As some of you may already know, Yasmeen Sandoval (@sloteazzy) came into our photo studio recently to demonstrate marble nail techniques that appear in our colorful July/August 2015 issue (p. 42). By spending the whole day with her, we snagged some awesome insider info on marbling! Here’s what we saw:
Sandoval’s go-to for rainbow water marbling is the Pipe Dream Polish A Night in Vegas collection. Her secret? She reuses the same small plastic cup over and over again, even after it’s covered in polish. For some reason, the dirty cup helps the polish spread better when water marbling.
She doesn’t use just a toothpick to pull her marble lines. She has a needle poked into a retractable eraser. The metal needle gives a cleaner line than a toothpick; the eraser gives her a longer handle to grasp onto for precision control.
After doing a messy splatter manicure (the final product can be seen on p. 43), she cleans up with a brush soaked in acetone.
See the image for Step 5 on p. 45? This is how that image was shot with our hand model Joline Towers holding the decal, Sandoval holding the scissors, and our photographer getting it all on camera.
If you haven’t already, go check out the finished story on p. 42 of our July/August 2015 issue!
Images: Sarah Emick