Thursday, 16 January 2014

Barry M Indigo & Duchess Swatches!

Hey everyone!

Today I've got two more Barry M swatches to share with you, Indigo and Duchess. I got both of these on my trip to the UK a few weeks ago, along with a few others.

Indigo is hands down one of my favourite Barry M polishes ever. The colour is gorgeous, it has a great shine to it (I didn't have to use a top coat!), it's opaque in two coats and the application is great! 

Duchess is from the textured glitter collection that Barry M released a few months ago. I'm not a huge fan of textured polishes, but since it was on sale in Superdrug, I decided to pick it up, along with another of the textured polishes from the range. I definitely wasn't disappointed! I absolutely loved this polish, the colour is beautiful, the application is amazing and I actually sort of liked the texture too. The only downfall was, as with all glitters, the removal. I applied a peel off base coat underneath to try and make it easier, but it didn't peel very well. I think it might be because I used two coats as opposed to one. I then gave my nails a light scrub with some polish remover and started to peel off the base coat then, which worked surprisingly well.

Do anyone of you have either of these polishes? Which of the two colours did you prefer? 

Sunday, 5 January 2014

New Barry M Polishes!

Hey everyone!

I've been wanting to post for a while, but since the last time I posted, I've been really busy. Between college assignments and then exams, I never got around to updating, even though I had new polishes I wanted to show off. With all that out of the way now, I finally have time to swatch and show you all my lovely new polishes!

Straight after exams, I went to visit family in England, and whenever I go to the UK I hit up the Barry M stands in Boots and Superdrug, the polishes being so much cheaper there. This trip was no exception: I picked up 7 polishes, two nail art pens and the second Wah Nails book! I got the first book from a friend for Christmas and just needed to get the second one too, they designs are amazing in both!

The Barry M polishes I picked up were Indigo, Berry Cosmo, Blueberry Ice Cream, Duchess, Lady and two limited edition glitters that I got for free with my purchases from Superdrug.

So far, I've only tried the Berry Cosmo, and to be honest I'm on the fence with this one. I love how it looks under direct sunlight, but I'm not crazy about the way it looks normally. I think it might just be because I love bright colours and this is a bit too dark for my taste. I only used one coat in the photos below:
No flash

With Flash
Another thing worth mentioning is that it doesn't last very long, mine started chipping the next day. They were very small chips, near the tip of the nails, but they still really irked me. I think it would be fine with a top coat though.

Well that's it for today! Stay tuned for the rest of the swatches, coming soon! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays!