Learn to achieve a marbled effect by using a plastic bag

Selecting a single color when painting your nails can be difficult. You need a shade that will complement your outfit each day, but neutrals can get a little boring. With so many pretty colors to choose from, why not create a marbled manicure this spring? Mixing translucent and milky shades together will give you superb coverage and a balanced look.
In the following tutorial, peach and milky lavender are marbled with purple, gray blue and fuchsia. Start with a light base coat, and then use an ordinary plastic sandwich bag to blend the colors together. If you’re a beginner, this is an excellent way to achieve a complex effect without worrying about precision.
- Plastic sandwich bag
- Sharp scissors
- Milky lavender and pale purple nail gels (FairyGlo 6715 and 6706)
- LED lamp (Lumcrissy, not shown)
- Gray blue nail gel (Clou Beauté, 2086)
- Peach nail gel (Clou Beauté, N15)
- Fuchsia nail gel (Born Pretty, Fire of the Stars)
- Sealer gel (Gelish Top It Off)
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1. Hold the plastic bag so the side edge is facing you. Use the scissors to cut out a 2-inch section of the bag.
2. Apply one coat of milky lavender gel to the nails, then cure them with the LED lamp.
3. Apply several dots of pale purple, gray blue, peach and fuchsia gel to your nails.
4. Place the plastic square on top of the wet gel, and gently press your finger against it to blend the colors slightly.
5. Carefully remove the plastic, and cure the wet gel with the lamp.
6. Protect the design with sealer gel, and cure it with the lamp.
Stay pretty!

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