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Brown and cream Barry M water marble (52 Week Challenge)

It’s week 8 in the 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge and the choices are brown and books.

I chose brown, and my attempts were fraught with initial annoyance. I painted a gradient a few days ago. But I didn’t like it. It looked OK on my nails from a distance, but the photos showed up that it wasn’t a particularly good gradient. I ditched that idea and decided on a water marble today – at about 7 pm.

It was awful. There were lots of air bubbles and I wasn’t keen on the pattern I’d created.

With little time left (I wanted to watch the X Factor results!), for my third attempt, I tried a water marble once more, and finally I was pleased with it. All the polishes are Barry Ms, and they worked really well. They are: Coconut, Almond, Cappucino and Cocoa.

I was so frustrated with redoing these nails by this stage that I just dipped these four nails together. It was quite a “phew” moment when I realised it had worked OK! I did manage to drag a nail through the middle finger nail though before I had top coated it, but I’m ignoring that!

Brown and cream Barry M water marble
Brown and cream Barry M water marble using Coconut, Almond, Cappucino and Cocoa



52 week challenge


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: one coat of Barry M Coconut
  • Water marble colours: Barry MCoconut, Almond, Cappucino and Cocoa
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.




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Christine of Nail*ine It!

Gorgeous color selection. Your nails remind me the various layers of sand on a beach.

Claire Kerr

Yes, or chocolate marble cheesecake.


I saw this on IG first, and UGH it is way too good! My favorite water marble I have seen in such a long time! <3

Claire Kerr

Ah, thanks Cait 🙂


Just so pretty!!


Sarah T

This is so pretty!

Debbie Crumpet

these colours! it’s like a swirly milkshake!