Wednesday, 19 September 2012

My Barry M Nail Paint Collection

Hey everyone,
Today I thought I'd share with you all my collection of Barry M Nail Paints :) These nail polishes are what first got me into nail painting, and over the past 3 years or so, I have built up quite a sizeable collection. I have swatched them all to show you too :).
 
Disclaimer; this is in no way me bragging or showing off, simply me showing you my collection, to hopefully give you a better idea of the colours and the formula.
 
L-R denim, aqua glitter, teal, cobalt blue, blue glitter, cyan blue, blueberry ice cream, blue moon
 
 
L-R retro nail paint in purple, navy, indigo, lilac foil, chameleon nail effects in purple, instant nail effects in purple, vivid purple, bright purple, berry ice cream
 
 
L-R raspberry, bright red, block orange, coral, fuschia, shocking pink, pink flamingo, bright pink, peach melba
 
 
L-R spring green, mint green, silver foil, silver multi glitter, silver glitter, black multi glitter, silvery lilac, grey, dusky mauve, cappuccino
 
 
L-R 3 in 1 basecoat topcoat and nail hardener, croc nail effects in black, instant nail effects in black, magnetic nail paint in dark silver
 
 
SWATCHES :)
 
L-R denim, aqua glitter, teal, cobalt blue, blue glitter
 
L-R blue glitter, cyan blue, blueberry ice cream, blue moon
 
L-R retro nail paint in purple, navy, indigo, lilac foil, chameleon nail effects in purple
 
L-R instant nail effects in purple over bright pink, vivid purple, bright purple, berry ice cream
 
L-R raspberry, bright red, block orange, coral, fuschia
 
L-R fuschia, shocking pink, pink flamingo, bright pink, peach melba


L-R spring green, mint green, silver foil, silver multi glitter, silver glitter


L-R silver glitter, black multi glitter, silvery lilac, grey, dusky mauve, cappuccino
 
L-R croc nail effects in black over bright pink (fail), instant nail effects in black over bright pink, magnetic nail paint in dark silver (also a fail).
 
 
I love Barry M nail paints. They are by far my favourite high street nail polish brand. They're cheap and they have such a wide range of colours.
 
I'm just going to throw this out there - there are a couple of them I don't actually like too much. The instant nail effects (the crackle ones) I don't like, but this is personal preference as I don't really favour the cracked look. The croc nail effects as you can see just doesn't work for me, I don't know if it's me doing it wrong but I have never been able to get them to work. The magnetic nail paint is pretty much the same - I've never been able to make it work.
 
As for the colours, I do actually like all the shades, and the majority of them have amazing forumlas which only need 2 coats and dry quickly. The exceptions to this are mint green, which is a shame because I like the colour but it takes forever and a day to dry, blue moon which you need about 6 coats of to tel you're wearing nail polish, and peach melba, which may come as a surprise as loads of people love this shade, but I find that it takes an absolute age to dry and also doesn't really compliment my skin tone, so I don't tend to reach for it much. That being said, I love every other colour, the forumlas are amazing and they last for a good 4/5 days without chipping. They're well worth the £2.99 :)
 
xx

8 comments:

  1. Amazing collection! I wish we had Barry M nail polishes in Australia!

    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. They are good! But I wish we had glitter gal like Autralia do! x

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  2. Wow your collection is amazing!!! I love the look of the teal been debating whether to get it for a while but think I might have to treat myself!!

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  3. Think we can safely say you probably have most of the nail polishes they do haha, you have some lovely shades though, just found you blog and love it!

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  4. wow your colours are gorgeous! need to get my hands on blue moon and black multi glitter :)
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  5. Wow, huge collection, I love the mauve one:) lovely blog, now following:)

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh yeah the mauve one is pretty :) xx

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