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Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Nails & Nail Art | 12 comments

Blue Sparkle & Nude Nails

Blue Sparkle & Nude Nails

I created this Blue Sparkle & Nude nail look using one of my favourite nail polishes and a brand new one. Barry M’s Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee is a nail polish that I love and I use it over and over again, both on it’s own which looks really classy or incorporated in nail art and I have used it here as the nude base underneath the blue sparkly tips. The glittery blue polish is part of the Essence Effect Nail Polish* range and it’s called ‘Party In A Bottle’ which I think is a fun name. If you’ve not heard of Essence before this is because they’ve only recently launched in the UK, you might want to have a read of my post about the UK launch of Essence make-up to find out more. First I painted 2 coats of the Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee over my nails and left to dry. It works really well as a base colour underneath glitters and nail art as...

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 2 comments

Barry M – Pink Glitter Tip Nail Art

Barry M – Pink Glitter Tip Nail Art

Welcome to another nail art post! I created this look using two of my favourite Barry M nail paints – ‘Lychee’ which is part of the Gelly effects collection and the very sparkly ‘Magenta Glitter’. Lychee is a perfect nude colour to use as a base for nail art, allowing other colours and glitters to stand out over the top of it. If you want to see what Lychee looks like on its own, have a look here. Magenta Glitter is a very intense fuchsia pink colour, that contains mainly fine flecks of glitter but does have a few larger blobs of glitter in too. First I painted 2 thick coats of the Lychee Gelly nail paint over my nails and left to dry. Then I painted a thin coat of Magenta Glitter over the top to about halfway down each nail. After this coat had dried I painted another coat of the glitter nail paint, this time only about one third of the way down each nail, this way it...

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Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Nails & Nail Art | 0 comments

Barry M – Lychee Gelly Nail Paint

Barry M – Lychee Gelly Nail Paint

I am currently wearing this Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Lychee and I think it is just so classy! I bought it in my Barry M Nail Paint Haul a few weeks ago, but this is the first time I have tried it out. I chose Lychee as I thought it looked like the perfect base for nail art, but now that I have applied it I love it on its own too. The Gelly nail paint applies fairly well – in the image above I have applied two quite thick coats. It is also really glossy as it is in the Gelly collection and doesn’t really need a top coat, although you could apply one if you wanted extra shine and protection. The colour is a really creamy neutral beige colour – and it looks great with a tan. I think it will still look really nice and classy in Winter too, so not just a Summer colour. I also find that Barry M nail paints are...

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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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