Wednesday, 25 July 2012

marbled nails


after being inspired by erin's plastic bag nail art post, i decided to try and give marbled nails another go, but instead of using plastic bags, i opted for an even lazier method- the cuticle stick!
all you need to do is drop a few dollops of your nail varnishes onto the nail, and swirl the colours together using the cuticle stick (or pencil, pen nib, hair grip etc.)


by the time i got to the last few nails i had figured out a few ways to get the best marble; don't push the stick directly onto the nail- i have a few blank patches where i scraped too much, and also work quickly and try to do one fluid movement/swirl around the nail. then you just need to clean up any messy edges and seal with a topcoat. 

this was so easy to do and i think it looks really effective- so much easier than water marbling which i have never managed to get right!

31 comments:

  1. Looks really effective! I'd love to try it myself but I'm so ridiculously OCD I'd be staring at my nails all day saying 'nope, that one looks bad, nope, that's a rubbish one'! Thanks for the great post!

    Ali xx
    zombiesweareyeliner.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you! i know exactly what you mean though, i felt exactly the same x

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  2. Thats such a cool effect! I have never thought to do marbling like this, but it looks a lot easier than using water so I may give it a go :) x

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    1. thank you :) me neither, it is so easy i'm so glad i tried it! x

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  3. I've never seen marbled nails done like this before, it looks awesome :) x

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  4. I think the marbling effect is great, but could never be bothered with the proper method. Might have to give this a try (:

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    1. same here- the water method takes far too long! x

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  5. This actually comes out pretty good, I wonder what it would look like with different colours! xx

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    1. thanks, i actually tried it with a few colours the other day and it's pretty cool :) x

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  6. These are so good! And it looks so much easier than the traditional technique.
    :) x

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    1. thank so much :) it's waaay easier! x

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  7. That is a clever idea! They look great. :D

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  8. these are awesome, might give it a go at the weekend!! x

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    1. :) let me know if you try them! x

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  9. I'm terrible at water marble-ing so this is a nice alternative, will have to give this a go! xoxo

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    1. i am too, i hate it!! hope you like this way :) x

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  10. This looks brilliant and really simple xo

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    1. thank you- it really is so simple! x

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  11. woahhh I've never seen marbled nails before, amazing! might have to try this soon :)

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    1. you definitely should, they're so effective :) x

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  13. Love that nails grrrrl!
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  14. Oooh this looks fab, I'm definitely going to try it :)

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