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Water Marble Nails Without Water

The Beginners' Guide to Water Marble Effect Nails Without Any Water

How many times have you seen nail water marbling tutorials and and been completely mesmerised by their beauty, only to have no luck trying them at home? How do the YouTube nail gurus make it look so easy? Water marbling is difficult, and even some of the most talented nail artists can't seem to figure it out. That's where Cristine from Simply Nailogical comes to the rescue, with a technique she calls drip marble.

Cristine has confessed that despite her efforts, water marbling just isn't her strength, but she hasn't given up the marble effect completely. Her YouTube channel is full of videos attempting alternative water marbling hacks and cheats, and this is by far the easiest technique to try at home. She takes a yoghurt lid (you can use any plastic surface that can be held) and begins by placing large drops of nail polish in a pattern, adding more coloured polish on top to create a layered effect. Once all the polish has been added (and while it's still wet) Cristine picks up the lid and swishes it around to create a marbled effect. She notes to keep "swirling it around until you get a pretty pattern," then let it dry flat on a table for approximately five hours. Once dry but not hardened, you will be able to peel off the nail polish and cut to desired shape for your nails, sealing with topcoat.

This is by far the easiest and most fun way to create the water marble effect with zero water. The colour and pattern possibilities are endless!

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