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Pink Water Spotted Nails: Try Something New: FingerFood’s Theme Buffet

I always struggle with a “try something new prompt”, as I always think I’ve done everything. So before today’s prompt for FingerFood’s Theme Buffet, I listed out all the different types of manicure I could think of. It turns out that there are quite a few techniques I’ve not tried: sugar spun, acid wash, water spotted, stained glass, cocktail nails, newspaper nails, drip and spread, pond manicure, distressed nails, galaxy nails, ruffian – I’ve not even ever done an ombré or a jelly sandwich!

So, I had plenty to choose from after all. And today I tried my hand at water spotting. It’s the same as water marbling except you use something with a high alcohol content – I used perfume – to spray onto the surface of the polish to create a spotted look.

I used two Barry M polishes for this: Rose Hip is the light pink base, and Pomegranate is the darker pink that I water spotted with.

I’m really impressed with how this turned out. I’ve even unwittingly achieved a sort of gradient effect with it! My hands do smell of perfume – even several hours and many hand washes later – but at least I used one I like, so that’s not so bad.

Pink water spotted nails using Barry M Rose Hip and Barry M Pomegranate
Pink water spotted nails using Barry M Rose Hip and Barry M Pomegranate


Finger Foods Theme Buffet 2



For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Rose Hip
  • Water spotting colour: Barry M Pomegranate
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images above are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.


Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:

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This turned out so pretty! So fun to hear that you found out that there was several techniques your haven’t tried yet, even when you thought it wasn’t so =)

Claire Kerr

Thanks – and thanks for suggesting this prompt.


This turned out amazing! Great work 🙂


These turned out great! Haha I also tried water spotting with perfume and my hands smelled like perfume for three days 😀


It’s so amazing! The way it looks gradiented (can’t think of the word I want aha) across the nails is just fabulous


Oh these look great! Love that you’ve done it with red and white. The most common seems to be black and white. Always outside the box, aren’t ya? 🙂


Oh!! I love how these turned out! Especially that nice gradient effect. I guess that’s one of the fun-side in attempting manicures with techniques like this. They kinda have a nice surprise element 🙂

Sarah T

These are so cool! I’ve never seen the water-spot look come out like that – awesome! 🙂


This turned out so awesome!! Bear with me but it looks like blood vessels. LOL. I just saw a picture on Facebook from “I f***ing love science” that showed a picture of the human body’s blood vessels. This looks much less creepy than that though! 😀

Claire Kerr

Ha ha – yes it does look a bit medical, doesn’t it?!

Delphi Michaels

I LOVE these. So so so pretty!

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