Love Aesthetics

May 8, 2014


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/ black polish
/ clear top coat
/ white polish + thin brush
/ or nail art pen
/ sturdy hand

And the marble madness continues.
I can not quite get over this material just yet. Like wood, stone comes from nature and every piece has a unique yet similar pattern. Although it is literally everywhere it’s very hard to get sick of, just like it’s very hard to get sick of wood or concrete as materials which are also literally all around us every day.

This black marble pattern is much easier and less time consuming to do than the white Carrara marble I did exactly a year ago. The depth in the white version needs to be created with different shades of grey. With the black variant on the other hand, this depth is automatically achieved because the coverage of the white on top of the black isn’t always even, resulting in a very realistic marble pattern. So for this one; fewer steps, no need for a sturdy hand and mistakes are almost impossible to make.

1/ Apply a coat of black nail polish to your nails.
2/ With a fine brush or a nail art pen draw lines and cracks, slightly wiggling your brush when doing so. It helps to look at images of black marble to have references for the shapes of the veins.
3/ Right after you’ve drawn on the marble, apply a layer of clear top coat in the same direction of the veins. Do it while the white nail polish is still wet, this way it will slightly fade, blend in and give the marble pattern a very realistic look.

24 responses to “BLACK MARBLE NAILS”

  1. Suuuuuupermooie nailart!



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  2. margi says:

    i like your taste, except the nail-art you do, there is nothing more beautiful & minimalist than unpolished nails! 🙂

  3. Viveca says:

    I did a tutorial on a white marble manicure not long ago, but the black marble look is gorgeous as well! I will definitely be trying this 🙂

  4. Wauw! Dit is echt super. Ga het zeker snel proberen!

    X lisa

  5. Phazestyle says:

    Love this look. Will give this a try.

  6. Lys says:

    Echt, wauw! Deze nail art ga ik zeker proberen

  7. vasilieva says:

    I wouldn’t be able to pull these off, but they look incredible on you. loving that dark side of marble

  8. Juli says:

    wow, this is really beautiful nail art! <3

  9. Melissa says:

    It looks great you should post a video next time. I think it would be helpful to visualize it

  10. Lisette says:

    Looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

  11. Chelsea says:

    Gorgeous! This manicure definitely looks a lot more natural than the finicky, reverse one 🙂

  12. Jay says:

    Great effect! 😀

  13. Sheau says:

    wow. can never do it as well as you do. the marble effect looks so natural!

  14. Laura says:

    I looove your nails like this!


  15. Naelle says:

    These are great!
    I want to try them myself 🙂

  16. This looks so cool, I’m def. gonna try it! 🙂

  17. Everything on this blog is perfection . love this !

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