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28 Feb

Using Sharpie Pens During Your Manicure Is the Ultimate Nail Art Hack


As much as we all love ogling nail art on YouTube and Instagram, it can often seem daunting to re-create the looks yourself. Without having the proper tools and technique, it usually seems easier to leave nail art to the pros and stick to more basic DIY manicures.

Thankfully, the newest nail trend is one we can all do ourselves at home. In fact, there’s a good chance you already have the key tool — the humble Sharpie — sitting on your desk. It’s ideal for a first foray into nail art or, for those with experience, a starting point for more intricate claw creations.

For these watercolor-esque nails, all you need is a couple of permanent marker pens and some rubbing alcohol. After applying a standard manicure in the shade of your choice, combine colorful Sharpie ink and your rubbing alcohol in a separate dish. Once you paint it onto the nail, you’ll see a bright and fun marbled design. Customize the look by choosing your own palette of hues, or even layer additional elements like glitter or rhinestones on top of your masterpiece.


Beginners and pros alike will quickly master the Sharpie nail art trend. Check out this tutorial from Nails By Jema, then browse the following Instagram posts to see firsthand how simple it is to achieve this impressive finished look. Now all you need to do is stock up on your favorite Sharpie shades.

No nyt pesee videota! Ya’ll begging for tuto videos ? #sharpienails #celinasharpiechallenge

Liina Leino(@kohokukkia)님이 게시한 동영상님,

#videotutorial for my #watercolornails (#sharpienails)!

Jessica | 26 | LI, NY(@mynailpolish_addiction)님이 게시한 동영상님,

Sharpie tutorial ? ? Paramore – Part II ?

Sophia ?(@soofpolish)님이 게시한 동영상님,

Here’s my #sharpienails base of my last post. I love love love this technique. So quick and easy ❤️

Serene(@copycatclaws)님이 게시한 사진님,

Added a little sparkle to my nails today using @chinaglazeofficial ‘Break the Ice’ #cgclique #watercolornails #sharpienails

Jessica | 26 | LI, NY(@mynailpolish_addiction)님이 게시한 사진님,

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