This colourful marbled mani I did some weeks ago was so insanely easy, pretty and popular, it seemed a shame not to share my method. Really, though, there’s nothing more complicated here than a simple dotticure sexed up by – wait for this revelation – dipping your dotting tool into TWO different polishes at once. Sounds naughty, looks stupendous – like accidental, intricate marbling you actually intended to create! And if you’ve ever tried to marble anything in nail art, then you know it’s a relentless pain in the arse, so any simplification is more than welcome.
First, begin by rounding up your tools. For this manicure, I used just three lacquers, Enchanted Polish’s orchid pink Dope Jam, golden yellow House of the Rising Sun and dusty blue September 2015. Marbled together, these polishes create cool new blended colours – blue and yellow makes green, yellow and pink produces orange, and pink and blue makes purple. So no need to bust out your entire polish collection for this dotticure; just pink, yellow and blue will get the rainbow job done nicely.
For this manicure, I used a small dotting tool I’ve had forever and these polish palette rings from Daily Charme I was gifted last Christmas. I particularly like the paw print ring, which is why I’m sporting it in these tutorial pics. It fits securely, but not snugly, and is well balanced so it doesn’t slide to either side of your finger mid-mani.
So having assembled your little arsenal, let’s get down to the criminally easy step-by-step.
Step 1: Paint your nails to opacity with a basic white creme.
Step 2: Once dry, slip on a polish palette ring and fill the tiny divots with your three chosen lacquers. Should you not possess jewelry that doubles as a beauty tool, simply dot your polish out onto whatever surface you typically use as a palette.
Step 3: Take your dotting tool and dip it into one polish (say, the pink) and then another (this time the blue.)
Step 4: Dot onto your nails. Two or three dots per nail should do it.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the yellow and blue polishes.
Step 6: Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the pink and yellow polishes.
Step 7: Fill in any blank spots or gaps that are irking you for a more cohesive design.
Step 8: Once dry, top with a high gloss, quick dry top coat such as Seche Vite. Then stand out in the sun and admire all your maybe-not-so-hard work!