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DIY Marble Nails

BeautyVeronica ArrietaComment
Super easy step-by-step marble nail tutorial #nailart

If you haven't caught on already, I'm really into marble right now. My coffee table is white marble, my workout clothes is white marble, my laptop decal is white marble...I think you get the point! I just love how clean and fresh marble looks. Clearly, it was only a matter of time until it made its way on to my nails! 

HOW TO: 

1. Paint your nails white. I did two coats but it really doesn't matter if it looks perfect or not because you're going to "mess it up."

2. Wait for your nails to dry. This is where my impatient self wants to touch everything (so strange!). Just wait for it to dry completely. 

3. Tear off some saran wrap and ball it up. Paint a light grey polish to a section of the balled saran wrap, then dab off excess on a piece of paper so there's not too much left on the plastic. Then dap onto each nail in a few random spots (doesn't have to be perfect!). 

5. Using a different part of the balled saran wrap, add a darker grey polish. Dap the excess off on a piece of paper again. Then start adding the darker pattern to your nails. The light and dark grey adds dimension and texture to your nails. If you're not 100% happy with how the grey turned out you can go in with a thin brush and connect some of the shapes. 

6. This step is optional, but if you got a little 'dap-happy' and end up with a darker color on a few nails, you can paint some white paint on the saran wrap and dab onto your nails to lighten it up a bit. 

7. Once you're happy with your marble nail art, just add your favorite top coat over the entire nail. I used a glossy topcoat but if you wanted a matte topcoat that would look nice too.  

You will end up getting some of the polish on your skin, but you can simply dip a q-tip in acetone or nail polish remover to remove any excess polish. This might seem like a lot of steps but it was so easy. Honestly, the longest part was waiting for the white paint to dry. Hope you enjoyed this polish post! Would love to know if you recreate this look!