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Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Nails & Nail Art | 7 comments

Barry M – Glitter Nail Paint in Masquerade

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Barry M Glitter Nail Paint Masquerade Review

This glittery beauty is Glitter Nail Paint in Masquerade from Barry M, and it was my nail paint of choice for New Years Eve. Now I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love Barry M Nail Paints, they’re so affordable and there are so many colour choices available – not to mention the array of different textures and special effects to choose from.

Masquerade is a clear nail polish containing silver, purple and dark blue round glitter flecks, it’s a dark, moody glitter polish that’s perfect for Winter and parties. The glitter is really dense in this polish making it a perfect choice to wear on its own, however I chose to wear it over 2 coats of purple Zoya Odette nail polish to make the colour look more vibrant and to ensure that there weren’t any blank areas of nail showing through. (If you’re interested to read more about Zoya Nail Polishes, you might want to read my post about nail polish trend predictions for Spring Summer 2015, or take a look at the Purple Glitter Christmas Nails look that I created using Zoya Odette Nail Polish and wore on Christmas Day.)

Barry M Glitter Nail Paint Masquerade & Zoya Odette

Masquerade would also look great just used on one feature nail, perhaps paired with a black or dark blue polish on the other fingers.

The only downside to Masquerade – and it’s a fairly big one – is that it is really difficult to remove…. Even with a base coat and 2 coats of Zoya Odette underneath it took me ages to finally get it off, the glitter particles seem to adhere themselves to the nail bed and won’t let go!

Barry M Glitter Nail Paint Masquerade Nails

It is a really beautiful glitter polish though, I think I can forgive it for being a nightmare to remove! Above is another view of how it looks on…. the sparkly dark shades remind me a bit of fireworks.

You might want to apply one or two coats of clear top coat nail polish over the top of Masquerade as it does have quite a rough texture given that there are so many glitter particles in it.

Barry M Glitter Nail Paint Masquerade

Glitter Nail Paint in Masquerade is priced at a bargainous £2.99, available from Barry M.

What’s your favourite glitter nail polish? I’d love to know, leave your comments below.

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  1. my favourite glitter polish is Leighton Denny.He also has a good way to remove it.Wrap each nail with a pad of remover in foil then wait a few minutes

  2. This is one of my favourite glitter polished along the the gold texture glitter police Barry M do too! But as you said, such a nightmare to get off!!

    Kay | xxx

  3. I love Barry M nail varnish especially the Gelly collection! xx

  4. Ooh, what a gorgeous, festive shade! I love the Barry M. polishes I have, so definitely tempted by this one. But I agree, removing glitter polishes is the worst!

  5. I love this colour! Barry M is definetly one of my fave nail polish brands!

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