|TOP L-R: 334 Teal, 291 Cobalt Blue, 292 Navy Blue, 324 Blackberry, 331 Greenberry, 318 Peach Melba, 281 Pink Gold Shimmer. BOTTOM L-R: 311 Black Magic, 314 Pink Fizz, 315 Blue Print, 296 Coral, 272 Shocking Pink, 273 Raspberry, 332 Chameleon Lilac|
If you have read any of my previous posts, you might have noticed that I love painting my nails, and I also love changing the colour of my nails quite often. I don’t normally tend to stick to one nail polish brand as I love to try lots of different ones out, and try different colours from different brands. However, lately I have noticed that my nail polish collection is made up of quite a number of Barry M Nail Paints. Barry M Nail Paints come in a huge variety of different colours and textures, which is part of the reason why I love the brand so much. Although I don’t own thousands (ok, slight exaggeration here) of Barry M Nail Paints like some other bloggers, I do own a few and so I thought I would share my collection with you.
|L-R: 334 Teal, 291 Cobalt Blue, 292 Navy Blue|
These three nail paints are possibly up there with my favourites out of my entire nail polish collection. 334 Teal is a gorgeous metallic teal colour, which is absolutely perfect for summer and spring. It is also one of the most long lasting nail polishes I own from Barry M. I posted a review for this nail polish a couple of months ago, and you can see what it looks like on my nails here. 291 Cobalt Blue is a standard glossy medium blue nail polish, which looks great on its own or with a glitter top coat. 292 Navy Blue is possibly the first ever Barry M Nail Paint I purchased. Unfortunately the photos do not do the colour any justice, as this is a gorgeous glossy true navy blue polish. I like to wear this both in summer and winter and is a great alternative to black nail polish.
|L-R: 331 Greenberry, 324 Blackberry|
Barry M Gelly Nail Paints have been featured all over the blogging world during the past few months, and they really do deserve all the attention they have been getting! 331 Greenberry is a glossy nearly-pastel green shade, which is absolutely perfect for summer and spring. On the other hand, 324 Blackberry is a gorgeous glossy navy blue, which looks almost black from some angles. I find it is a perfect shade to wear all year round. You can check out my review for it, as well as how it looks on my nails here. I cannot fault the Gelly Hi-Shine range one bit as the colours are vibrant, they are long lasting, and even 331 Greenberry, which is a nearly-pastel colour is virtually opaque with one coat! I cannot wait to get hold of more of the Gelly nail paints!
|L-R: 318 Peach Mebla, 281 Pink Gold Shimmer, 332 Chameleon Lilac|
Here are some of the more pink-lilac Barry M Nail Paints that I own. The first is the very popular 318 Peach Melba, a gorgeous pastel-peachy shade. I did not realise how popular this nail polish was back when I purchased it, and I was quite surprised when I did find this out! This is because out of all the Barry M Nail Paints I own, this has unfortunately got to be the one with the worst consistency, and the one which I hate applying the most. Application is very streaky and I find it very difficult to make this look neat on my nails. I have heard that it applies better on false nails. However, this is such a shame as the colour is absolutely lovely – maybe I have got a faulty bottle? The second nail polish is 281 Pink Gold Shimmer. This is a very interesting shade as it is a very light pastel pink with a light gold shimmer throughout. It looks gorgeous on its own (although you might need a few coats!) and it also looks gorgeous on top of pale pink nail polish as it gives the polish a gorgeous golden shimmer. Finally, 332 Chameleon Lilac is another interesting shade. When applied to the nail alone it’s a pale silvery-lilac colour, however, when top coat is applied it changes to a medium purple shade (hence the name, chameleon lilac). I do enjoy using this nail polish, however I find that the sections not covered by a top coat do not last very long.
|L-R: 311 Black Magic, 314 Pink Fizz, 315 Blue Print|
Here are three of the famous crackle polishes from Barry M, which I have owned for quite a few years now. 311 Black Magic is a matte black crackle polish and happens to be the first crackle polish I ever purchased. Back then I was amazed at the concept of crackle polishes and loved using them and trying them out over different coloured nail polishes. That is why I went on to buy 314 Pink Fizz, a matte ‘Barbie’ pink (does that make any sense?) and ∫315 Blue Print, a matte baby blue crackle polish. I don’t tend to wear these much anymore, however they are pretty decent crackle polishes if you are looking for some.
|L-R: 296 Coral, 272 Shocking Pink, 273 Raspberry|
Finally, three of the more ‘classic’ nail polish colours that I own from Barry M. The first, 296 Coral, is without a doubt my most-worn shade. It is a vibrant, bright coral colour which I absolutely love wearing as it brightens up my nails and looks so pretty! I will definitely repurchase this one. Next is 272 Shocking Pink, a glossy bright medium-pink colour. I guess this is what some might call a ‘classic bright pink’ nail polish shade. Lastly, 273 Raspberry is a berry pink-red shade. I don’t normally go for this during the spring or summer, however it is perfect in the colder months!
Barry M is available from Boots.com
And, that is all my Barry M Nail Paint collection!
What are your favourite shades from Barry M?