Paint your base coat. A base coat protects your nails from staining, and strengthens them.
Paint one or two coats of white polish. You can use a different color. But white helps the colors of your watermarble show better because sometimes they go really light.
Tape your fingers. A piece of tape near your knuckle, covering as much of the skin there without covering the nail. And a piece around the tip if your finger. And yes that was Doctor Who.
Looks that that. All awkward taped up. It's hard to move your fingers sometimes after you tape up, so I really recommend taping and watermarbling one hand at a time.
I didn't end up using the design from this one, but this is how you drip the polish into water.
It's a crappy design. But kinda... Swoop-y? But dip you finger in slowly, and you can turn your finger or rotate the cup to make it easier. And when your finger in the water pick up the extra polish.
When you pull your finger out, try to do it slowly. It help lessen air bubbles. I always forget that, so I nearly always have air bubbles.
This is another design that only kind of worked. It would've been better if I stopped messing with it sooner.
All finished. Before you take the tape off. REALLY MESSY.
Take the tape off, and it's way easier to clean up that amount of polish. (I redid my pinkie and forgot to tape the second time)
Fill a cap with polish remover and use a q-tip to clean up the skin around your nails. You can also use a small brush to get closer to your nail.
After clean up. Hope the guide is okay and it helps. :) I'm going to do another watermarble guide that might be better in a few days. Sheshe_nails is my Instagram if you want to check out my nails.
If you guys want to, tell me what nail guides you'd want to see. I think it'd be really cool if I could do that. Thanks for reading, hope your nails turn out great. :)