French Tip | Water Marble March 2013 #7 | DIY Nail Art Tutorial

French Tip | Water Marble March 2013 #7 | DIY Nail Art Tutorial


Hi guys! Today we’re going to be working
on this French Tip Water Marble, and this is something that Ive had a
ton of requests for. And I’m really pleased with how it
turned out, so if you’d like to see the tutorial just stay tuned. Alright, Im going to start out by just
applying these french tip guides on my nails, you can see I’ve done most of them, I have
just one more on this sheet here. There are usually about a dozen on a sheet. This is another thing I usually go
ahead and use a tweezer for, just because it’s slightly easier. It’s still going to be a little bit tricky, but I’m just kind of aiming to apply
it just underneath of my natural smile line. And just press that firmly down to each side, and these are not really my favorite, when I
do a french manicure I’m more likely to freehand it, because I’ve had a lot of trouble with there being polish bleeding under the edge of
these, even if you think you’ve got them pressed
all the way down. So I’m really going to be using them more
as a guide for my water marble than for my french tip. For my base color I’m just going to use China Glaze White on White, and I’m just going to quickly apply this
to the tips of my nails, kind of like I said, staying away from the
very bottom edge of the guide because I don’t want the polish to bleed underneath there. So, I’ve got my tips painted, and they don’t have to be particularly
neat or even, it’s just acting as a background color
for the marble. And you want to let that dry for just a
few minutes before you go ahead and dip into the water. As far as the taping, the main difference
is going to be that instead of applying just below your cuticle, you want to apply just
below that guide, and cover up the rest your nail bed. So, for those of you not already familiar with
that process, you can check out my Taping Tutorial in the Tips and Tricks Playlist. Alright, now on to the actual marbling. And the colors that I’m using today I
have used before to water marble. They’re from the Color Club Halo
Hues collection, and the first time I water marbled with
them I used black as a base color. This black all has called Beyond. The blue is called Over the Moon. The green is called Kismet. And I’m going to just continue to build
my bull’s eye here, and the main difference between using a
black and a white base, is that with the black they actually
turn out with a lot more of the holographic effect. And I’ll go ahead and included a link to
that first tutorial, so that you can compare between the two, and let me know which you prefer, I mean
holographic effect is always nice; but with the white base you actually get to see more of the
color, which is also nice. I’m just going to start out my design by going
from one side to the other. And then I’m going to go ahead and draw
in just some very thin petals. Keeping the lines quite close to each
other. And, while of course you can always turn the
cup when you’re done, to give a better angle for dipping, I try to be mindful of how I want to dip my nails as I
am drawing, and that just makes it a little bit easier not to have to adjust
for that. So, I’ve got those all finished, I’ve got my nails all prepped here,
and I’m going to dip my ring, middle and index all together. I’m just going to line them up in the cup at a little bit of an angle to the
design. And then dip in. I’m going to reach in with my orange stick, clean up that excess polish. And make sure to get around all the sides. Then you can slowly pull your nails out, and there’s the water marble design. I think I’m going to move the camera,
and show you guys the removal. Alright, so the first step, like anytime you remove the tape is just going
to be to cut the underside, like this. And, just basically get a scissors under there, and cut that loop, and that’s going to allow you to basically peel the tape off. When you get a grip you wanted to
be careful, make sure you cut through all the way, and be careful since the design is
still wet. So, this is a little bit of a close camera angle, I’m just going to zoom out a little bit here. As you pull off, the french tip guide should probably
stick with the tape, and come off at the same time. And there you’re left with just the french tip. So, let me take off these other two. And, then you’ll see, that one I did get just a little bit
of residue from the guide, as well a little bit of leftover polish. But, as I pull off this last one, you can see i really didn’t get very
much polish on my skin, and that’s just going to depend
on how deep into the cup you dip your nails. And, I actually did manage to nick this
one a little bit with my nail, So looks like this is an opportunity
for polish surgery. I’m going to grab a vert small brush, about that big. And the key is just looking at
where in the design you’ve managed to smudge, and then basically just applying some of that
kind of polish. So, I’m going to get some of the black. I’m just going to pick it up off of
the brush onto my smaller brush. And just fill that in a little bit so that you
can’t see the white any more. It doesn’t have to be perfectly flawless, you have to remember, people are not generally going to be looking at your
nails this close up. If y ou think it’s necessary you can touch up
with the secondary color as well. That wasn’t really a very big fix, but quite often I get requests for “well,
what do you do IF …” so, that’s what I do you if I manage to
nick the design with my nail. If I get a worse smudge I’ll maybe do a
video dedicated just to polish surgery, but for now that just about wraps up this
one. Of course can want to seal it in
with some top coat. and you’re done. So let me know what you guys think of this
design. Let me know if you prefer these colors
over white or over black. And as always – Thanks for watching=)

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