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DIY Nebula Nails


December 2, 2012 by Emily

I’m not one for girly or fussy manicures, but every now and again I need something on my fingers that’s really special.

I’ve been seeing a lot of space and nebula inspired clothing items lately and decided that since I can’t pull off wearing outer space leggings in the classroom I should put the trend on my nails.

Water marblings been a popular nail technique for a while now but with the bright colors I’ve seen people use it never looked like something I would wear, but with a dark base and more subtle polish choices it turned into something amazing.

1- What you’ll need:

Black nail polish
2 or more colors for marbling
Glitter top coat
Water, in a disposable cup

2- Paint your base color, this does not need to be perfect or opaque because mostly it will be covered with the marbling effect.

3- Tape off the skin surrounding your nails, I only do 1-2 nails at a time so I can really focus on the marbling

4- Carefully tap drops of nail polish into the cup of water, they should spread over the surface a bit.

5- Continue to add your colors on top of ,or very close to, each other.  I try to use 3-4 drops total. They should swirl and blend together a bit, and you can help this by dragging a toothpick through the surface.

6-Carefully dip your nail through the nail polish and slowly remove from the water, repeat with all your nails.

7-Remove tape and clean up any areas where polish reached your skin

8-Add glitter polish and a top coat and your good to go!


Now your nails are out of this world!


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