Don't lose your marble! 🤯🤯🤯

Don't lose your marble! 🤯🤯🤯


Marble, marbles, marble nail art, swirly name it. I'm sure you have been asked at least once or twice to create marble nail art for a client. 

So popular for years and years now. But the way how I create marbles now, is a bit different from the way I used to like 10 years ago. Like with any nail art, there is no right or wrong way to do it and everyone has their own way to do so.

In this blog post, let me show you how I create flowless marble nail art with gel polish.

You will need a few things to create this look: 

💅 gel polishes in different colours 

💅 top gel

💅dotting tool

💅 ombre brush

💅 my secret gel.... read on to find it out what it is😉

💅 silver / gold leaf paper

How to get this manicure trend with gel polish in 5 steps? Let's see 👀 😏   


Step 1

Step 1: base. I'm going to do a surface nail art, which means it can be done on any base: Gel polish, BIAB, acrylics, hard gel or acrygel. 

In this case, my base colour is a beautiful nude with a hint of sparkles hard colour gel from Mosaic, called Love ❤. 


Step 2

Step 2: finding the right gel polish colours. You can mix together as many colours as you want but I believe 3 max 4 colours are just about enough. I'm creating blue marble nails so I'm using dark blue, a lighter blue and white gel polishes with this set.

Put the colours right next to each other without any gaps. This will help you creating flowless mixture of the colours later. 


Step 3

Step 3: with a dotting tool, mix the colours together. Now you have some ideas how your marble will look like on the nail. If the colours look right to you, go ahead. If not, you can start it again to make sure the colours are in harmony. 

I use an ombre brush to pick up the marbled gel polishes from the paper. It has different length of bristles. I have found it easier to work with than normal builder brush  but use whatever is  easy for you. 


Step 4

Step 4: applying my secret gel on the nail 😜. I have used this gel before to create different style of nail art. If you want to watch a video what else youcan do with this gel, click here.

You don't need to use this gel, the marble gel polish nail art will still work... BUT if you give it a go, you will see the difference straight away. This gel was created to spread gel polish. So in my case, it will help my marble to spread even quicker and nicer without any sharp edges. Bonus 🤩

If you use this gel, apply it on the nail but don't cure. Use your ombre brush to pick up the colours and then to apply it on the nail. I wanted to create a kind of marbled free edge, hence I'm adding it only just on the end of the nail. Feel free to play around or add marble on the whole nail. Cure.


Step 5

Step 5: gold or silver leaf papers are on trend now. Add some to your design if you wish. Apply top gel and cure.


Finish picture 

 Finish picture

Watch me how to do it:


 As I mentioned before, it is possible to get marble effect with other methods too. 

Check out my previous blog post with BORN PRETTY Watercolour pens 😉 here

If you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Lots of nail love, 


Susan x

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