Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Barry M nail varnish review


I have recently purchase three new nail varnishes from Barry M. I got "Sequin Effects" (white), "Confetti" (blue) and "Textured" (light/mint green). I got them all for £3.99 each. Not a bad price!
Sequin Effects in white

The "sequin effects" polish comes in three different colours - white, pink and black. I went for the white as I thought the sequins would stand out more. Once applied, I love the way it looks, however, I'm not a huge fan of the texture as it's quite bumpy and gritty. Also, it's not the easiest to apply as you have to get the sequins equally laid out on the nail (you may have to do more than one layer) and can become quite messy! However, I love the colours of the sequins - red, blue, green, gold and silver - and doesn't seem to chip very easily (provided you use a top coat pf clear nail varnish).
Textured in light green

The textured nail varnish (correct name: Ridley Road textured nail paint) comes in light/mint green, blue, pink and yellow. This polish is my personal favourite out of the three. This is because I adore the colour and the texture! Once dried, it doesn't feel too bumpy. It's very easy to apply and is quite quick to dry. (Ha that rhymes).
It doesn't easily chip either, and it's not much effort to remove, although it is tougher than the average colour nail paint.

Confetti in blue/bubblegum

The confetti range of Barry M nail varnishes come in five different colours - blue (bubblegum), black (liquorice), pink (marshmellow), green (sour apple) and yellow (daily mixture). It's application isn't the easiest as you may have to do two or three coats in order to get enough confetti "bits" on the nail and for them to be evenly distributed. However, once dried, I quite like the texture! It's not overly bumpy, although it does feel a bit grainy. Allow yourself plenty of time to remove this polish though - it does take quite a while! Another criticism would have to be that it does chip quite easily so I would recommend using a top coat of clear nail varnish to give it more strength.

I'm also just going to add - Rimmel London "Stay Matte" powder! Again, just £3.99! I've been using this for a couple of years now and absolutely love it! In my opinion I think it's one of the best powders out there. It doesn't leave a "dusty" look on your skin and covers blemishes and imperfections easily. I loooooove it!
Stay Matte pressed powder - Rimmel London
Brush - "Ecotools"

What do you think about the Barry M nail varnishes?
Have you tried Stay Matte powder?

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