Upcoming nail appointment? Or master of the DIY manicure and in need of inspiration? Turn to TikTok. Submerged in all the weird - and often downright dangerous - beauty content out there, there's the odd hidden gem and water marble nails is one of them.
The hashtag 'water marble nails' has garnered 11.3m views on TikTok and counting, as well as countless how-to TikTok tutorials and manicure reveals. If you don't have a salon appointment booked, this just so happens to be one of the nail designs you can try at home. All you need is steady hand, some perseverance, nail polish remover - because who doesn't stray outside the lines every now and then? - and a toothpick. Yes, a toothpick.
What are water marble nails?
Water marble nails are exactly what the name suggests: a marble effect nail polish look. You can either stick with a single tone of colour - baby pinks and lilacs are hugely popular on TikTok - or mix together a variety of different ones.
Watch this TikTok user making a good case for purple water marble nails, below:
Watch: How To Create Water Marble Nails At Home
Ever feathered icing on a cake? If so, you'll find parts of this technique familiar. Find one of our favourite manicurists, @imarninails on Instagram's version below:
Fancy leaving all the hard work to the pros? Screenshot these water marble nail designs, and have them to hand for your next salon appointment. We've scoured Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok, so you don't have to:
Main image credits: TikTok @lightslacquer, @overglowedit