Stone Marble Nail Art

Happy Friday lovelies!

I’ve been wanting to try the stone marble nail art technique for quite a while now and finally gave it a try. nailart 3107Looks quite difficult and messy, right? Well, it isn’t, believe me. I started with two coats of Macarena Mint by Essence, which dries to a chalky matte finish. Then I used a piece of saran wrap to add bits of La Vida Loca, also by Essence. Now the base is ready… let the fun begin 🙂

Preparation is the key! Recently I discovered a new to me liquid latex barrier and this was the first time I’ve tried it. It’s called Liquid Nail Art Tape and is made and sold by fellow blogger Helen a.k.a. BeautyIll. Read all about it here (Dutch). I’m not sure if she offers worldwide shipping at this time. I’ll be sharing a full review soon!

I used a small disposable cup filled with room temperature water and China Glaze‘s Liquid Leather for the stone marble design. The key ingredient to create this look is hairspray. Once the skin around my nails was prepared for the mess with the latex barrier I dropped 2 or 3 drops of the black polish in the cup with water. Then I sprayed once or twice directly above the cup with hairspray. The tricky part is dipping the nail in the cup. I’ve found that working as fast as you can gives the best result meaning: spray and immediately dip. Then pick up the excess of the polish with a q tip and slowly pull your finger out of the water. Peel off the latex barrier and you’re done. I didn’t use top coat here because of the matte look of my base color. nailart 3107 1It really is not as difficult as it looks. What do you think of these? Are you going to give it a try? If so please do share! I’d love to see your creations 🙂

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