DIY Water Marble Nails

Classy meet edgy. Recreate these stunning water marble nails with this easy step-by-step tutorial!

DIY Water Marble Nails

     Recently, we posted an article about our favorite minimalist nail art designs and today we’re totally drooling over this stone water marble nail art. Because we can’t get enough of its chic, easy design, we’re recreating the look with this step-by-step tutorial that’s so easy all you need is a few materials and 20 minutes.

Products Used In This Tutorial

  • Nail polish (3 colors)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Warm water
  • An alcohol-based liquid in a spray bottle (can be hand sanitizer, hair spray, perfume, or body spray)
  • Colorless top coat

I’m excited, you’re excited, so let’s get started!

Step 1: Apply base coat
Your base coat can be any color. We recommend trying this look with a black base coat. IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

Step 2: Ball up the plastic
     This will be your tool to creating the stone marble effect.
The secret to creating a nice marble design is plastic wrap! IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

Step 3: Paint a light gray polish (color optional) on the plastic wrap
     Dab the excess off on paper.
The nail polish you’re applying here should be a lighter shade of the color you want your pattern to be. IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

Step 4: Gently dab the painted plastic on your nails
     This will add touches of light gray on your nail that will create dimension in the final look.
Lightly dab the painted plastic onto the nail to give your design dimension. IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

Step 5: Drop a dark gray nail polish in room temp water. Repeat this 4-5 times.
     If the polish does not spread, you’ll need to go back and adjust the temperature of the water or try a newer polish.
The polish must diffuse in the water. IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

Step 6: Using your alcohol-based liquid, spray 1-2 times on the polish to break it up.
     This will create the desired marble effect.
Lightly spray the polish to create the marbled effect. IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

Step 7: Choose an area of the polish you like best and dip your finger in.
     After 10 to 15 seconds, use a toothpick to remove any polish that’s still in the water.
Dip your finger to coat your nail in the marbled polish. IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

Step 8: Remove your finger from the water and clean up any excess polish with a cotton ball dipped in acetone.
Wipe off the rest of the nail polish with acetone. IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

Step 9: Seal the look with a fast-drying top coat.
Seal your design with a clear top coat. IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

     There you have it! Beautiful water marble nails in 9 easy steps!
Voila: water marble nails! IMAGE VIA Cute Polish

     Don’t be afraid to get creative with this design and use fun, bold colors! This look is incredibly versatile and can be worn anytime, anywhere.



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