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Sparkle your way through the festive season
Barry M Glitter Nail Paint
Member Name: alyson29
Barry M Glitter Nail Paint
Advantages: Vibrant and long lasting colour with eye catching sparkles
Disadvantages: The surface of the nails offer a slightly rough texture
I adore beautifully painted nails although these days I don't wear polishes as much as I used to, as I'm far too impatient whilst waiting for it to dry. With the festive season fast approaching, I thought I'd add a little sparkle to my beauty regime and as a result, purchased a few sparkly nail polishes with this review discussing Red Glitter Nail Paint from Barry M.
It was only after joining Dooyoo that I was made aware of Barry M and for someone who loves beauty products I was surprised that I had never previously heard of the brand. My main purchases are nail polishes, which I have found to be of a high standard, so I had high hopes for the sparkling glitter paint. I always feel like a child in a sweet shop when studying the Barry M display stand in store, as the brand offers every colour under the sun. Similar to that of the other polishes, Glitter Nail Paint is presented in a 10 ml glass bottle with a black cylindrical shaped screw top lid.
The lid shape is a real grumble of mine, particularly as several weeks after opening, I find the lid adheres itself and due to its shape I am unable to obtain an easy grip. Whilst I am being picky, I feel that the lid should be oblong in shape, similar to that of the majority of Avon's nail polishes, as they are far easier to open. Now my minor grumble is over, I'll talk about my experience with using the paint. To obtain maximum results and to prolong the lifetime of the appearance of my nail polishes, I always ensure that my nails are clean, dry and free of any grease and then apply an under coat.
In addition to enabling the colour to last a little longer, an under coat prevents dark colours from staining the nails, which can occur after continued use. Applying the good consistency paint is an easy task due to the reasonably sized brush, which offers quality bristles to enable a good coverage with each stroke. The quality of the bristles is an important aspect for me when purchasing nail polishes, particularly as in the past I've used cheaper brands, which would disperse a few bristles whilst I was applying the polish or they would stick out and lightly coat my skin.
I find that I need to dip the brush into the pot three times for one coating on the nails of each hand. I love the colour of this ruby red paint, which is perfect for the festive season. The quantity of glitter is perfect and after waiting a few minutes for the first coat to fully dry I like to apply a second to slightly deepen and strengthen the colour. Whilst this is not a grumble for me, the surface of the nails are left feeling a little gritty and I know that some women are deterred by this and will not use Barry M's Special Effects for that very reason. However, I find that a single application of clear varnish or top coat will slightly soften the rough texture.
The effect achieved with this paint is very dramatic as well as eye-catching with the glitter perfectly capturing light particles. I found that the paint lasted around four days on my nails before the tips began to show a few signs of wear, but as this is a glitter polish it is very easy to carry out a touch up without ruining the overall effect of the nail. Removing the paint requires a little more effort when making a comparison with normal nail paints where I use a run-of-the mill remover.
I can highly recommend Barry M Red Glitter Nail Paint, particularly for the festive season and you can pick it up from stores such as Boots or Superdrug for £2.99. I was intrigued to discover a wide range of colours contained within the range with aqua probably being on the top of my list for my next purchase.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
Summary: The perfect nail paint for the festive season