NAIL ART: Green Smoosh Marble Planet Mani

by - March 01, 2021

I hate to be that guy, but... Can you believe it's already March? Time really has just absolutely lost all meaning. Anyway, our #CBBxManiMonday theme for March is Green and... THIS IS MY TIME. Anyone who reads this blog knows that I love green polish and I love putting together green nail art designs. That said, I sat down to do my nails last night and I... just sort of came up blank. I pulled out a whole bunch of green polishes and then just decided to smoosh a bunch of them together and do some marble nail art. 

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When I was choosing the shades for this mani, I wanted to have a good spectrum without using too many polishes because I find that too many polishes can actually just get muddy. I wanted to mostly stick to créme formulas so I grabbed for a rich forest green, a rich mossy green with yellow undertones, and a soft sagey green. I wanted to add in some texture to the mani as well, so I also grabbed for a rich cool toned green crelly just packed full of warm toned shifty flakes because I felt like it would subtly fleck through the smoosh and add a really pretty texture. 

To get the smoosh, I applied a thin layer of the darkest green créme to my nail art mat and then added four little bullseye type dots using each of the other polishes. (It's hard to explain, but if you're curious you can check out my tutorial video over at @pblnails on Instagram!) Once I had added dots of each og the polishes, I went in with a really fine nail art brush and dragged it back and forth through the polish side to side (one direction is important for this one) to get the marble. Next, I went in with a large stamper and pounced no more than twice into the polish to create decals.

Once the decals were dry to the touch but still flexible, I peeled them up from my nail art mat and transferred them to a cube style stamper. After applying a cuticle barrier and a thin layer of sticky base coat and letting it dry down to a tacky finish, I transferred the decals to my nails. To trim the decals, I start by smoothing them down with a silicone tool to make sure that they're full adhered to the nail and there are no creases or bumps. Next, I go in with a cuticle tool and trim around my cuticle carefully. Finally, using a pair of tweezers I peel up the excess decal and then clean up the edges of the design with a clean up brush dipped in acetone.

To finish, I applied a generous layer of quick dry glossy top coat (in this case, I wish I had sealed in the nail art with a water based top coat because I did end up with some dragging) and voila!

All Products Used
Cadillacquer - Enchanted Forest**
Color Club - Artsy Crafty
Heroine NYC - Poison Ivy
Quo - Green Goddess Clear Stamper** Mermaid Nail Art Brush** Silicone Tool**
Beauty Big Bang Clear Stamper
Stainless Steel Cuticle Tool

** Product gifted from - new customers can use affiliate code TRYSH for 10% off!

I showed this mani to my best friend (because honestly, I'm a little bit unsure how I feel about it at the end of the day) and she told me it looks like a planet - which I  have to admit, I kind of love. I do really, really love this technique and I think, in the end, it gives a really cool look.

Be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK for more green themed nail art for this week's #CBBxManiMonday!

Thanks for reading!

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