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33DC Day 31: art featuring your three favourite polishes

Day 31 of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge calls for me to do some artwork with my 3 favourite polishes. Picking your favourite polishes is like choosing between your children. It’s impossible. (OK, who am I to make that comparison – my son is an only child!)

But still, it’s very difficult to choose just 3 polishes. The way I came up with 3 polishes was to start by picking my favourite colours: navy and turquoise. And then because both polishes that matched that selection were Barry M polishes, I added in a third one, and it’s one that makes me happy, a bright pink.

So my polishes were Barry M: Fuchsia, Turquoise and Blackberry. Now what was I going to do with them? I’d tried a water marble for a previous challenge and it had gone terribly wrong, so I thought I’d give it another go.

I’m pleased I did, because apart from a few water bubbles on my middle and ring fingers, I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. The colours work well together and because I dipped all four fingers together, there’s some continuity between them.

Barry M Fuchsia Turquoise Blackberry watermarble
Day 31: art featuring your 3 favourite polishes – water marble using Barry M Turquoise, Fuchsia and Blackberry

We’re finally in the last week of the challenge. I never thought I’d make it this far, and now there are just two more manicures to go. I think I’ll feel a bit bereft when it finishes. Oh no – scrub that – I’ve decided to do a Christmas nails challenge too.

Crumpet's Nail Tarts 33DC


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Matt White
  • Water marble polishes: Barry M Fuchsia, Barry M Blackberry, Barry M Turquoise
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


Have a look at what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with:

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Barry M Guava was sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.





This is freakin’ amazing!! You did such a lovely job. 🙂

Claire Kerr

Thanks 🙂

Nail Art Novice

Reminds me of seaside rock-fabulous =)

Claire Kerr

Yes, it does look a bit like rock!


That looks amazing! I have never been able to water marble very well.

Claire Kerr

Thanks. I haven’t quite got water marbling sorted either. I always end up with water bubbles or my polishes don’t spread properly. Practice makes perfect though, so I’ll keep trying!