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.
- Base colour: two coats of Barry M Rose Hip
- Water spotting colour: Barry M Pomegranate
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating: