If you read my 25th Pinterest Party Blog post you’ll know how good I am at pretending I will try something and never, ever doing it. I’ve recently been challenged to change that and sift through my seven hundred and some odd pins and find something to try.
Anxious to get started, I found an adorable nail tutorial to achieve marble looking nails.
Now before I get started, some things you should know:
1) I bite my nails like they’re keeping me alive. I don’t bite them too short, but it’s a nervous habit I’ve never been able to break, as you can tell in my Year of Failures blog post.
2) I’m the farthest thing from coordinated as possible. Doing my own nails is more of a challenge than it should be for a grown, 22 year old woman. C’est la vie.
From the beginning I knew this was going to be a disaster because I was too impatient to follow the steps already (base coats really can’t be THAT important, can they?).
The marble effect is achieved using nail polish and water. The density of the nail polish allows it to sit on the top of the water, spreading slightly, creating a design when mixed with other colors.
Essentially you will tape up your skin, add a few quick drops of nail polish and with a dip of a finger you’ll have a beautiful marble coated finger that screams “I have my life together“. YEHHH, not so easy.
This 100% is not the nail look for me. I’m into simple, clean looking nails which these are definitely not. On top of that, it just did not look at all like marble. It turned into blotches of color all over my nails, skin and desk.
Maybe with longer nails, better colors, more patience and more talent this would have been a success. Instead, the current score is:
Want to learn to do the marble nail tutorial? Check out this tutorial:
A Boston girl via Toronto. University of Toronto, Sheridan College, and Boston University alumna. Passionate about ending domestic violence. Hoping to never go a day without carbs or chocolate.