First I used two coats of Julep Alexandra on all nails and let it dry. Next, I taped off all around my nails to make clean-up easier.
Into a cup of water (stir first to break surface tension so the polish disperses) I dropped Essie Bordeaux, China Glaze Riveting, and Julep Charlie. For the first practice nails I also dropped in Julep Alexandra, to make it look like only parts of the nail were marbled.
Swirl the polish with a tooth pick until you get a pattern you like. Dip your nail into the patterned part of the polish that you like. With your finger still in the water, clear all of the excess polish away with a toothpick.
|Clean up and the final product|
Pull your finger out of the water, remove the tape, and clean up any stray polish. Seal with a top coat and that's it!
This was easier than I expected, but it took a few tries for me to get the hang of it. I kept smudging the polish one way or another.