Top 10 Water Marble Nail Art Tutorials April 18, 2017

Marble Nails—What are they?

Well, the marbling technique in nail art is done by adding nail polish into a bowl of water and slightly swirling the colors around, so that when you dip your fingers in it, you end up with a very cool-looking marble effect on your nails! It’s much easier than it sounds, honestly. Worry not; you will find below, a list of tutorials that will help you achieve the perfect marbled nail art.

Water Marble Nail Art Tutorials

1. Neon Marbled Nail Art

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What You Will Need

  • A bowl of water
  • Orange nail polish
  • Lime yellow nail polish
  • Hot pink nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Light blue nail polish
  • Toothpick
  • Cotton swab
  • Nail polish remover

Tutorial

  1. In a bowl of water, start adding drops of the nail polish.
  2. Keep adding the different colored polishes in a concentric circle.
  3. Once that’s done, use the toothpick to swirl around the colors.
  4. Swirl them around till you are happy with the design and dip your fingers into the colors, one by one.
  5. Create the pattern once again in the water, if it’s not enough for the nails.
  6. Use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to clean up the area around the nails.
  7. Seal it with a top coat, and you’re done!

2. Groovy Marbled Nail Art

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Most of the marbled nail art requires you to dip your nails into the water. However, this one is slightly different. Create the art first, let it dry and cut them up into sizes that will fit on your nails. This way you can use them later on as well!

What You Will Need

  • Blue nail polish
  • Pink nail polish
  • Purple nail polish
  • Scissors
  • A bowl or cup of water

Tutorial

  1. Start adding the 3 nail polish colors into the bowl of water in concentric circles.
  2. Use a toothpick and create lines in the pattern from the outside to the inside.
  3. Wait for it to completely dry and place it on a paper towel.
  4. Cut them up into pieces so that they fit your nail. You can store these in a cool, dry place and use them whenever!
  5. To use them, you will need to paint your nails white for the base, and apply a protective layer around the nails so that it doesn’t become messy, or you can just clean it up with nail polish remover later on.
  6. On wet polish, place your cut out designs on the nail.
  7. Do this for all the nails and clean up the sides.
  8. Apply a layer of top coat, and you’re good to go!

3. Under The Sea

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I’m pretty sure you’ve watched The Little Mermaid, and if you haven’t you know what you’re doing this weekend! This nail art reminds me of the specific artwork that we see in that film. It’s damn cute and very easy to achieve.

What You Will Need

  • Dark turquoise nail polish
  • Light turquoise nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Pastel blue nail polish
  • Bowl of water
  • Toothpick
  • Tape
  • Cotton swab
  • Nail polish remover

Tutorial

  1. Paint your nails with the darkest shade of turquoise. This will serve as your base.
  2. Wrap some tape around your fingers under your nails so that it doesn’t get too messy when you dip it in the bowl.
  3. Apply the colors into the bowl of water and create gentle swirls.
  4. Now, dip your nails one by one in the bowl of water.
  5. Remove the tape.
  6. Clean up any residual nail polish with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.
  7. Seal it with a top coat, and you’re good to go!

4. Tiramisu Marbled Nails

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If you’re a dessert enthusiast; whether it’s making or eating it, you’ll definitely want to try this one out. The beautifully swirled browns, beige and white reminds me of a tiramisu don’t you think? Oh crap, just looking at it is making me crave some right now!

What You Will Need

  • Dark brown nail polish
  • Light brown nail polish
  • Beige nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Tape
  • Toothpick
  • Bowl of water
  • Cotton swab
  • Nail polish remover

Tutorial

  1. Paint your nails beige for the base.
  2. Wrap your nails with tape under the nail to prevent it from getting too messy.
  3. Drop in all the nail polishes in a concentric circle as shown.
  4. Use a toothpick to draw 4 lines inwards and outwards.
  5. Once you are happy with the design, dip your fingers in the bowl.
  6. The design should now be on your nails.
  7. Use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to clean the sides of your nails.
  8. Seal it with a top coat.

5. Turquoise Nail Art

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Turquoise stones are one of the oldest stones known to humankind. It’s a rock that was popular among shamans and talismans. It was always used for protection, peace, and healing. It’s also very breathtaking. So how about turquoise stone inspired nails?

What You Will Need

  • Turquoise nail polish
  • Black nail polish
  • Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton swab

Tutorial

  1. Paint all your nails turquoise blue.
  2. In a bowl of water place a few drops of black nail polish.
  3. Move the bowl around so that the nail polish spreads.
  4. Then, spray some rubbing alcohol into the bowl.
  5. It should look shattered and separated as shown.
  6. Dip your nails one by one into the bowl.
  7. Clean up any nail polish that made its way onto your skin with some nail polish remover and a cotton swab.
  8. Seal your turquoise nail art with a top coat, and you’re all set!

6. Marshmallow Marble Nail Art

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When I see soft colors like pink and white together, it reminds me of a pack of marshmallows. Yummy! A combination of white and light pink swirled together not only tastes good but looks cute on nails!

What You Will Need

  • Light pink nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Bowl of water
  • Needle
  • Tape

Tutorial

  1. Add in drops of white and light pink nail polish into the bowl of water.
  2. Use a needle to swirl it around.
  3. Wrap tape around your fingers under your nails so that you don’t get nail polish on your skin.
  4. Then, dip your finger into the bowl of water.
  5. You can do all nails or alternate nails. It’s all up to you!
  6. Clean it up with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.
  7. Finish it off with a top coat.

7. Periwinkle Marble Nails

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This swirl of periwinkle shades is perfect for the monsoon season. Even if it’s not raining, it’s just a beautiful combination of colors to have on your nails during any season.

What You Will Need

  • Bowl of water
  • Periwinkle nail polish
  • Blue nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Nude nail polish
  • Toothpick
  • Bowl of water
  • Cotton swab
  • Nail polish remover

Tutorial

  1. Add in drops of all the colors except for the blue one.
  2. The blue will be the last color in the middle.
  3. Using a toothpick, swirl all the colors in a random pattern.
  4. Once you are happy with the design, dip your nails in the bowl.
  5. Clean the skin around the nails with a cotton swab dipped in some nail polish remover.
  6. Seal it with a top coat.

8. Spring Marbled Nails

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Pinks, purples, and blues! Mix these beautiful colors together, and it gives you something worth noticing. I think that a combination of these colors is a super cute look for the spring!

What You Will Need

  • Pastel pink nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Pink nail polish
  • Pastel purple nail polish
  • Pastel yellow nail polish
  • Bowl of water
  • Toothpick
  • Cotton swab
  • Nail polish remover

Tutorial

  1. Start with a white base.
  2. In a bowl of water add in drops of the nail polish in concentric circles.
  3. Swirl the colors slightly with a toothpick.
  4. Dip your fingers, one by one into the bowl of water.
  5. Clean up the skin around the nails with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.
  6. Seal your work with a top coat, and you’re ready for the beautiful Spring weather!

9. That’s So 70s

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These colors look like something straight out of an outfit from the 1970s. This decade was the time for autumnal shades. Colors like mauve, beige and avocado green have been so well established during this decade that it’s become a symbolic representative!

What You Will Need

  • Mauve nail polish
  • Dark green nail polish
  • Beige nail polish
  • Toothpick
  • Tape
  • Bowl of water
  • Cotton swab
  • Nail polish remover

Tutorial

  1. Start with white as the base.
  2. Try covering as much skin around the nails with tape as you can so that you do not need to clean up much later on.
  3. Add in drops of nail polish one after another.
  4. Use a toothpick to swirl all the colors.
  5. Dip your nails one by one into the bowl.
  6. Remove the tape and clean up wherever required.
  7. Seal it with a top coat.

10. Blue Marbled Nails

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A splash of white and swirls of blue! This nail art totally reminds me of the summer and the endless amounts of cold beverages. A nice glass of ocean blue sorbet? Sign me up for that please; the summer is already upon us!

What You Will Need

  • Dark blue nail polish
  • Light blue nail polish
  • Pastel blue nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Nail stamper
  • Clear cling wrap
  • Bowl of water
  • Cotton swab
  • Nail polish remover
  • Toothpick

Tutorial

  1. Start with your nail base as white.
  2. Add in drops of the nail polish in concentric circles into the bowl of water.
  3. Use a toothpick to create the pattern as shown.
  4. Dip the nail stamper into the bowl.
  5. You should be able to see the pattern on the stamper.
  6. Remove the sides on the stamper with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.
  7. Stamp it onto your nail and clean up the sides of your nails if required.
  8. Seal the design with a top coat.

Important Tips To Be Followed

  • Always try and protect the skin around the nails with tape or petroleum jelly so that it’s easy to remove the nail polish later.
  • Make sure to only slightly swirl the colors in the bowl of water. This gives it a more natural effect.
  • Use a larger bowl. More surface area means that you can dip all your nails in at once and don’t need to refill.

Well, there you go! Ten marble nail arts using water! You can always play around with any colors you want, but I hope this helped you out and gave you push to the starting line. Go ahead and try these out!

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