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Barry M introduces Nail Care Range

barry-m-cosmetics-launches-nail-care-range-300x222Barry M is known for its great nail polishes and now the brand have brought in a new range to make sure your nails are well looked after too.

The Nail Care Range comprises Super Mani (£3.99), a 7-in-1 treatment which offers seven benefits; hydrating and protecting enamel for healthy, nourished nails; Iron Mani (£3.99), a basecoat and treatment which strengthens, smoothes and protect nails from breakage; and Mani Mask (£3.99) which camouflages, colours and conditions nails and is available in two colours – Bashful (a light baby pink) and Birthday Suit (a creamy nude) for a semi-matte finish.

The collection will launch in high street favourites Boots and Superdrug on 20 January, so you’ll be able to start the year with lush nails!

Happy shopping 🙂

Product Review: Barry M Nail Paint – ‘Berry Ice Cream’ (308)

purpleEveryone who has read my nail reviews on here before knows how much I love Barry M nail paints. In fact, I don’t even think I’ve reviewed any other brand yet!

However, all my reviews previous have been for Barry M’s Gelly range, whereas I’ve decided to go back to the original paint. This wasn’t really a concious decision to be honest. The fact was that I was looking for a summery pastel shade & I don’t have all the Gelly colours yet as I already had lots of existing colours in the normal paint version & I didn’t want them to go to waste.

Ideally I was thinking about a pale pink colour, however I stumbled across this shade & it grabbed my attention, so I decided to go ahead and use it.

As you can see from the photo, it is a lilac shade, however has a pink undertone too. The colour does come out really nice & coincidentally matches in with the purple/pink colours on the top I am wearing today perfectly. If you are looking for a definite lilac or pink shade however, instead of a combination, I would suggest either opting for the Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in ‘Lilac’ or in ‘Pink Lady’.

The Gelly shades also need fewer coats and dry a lot quicker than the standard paint. I found that I needed several layers until the ‘Berry Ice Cream’ shade looked thickand did have to wait quite a while for it to dry.

As I said however though, I am pleased with the end result, but would have preferred one of the Gelly shades if I’m honest. Maybe it’s time for me to clear out my nail drawer and start investing!

What are your opinions on nail paint – do you use the standard versions or are you Gelly all the way now? Let me know below!

Sam x

Product Review: Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in ‘Huckleberry’

Barry M 1So if you have see any of my previous nail polish reviews, you will have realised that I’m pretty addicted to the Barry M Gelly range…

As well as drying really quickly, they also give a thick, glossy coat that lasts more than five minutes. The only thing about the range is that there weren’t that many different colour to choose from at first.

However, Barry M has totally pulled it out of the bag by introducing some new Gelly pastel shades for spring/summer! When I heard the news I was literally so excited to go to Superdrug and get some (sad, I know).

There are three new fruit-inspired shades that have been introduced by Barry M. These are ‘Huckberry’, a pastel blue, as well as a pink shade named  ‘Rose Hip‘ (Superdrug haved called it ‘Pink Lady for some reason) along with a minty shade named ‘Sugar Apple. ‘

As you can see above, I opted for the ‘Huckleberry’ shade first, as I’m loving pastel blue nails at the moment. Once again, like the brighter shades that I have used in the range, the polish dried really quickly and with a great shine. You also get a nice thick colour after just a couple of coats, which is great.

This shade looks great if you are wearing other pastel colours. For example, I wore it with a pink fluffy jumper.

Now all I have to do is try both the other new shades – I can’t wait! Superdrug has a deal where you get two of the polishes for £6 at the moment, so make sure you take advantage of that. Normally the polishes are priced at £3.99 each – still a bargain for such a good product.

Let me know what you think of the Gelly polishes or the new shades if you try them out!

Sam x

Weekend Nails – Barry M Gelly Effect in ‘Green Berry’

gellyI decided I wanted to wear my orange and white striped shirt out to the pub on Sunday night & I wanted a nail colour that would stand out just as much.

Barry M’s Gelly Effect in  ‘Green Berry’ fit the bill perfectly. Not only is the shade gorgeously vibrant and full after just two shades, it also dries incredibly quickly, which is great, as I was in a rush to get out the door (as usual).

I seriously recommend the nail varnishes from this Gelly range, as they are honestly the best for coverage and drying time I have tried for ages. I have also recently discovered that there are more colours than I though there were in the range too – but hopefully there will be even more soon.

What’s more, they are only £3.99, which is a bit of a bargain anyway, but I hear they are 3 for 2 in Superdrug at the time of publishing – which is even better!

Let me know if you have tried the Gelly range and what your favourite shade is.

Sam x

Nail Art #1 – Orange & Leopard Print feature nails

nailsOkay, so I have decided that I want to start getting more creative with my nails in 2014. So I will be doing a series of nail art posts to document this.

I know it’s not the new year yet, but I thought I might as well start to prepare…

The first look I have tried is orange and leopard print feature nails. Feature nails are when you decide to pick one nail to show off and have something different on, just like a feature wall in your home.

I decided I would try orange and leopard print, as I love contrasting leopard print with a really bright colour. However, if orange isn’t your shade, feel free to try any other bright colour, such as pink or green as these work great.

What you will need: 

Barry M Gelly Nail Effect polish – ‘Satsuma’ (£3.99)

Leopard print nail wraps (Ebay) – £1.99

Method:

Step 1, Orange Nails

I decided that I would try our Barry M Gelly Nail effects ‘Satsuma’ shade as I have had this in my nail bag for quite a while now and I was intrigued about how gelly paint would differ. I was pleasantly surprised by the results of this. The paint dried quickly and only needed a few coats for a thick, full and vibrant shade.

I painted this on my thumb and three of my fingers, missing out the wedding finger (left hand), as this was my feature nail. I repeated this step on the right hand.

Step 2: Leopard print nail wraps

After that it was time to get the leopard print on! This is really really easy the way I do it, as I just use nail wraps. When you buy the pack you are given strips of the print and you just cut this out to the size of your nail. You then place them on your finger and press down. After you have done this, get a hair dryer and just place it above the nail for a few minutes, rubbing down on the nail to make sure it is secured on.

And there you have it, gorgeous fancy feature nails! If I have a tip though, I would say avoid pairing this nail look with any leopard print clothing, as then it might be too much. However, pretty much anything else will look great with it.

Happy painting! X