SO – Barry M have made me very happy, because their latest range of metal nail polishes are beautiful!
I am kinda feeling the days when I can wear moody dark purples and blues and blacks, but the Molten Metals Barry M polishes are still floating my boat for Summer! The shade I picked up was in Bronze Bae *shudder*, I detest the fact it is called that but you have to admit, this shade is gorgeous.
This polish is really pretty – it takes around two medium laden coats to get this nice and opaque but it really doesn’t take that long…AND it’s only £3.79, bargainous.
I love a good nail polish and black is one of my favourite colours to wear as it looks so chic and clean. So imagine my elation when I see that Barry M have brought out a range of ‘Blacks’ which have slight tints to them – blues, purples and greens!! I have just discovered that this range is called ‘Midnight Gellies’ and that pleases me even more, haha.
The shade I am wearing in the picture above is called ‘Black Grape’ and it’s a gorgeous, glossy black with a hint of midnight blue running through it. I applied two coats and this really built up the black intensity but in certain lights you can see the blue undertone to it. I’d love to try the purple one as well as that would look gorge – particularly in Autumn!
This is such a flattering colour and can help to elongate your nails if you have filed them into the right shape – I tend to keep the tip squared off and then round the edges a little to make sure I don’t maim someone.
So, I’ll be honest with you. I wanted to buy something at the weekend. I’m trying not to spend money. I went to Boots. I took my Advantage card with me. I bought two nail polishes with the money what is points on a little plastic card. This equals a satisfied Roshni that Reviews.
Lol that’s not all of it, I had been looking at my nail polish like URGH YOU ALL DISGUST ME GET AWAY for a few weeks now and I needed a refresh. What better to match the BEEyootiful weather we have been having recently than a gorgeous blue that makes me think of the colour you use when you’re little and you want to draw the sky.
It’s the most lovely medium blue with a hint of lilac, it’s REALLY flattering (in my humble opinion) particularly if you have darker skin. Without looking too much like blue tack, it’s a very pretty (I want to say Periwinkle but that just sounds like something rude that’s been exposed in a Nandos) shade that I will be wearing a lot.
If you have tried the Barry M Gelly nail polishes you will know that the formula of them is pretty special. They LOOK like Shellac or gels when used properly and I have definitely used the Gelly polishes before without top coats and they have been fine, just not lasted as long as when I do use one.
In the picture above I have used the Seche Vite top coat(click for link) – I’ve been through about 4 bottles of this in the past and so many people ask what I use so I point them in the direction of the good ol’ Seche Vite.
Squ-oval has been the shape of choice for me for a while now – I can’t stand sharp edges as I am convinced I will scratch a line down my face by accident and I prefer more of a square shape because this is more flattering for my hands (!)
All in all this was only two coats of ‘Blueberry’ and then a swipe of the Seche Vite top coat, within about a minute it was dry to touch and I could get on with my day!
Have you tried any of the shades from the Barry M Gelly range? I have bought another one so you will have to keep your eyes peeled for that one….:)
Thanks for reading, go enjoy the sunshine! If there is any where you are…
I hope you are enjoying your Sunday before the Bank Holiday Monday, otherwise known as ‘Stay in Bed because it’s probably gon’ rain’ day. This is my third Youtube video (so far they have all been tutorials) so please give it a watch and there is a link to my previous video at the end!
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The gorgeous weather has hit again and we are definitely moving towards summer territory now. High streets are filled with pale pinks, yellows and lilacs, all in time for the sunshine! I’ve never really been a massive fan of pastels, preferring the moody maroons and mauves of winter.
I used to dislike it even more on nails, but I’ve had a bit of a U-turn (makes me think of Usher) and there are now more pastels that are more subtle rather than in your face light. Barry M brought out a great range of ‘Quick Dry’ polishes that have lovely pastels in them (I reviewed one of them here) and they have a wide selection of shades in their complete range.
Today I have a pastel lilac nail look for you, with a strawberry pastel pink accent nail. I loved this look as soon as I slicked the last swipe of Seche Vite over the top, which surprised me as I thought even these might be too light for me in the bottle.
I’ve used Barry M’s ‘Strawberry Ice Cream’ and Essie’s ‘Lilacism’, both of which are from the drugstore and in my opinion perform just as well if not better than some higher end nail polishes like Nails Inc and Ciaté. At just £2.99 for the Barry M and £7.99 for the Essie polish, they are pretty reasonably priced…(by the way the polishes are much brighter in colour than in the pictures on the links).
What I love in particular about this look is how GLASSY the polishes look. I have always thought that Essie polishes have has a gorgeous sheen to them, but this Barry M ‘Strawberry Ice Cream’ nail paint is just as good when it comes to the finish. I really like the combination of the two colours. To me, this is perfect for girls who are like me and don’t want to end up with a sickly sweet manicure.
What do you guys think of this look? What are your favourite pastel polishes?
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I hope you are having a lovely Saturday morning eating a crummy breakfast or enjoying a lazy lie in :). I have a few nail polishes to show you that are perfect for wearing in the hazy spring sunshine that we have been lucky enough to have in the UK. It doesn’t necessarily have to be pastel colours that you opt for in Spring/Summer, so I’ve grabbed a mix of brights and pales to show you that are my personal favourites.
I think the two Essie shades are my favourite from this pentagonal array. The formulae (?) for them is beautiful, a practical wide brush deposits just the right amount of glass like polish onto your nail and it’s so easily buildable (how is that not a word spell checker).
Here I’ll show you what each looks like on!
ESSIE ARUBA BLUE (with Ciaté Celestial glitter coat over the top):
BARRY M GREENBERRY:
ESSIE CUTE AS A BUTTON:
CIATÉ FERRIS WHEEL:
BARRY M QUICK DRY KISS ME QUICK:
What are your favourite spring/summer time polishes?
Happy Saturday everyone!
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I have a quick little post for you today on a weird colour for nail polish: GREEN. Not a huge fan of the acid, lime or foliage types, I tend to swerve more towards the turquoise, emerald and teal types when it comes to beauty and nails.
The polishes I have used today are a deep dark green, with the glitter being more of a navy teal kind of colour. It’s that same 17 polish I’ve spoken about before that I thought they had discontinued, I’ve just had a look on the Boots website though and it looks like they have it! REJOICE. I’m getting to the last few drops of mine, even tried to pour a bit of nail polish remover in it to spark it up again but ALAS, it didn’t help :(.
This look uses ‘Watermelon’ all over and then ‘Navy Glint’ as an accent. I can’t stress how much I love this colour, I think its the perfect everyday glitter that looks really chic and understated. It also comes off with remover like a dream!
I already love the Barry M Gelly polishes, they are some of the best that I have tried. The finish is always great and the opacity is brilliant once you get to your second coat at least. I find that the darkest colours come up the best in this range, as they really pick up the shine.
What do you think of this look?
More importantly, what is your favourite polish in the world? Think of if your collection got stolen (god forbid) what is the shade you’d pine for the most?!
A few days ago I posted my Boots Mini Haul #3 where I picked up this Barry M pastel pink ‘Quick Dry’ shade (Kiss Me Quick). Generally I’m not too keen on having light colours on my nails and I opt for more dark, purpley burgundy shades. As it is moving more towards spring I’m just going for colours that I like in the bottle, turns out that I actually quite like the way this looks!
I described it to someone at work as ‘a bit Nicki Minaj’ on me, as my skin is brown and bright/pastel colours can look very striking. I guess the main selling point about this nail polish is the ‘quick dry’, for me that isn’t really something I need because I religiously use Seche Vite on top of any nail polish I use.
On first application, this nail polish is the exact opposite of what you want. It’s streaky, thin and blotchy. Then, if you wait for a few seconds for that to dry a little and apply the second coat and it takes on a brilliantly shiny and opaque finish. I found that a third coat was plenty for it to look pastel-ly and very professional!
Obviously the thing you guys all want to know about is if it is, in fact, QUICK DRYING. Well, I have to say I am actually really impressed. It does dry much quicker than usual polishes, but because you have to layer the coats it is still vulnerable to smudging as most polishes are. I think for me, the colour is the most attractive thing about it and the fact that it dries a bit quicker than normal polishes less of a selling point.
OH MY GOODNESS because I took the images for this post the other day I forgot about the thing that made me have a grump. Right, you see the black checkered lid? Well, don’t open the nail polish if you have warm hands. That colour will transfer onto your skin, and this really frustrated me because the polish itself is great, to have such poor cheap packaging disappointed me.
Look at the damage below:
What do you guys think? Have you tried any of these polishes?
Wow, I can’t believe I have only gone up to #3 of my Mini Haul posts on this blog. I think what happens is that I buy a few things and get too excited to use them…so I forget to Mini Haul them :(.
I popped to Boots to pick up a new Soap & Glory Brow Archery as mine had run out and I got accidentally on purpose side tracked by a few beautiful things as I made my way through the aisles. I’m going to give you a brief tour through the carrier baggy bliss that is my most recent Boots haul 🙂 enjoy!
You can see that even though I repurchased that Soap & Glory Brow Archery, I actually forgot to include it in this haul as my brain must have deemed it a boring part of the haul (oops).
The first things I picked up were some false eyelashes, which were on special offer 3 for 2. Usually I go for the really natural lashes as I have quite naturally long eyelashes anyway. This time I thought I’d branch out and get the ‘Banging Beauty’ (what an atrocious name), ‘Lightweight Eyelure No 101’ and the ‘Feline Fierce’ (marginally better name) from the Katy Perry Range.
I’m looking forward to trying these out to see how extreme they look!
The next thing I picked up is probably my favourite, it was a Barry M ‘Bold Blue’ Waterproof Eyeliner, which is simply the most BEAUTIFUL colour it makes my heart squeeze. I tried it out and fell in love with it instantly, I have included a picture for you to see as well.
There is a really lovely metallic shimmer to this shade and although the pencil is quite dark to look at when you apply it to your waterline it actually comes off a lot lighter. The formula is great as it is really soft and it can stand me rubbing my eyes (which I tend to do quite a lot) and it didn’t budge!
The next thing that I spotted was a Barry M nail polish in a lovely marshmallowy, soft baby pink colour, but it also said ‘Quick Dry’ on the bottle. I was intrigued, as I usually don’t worry about nail polish drying times as I have my trusty Seche Vite to fall back on. I thought this was worth a shot, so I’ll update you in due course. I do love the colour and think this will look great as it nears springtime. The shade is called ‘Kiss Me Quick’, had I gone shopping last week it could have been in a Valentines haul!
The next item I picked was the influence of a lovely blogger and Youtuber called Kaushul (Kaushul Beauty). She uses a really affordable Natural Collections eyeshadow in ‘Crushed Walnut’ as a cheekbone contour, so I thought I would give it a go. It’s only £1.99 so it’s definitely more affordable than a fancy bronzer, it is a very cool toned dark brown, so again I will update you once I have tried this out! I don’t like a harsh contour and to be honest I’m not very good at it so we’ll see how I get on…
The last thing I picked up was the new Colour Band eyeshadow sticks by Bourjois. I heard about these after watching a Lily Pebbles Youtube video, where she had picked up the dark brown and pinky beige colour. I was tempted to buy the brown but already have similar eyeshadow sticks so I picked up the jet black instead. This apparently is a two in one eyeliner and eyeshadow stick, so I’ve got high hopes for this. This has no shimmer in it, it is a simply VERY BLACK soft shadow stick, that looks really great to be blended in. I might do a little tutorial or post on this if you guys would be interested? 🙂
OK so I have just realised how long this post is…oops!
I hope you enjoyed reading 🙂 have you tried any of these products?