Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Marbleized nails

Tonight, my good friend Carmela brought some goodies over so that we could attempt the newest trend in couture nails (I kid, I kid)...the marble technique.

And what better colors to use than our Texans preparation for this weekend's game.

Here are our supplies:

You will need
  • several colors of nail polish
  • a cup with tapwater
  • toothpicks
  • q-tips
  • nail polish remover

Step 1: Fill a cup with water and then paint your nails with a base color. We chose white, but you can chose any color. Don't worry about neatness since you are about to dip your nails in several colors anyway.

Step 2: Drop drops of nail polish in the water in whatever pattern or order you wish. We did one drop of each color, right in the center.

Step 3: Swirl the colors with a toothpick. Try not to over swirl as that will combine your colors too much.

Step 4: Dip your fingernail in the swirled color for a couple of seconds and then remove. Use a toothpick to scoop out the color after one or two nails. It dries very quickly so that is as far as you can get without it congealing on your nails. The color will easily separate from the water.

Step 5: Repeat Steps 2 through 4 until you have dipped all your fingers and achieved the look you wish.
  • My Nails!!!!

Step 6: Use the q-tips and nail polish remover to clean up the polish from your fingers.
  • Carmela's Nails!!!!!
This was a really fun project and the possibilities are endless for designs. So go crazy, have fun, and try it!


  1. I can't wait to try this again now that we've mastered all of the details!! :D

  2. This is awesome! I want to try with pretty fall colors.