A new trend in nails is Marbling, it gives you a fun effect and you can do it at home. To prove how easy it is (and despite my terrible photography skills) I tried the following How To which was sent to me by OPI’s educator, Karon McKendrick-Taylor.
Step 1: Prepare your nails. File, push back your cuticles and apply a base coat. In the spirit of quick and easy I simply applied a base coat this time but it would look a lot neater if you did the full prep.
Step 2: This is the interesting part, you apply nail polish in tiny drops (about the size of a pin head) in contrasting or complimentary colours. I found it works a lot better with the runnier polish – a bit messier but it doesn’t dry quite as fast and you can marble much easier. I used black and pink. The first nail I did went a bit crazy but once you get the hang of it and the right amount of product it looks better.
Step 3: You need a toothpick or a pin, and you swirl the colours by gently dragging it through.
Step 4: Remove any excess polish from the edges using a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover.
Step 5: Wait for it to dry and once it has set apply a top coat. Please note this will take longer to dry than regular polish.
Have you tried nail marbling? What do you think of the technique?