Ok! First ever tutorial. Please be kind and if there’s anything that you’re not clear on, there are a million wonderful tutorials out there. Search: turquoise water marble tutorial.
1⃣ You will need: @opi_products Bonder (base coat), Black Vinyl (black polish) and My Lifesaver (teal polish), Sally Hansen Golden Eye (gold polish), lukewarm water in a party cup, a small brush for clean up, Bactine (antibacterial spray), @orlynails Instant Artist in black, a toothpick and Seche Vite!
2⃣ Paint clean nails with protective base coat and teal polish. Use scotch tape to protect the skin around the nail bed.
3⃣ Generously drip black polish into lukewarm water. This step is tricky. The water temp has to be perfect and you may have to dump out and redrip the black polish a few times to get it to spread correctly. Use a new polish bottle. Old polish may be too gloppy. Drip 2-3 drops into the water.
4⃣ QUICKLY spray Bactine into the drops that have spread out until you get the right consistency of holes. This step is also a pain. Do not put your finger in the black polish until you have the perfect holes! When you spray the Bactine, give it a few seconds to spread out the polish. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. Scrape out the polish, dump it and try it again. 😭
5⃣ Carefully lay your taped finger into the water. Use a toothpick to pick up the rest of the polish that is floating on the water before you take your finger out.
6⃣ Take off the tape carefully. Use your small brush to clean up the cuticles. Thanks to the tape, this should be easy! 😉
7⃣ Use your @orlynails Instant Artist and fill in any parts of the black that are too thin or too bare.
8⃣ Put globs of abstract gold paint (either on top of the teal or black bits- whatever evens the design out).
9⃣ Seche Vite your turquoise nails and show them off ☺
🚀 if you use this tutorial, tag me @nina_nailed_it so I can swoon over your gorgeous nails!! ❌⭕38 notes