Nail Klub: Megan’s Marvelous Marbled Nail Tutorial

Nail Klub: Megan’s Marvelous Marbled Nail Tutorial


A few months ago, Support Analyst Megan debuted her first attempt at marbled nails. Her nails’ psychedelic swirls had the office swooning — especially her pals in the ModCloth Nail Klub. Since then, Megan’s become an expert in this colorful technique, and graciously shared her skills for the Nail Klub’s first beauty tutorial! 

A cup of room temperature water
At least 2 nail polish colors (thin polish works best)
1 clear or white base coat
Tape (we used packing tape since its extra sticky)
Cotton swabs
Nail polish remover

1. Apply a base coat to your nails. Once it’s dry, use tape to mask off your nails. Wrap the tape around the back of your finger too, to protect it from polish.

2. Unscrew the lids of your polishes so that they’re easy to access. Drop a bead of the first polish into the center of the water. Remember, we want room temperature water! If the water is too cold, your polish drop will sink to the bottom instead of spreading across the surface of the water. Then, as the first bead spreads out, add a drop of the second polish color. Keep adding as many drops as you like, but remember that polish dries quickly — do this step as fast as possible!

3. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together.

4. Find your favorite part of the swirled polish, and dip your taped-off nail against it and into the water.

5. Holding your nail in the water, lightly blow on the rest of the floating polish. Then, twirl your toothpick in the water to gather and remove the extra polish from the cup.

6. Take your finger out of the cup, and carefully remove the tape around your nail. Use your cotton swab and polish remover to clean up any excess polish.

Will you be trying this nail art idea? What trends or techniques would you love to see the Nail Klub try next?

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