Marble Nails – The Instagram Trend You Can Replicate At Home!

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Instagram has been buzzing and flooding with nail arts that are sophisticated, elegant, and yet all badass. These nail arts are for everyone! No matter your personality, if you’re a gothic child, or a VSCO girl or a TikTok star these nail art trends are for everyone to try and we assure you, you are going to love the process!

Especially in times like these with a pandemic and all of staying quarantined at our humble abodes, one has all the time in the world to engage in some self-care. Not just that, trying some amazing nail art designs would also help you in pausing amidst all this craziness and hullabaloo around. Creating your own nail arts can be extremely therapeutic. They activate the creativity centers of your brain and allow you to play around giving you a sense of calmness.

One of the nail art trends that has been on the rise on the grid for quite some time now is the Marble Nails trend. It is gorgeous and elegant and can be done easily by anyone and everyone.

Marble Nails

Marble Nails is a technique of nail art that involves making patterns on nail polish that resemble marbles. Marble Nails were introduced by Japanese nail artists and have been gaining popularity since the 2010s.

They are easy to create looks for all nail types. Some nail arts are restricted to particular types of nail shape and length. But, for Marble Nails, irrespective of your nail shape and nail length – you can just dive right into it!

Marble Nails have become so trendy and popular that Pinterest reported an increase of more than a thousand percent for the searches of inspirational and interesting nail art designs.

Now, it is time for you to give the trend a try!

How to do Marble Nail?

Before we get into the marble nail tutorial, we must tell you that the process may get a little bit messy but it is truly worth it. Get your creative juices flowing and keep reading ahead to find the answer to the question of how to do marble nail?

Marble Nails

What you need:

We are creating some phenomenal nail art, so obviously as you must be aware, the list of items required is a bit long but basic. Find all material listed below:

  • Nail filer
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
  • White Polish
  • Sharpie pen
  • Clean liner brush
  • Nail polish remover

Once you have all the materials in place and within a hand’s reach, follow the step by step mentioned below to get those flawless Marble Nails.

Step 1: Prep your nails by filing them with your nail filer. Choose the shape you like the best.

Step 2: Once your nails are perfectly filed and you are satisfied with the shape, you need to clean your nail plate using the nail polish remover.

Step 3: On a clean nail plate, apply your base coat.

Step 4: Next step is to apply your top coat. Choose either White or Black Polish when trying the trend for the first time. Apply 2 coats of the nail polish for a perfect finish for the top coat.

Step 5: Give some time to the polish to dry off completely. The nail polish must be dried off completely before you proceed to the next step.

Step 6: Pick up the sharpie pen once your nails have dried. With the help of the sharpie pen, make marble-like veins on your nail. It is time for you to get creative here! Go slow and take care to not push harder on the nail. Do not over-do the veins. You may keep the marble veins subtle or dramatic depending on the look you are trying to create.

Step 7: Once this has dried, take the liner brush, dip it in your nail polish remover, and put it on the nail plate to break up the lines. This step will give the perfect illusion of marbles.

Step 8: Once it has all dried up, you can choose to layer it up even more. Or if you are satisfied with the first round of making veins, jump to the next step.

Step 9: Apply top coat on the nail to seal the look.

Step 10: Remove any excess nail polish from around the nail with the help of remover and put some moisturizer on your cuticle.

That’s all! You are done with creating a stunning marble nail art design. It’s time to click some photos and post them on Instagram. Don’t forget to use the hashtag – #marblenaildiy.

Water Marble Nail

In the family of marble nails designs, the water marble nail art is the loveliest and most beautiful child of all. It can also be done easily with all the nail paints that you have at home. This is exactly where you get to play with colors. And, the colors can be anywhere from three to eight to create that dramatic and fun look! Want to know how to do water marble nail arts, follow the steps below!

Marble Nails

After you are done applying your top coat just like what you did for the basic marble nail art, in a cup of room temperature water, just put one-two drops of nail polish. Then quickly, add another drop of another color and keep adding different colors. You can choose anywhere between three to eight colors. For a more dramatic and uniform effect, use colors belonging to the same color family.

You must make sure that the water is at room temperature and not cold. Once you have put the drops of the nail paint, where each following drop must be put at the center of the preceding nail polish – use a toothpick to stretch and swirl the colors to create a pattern that you like.

Once the pattern is done, dip your nail one by one in the nail polish pattern. Keep the nail for some time in the cup before gently taking it out. Once all the nails have been dipped, remove the extra nail polish with the help of a nail paint remover. Add a top coat to seal it all in one place. And, voila! Your water marble nail design is ready to flaunt!