Thursday, 12 July 2012

How to create Marble Nails (Without Water)

Don't get me wrong, I like creating marble nails using water as it's a funky method and the results are lovely, you're also able to create different patterns but what I don't like is how messy it is. Today I'm going to show you how to create marble nails without using water, it's simple, easy and most of all, not messy!

What you will need:

  • White nail polish
  • 3 other nail polishes of your choice. I opted for neon pink, peach and pastel yellow. 
  • Sandwich bag

You may also want to use nail polish remover and pointed cotton wool buds for any errors (nail polish around the nail).

If you would like to create marble nails without using water, all you have to do is follow my nice and easy steps.

Step One:
Apply one coat of the white nail polish to your nails. 

Step Two:
Apply splodges of the 3 different nail polishes to your nails. 

Step Three:
Place your nail onto the sandwich bag and fold one end of the sandwich bag over your nail. Pat your nail gently, you'll notice that the nail polish merges together. 

Step Four:
Repeat step three. Repeating step three creates more of a marble effect.

And we're done!

It's simple yet effective. I cannot wait to try this using other colours too, I'm thinking navy, grey and black would look cool in the Autumn/Winter months!

I hope you liked this tutorial and if you have any questions or requests, please feel free to comment below!


  1. This is so much easier than the water way I think! Cannot wait to try this, thank you!

  2. omg this is such a good idea! deffo doing this when i next paint my nails, thanks for the tip :)

  3. Ooh I'll definitely have to give this a go, I am absolutely useless at water marbling!

    Frances xx

  4. Thats pretty clever and seems really easy to do, must give it a go :)

  5. That's a good idea, especially for nail polishes that are a bit water resistant. I found it really hard to get some of my Barry M nail paints to marble so think it'll give this a go. Thanks :) xx

  6. Love the idea, i can never get the water marbleing to work for me so this is great :)

    Rose x

  7. This is such a great idea!! :) Love it, I will have to give this ago!! :)


  8. it's such an interesting method, gotta try someday! thank you!

  9. this is really clever! going to try that thankyou! i have only just made my blog if you'd like to have a look:)

  10. This is such a good idea! I love the look of water marbling, but when I tried it, I just ended up with a mess all over my hands and nails. I'll definitely be giving this a go :)

  11. Awesome! I can't believe you Finally you found a way without water!!!!

  12. Is there any way to make a certain pattern like with regular water marbling?

  13. Its so easy and cute <3 :)

  14. I tried it, and when I pulled the bag away from my nail, the white coat came off a little with it =/ And I had painted them white the night before so they were completely dry. The bag seemed to pull the color off and spread more to the sides so they ended up white in the middle. But this was my first time trying, so maybe I just need a little more practice. I'll definitely be trying it again, because even though they didn't come out like the picture, they still look cute :)

  15. All of your cupcake earrings are soooo cute so can you make a tutoral on how 2 make them I am a crafter and I made cheetah earrings but not as yours so pppplllleeeeaaasssseeee make a tuturial n dat was me who asked u 2 make alldem nail tutorials

  16. Im not the anonymous from dec 11 2012 or dem others all of mine are from 2013

  17. LOOOOOVE IT!!!!! Will definitely do this again

  18. i hav been looking for a way to make marble nails with no water forever thnx for posting this :-D

  19. Thank you so much for the tip and will definitely be trying this out thank you:)


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