How-To: Stone Marble Nails

We all know how nail art has been in trend lately. Back in the early 2000’s, we had access to only a few colour variants like pinks, browns, reds and maroons and the list ended there. But today, you can get your hands on 100’s of shades of a single colour. Nail art has no bounds, if you have an eye for detail and are open to experimentation, then you are at the right place!

For me, nail inspirations come from every little thing I see, be it flowers, cartoons or accessories and even clothes for that matter…  And I recently found inspiration from the marble stone I have in my washroom!

White has been my favourite colour for ages. The colour comes with a charm of sophistication and elegance. White Stone is history. Period. What is it about Taj Mahal that attracts everyone? Whitestone. Exactly.

To create this look, you need will need:

  • Any perfect white polish for the base
  • A pastel grey polish and a dark grey polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Black Acrylic paint
  • No mess glue / fevicol
  • Plastic wrap
  • Plastic bowl/ tray
  • Nail art brush
  • Top coat

 

Let’s get started:

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Apply two/ three coats of white polish onto your nail until it’s completely opaque. Let the nails dry completely before you apply the next coat. I give it about 30 minutes, as I don’t like the nails with imprints or marks.

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Now apply glue around the cuticle area, as it’s going to get messier now.

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Take a small piece of plastic wrap and crush it into a ball, make sure you wrinkle it well, cause that is what is going to give your nails texture! Pour a few drops of pastel grey polish in a plastic tray and roll the crushed plastic wrap. Now dab off the excess polish onto a waste paper and dab the plastic wrap onto your nail every so slightly. Repeat the process until you get the desired result.

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Now add 3-4 drops of the dark polish onto the same tray and repeat the process. But remember to use minimal product this time.

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Now remove the glue around the cuticle area and clean the mess with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover. Post this, take some acrylic paint on a plastic plate and use a thin nail art brush to create random abstract lines. This will enhance the marbled effect.

 

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Let the nails dry completely, and then seal the design with a top coat. And there you have, your perfectly marbled manicure!

We would love to see your work, do try this out and share your pictures by tagging us #healthandglow!