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- Cotton Pads
- 3 Toothpicks or Wooden Skewers
- Nail Polish Remover (We recommend Bernadette Thompson's brand)
- Hand Lotion (Our top choice is Soap & Glory Hand Food)
- Nail & Cuticle Balm (optional, but we like this one by Lauren B.)
- NailMedic Nail Detox Nail Cleanser & Primer
- 3 Nail Lacquer shades of your choosing
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Start by cleaning your hands and nails and removing all nail polish. We like Bernadette Thompson's über gentle Wipe Out formula.
**Disclaimer** I have kept the nail art left over from a previous manicure on four of my digits: both thumbs and my ring fingers.
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Prep your nails for polish using your favorite base coat primer and cuticle treatment. We like these formulas by NailMedic.
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Fill an old bowl with lukewarm water. Use a bowl that you don't mind damaging as the nail polish may not come out post-design.
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Using the brush of three of your favorite polishes, let drops of polish fall into the water-filled basin. Allow for 3-5 drops per polish. Do not use glitter polish as it will not allow for the same marbleized effect.
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Using a toothpick or a wooden skewer, stir the polish and allow for a design to form. Do so quickly, as the polish will dry after 90 seconds and you will have to re-start the process.
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Once you've formed your desired nail design in the polish, dip your nail bed into the solution and trace the outline of your fingertip with a fresh toothpick before quickly removing the nail.
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We opted to add a glitter streak to each nail, and finished with our favorite top coat. Voilia! marble nails in less than 15 minutes!
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