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How to Do the Water Marble Manicure

Posted by Claire | Friday July 15, 201129 comments
*image credit: Lacquerized.com

At ChickAdvisor HQ, we're suckers for new nail trends.  Whether we're sporting the trendiest solo colours of the season, going graphic with wild press-on prints, or trying our hand at the hot Half-Moon Mani, playing with Crayola-coloured bottles of polish turns us back into giggling preteens at a birthday party sleepover.

One trend we're hearing more about lately is the Water Marble Manicure.  This nail art, while effort-intensive, is surprisingly easy once you have the knack.

We found this great video tutorial on Refinery29:



So tell us: is the Water Marble Mani Hot or Not?
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13 Comments

on March 10, 2012  TashaCat  6,762 said:

Loving this for spring! I never do try nail art... but this one looks like fun

on December 21, 2011  Cole said:

So you should wait for it to dry before removing the tape..?

on July 29, 2011  Nik05  7,709 said:

I just did this a few nights ago and it turned out great and I found it super easy to do (though a bit messy). Here's mine: http://www.chickadvisor.com/chick/nik05/image/1/
I did yellow and pink together..the yellows a bit hard to see in the pictures because I did the marbling over already pink nails (I just randomly decided to try them out while I was bored and watching tv, so didn't really prep much! lol) It stands out a lot more in person though. I can't wait to try this out with some other colour combos!

on July 23, 2011  thepinksimsboard  2,314 said:


I LOVE this! I'm going to try it tonight - stay tuned for results :)

on July 20, 2011  Cole said:

It's cool for someone else LOL

on July 19, 2011  Chick1289  1,603 said:

They are a NOT for me. They look way too complicated. I like the way they look but would definitely not try them out for myself.

on July 18, 2011  mamaluv  STAFF said:

@shagtownlady - what a great tip! I'm definitely going to try with the lip balm.

I also love how this look is completely customizable to the colours you have on hand. So fun!

on July 18, 2011  shagtownlady  9,255 said:

I tried this on two of my nails yesterday and was pretty impressed! It was a bit messy but easier to do than I thought, and I loooove how you get to play around with colours and marbling, etc!!
PS I used the lip balm on my skin instead of tape, and it really does just wipe away, even around your cuticles and the edge of the nail. There were a few spots that it stained my skin, but I just used a q-tip with polish remover to get rid of it.

on July 15, 2011  Becky  13,113 said:

I think i'm going to try this on the weekend ... will let you ladies know how it turns out :)

on July 15, 2011  Bren  25,731 said:

I love this how fun!

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