Did you hear? Minimalism and marble are totally in right now and, let me tell you… I’ve been comfortably seated on that bandwagon for a while!
I spent a while last year trying to figure out a way to create the marble effect on nails that was simple, didn’t require too many tools and wasn’t freehanding. Of course, marble is one of mother nature’s creations so I had in mind something that didn’t look too thought out; a little messy and unpredictable but with that certain understated elegance. Eventually I found this solution using nothing but a nail stamper, a smooth surface, and a toothpick.
Now before you try this for yourself, I need you to accept that it probably won’t work out quite right the first few times. Just a fair heads up!
BUT… if you aren’t happy with your first try, you can stamp over it a few more times without having to remove everything and start again #lazygirlwin
There’s a lot of trial and error involved and it will take a lot of practice to get consistent results. I still haven’t quite mastered it but I plan on putting in the hours so I eventually will.
If you like the effect, but aren’t one for white nails, you can always experiment with different colour combinations, invert the colours for a black marble effect or mix in something metallic for a more luxe look.
White Nail Polish | Barry M Cotton
Liquid Latex decanted into an Empty Nail Polish Bottle
Grey Nail Polish | Nails Inc Hyde Park Place
Black Nail Polish | W7 Black
Clear Jelly Stamper | From Born Pretty Store
Top Coat | Glisten & Glow HK Girl
Acetone and a small brush to clean up
Tag #looknailasaurus on Instagram if you try this real marble nail art tutorial out for yourself. I can’t wait to see what variations you come up with, and if you can improve on my technique, even better! Please let me in on your secrets!