble nails, let me know! I would love to see how they turned out!
If you had any problems while water marbling or something is not clear in my post, feel free to ask me your questions!

Happy Marbling!


  1. This is such a great idea! I have to try it sometime :) Loved you post!

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}