‘Psychedelic Nails’ Is The Marble Manicure Trend Taking Your Digits Back To The ‘60s

‘Psychedelic Nails’ Is The Marble Manicure Trend Taking Your Digits Back To The ‘60s

HOW TO CREATE A PSYCHEDELIC MANICURE AT HOME

First, prep your nails with a base coat. Once your nails are ready to paint, apply two thin coats of a base colour polish—a neutral is best here—and allow to completely dry.Once your nails are dry, take a cup of room temperature water and place one drop of one nail polish in the water, then quickly drop a different colour directly in the centre of the first dot, and so on for the rest of your colours. Here's where the fun starts. With a toothpick, draw a swirl through the polish in the water to create the design that will end up on your nails. Don't forget, the best-looking swirls can only be achieved in room temperature water. Water that is cold will cause the polish to dry too fast, leaving to a less-than-impressive marble finish.Once you've achieved your swirl, gently dip a finger straight through the centre of the swirl until the entire nail has been submerged in water. Wait a few moments for the polish on the water's surface to dry, and then gently remove your finger and repeat on the remaining nails.Fret not, this manicure is meant to be messy, so once your nails start to dry, use a clean up nail brush dipped into nail polish remover to clean up the polish on the cuticles and sides of the nail, and take a cotton swab to the rest of the skin. If you're looking for easier clean-up, liquid latex around the nail will create a barrier and help prevent the polish from sticking to the skin. Once each nail is completely dry, apply your top coat and voilà, psychedelic marble nails are complete.But of course, if creating your own marbling manicure isn't your strong suit, there's no shame in heading to your local manicurist.Below, we've rounded up the best psychedelic manicures to inspire your next trip to the salon.Main image: @overglowedit

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‘Psychedelic Nails’ Is The Marble Manicure Trend Taking Your Digits Back To The ‘60s