Hi Nail Art Junkies – welcome to the Friday Files. My goal (of course) is to post some fun DIY nail art or fun facts about nails in general every Friday. As some of you may know I started nail school a few weeks ago and have been learning all kinds of new stuff. Its been tough balancing work, my so-called personal life and school but in turn it has been an amazing experience.
For this first installment of FF on NAJ I am going to do a pictorial on how to do
water-marbling technique (sans water) I first saw this technique done by Robin Moses (nail art GENIUS) so these are inspired by her technique. It took me a few attempts to get it to a point that I would want to wear it out of the house. So when you do this at home be patient – after a few a tries you will totally master it!
Top Coat – (not a quick dry)
3-4 shades of Nail Lacquer
Nail Polish Remover and an Orange Stick to clean up edges
Roll all of your colors to mix and then open the bottles (you will need to work fast so having the polish ready to go is important
Apply base coat to all your nails and let dry
Starting with your thumb apply a liberal coat of top coat (I am used M.A.C Overlacquer)
Take your first color (I used M.A.C Nail Lacquer in Fiestaware) and apply small dots to your nail plate.
Apply dots of your second color (M.A.C Nail Lacquer in In the Dark…Purple)
Apply dots of your third color (M.A.C Nail Lacquer in Near Beth Experience)
Apply dots of your fourth color (M.A.C Nail Lacquer in Deep Sea)
Then using your toothpick drag it through the colors blending each color into the next. Be sure to wipe the edge of the toothpick onto your paper towel between each swipe.
Use your orange stick to wipe away any excess polish from the side walls and cuticles of your nails.
Then move on to your next finger and repeat. After you finish with all ten digits seal in your design with top coat. It may take to coats of top coat to ensure that your nails feel smooth.
Let me know how you do!
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