Remember last time I wore Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Caramel? I got bored! I love the colour – it is classy and my perfect nude but I actually like bold nails and hi-shine! I decided to wear Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Caramel with a gloss topcoat this time around and I think it looks amazing! I did a feature nail with Barry M Nail Paint in Dolly Mixture as the confetti pieces would have taken far too much time to cover all of my nails. It needs a minimum of two thick coats to get the coverage in the photos.
The full “livening-up kit” consisted of: OPI Nail Envy as a base coat (not pictured), Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Caramel, Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green, Barry M Nail Paint in Yellow Topaz and No7 Nail Effects matte topcoat and Revlon Quick Dry Topcoat.
All nails had a base of OPI Nail Envy, two coats of Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Caramel and one coat of No7 Nail Effects matte topcoat. I then added the other colours on top.
Thumb: Barry M Nail Paint in Yellow Topaz followed by No7 Nail Effects matte topcoat. I love the matte gold glitter look.
Index finger: Barry M Nail Paint in Yellow Topaz followed by No7 Nail Effects matte topcoat and finished with two coats of Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green diagonally down from the top of the nail.
Middle finger: One freehand stripe of Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green to cover one third of my nail from top to bottom followed by two freehand stripes of Revlon Quick Dry Topcoat to cover the mint green stripe and to create a shiny middle stripe which was one third of the size of my nail. I ended up with three equal stripes.
Ring finger: For a twist on a French manicure, I gauged how large the tip should be then mentally divided it in half across the nail. On the top half of the tip I painted Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green across the nail then using the Revlon Quick Dry Topcoat I painted over the mint green again, across the nail and then painted another strip across the nail just underneath.
Little finger: I really like my diagonals! I painted a triangle down from the top of my nail with Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green (two coats) then carefully sealed this triangle with Revlon Quick Dry Topcoat.
It was fairly simple and quite fun! Which is your favourite?
I planned to put Barry M Nail Paint in Yellow Topaz over Models Own nail polish in Snow White before the cracking incident but the Barry M topcoat was a perfect temporary cover before I had to re-do my nails.
I love the Barry M Yellow Topaz topcoat, I even vowed that I would put it on everything! It goes especially well with white and I received a few compliments on my nails wearing this combination.
I got this Barry M Nail Paint in Tinsel free at Christmas with the purchase of two other Barry M nail polishes. I thought it would make the perfect Christmas top coat for the burgundy Shellac manicure I had at the time. I think it was supposed to be limited edition but I actually saw this in Boots a little while ago so you might still be able to get one!
This is a quick post just to show you what the Barry M Limited Edition “tinsel” polish looks like without a colour underneath. You can really see the dark pink-red, blue-purple and green tinsel pieces. As much as a tried, I couldn’t get the tinsel to cover the whole nail with gaps so if you don’t like to see bare nail, you’ll need another colour underneath. I’ve tried it with burgundy here and navy blue here. I prefer it over blue. Which is your favourite? Which colours have you tried this with? I’d love to see!
There is just something about No7 nail colour in Betty Blues that I love. Maybe it’s the depth of colour which makes me feel like I’m looking at stars far across the galaxy, or maybe it’s so dark it wants to be black but mysteriously stops short. I don’t know! You can see it on its own here. I think the red, purple and green tones in the Barry M Tinsel nail paint topcoat go well with this colour. Tinsel is not just for Christmas! What do you think?
I love my Barry M Nail Paint in Yellow Topaz so much I vowed to put it on everything. I haven’t quite done this but I am trying! Here is a combination I love; the bold Barry M Blood Orange Gelly Nail Paint with the Yellow Topaz glitter topcoat. I just think they go together so well. What do you think?
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Blood Orange is so bold and easy to apply and fun! I’m wearing two coats in the photo and you can still see through it but I don’t mind – it’s not obvious. I was too impatient to put on a third coat. I got loads of compliments wearing this and I couldn’t stop smiling to myself when I was typing on my black keyboard – so striking! I got some good wear out of it, I’m usually lucky to get one day but this one gave me a couple of days. I also get bored easily and change my nail colour- later in the week I added gold glitter which I’ll post soon.
(I’m wearing this with my Revlon quick dry topcoat and OPI Nail Envy as a base.)