This nail design is a marble effect design couple with a reverse French manicure. I wanted a nail design with a splash of color but still staying true to my favorite pink nude base.
I was inspired by @_STEPHSNAILS_ from Instagram. She is a nail tech from California that has the most unique nail designs. She only uses colored acrylic, no polish. I think it’s simply amazing that she is able to make those perfect lines and negative space designs using only acrylic. Maybe one day I’ll be able to master that technique. For now I used polish lol.
This is a sculpture acrylic nail set I did using the LongHairPrettyNails pink nude acrylic. I stepped my game up a purchased a larger acrylic brush. The size I used was #16. I must say that it made the process much faster. Although I love the size of the brush, I hate the quality. I purchased this from Sally’s Beauty Supply. This was the only size #16 brush they had. The quality is not so great. It states that it is Kolinsky Red Sable bristles, but it does not feel as soft as my other Kolinsky brushes. It got the job done though even though it was really hard to clean the brush throughout the process.
After completing the acrylic application. I filed, shaped, and buffed my nails. I used two nail polishes from Jessica Cosmetics for this design. I used color Embellished for the reverse french manicure. For the marble nail art, I used both Embellished and Adore Me. To create the marble effect. I place random drop of each polish on my nail. Then I used a small dotting tool to lightly swirl the colors together.
Lastly, I applied the Pink Gellac Ultra Shine gel topcoat to each nail. Before I cured it in my nail lamp, I placed a some a/b crystals on two nails, outlining the reverse french.
And that’s pretty much it. A sweet, simple design. Tell me what you this of this reverse french manicure with marble nail art. Share your thoughts below!