How To Produce Water Marbling Nail Art With Nail Polish (CND VINYLUX)

How To Produce Water Marbling Nail Art With Nail Polish (CND VINYLUX)


Hi and welcome to another video from Divine By Design today I’m going to be taking you through an instruction for Water Marbling with nail polish I will be using CND Vinylux (nail polish) You need to chose a suitable polish The best polishes are thin and not quick-drying Once you have your polishes there’s a few other things that you are going to need today we’re going to need some cotton buds or Q-Tips a fine pointed dotting tool if you don’t have one of these then you can use an orange wood stick or cocktail stick a dotting tool for the artwork and a firm bristle brush You will also need some plastic backed pads there are links in the description to all products And a bowl, now I’ve tried a few and ideally the best size is about the size of the top of a mug/cup this one is a little Ramkin I’ve heard lots of different things said about using different types of water for example filtered or distilled I’ve got on just fine with tap water provided that it’s room temperature (about 18 degrees celsius) you don’t want it too hot or cold otherwise the polish can start to set too soon to start you need to make sure that you perform PEP (remove cuticles, file the nails and clean the nails) Now if you are not a professional and you want to give this a go with your polish at home Then basically what you need to do is do your cuticle work perform a manicure and give your nails a nice file so that they all look even And then use either nail polish remover, pure alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol) or pure acetone to cleanse the surface of the nails this is to remove any natural oils or dirt that might affect the polish lasting Then you need to apply a base colour of white on your nails white helps to make the colours “POP” (look bolder and brighter) If you have a good white polish, you will probably only need to do one coat I’m going to show you a few different ways to get some different patterns I’m going to do it on one fingernail at a time but you could do it on more if you prefer a few hints and tips before we begin give your polish bottles a really good shake first and then line them up around your bowl with the lids already unscrewed this is particularly important if you are using a thick or quick drying polish It will also help you to your water marbling really quickly Another tip that might help you if you are struggling Is try to keep your cream polishes together in a design and your metallic polishes together in a design So here we have our colours ready to start it’s always important to start with a white You won’t see this on the nail but you’ll understand why in just a moment start with your white or your cream and just let a drop go into the centre It will spread out on the water do the same with each colour afterwards and each time place a drop of polish into the centre of the previous colour now what we are going to do is take your dotting tool and we are going to draw into it start from the centre and pull out and go to the edge of the bowl if you need to give your dotting tool a clean in between each stroke (it helps to stop the polish tearing) and always work from opposite sides to stop your polish tearing If your polish does tear, don’t worry about it it won’t show up when we put the design on the nails now the white, is so that you pull away from the next colour in from it (white just anchors the design to the bowl/cup) this will stop the overall design tearing to get a nice effect, pop down in the middle So this first design is how we achieve the flower if you want to transfer this onto your nail then you look for the centre of the design place the nail at an angle and put it down into the water and hold it under the water you want to hold your finger under long enough that the polish on the top starts to form a skin and then we can remove it and just clean the polish off the surface of the water whilst your nail is underneath, once you have removed the excess polish off the water, remove the nail and you will have a lovely flower design whilst it’s still wet, take your fine dotting tool around the edge of the nail to break the seal once that’s done, we’re going to get a plastic backed pad (link in description) and apply some nail polish remover or acetone on to it now with the plastic side against the nail we are going to go very carefully and very close to the nail and start to remove the polish. If you have a liquid later barrier, apply this before putting nails in the water to make cleanup easier. go round gently in a sweeping action once you’ve done that you can clean off the rest of the finger to get a really clean finish, take your used pad with remover or acetone, and your firm bristle brush put the brush on the pad soaked with remover, then clean up carefully around the nail This one is finished now it’s clean and tidy (we’ll add some detail later) but first I’m going to show you some other designs 🙂 Now we’re going to create a more tropical design for holiday or festivals you can use the same water again, just make sure that you’ve removed any of the old polish off the water this time we’ve repeated the polishes in order to add some more layers to the design take your dotting tool and again start from the middle and draw out now we can try some different designs always make sure that you don’t pull from the white though, pull from the next colour in (to stop it tearing) and we are ready to apply our nail chose the area carefully, as with this design if you put your nail in the centre you’re not going to get much of a design on your fingernail if you want some of the nice shape on the nail, you will need to apply your nail to the side of the design place the finger in, but don’t put it in too flat as that’s when you can get air bubbles and here’s the finished look after tidy up next we are going to look at a design with some metallic polishes for this next design we’re going to do a slightly different effect for this look you’ll just need your white for your base then a shimmery metallic red and gold again get your dotting tool and draw from the centre out so you get a line across then we are going to draw parallel lines up and down we can see that we have a nice fire shape in the centre and here’s the finished design tidied up again we’ll top coat later when we’ve added some more detail to the designs now we are going to do a dark blue messy-look water marble for this look we need a white, and a metallic dark blue and silver start with a dotting tool in the centre and draw out to the side of the bowl and then just randomly swirl your dotting tool around in the water pick the area of the design that you want on your nail, and again put your nail into the water and here’s the finished design tidied up One last design for my last finger and that’s going to be a flower design this time pull the design in from the outside and pop your dotting tool down in the centre of the design go from the opposite side and again drop down in the centre make sure that you clean your dotting tool or cocktail stick off in-between each stroke just getting some more detail into the design…. now I’m liking the look of the bit over the side here we want this on an angle to make it easier to apply to the thumb you can carefully turn the bowl to suit your position and place your finger or thumb in at an angle there is the finished water marbling design so now I’m going to show you how to add a bit to these designs We’re going to add some more detail to this to make it look more like a flower take one of your used plastic backed pads and just add a drop of polish to the plastic side using your dotting tool, add some dots to the design to give the look of a centre of a flower Very simple but very effective on our red and gold design, apply some of the red to the back of the plastic backed pad remember to clean your dotting tool between colours add some dots where you think they would look nice then take your gold polish and do the same technique of applying gold dots in the red areas on our flower design, to make it look more like a flower, add some streaks of gold to the centre of the design for our festival nails we are going to contrast with some yellow and bright pink that gives a great finish! and we’re going to leave the last one as it is, but add some Swarovski crystals to the designs for the final stage we’re using a number of Swarovski crystal colours and some top coat apply top coat over the top of the nail then using a gem-picker pencil, apply a red crystal to the design (Swarovski Indian Red) just push it down into the wet top coat Also going to take a golden crystal (Swarovski Golden Shadow) and apply some of those to the design now we’re going to do our flower design apply top coat and we’re just going to add one golden crystal into the centre of the flower to our festival nail, we are just going to add one crystal as a finishing piece apply top coat and a pink crystal (Swarovski Indian Pink) We’re just going to do our final nail apply top coat and a dark blue crystal (Swarovski Dark Indigo) and Swarovski Hematite apply directly onto the wet top coat and here we have the finished nail designs all top coated and finished with some cuticle oil some have just plain top coat and others have crystals added if you want to do more than one nail at a time once you’ve done your design on the water, you can just apply 4 nails at once to the water I hope that you’ve enjoyed this tutorial you can find me on my website http://NatashaLee.info on my Facebook page by searching for “The Natasha Lee” twitter: NatashaLeeBlog

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