Blue Water Marble and Gradient With Studs Nail Art Tutorial | PackAPunchPolish

Blue Water Marble and Gradient With Studs Nail Art Tutorial | PackAPunchPolish


Hey everyone! In this video I will be showing
you how to create this nail design it has some water marble nails as well
as some gradient studded nails. Start by painting your nails with a white polish. I used a Wedding Dress by Motives
Cosmetics. For the nails I will be doing a water marble on, I am
covering my cuticles with Liquid Palisade. Liquid Palisade is just
a liquid latex and it peels right off. You can also use scotch tape to cover
your cuticles it will do the exact same thing. The container that I’m using to do the
water marble in is this small glass jar it’s meant to hold candles, but it works
really well for water marbling because it’s a relatively small. The smaller the container the less your nail
polish is gonna spread and the slower it will dry on top of the
water. So it’ll give you a little bit more time to work. I’m filling my jar with room-temperature
water. For me I don’t need it to be filtered I just get out of the sink. I stick it in a
water bottle and then I let it sit on a desk for a while so becomes room
temperature. To make the polish bullseye I am using
three different blue polishes. They’re all by China Glaze. The lightest blue is called New Birth. The medium blue is called Capacity To
See Beyond. And the darker blue is called a
Wait N Sea. Just drop the polishes on the water in the same order until it stops spreading and you can’t add anymore drops. When you’re adding the polish hold the
brush as close as possible to the water and let the polish just flow off of the brush onto the water. Don’t
actually hold it above the water because if you let the polish drop it
will most likely sink to the bottom of your container. Then take a dotting tool or a toothpick
and start to make a pattern in your bullseye. I dragged from the center outward in
opposite directions to anchor the polish to the container and after that I go
back and forth to make a zigzag pattern. When you have the pattern you want slowly dip your nails into the water. It’s best if you hold your nails
parallel to the water opposed to just sticking them straight down in. Then blow on the surface of the water to
dry the excess polish and remove it using a q-tip, a dotting
tool, or a toothpick. Then you can take your nails out of the
water. You may have a few bubbles it’s no big deal. It happens. You can just go ahead and pop them and if they’re really large you can just fill them in with a tiny little detailing brush and kind of replace the water marble that lost. Then you can
remove your polish barrier if you had one. In my case it was a liquid palisade. If you used the tape you can move that. And then if you have to, which you most likely you will, you can do some extra clean up. For the larger areas I just use a q-tip dipped in nail polish remover. And then for smaller areas especially
right around the design on the cuticles I use a small angled brush
dipped in a nail polish remover. For all of the other nails we’re going to
create a gradient on one side a them. To section off the nail just used some scotch tape but make sure you put it on the back of your hand
first to remove some the stickiness so it doesn’t pull your
nail polish off. And then put the tape on your nails vertically so it sections off
your nail straight down the center. And since gradients can get a little bit
messy I’m covering up my exposed cuticle with more Liquid Palisade. Again, if you
don’t have Liquid Palisade you can just use more tape. Then you’ll need some kind of sponge. I’m
just using a cosmetic sponge. They come in little triangle wedges. I made mine a little bit damp so it
doesn’t absorb all of my nail polish. Then taking two
of the blue polishes I placed them right next to each other on a piece of foil. Then take a dotting tool or a toothpick and swirl them together where they meet to create that middle color. Then take your sponge and dip into the
polish. It helps if you wiggle it just a little bit because it mixes the colors
together a little bit more. And then you can sponge it directly onto
your nail. If you don’t want to use this method
that’s totally fine. You can put the polishes directly onto the sponge instead of putting them
onto the foil first. Whichever way you prefer. But either way
you might have to do it more than once to build up the color on your nail Once you have the gradient finished then
you can peel off the tape. And then you can clean up wherever you
have some extra nail polish on your fingers To add the studs place some topcoat
directly down the center of your nail. And then place the studs on top of that
so they stick. The round silver studs that I am using
are from Born Pretty Store and I’m picking them up using a wax pencil. And when you’re finished you can apply
your favorite top coat over all your nails. I am using Out The Door. I hope you enjoyed the design and the video. If you did don’t forget to give it a thumbs up. If you’re new to my channel and you want to see videos from me in the future don’t forget to hit the subscribe button. Also, if you recreate this design I would
love to see it so tweet me a picture on Twitter. or tag me on instagram. Thank you so much for watching and I will see you guys next time.

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