I’ve been wanting to do these nails for a while now, but I just wasn’t able to get the marbling right.  After a few tries, I kind of got the hang of it, but enough where I was pleased with the outcome.  I think I’m going to have to practice some more, but I really did like how this mani turned out.

Items Needed:

  • Base Coat
  • Top Coat
  • Spray hand sanitizer or hair spray
  • Room temperature water in a plastic cup
  • Plastic wrap
  • Black acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Toothpick
  • Liquid Latex (Optional)

Polishes Used:


Step 1: After applying your base coat, apply two coats of white polish.  If you like apply liquid latex to your fingers, because it will get a bit messy.


Step 2:  Using your acrylic paint, mix a little bit of black with a lot of white to make a light grey.  Then, ball up your plastic wrap and dip it in the paint.  Dab off some of the excess on a paper towel and then dab the light grey onto your nails.


Step 3: Using your dark grey polish, put a drop of polish in the room temperature water.  Take your spray and lightly spray into the water.  Choose a place that you like and dip your finger into the water.  Before you lift your finger out, clean up the water with a tooth pick.  (To see water marbling in more detail, click Here.)


Step 4: Do the same as step 3, but with gold polish.


Step 5: Take off latex and clean up if needed.


Step 6: Apply top coat and you’re all finished.


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