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How to make water marble nailpolish πŸ’…

Step by step nail polish guide πŸ’…

10
STEPS
TOOLS
Start by removing old nail polish

Start by removing old nail polish

Select a nail file and make your nails pretty and smooth

Select a nail file and make your nails pretty and smooth

Remove any bumps in Your nails and push back your cuticles

Remove any bumps in Your nails and push back your cuticles

Shape your nails

Shape your nails

Before and after

Before and after

Gather your supplies

Gather your supplies

Choose a base coat - preferably a light colour

Choose a base coat - preferably a light colour

Take your container and fill it halfway with bottled water - it works best if the water isn't too hot or too cold!

Take your container and fill it halfway with bottled water - it works best if the water isn't too hot or too cold!

Now.. Take the tape and put it on all your fingers - not on the nails! :)

Now.. Take the tape and put it on all your fingers - not on the nails! :)

Should look like this

Should look like this

Choose some different nail polishes, if this is your first time - no more than 3!! Practise makes perfect :) Line up your things like on the lower pic (open the nail polish)

Choose some different nail polishes, if this is your first time - no more than 3!! Practise makes perfect :) Line up your things like on the lower pic (open the nail polish)

Drip nail polish in the water - and hurry!! You can drip 4 times or 12 - but do it fast!

Drip nail polish in the water - and hurry!! You can drip 4 times or 12 - but do it fast!

I did this with 8 drops :) then take your toothpick and make a pattern you like

I did this with 8 drops :) then take your toothpick and make a pattern you like

If your pattern is big -you can put 2 fingers in it (to save nail polish) otherwise do one at a time. Anyway.. Place the finger over your favorite spot in the pattern and lower the finger down in it

If your pattern is big -you can put 2 fingers in it (to save nail polish) otherwise do one at a time. Anyway.. Place the finger over your favorite spot in the pattern and lower the finger down in it

When your finger(s) are in the water - take your toothpick and remove the leftover nail polish in the water around them - you may wanna blow on it to make it dry - and easier to remove :)

When all 10 fingers are done and dry - remove the tape :)

When all 10 fingers are done and dry - remove the tape :)

Remove any misplaced nail polish! And take a transparent nail polish and do a quick layer \ud83d\udc85

Remove any misplaced nail polish! And take a transparent nail polish and do a quick layer πŸ’…

You can make some really pretty designs - simple or very detailed! Here are some of mine - very abstract! You can also do flower, zebra or swirly designs :)

You can make some really pretty designs - simple or very detailed! Here are some of mine - very abstract! You can also do flower, zebra or swirly designs :)

To do a little extra you can put some glitter on or some stones or even take a 'cracked effect' nail polish and put on some spots of your nails :)

To do a little extra you can put some glitter on or some stones or even take a 'cracked effect' nail polish and put on some spots of your nails :)

This is how mine turned out :) not my best work.. It's quite hard to make nail polish and a guide at the same time \ud83d\ude1c

This is how mine turned out :) not my best work.. It's quite hard to make nail polish and a guide at the same time 😜

Much better result! \ud83d\ude1c

Much better result! 😜

  • Nailpolish
  • Nailpolish remover
  • Bottled water
  • Tape
  • Cotton pads
  • Toothpick or somthing similar
  • Something to cover the table
  • Small container