Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Stone Marble Manicure!

Hi lovelies,

It's been too long since I've shared some nail art with you...I've still been playing, I just never seem to be able to get a good photo before I take my mani off! Darn these winter hours with limited natural light.

There's only one thing I love more than rose gold, and it's marble. It often pops up in my photos (case in point below, and yes, a review of these will be forthcoming), and I thought it would make a beautiful accent manicure too.

It was a really easy mani to do. I began by painting my nails with the chosen base colours (Orly Mirror Mirror and Sally Hansen White On). Next, I used the cling foil technique with Orly Mirror Mirror (tutorial here, but please excuse the terrible photos, it was in my early days of blogging), to create a little texture over the white that also tied in with the rest of the mani. I then used a very fine tipped nail brush to 'draw' on the veining to emulate the striations in marble. Lastly, I applied a thick layer of top coat while the 'veining' was still wet, to smear the lines for a more realistic look. Overall, I'm pretty happy with my first attempt and I can't stop looking at my nails!

There you go, lovelies, my first attempt at a marble manicure! What do you think? I'd love to hear your feedback!

I also used a mattifying topcoat on my nails just after I wrote this post, and I quite like the effect! I'll try to take more photos and update this post, it's definitely a different look to wearing it glossy.

Much love,

PS- Linking up with Ingrid from Fabulous and Fun Life on her Blog Link Up Party, so do go check out all the other amazing posts from this week! 


  1. This marble look mani looks amazing! I love it and am totally going to be trying it out asap!

  2. The marble effect on your nails looks just absolutely amazing x

  3. That's so cool! Marble is such a huge thing in a beauty world right now. It seems like people can't get enough! I think your experiment with nail art was a total success :-)

  4. How are your nails ALWAYS so PERFECT? I'm so jealous! I can never get mine looking like that. Gorgeous, as always!

    1. Aw, thank you, Leah! Glad that one thing is at least, semi-easy, because nothing else is! :P

  5. Oh I love this, it's a really convincing effect! Marble is everywhere at the moment isn't it!?

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    1. Thank you, Jess! I certainly think so, but I'm sure the trend will soon fade.

  6. How clever you are hon! Just love this mani, and your pics are stunners. Brilliant first attempt and I look foward to mani (lol!) more ♥♥♥

  7. wow I love your nails, so pretty mani x

    Pink Frenzy


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