Sunday, April 17, 2011

#1 Waterless Marble swirling nail art tutorial

Sorry for the lack of post lately >.< and yes, the winner for the giveaway will be announce this evening!! How exciting!! But for now, this is a tutorial request from the lovely readers for the waterless marble swirling design. I've used some different technique in achieving the swirling design, and this first tutorial will show the easiest way to do it.

 First, apply a thin coat of any glitter polish after a layer of base coat.

2) Use a cream purple color or any color you desire to draw a circle.

3) Next, use a white polish to draw circle around the first circle.

4) Then use any holographic polish to outline the swirl between the 2 colors. Doesn't have to be perfect.

5) Thicken the line, don't worry about the messyness.

6) The last step is the most critical but most fun part. Use the cream purple and white to randomly add in where you want the swirling effect to be.

7) (Optional) Add a small pink rhinestone in the center of the swirl.

8) (Optional) I added some hexagon glitter on the white part and finally a top coat.

TIPS: It's easier to fill in the color if you start with lightest cream color before using any darker holographic color. And for the best result, wait till the polish is semi-dry before applying the next color to prevent smudging.

Tadah!! You're done!! It doesn't seem that hard, isn't it?? I don't hate water marbling, its just that the cleaning part is messy and wasting nail polish especially my precious holographic nail polish, hehehe (my personal opinion). That's why I try to find the easiest way to achieve the same effect without using water. If you found an easier way to do this, let me know, I would love to try it out!! >.<

Have fun!! *Cheers*


  1. WOW this looks amazing!! I definteley want to give this a try!!

  2. oh my gosh i love it ! i will b trying this .

  3. thanks for the tutorial! this is awesome! :)

  4. This looks sooo cute! i could have sworn it was water-marbled! good job!

  5. I have a hard time trying water marbling. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. This looks easier and more fun to do! :)

  6. I promise I'll try that sometime... It does look a bit hard, but at least it's easier than real water marbling :'D

  7. Lovely, thanks for the tutorial!

  8. Awesome! Thank you for the tutorial!!! =)

  9. Thanks so much for this post! I doubt I'll manage a whole mani like this but I might try an accent nail or two. :)

  10. this is soooo pretty!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. This is great i was never able to do the water marble i will try this one . Thanks

  12. OooH~~! I was waiting for this~:D Thank you for sharing how to do this amazing design!
    p.s. I'd LOVE to go back to there on my vacation~!! I just have to save!!