Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I've Lost My Marbles!
Marbled Finger Nail Polish
Em here, so we got an email from Ashley about fingernail polish marbling, we did it a few times in beauty school back in the day, and we'll there is a reason that everyone isn't wearing it. It.Is.Messy. The look itself is great, and can make for a fun fashion statement, however, it is messy, time consuming, and takes some practice. So here we are to break it down.
The Original Pin
Curtesy of Tumblr
We didn't quite get a full explanation of what happened here, but seeing as I have had these EXACT results I think I can explain what happened what went down...this is the general tutorial you will find on Pinterest...
Looks simple enough is what you are thinking, well I can tell you this RIGHT NOW, this gal had HELP, Help I tell you, HELP! This is not a one person job, and they left out one VERY important supply, scotch tape. For this little project you will need a small dish filled with water, the different colored polish you like, and a safety pin, a pencil or something to create your marbled effect, a top and base coat and something like an orange wood stick to clean up the nails and nail polish remover.
Create your marbled affect by dripping one drop at a time of the different polish in your dish of water, the smaller the dish the better...drip the drops just like shown in the picture above, one inside another, in any shape, pattern, or various colors.
Then using your pointed object (pin, pen, pencil, orange wood stick what have you) drag through the water starting at the center and working your way out creating your marbled-ness.
Then start by doing a base coat of polish on your nails because it makes the polish go on easier.
Next doing one finger at a time(then dipping it in the marbled water) tape all around the nail, creating a tape "border" so that when you dip the finger, the extra polish comes off easy when you peel the tape off.
Next dip the finger by placing the nail bed parallel to the water so that it just grazes the top of the water. Take the nail out, slowly and with the tip of the finger raising from a 90 degree angle (with the water), to a 45 degree angle, pointing away from you(like you are shooing someone away).
Let the polish settle just enough so that it becomes slightly tacky, then peel the tape off gently. This should allow for easy cleanup with your orange wood stick dipped in nail polish remover.
You should have an awesome marbled affect-ed-ness with little mess, and the tape should make ALL the difference. Another pointer is to use actual nail polish because it tends to be the right consistency to stick to the nail, rather than acrylic paint which usually ends up being too runny.
All in all you COULD do this by yourself ( coo dos (spelling?) to you ) but it would prove much easier if you had a friend to help you with the taping, and cleaning, seeing as most people aren't ambidextrous.
Try this out for yourself and let us know how it goes, from my experience it usually takes a few tries before it turns out, but once you get in the groove it becomes much easier. Happy Marbling!