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Article: How to: Water Marble Nails

How to: Water Marble Nails

How to: Water Marble Nails

 As fellow beauty lovers, we are head over heels for those dreamy swirls and the tie and dye trend that has taken over Instagram! It is definitely a must try for your nails! The best part is that it’s super simple to do at home and we’ll help you achieve exactly that.

First things first, water marble nail art is a technique wherein drops of nail polish are placed in a cup of water to create swirls of colour that can be used for creating a marbleised pattern on your nail.

What you’ll need

  1.       Nail file
  2.       White nail polish for the base. We recommend Gush Beauty nail lacquer in Frosted Vanilla
  3.       2-3 nail polish colours of your choice
  4.       Bowl of water at room temperature
  5.       Toothpick
  6.       Nail polish remover (acetone-free)
  7.       Clean up brush
  8.       Top coat

Now gather your materials and let’s dive right into how to create the perfect marble nails!

  1.       Prep

Just like any other manicure, this is the very first step. Remove any existing polish, file the edges to create your desired nail shape and push back the cuticles. Gushing tip- Dip your nail in warm water before pushing back the cuticles. This will soften them and make your job easy.

  1.       Apply base colour

Apply 2 thin coats of a white nail polish and allow it to dry completely dry. This will serve as a base for your manicure.

  1.       Create the water marble design- Drop and Swirl

Take a bowl of water and add a few drops of your chosen nail polish colours to it. Now using a toothpick, swirl the polish in water and be quick. This is the design that will come up on your hands so be creative! Make sure the water is at room temperature. Cold water will make the polish dry up too fast.

  1.       Dip

Now one-by one, dip your fingers into the swirl. This is going to get messy! Keep the fingers dipped for a few seconds for the polish to dry and stick to your nails and then gently lift.

  1.       Clean up the edges

To do this, first make sure all the nails have dried completely. Take a clean up brush and dip it in nail polish remover. Work around the cuticle and edges of the nail to remove the extra nail paint.

  1.       Seal in with Top Coat

Apply a thin layer of top coat to seal in your hard work and voila! Your stunning water marble nails are ready! Go flaunt it darling! 

 Article by Ananya Jain


Team Gush


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