Hello lovely people! I hope you are all having a good week, but if you're not, just remember that it is almost the weekend! I'm actually going on a little weekend away in Cornwall with my boyfriend and my parents so I'm very excited. Although I'm not going to lie, the thing I'm most excited about is the hot tub that comes with our lodge! Anyway, before I leave I wanted to get some nail art done and I first chose a design that I haven't done for agesss. As you can probably guess from the title, it's a marble design!
There are many, many different ways of creating a marble effect on nails but for this mani I followed this little tutorial from @letstalknailart on Instagram. This technique involves scrunching up some cling film, applying a small amount of polish onto the plastic and then dabbing it on your nails. For the polishes I used all 'Ard As Nails as I absolutely love Kat's creme polishes and I also realised she had a gold polish which would be perfect too! The white base is 'White Van Girl' (my favourite white polish ever!), with 'Beauty', 'Lou Lou' and 'Aztec Gold' dabbed on top. On each nail I added a little silver triangle stud which I think I got from She Sells Seashells who have now closed down.
I wasn't totally happy with how these came out originally but the more I look at them, the more they grow on me! I'll definitely be doing other marble attempts at some point using different techniques so I can find out what works best. I also want to do another turquoise stone mani as I've only done it once and that was years ago too...
If you fancy having a go at marble nails yourself and don't have the right colours, or just want to get yourself a great white and black polish, then you can grab all of the creme polishes here for a fab price of £5 each. You also have the option of buying 5 for the price of 4! Unfortunately 'Aztec Gold' is no longer for sale as it came out several years ago but there are plenty of other gold polishes in the world that will do the job just as well.
Have you done marble nails before? Any tips or recommendations for techniques I could try?
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