Friday, 21 February 2014

Barry M Nail Paints

Barry M Nail Paints Collection / raspberrycheeks

Barry M Nail Paints Collection / raspberrycheeks

Barry M Nail Paints are very popular amoungst beauty bloggers, and for good reason. They're cheap, the shade range is outstanding, and they're easy to apply.  They come in a huge range of different formulas; Original Nail Paint, Hi Shine Gelly, Matte, Effects (magnetic, crackle, glitter, etc.), textured and their newest additions; Silk & Confetti. I just wanted to show you my current collection - although there's so many more I need to try.

Barry M Nail Paint (£2.99 per 10ml)

Barry M Nail Paints / raspberrycheeks
From Left: Matte White - Blue Moon - Peach Melba - Cappucino
Ahhh the original Nail Paints. So much love for these bad boys. I don't know why I only own 4 of them to be honest, as the shade range is mahooooosive! They apply well and are relatively long lasting. However, the pastel colours (Blue Moon & Peach Melba), are extremely sheer, so they do need a good 2-3 coats to get to the opacity I like.

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint (£3.99 per 10ml)

Barry M Gelly Nail Paints / raspberrycheeks
From Left: Plum - Prickly Pear - Lychee

The Hi Shine Gelly Polishes were released at the back end of 2012, when everyone went mad for them and they became a very controversial product - with bloggers either loving or hating them! I for one, LOVE them. The high shine finish means a top coat isn't necessary and they are, like the original formula, super easy to apply. I need me some more of these pronto!!

Barry M All in One & Glitters

Barry M Nail Paint Glitters / raspberrycheeks
From Left: All in One Basecoat, Topcoat, Hardener - Gold Glitter - Superdrug Limited Edition 347 - Rose Quartz Glitter


First up, the All in One Basecoat, Topcoat & Nail Hardener. I really like this product, and it definitely does a good job at hardening the nail. It's actually taken a back seat while I try some other base / topcoats, but I think I'll dig it back out as a permanent fixture as I'm feeling a little bit guilty now, ha!

The Glitters - it's love!! Especially Rose Gold Quartz. It was my go to for the Christmas / party season and it makes any nail polish look so pretty! They're a little bit tougher to remove but I think most glitter polishes are like that so I'm not going to complain! I have to say I'm not a huge fan of the Limited Edition Superdrug one, but it's still wearable!

Barry M Nail Paint Swatches / raspberrycheeks

1. Plum
2. Prickly Pear
3. Lychee
4. Matte White
5. Blue Moon
6. Peach Melba
7. Cappucino
8. Gold Glitter
9. 347 (Limited Edition at Superdrug)
10. Rose Quartz Glitter

My favourites?  Plum & Rose Quartz Glitter (together they make the perfect pair)

Next on my list?  Silk & Matte formulas! If anyone has any reviews I'd love to have a read!

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