Difficulty - Intermediate
Needle marbled nails (also known as "Needle Dragging" is a great way to get a marbled look on your nails especially if you don't have the time or patience to do water marbling. This tutorial shows a zig za design that leaves you with sharp, thin lines but this technique also works really well for a tie-dyed effect. Play around and see what kind of shapes you can make!
In this tutorial I used Barry M Instant Effects Gold Foil, Orly Rock-It and an old shimmery brown OPI polish with no label.
Tips & Tricks
- Try out different tools. Needles, pins, thumb tacks, toothpicks...I used the little tool you use to unclog nail art pens!
- Make sure your polish is on nice and thick so they move around easily. Don't worry about messing up your cuticles, just tidy them up with acetone after you're done.
- The angle you hold the needle at will affect the type of line you get. I held mine at a 45 degree(ish!) angle.
- Prefer a video? No problem!
The Finished Product
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