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Sprinkles in Springs: Marble Nail DIY

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Marble Nail DIY

Always excited when I find new nail art ideas, I saw this one on A Stylish Blur and couldn't resist doing my own version of the marble nail. A quick youtube video later, I was off and running. Here is a photo DIY:

I chose to use pastels, but it would look equally as cool with some brighter colors.
Start with a basecoat (mine was pink).

Drop some polish into a cup of warm water. (Make sure you drop it close, so the polish 
doesn't sink to the bottom!) Add as many colors as you like.

Swirl it together with a toothpick. (I found that it works better when you work 
quickly because the polish dries too much if you wait a while to swirl.)

Dip your nails. I dipped my finger straight in and then scooped 
it up and out at an angle to get the swirls in the right place.

Clean up the extra polish with a Q-tip soaked in nail polish remover. 
Give it a topcoat when it's dry and you're good to go!


I just did it with black and gray too. The bolder (and more opaque) colors 
really make the design stand out.

This is so easy, hopefully I've inspired you to get creative with your nails!

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At March 29, 2011 at 1:32 AM , Blogger Lynnette said...

Love this! So fun, I saw this done over the holidays with red and white and have been wanting to try it.

At March 29, 2011 at 9:07 AM , Anonymous Megan said...

omg this is the coolest thing i've ever seen!! I want to try asap :)

At March 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Courtney said...

So cute! I get nail polish on my skin anyway so this will work well LOL. Also A LOT cheaper than those Sally Hansen salon tape-on nail things that cost $8.


At March 29, 2011 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Kirstin Marie said...

This is sooo cool!!!! I definitely have to try this. I'm tweeting this. :)

At March 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Kirstin Marie said...

I'm following you now, too :)

At March 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM , Blogger Yvonne said...

That is really cool - I like the black and grey best. Awesome DIY! Thanks for sharing!

At March 29, 2011 at 12:02 PM , Blogger Allergic to Vanilla said...

your like a nail guru!! love this idea, the black and taupe stand out more, so I am feeling it better! so sweet

xo Carlina

At March 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM , Blogger Kai.Mercado. said...

that is the coolest thing ever!!!!! I am definitely tryin this asap. I always have the hardest time painting my nails...but this looks fool proof

At March 29, 2011 at 12:32 PM , Blogger TheChambrayCountess said...

Holy cow, that is SO cool! I want to try this!

At March 29, 2011 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Christine Yun said...

super cool! I love the black/gray combination! Please stop by my blog whenever you get a chance and help support me by following! I'd be greatly appreciated and I'd love to follow you back! =)


At March 29, 2011 at 3:18 PM , Blogger Whitney said...

How awesome! I will definitely have to try this out!

At March 29, 2011 at 4:03 PM , Blogger Chic Urban Allures said...

This is such a cool idea, great post! I'm your newest follower, btw thanks for stopping by Chic Urban Allures and commenting! I love feedback! Please be sure to come back by soon and become a Google connect follower!xoxo

At March 29, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Blogger Christine Yun said...

now following! Thanks!


At March 29, 2011 at 10:36 PM , Blogger mandy said...

just came across your blog today and what a great post to stumble upon! really fun DIY idea!

At March 30, 2011 at 3:46 AM , Blogger Josie said...

Easy and SO pretty and unique! I adore this manicure idea, love.
xo Josie

At March 30, 2011 at 7:30 AM , Blogger Miss Bias said...

That's a super cool idea. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to share this post on twitter. I've never thought to do that and I'm sure there are many others who haven't either.

Miss Bias
Twitter: @Miss_Bias

At March 30, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Anonymous Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This is so cool. What a neat idea and your nails look awesome!!

At March 30, 2011 at 12:17 PM , Blogger AStylishBlur said...

Aw, thanks for the little mention! :)
I did try and attempt this again that weekend, but failed once again miserably, but i will keep on trying, no matter how many glasses i stain with nail polish!


At March 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM , Blogger FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I LOVE the black and gray Kara! Such a unique idea! xo

At March 30, 2011 at 5:36 PM , Blogger Pop Champagne said...

oh that is SO COOL! I've never seen that but now I'm gonna do this! :)

At March 30, 2011 at 5:37 PM , Blogger Pop Champagne said...

P.S i'm your newest follower!

At March 30, 2011 at 9:32 PM , Blogger From Suns To Moons said...

Whoa! Totally cool.

At March 31, 2011 at 1:57 AM , Anonymous dagens outfit said...

wait, whaaaaat?!?!? That is AH-MAH-ZING! I am definetely trying it :)

At March 31, 2011 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Isabel said...

um this is amazing and it is now on my To Do List

At April 1, 2011 at 4:57 PM , Blogger Marissa said...

This is so cool! I'm trying it this weekend!

At April 2, 2011 at 1:52 AM , Blogger LucieL said...

Looks awesome!)))) Great idea!)))

I like your blog!) Maybe you wanna follow each other?) Follow you
Big kiss

At April 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Ara said...

What a great idea! Must try that out. Thank you. :)

At April 17, 2011 at 8:31 PM , Blogger Genevieve said...

what a great idea! i'm definitely trying this out this weekend! and the pastels are so perfect for easter!

At April 22, 2011 at 11:13 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's it? this is so easy! i'm going to do this RIGHT NOW!
gorgeous work :)


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