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Malachite Marble Nails Tutorial

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One of my favorites from my Song of Style Jewlery line is the malachite bracelet. I’m super into nail art lately so I decided to replicate the malachite design onto my nails! I mean St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner so wouldn’t this be the perfect accent instead of actually wearing green? The tutorial is basically the same concept like the DIY Marble Coasters we did. Easy but not going to lie, a bit messy!

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You’ll need:
-Nail Polish of your preference, choose opaque colors. (I chose Esse Ruffles & Feathers & O.P.I Black Onyx)
-3 Disposable Paper bowls or cups
-Filtered water
-Couple of Tooth picks or skewers (something with a sharp tip)
-Damp paper towels
-Nail Polish Remover
-Cotton swabs
-Vaseline
-Masking tape (not pictured)

Instructions:
First, you want to cut and file your nails if necessary.  Put a coat of the base color.
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Dab a little bit of Vaseline and rub it right on the edge of your skin, but be sure not to get it on the actual nail bed. 514B3267
Next, you want to tape around the edge of the nail to protect your finger from the nail polish. Masking tape works well, because it’s easy to remove.
514B3274Prepare a bowl of lukewarm filtered water, since it’ll be easier on the polish to spread out.

Since nail polish dries up fairly quickly, you have to move in a fast pace. Have all the tops unscrewed and ready to use. You have to make your designs in a smaller scale, since the bed of your nails are much smaller.collage1
First, I added few drops of the the green polish, then added four drops of the black polish. Then added green into the middle, and alternating with the black. The number of drops is up to you.
Take your skewer or tooth pick and start making your patterns and stop when you have a nice pattern that you like. If you keep going you may ruin it.
514B3293 514B3296 You can either individually dunk your finger, or like me just do all four which saves time but you have the chance of not loving your design. I’m going to be honest, it took me about 2 tries to get it right. Holding your finger horizontally, dip your fingers into the water and make sure it is completely submerged. Use the skewers/tooth pick to trace around your finger, gathering up all the unused nail polish in the bowl.  Wait til the polish dries then remove the tape.514B3309
You might still have polishes hanging around the edges of your nails. Take a brush or a Q-Tip soaked in nail polish remover and use it to remove any leftover polish. When all is complete, put on a top coat and tah dah!

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  5. Apoorva says on August 16, 2015

    hey! That looks too pretty! Thank you soo much for sharing it! :D Love it

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  7. Beautiful marbling on the nails. Thank you for the lesson, added your blog to bookmarks)

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  9. I don’t wear nail polish anymore but this post got me very interested. I had NO IDEA you could apply nail polish this way! Why would anyone else do it any other way now? =)

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  11. I love malachite! Wish I could recreate that look for my nails. However if I tried to do that…..well it would be like one of the Pinterest fails.

  12. Always looking nothing but fabulous and gorgeous! I loved the black ensemble, and the boots are amazing! I love the length and the style. The necklace was my favorite piece now, but your bag is also fantastic! You are so right – life is an everyday party, I also think this way! http://www.louisvuittonewshow.com

  13. Firstly, I wish you and all women all the best and joyful to international women’s day ^_^, you all deserve it!!
    And secondly..really fabulous look, I love your necklace and that bag is stunning with my favorite pattern <3
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  14. omigosh, dear…You’re so sexy and stunning . Love love your style, babe
    Love your necklace and bag. Nice combo !
    Following you via bloglovin, too. Please let me know if you want to follow each other on Instagram.
    Have a wonderful day http://www.2015tophandbags.com

  15. Loove looove looove them, I’m totally gonna get messy and try them on myself! I’m into nail art lately as well, I think as summer gets closeby and hands are finally gonna be shown again, then we start getting excited about coloring other bits of us, lol! Thanks for sharing!

    Love,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

  16. Very creative, i’m not sure i’d have the patience though. I like the colour choice too, black and white would look amazing!

    Luxxmint

  17. Omg this is amazing! I don’t even bother doing my nails anymore because I’m lazy & absolutely horrible at doing even a solid colour but this looks really fun (but maybe a little difficult for my skill level)! I love how the colours match the bracelet perfectly. I’m thinking of doing a white & black version & buying a white & black marble bracelet just for this occasion haha

    THE FASHANN MONSTER

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