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Posted by on Jun 2, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Barry M – Peach Melba Nail Paint

Barry M – Peach Melba Nail Paint

I am currently wearing this Barry M Nail Paint in Peach Melba on both my fingers and toes and I just LOVE it! I bought it in my Superdrug Haul a couple of weeks ago, choosing it because I had already picked 2 Barry M Nail Paints and needed another to get 3 for 2. I’m so glad I picked this one! The nail paint applies fairly thinly – in the image above I have applied three coats – but on the plus side each thin coat dries really quickly. It is also really glossy and doesn’t really need a top coat, although you could apply one if you wanted extra shine. The colour is a really vibrant, bright peach colour – more of a neon than a pastel – and it gives a great pop of colour looking amazing with a tan. I think it has the added effect of making your skin look even more tanned than it is!  I also find that Barry M nail paints are really...

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Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Makeup | 1 comment

Superdrug Haul

Superdrug Haul

Only a short post today before I put my tired feet up – I have had a day shopping in York and have picked up this very tasty haul from Superdrug! I’m so excited about trying out these new products… I have the new MUA Undress Me Too eyeshadow palette plus a £1 MUA lipstick and £1 MUA blusher, a trio of Barry M nail paints, a zesty green eyeshadow palette from Collection, and a Polka Dots nail varnish from Maybelline which I hadn’t seen before. I also picked up a pack of foam applicators – perfect for all that eyeshadow swatching I’m going to be doing over the coming days! Finally I couldn’t leave Superdrug without purchasing the new wonder product that is B Flawless Targeted Wrinkle Filler – it’s being hailed as almost as good as botox… I will let you know what I think. Superdrug have a ‘3 For 2’ offer on all cosmetics at the moment, so I even saved myself money (well, that’s what...

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Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Barry M – Pink Sapphire Glitter Nail Paint

Barry M – Pink Sapphire Glitter Nail Paint

You may have read last week’s post on my Barry M Nail Paint Haul… well here is the review of the second glitter nail polish, Pink Sapphire Glitter. In the bottle the flecks of pink and silver glitter hexagons and silver glitter strips appear very dense, but they do apply to the nail quite thinly and need several coats for the glitter to appear thick enough. In the image above I have applied three coats of the Pink Sapphire Glitter nail paint, followed by one coat of clear top coat to help seal in the glitter, and I still feel the nails could do with another coat of the glitter. The problem with applying so many coats of nail polish (particularly ones containing glitter) is that when the polish is so thick it makes it prone to chipping. I still love this polish though, it’s so lovely and sparkly and really catches the light. I think it would look lovely layered over a bright pink Summery shade of nail paint, or...

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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Blue Glitter Accent Nail

Blue Glitter Accent Nail

You may have seen my post last week about my Barry M Nail Paint haul….. well here is the first look I have created using the Aqua Glitter nail paint. It is a simple accent nail look, using 2 coats of Chanel Nail Colour in Blue Boy on all nails, and then 2 coats of the sparkly Barry M paint on the ring finger to create an eye-catching accent nail. I then finished off the look with a coat of clear top coat on all nails to give a nice shiny finish and to help seal in the glitter on the accent nail. These two colours work really well together. I have found that the Barry M Aqua Glitter works best over another colour as the glitter coverage is rather thin on its own and it requires at least 3 good coats to give a nice even glitter coverage. Here it is on my toes after 3 coats, I think it looks OK but if I’m using a glitter...

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Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Barry M Nail Paint Haul

Barry M Nail Paint Haul

I’m so excited! I’ve just picked up these three Barry M beauties from Boots and I can’t wait to start using them! I think Barry M is my favourite nail paint brand right now, there’s such a range of colours and effects to choose from and they’re such good value. Full reviews will come soon, but in the meantime here’s a sneak peek at the 3 colours… This one is from the Glitter Nail Paints collection and it’s called, unsurprisingly, Aqua Glitter. It is a clear varnish with a very fine aqua-coloured glitter in it. I’m thinking glitter tips and accent nails for this one! And it will be interesting to see how thick the glitter coverage will be. This is also from the Glitter Nail Paints collection, and is called ‘Pink Sapphire Glitter’. This is a clear varnish with hexagonal pink and silver glitter and ‘feather’ thin strips of silver glitter. I’m thinking accent nails for this one, or just all out Christmas party sparkle over a coat of bright pink...

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Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Gold Sparkle Nail Art

Gold Sparkle Nail Art

Welcome to my first nail art post! I created this look using two of my favourite nail polishes – Chanel’s ‘Trapeze’ which is a pale browny-gold colour and Barry M’s sparkly ‘Yellow Topaz Glitter’. For me the Chanel polish is too pale to use on its own, but is perfect as a base for nail art, allowing other colours and glitters to stand out over the top of it. First I painted 2 coats of the Chanel ‘Trapeze’ over my nails and left to dry. Then I painted a coat of the Barry M ‘Yellow Topaz Glitter’ over the top about halfway down each nail. After this coat had dried I painted another coat of the Barry M, this time only about one third of the way down each nail, this way it gives a gentle graded effect to the glitter. I finished with a clear top coat which stops the glitter feeling rough, and gives a lovely sheen. This sparkly gold nail art look is subtle and glamorous and perfect...

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