Showing posts with label nail varnish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nail varnish. Show all posts

Monday, 24 August 2015

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint
Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint
Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint £3.99 each

I hate waiting for nail varnish to dry! I am far too impatient and no matter how long I leave it, it usually smudges. Barry M have recently expanded their fab nail product collection with a new line of nail polishes that dry very quickly. Here are the original 9 shades in the line up, there is pretty much a shade for everyone here.

This line of nail paints has bottles and names of course all designed around the theme of speed and racing. I love the racing flag lids, they are different, fun and easily identifiable. The names too are all excellently themed. 
This range introduces a brilliant new brush, which makes applying polish very easy and fast. It's a completely flat brush with a rounded end, it covers the whole nail and gives you an even coat in one stroke.  I'd love to see this style of brush introduced into other Barry M polishes.

The line up of Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints includes shades:

In A Heartbeat- slightly muted salmon pink, very classic and sophisticated.
Kiss Me Quick- traditional, bright baby pink.
Full Throttle- fun bright peach and orange mix, quite creamy in finish.
Stop The Clock- a pastel yellow with a hint of a grey nude.  
Lap Of Honour- a dusty mauve shade with a grey tint.
Road Rage- a mint green that leans slightly more towards a sea green shade.
Pole Position- a pistachio green that is very unique.
Eat My Dust- a soft powdery blue, very pretty.
Pit Stop- a nude grey mix, one of my favourites.

I think it's quite a basic collection in terms of exciting shades, but that's in no way a bad thing. I view this collection as a great way to pick up some go to polish shades with the clever speedy dry formula.

Do the polishes actually dry fast? Yes they do. Two coats is touch dry in under five minutes.
The finish is quite normal, not too glossy or too matte. Some of the lighter shades need three thin coats but most the range is good with two normal coats of polish.

If you are in the market for some new nail paints then definitely pick these up!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Review | Barry M Limited Edition Christmas Nail Paints

 Barry M Limited Edition Christmas Nail Paint 2014* £3.99 each

With under two weeks til Christmas it's time to get properly festive. I'm typing this in my Christmas jumper with the snazziest festive nails you will have ever seen all thanks to Barry M. Barry M have topped the beauty charts in my eyes this year with their two limited edition polishes packed with sparkles, stars and glitter.

Moonlight is a gorgeous mix of silver, gold and red on a clear base. It has lots of metallic silver glitter in three different types and sizes, small gold hexagon shape pieces, larger red metallic pieces, tiny glitter flecks and silver stars. This is the more Christmassy polish of the two for me.

Starlight is a mix of pale pinks, yellow gold and silver glitters on a clear base. It has silver stars, pale pink holographic pieces, yellow-gold holographic pieces in different sizes, silver stars and tiny glitter flecks. I think this would be amazing for New Years!

Moonlight and Starlight are both beautiful layered over a coloured polish. You need just one coat of each to get a super sparkly effect as the polishes are so dense in glitter. This is the perfect time of year to go all out with the sparkle and at £3.99 each they definitely won't break the bank.

Both polishes are exclusive to Boots and avalilable now here!

*pr sample, review 100% honest as always

Monday, 1 December 2014

Review | New Barry M Nail Paint Shades

Barry M Nail Paints* in Ballerina, Vintage Violet and Nightshade £2.99 each

Since Barry M brought out their Gelly Hi Shine range I've neglected their original Nail Paints, however when I was young it was pretty much my life goal to collect them all! Barry M have a huge range of colours in their classic Nail Paint and have just added three new shades to the family.

Ballerina- A dusty pink that is soft and very pretty. I actually prefer this with a matte top coat to almost toughen up the girliness!
Vintage Violet- A deep violet with a grey undertone. I own nothing like this and think it's a great polish for winter and into spring time.
Nightshade- A very dark plum that looks almost black. It doesn't photograph as beautiful as it is in person!

Ballerina, Vintage Violet and Nightshade are all cream finish polishes with a lovely gloss finish. They perform much better than polishes that cost double the price. The Nail Paints apply smoothly and work best when applied in thin coats. They are thinner in consistency than the Gelly's so sometimes dry a bit streaky and need a third coat of polish.

For £2.99 these are great polishes but I will always prefer the Barry M Gelly's!
Have you tried the Barry M Nail Paints?

*pr sample, reviews 100 honest as always

Friday, 2 May 2014

Review | Nubar Nail Lacquer in City Self, Succulent and Dreamy Moss

Review | Nubar Nail Lacquer in City Self, Succulent and Dreamy Moss
Review | Nubar Nail Lacquer in City Self, Succulent and Dreamy Moss

 Nubar Nail Lacquers in City Self*, Succulent* and Dreamy Moss*    £8.99 each

I may still be living in dark colours and lots of layers (the curse of being constantly cold) but I am embracing the approaching *hopefully* lovely weather by switching up the nail polishes I reach for to include some brighter and more fun shades. Nubar is a brand from LA that have been established for over 10 years, there products are used professionally in salons and can also be bought online. The brand was set up with the aim to provide the highest quality products that are healthy for beautiful nails.

Nubar Nail Lacquers are free from phthalate, formaldehyde and toluene, granted I don't know much about the science but they are much healthier on the nails than most polishes. Nubar lacquers are also vegan & cruelty free.

I was kindly sent three lacquers from the 'Spring In The City' collection Nubar have brought out this year. The colletion has your typical spring shades but also a few colours you wouldn't expect!

City Self is a slight pink toned violet/lilac that is quite warm in tone, Succulent is a bright coral orange that would look gorgeous with a tan (if I am lucky enough to ever get one) and Dreamy Moss is a soft mint green with a bit of a grey tone to it. Each of the lacquers has a gorgeous creamy finish. The formula is quite thin and you need to mix it well before applying, I find three thin layers gives a lovely opaque, creamy and streak free finish on the nail. I love all three shades and have been wearing them non stop lately, now lets hope the sun turns up!

The Nubar Spring Collection Lacquers last around four days on me with my usual topcoat before beginning to chip. I will definitely be keeping my eye on the next Nubar launch and adding my favourites to my overflowing nail polish collection! The Nubar Spring In The City Collection lacquers cost £8.99 each here.

*pr sample, review 100% honest as always

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Review | Technic Nail Varnish in Carnival

Bonjour lovelies!

I have been eyeing up this Technic nail varnish in Carnival for ages. It has done it's rounds in the blog world and I am sure you all have seen it before. I just had to have it. It is sold in a shop called Bodycare. I have never seen a Bodycare near me or know of one near by so I had to go on the eBay hunt for this.

It is an obvious dupe for the OPI Rainbow Connection, which I do not own so cannot compare.
It has lots of brightly coloured glitter particles of different sizes, which are very sparkly and fun.

The brush is an average size and applies fairly well. It is very dense with glitter and you do have to try quite hard to apply an even amount. It takes a while to dry, annoying if you are impatient as me. It can dry quite gloopy too depending on how many coats you apply.

Overall I think it is fab for a cheap polish and I think I am going to get a lot of use out of it.
I do not like it over the orange varnish, but I was too impatient and wanted to try it out straight away.
I purchased the Technic Nail Varnish on eBay here. I paid about £2.50, which I think is a fairly good price compared to the hefty cost of OPI's Rainbow Connection. If you live near a Bodycare go and get this as I think it retails for 99p!!

Have you got the Carnival polish?

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