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That marbled counter top in your kitchen or even bathroom might just serve as the inspiration for your next manicure.
White marbled nails are the latest manicure trend appearing on the fingertips of women around the world. Inspired by the sophisticated look of white marble, this manicure takes this same white, black and gray free-form pattern and puts it on your nails. The results are surprisingly cool.
With more than 31,000 posts on Instagram tagged #marblenails it's creating quite the buzz in the digital space.
Salons like Vanity Projects in New York City have seen many requests for this look, according to nail artist and salon manager Lia Lopez. She said that costumers request everything from marbling for the entire nail to a negative space effect and even just marbling on the tips of the nails.
And it's not just the white and black look that's being experimented with. Vanity Projects has also created a natural-looking turquoise effect.Lopez said she gets the effect by using a light green gel manicure as the and then placing on a gel mixer along with a darker blue polish and blending together. The nail artist repeats this step using a black polish to create a true earthy effect.
But unlike items for your home or even jewelry in the case of turquoise where you have to shell out major cash to get the look, it turns out with your nails you can create this sophisticated look right at home.
Christina Klug of the nail salon Paintbox in New York City shared with TODAY.com a super easy DIY for creating marbled nails with any color of choice. In just five steps, you can have a professional looking and totally cool manicure. Here's how:
1. Apply a base coat and then one or two coats of a color of your choice. If you're trying to create the white marble look then this color would be white.
2. Dot on the color you would like to appear as the marble on top. For the white-and-black marble look, this is when you apply the black. Pro Tip: Make sure the dots are very tiny. Lopez also suggests trying squiggly lines in acrylic paint for a similar effect.
3. Add tiny dots of the first color you put on your nails on top of the previous dots.
4. Using a detail brush swirl around the colors into an organic free-form shape. Pro Tip: Lopez said you can also try dipping the brush in thinner or alcohol and going over the squiggly lines to get a similar blurred look.
5. Apply your favorite top coat. Pro tip: If you want to give your nails a matte finish, try using a matte top coat for a less shiny look.
And if the white marbled look isn't your thing, you can easily create try using, neutral, dark or bright polishes of your choice to give your nails a slightly psychedelic, tie dye effect. Depending on the color you choose you might even be throwing it back to the 70s with a groovy twist on your nails.