marble manicure

There are a huge number of nail design techniques. Recently, marble manicure has become more and more popular — a simple technique, also called «water manicure». Creating unusual, unique designs on the nails with the help of varnishes of several colors and plain water does not require any special skills. Enough of your imagination and a little accuracy.

What is needed for a marble manicure?

First of all, you will need a convenient container for water. It should be shallow, wide, and for beginners it is best to use transparent dishes. The base polish and several polishes of different colors for mixing should not be quick-drying, otherwise you risk not having time to make a beautiful drawing. Mixing toothpicks, napkins, cotton pads, nail polish remover and oily hand cream are also needed. Having prepared everything you need, you can start creating your own unique design.

How to make a marble manicure at home?

So, everything you need is prepared, which means you can proceed. It is worth noting in advance that the water should be at room temperature; In hot water, the varnish will curl up, but in cold water it will not be taken. Varnish for water manicure is desirable matte, choose colors that are combined with each other. A thin brush of varnish will facilitate the process and make the picture more interesting. Be sure to note that the varnish must be of good quality and sufficiently liquid. You can also use paint for nail design.

  1. Cover your nails with base polish. The lightest tone of the selected colors is perfect. Be sure to wait until the varnish dries properly.
  2. Lubricate the cuticle and skin around the nail well with a greasy cream or petroleum jelly, taking care not to hurt the nail. If the cream gets on the nail, the marble pattern will not be taken in this place, so be careful and attentive. Subsequently, excess varnish remaining on the finger after immersion can be easily removed with a regular napkin.
  3. Drip the varnish onto the surface of the water one by one. Remember that the color that was dropped first will dominate your manicure. Use no more than 4 varnishes, you can drip alternately drop by drop or next to each other. There should be 4-8 drops in total.
  4. We take a toothpick (needle, hairpin, anything sharp and thin) and begin to make stains. You have 30-40 seconds for this, until the varnish has seized with a film. Feel free to fantasize and draw on the water as your imagination suggests.
  5. In the resulting pattern, choose the place you like the most and quickly lower the nail parallel to the surface of the water into the container for 20 seconds. While the nail is under water, collect the remaining varnish from the surface using a cotton swab, and then carefully remove your finger from the water.
  6. Using a napkin, you can easily remove the remnants of varnish remaining on the finger, if it was previously well smeared with cream. Use nail polish remover if necessary.
  7. While the coating is a little damp, you can decorate the resulting pattern with sparkles or microdust. Then apply water manicure on short nailsthe final layer of fixer, which will keep the beauty of your manicure longer.

Repeat the procedure for all nails, without changing the water, but each time removing excess varnish from the surface. Although the process takes time, patience, accuracy and high consumption of varnishes, the result is worth it. Water manicure on short nails looks just as impressive as on long ones. Go ahead, experiment with colors and stains, enjoy the beauty of your hands, made without visiting the masters of expensive salons.

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