Marbleize Your Mani

01.09.15

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… & the Fashionlush DIY marble collection continues on strong!

First it was my laptop, next came the bar cart, then it was a perfume tray…. & now my nails.

Clearly, I’m obsessed.

I’ve been wanting to master a DIY marble mani for a while now, but considering I have the shakiest hands in the universe (& very little patience), nail art has never been my strong suit. So, when I caught wind of this whole water marbling nail polish thing, I figured I’d give it a go. It’s like tie-dye for your nails, that requires absolutely zero skill.

Perrrrrfect.

Check out all the how-to deets below & if you decide to try a project from the blog be sure to snap a pic & share on Instagram w/ the #FashionlushDIY so I can peep it :).

xx, E

P.S. I am always open to requests, so please shoot me an email if there is a DIY you want me to try! 

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DIY Marble Mani

» nail polish remover
» scotch tape
» q-tips
» a small cup of room temperature water
» black  & white nail polish
» a toothpick
» top coat


Step 1: Tape off your nails using scotch tape.

Step 2: In your cup of room temp (very important!!!) water, start adding drops off polish.

In the video you can see I used mainly black polish with a few drops of white as I was going for a black marble look.

After I was all done, my lack of patience kicked in, & I smudged my nails. So, in the picture you can see it’s a bit lighter, this was my second attempt in which I did mainly white polish with just a tiny drop of black.

Step 3: Dip your nails into your water marble. Move quick & don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect– in the end once you add your top coat it will all make total sense & look just like marble.

Step 4: Let dry for a bit & then slowly peel off the tape. Once all peeled off, clean up any extra polish w/ nail polish remover & a q-tip.

Step 5 & 6: Finish with a top coat & let dry fulllllllly (seriously though, keep your hands to yourself till 100% dry!!)

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  • Rebecca

    Definitely going to try this later! What is that song? It’s beautiful.

    • Erica Stolman

      Glad you like it :) The song is “Foggy Eyes” by Claire Wright!

  • This is soooo cool! How do you come up with stuff?!

    Hilary x thehilside.com

    • Erica Stolman

      Thanks love!! I saw it done with bright colors & just though it would work for a marble effect :) hehe

  • Becky Oesterling

    I’m going to try the marble nails. Love it.

    • Erica Stolman

      :)

  • I love your nails this is an amazing tutorial I can’t wait to try xo C

    • Erica Stolman

      Thanks babe! LMK how it goes for ya :) xx

  • Love this mani idea!
    http://www.getchaglowon.com

    • Erica Stolman

      :) xx