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How to give yourself a colorful marble manicure

This a really fun, messy, time-consuming way to get a cool look on your nails. Every nail turns out different, some better than others.

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Gather supplies

Gather supplies

Start with clean, polish-free nails

Start with clean, polish-free nails

Paint your nails white. Let them dry! You probably could paint them a lot neater than I did.

Paint your nails white. Let them dry! You probably could paint them a lot neater than I did.

Spread a layer of petroleum jelly all around your nails and fingers, but don't get any on your actual nail!

Spread a layer of petroleum jelly all around your nails and fingers, but don't get any on your actual nail!

Don't forget underneath!

Don't forget underneath!

Open the bottles of polish you plan to use because you will need to be quick with the next few steps.

Open the bottles of polish you plan to use because you will need to be quick with the next few steps.

Have the cups with water ready too!

Have the cups with water ready too!

Drop a drop of one of your colored polishes in the water. (It might help to tip your bottle of polish over)  It should float to the top and spread out.

Drop a drop of one of your colored polishes in the water. (It might help to tip your bottle of polish over) It should float to the top and spread out.

This is with the first color. Quickly drop in other colors. You want to be quick so the polish won't dry out.

This is with the first color. Quickly drop in other colors. You want to be quick so the polish won't dry out.

With two more colors dropped in

With two more colors dropped in

Now use a toothpick to swirl the colors a bit.

Now use a toothpick to swirl the colors a bit.

Now dip your nail into the water, lifting up a layer of polish. Don't worry about polish on your finger, the petroleum jelly will make it come off easily.

Now dip your nail into the water, lifting up a layer of polish. Don't worry about polish on your finger, the petroleum jelly will make it come off easily.

It should look like this! :)

It should look like this! :)

Now use the toothpick to pick up the dry polish off of the water.

Now use the toothpick to pick up the dry polish off of the water.

The process repeated.

The process repeated.

After you've taken your nail out, use a q-tip and nail polish remover to clean off the stuff on your finger. Then repeat the process on all of your nails! Mine need some cleanup.

After you've taken your nail out, use a q-tip and nail polish remover to clean off the stuff on your finger. Then repeat the process on all of your nails! Mine need some cleanup.

Done. I like this nail the most :) ah and also feel free to add a top coat!

Done. I like this nail the most :) ah and also feel free to add a top coat!

  • Petroleum jelly
  • Two or three colors of nail polish
  • Paper cups filled with water
  • Toothpicks
  • Q-tips
  • Nail polish remover
  • White nail polish