I wanted to do something a little different, as opposed to the usual summer flowers. I also wanted something fairly quick and easy – it can’t be “Beauty under 10” if it takes a long time and is difficult, haha!
I wanted to have beach nails and water waves. I came up with this water marble design using no water!
I’ve tried water marble but mine never turns out like in the tutorials I watch….
This is a simple technique using 2 shades of blue and a white nail polish.
I will warn you, you do need to work fast in order to get the desired look. I opened each nail polish bottle before I started. So I could easily apply the colors.
The only tool you will need is a striping tool, I think using a thin art brush helps mesh the lines of polish.
Here is what you need:
- Top Coat
- Start by applying a base coat to the nails, this helps the nail polish last longer, prolonging the life of your mani.
- Apply a line of white polish to the side corner of the nail, then a stroke of light blue, lastly a stroke of dark blue.
- Using the thin art brush, start in the lower part of the nail in the center; make a line going up towards the cuticle (I didn’t go past the dark blue polish).
- Using the same technique, start in the bottom center of the nail this time going to the left, then a line on the right side.
- You can continue to make lines until you reach the look you like.
- Apply top coat to add a glossy shine.
I also used this technique as a French tip design as well.
To get clean lines, dip a small paint brush (or art brush) into some nail polish remover and gently remove any unwanted polish.
This reminds me of waves in the ocean.
What do you think?
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