Product Type: Barry M makeup
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Glitter ball nails, perfect for the festive season.
Barry M Glitter Nail Paint
Member Name: MikeBorry
Barry M Glitter Nail Paint
Advantages: Look really amazing, great quality at a low price.
~*~*~ Barry M Glitter Nail Paint ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a glitter filled nail polish from Barry M. It is part of the new Jewel collection.
~ Why I bought it ~
After recently buying glitter nail polish from Avon's Color Trend range I was eager to try more. In the past I haven't had much luck with any glitter nail varnishes and have found them to be all but useless but after the great success with the Avon one I thought it could be worth trying others so whilst in Superdrug I took advantage of their 3 for 2 offer, after all it would be rude not too!
I bought the Yellow Topaz shade and the Ruby shade as both looked really pretty, I also bought a Chameleon polish whilst I was there but that's for another review!
~ Using it ~
I haven't yet had the chance to use the Ruby shade glitter so this review is based upon the Yellow Topaz shade which is basically a pale gold shade which I think is really gorgeous.
The glitter particles in this varnish are not as small as in the other gold shade of glitter paint, they are more viasable on the nail and seem to cover better than the minute particles in the other varnish.
If you want a fine glitter covering then one coat of this will suffice, but should you want a more glittery effect or even if you wanted to cover your whole nail you will have to build this up with at least four coats, and of course you need to leave it dry in between coats so it is a timely business, in whole it took me around 30 - 40 minutes to cover my nails in this. At the moment I have painted my nails in mixed up array of different polishes, I have GOSH Berry Me on five of my nails, two on the left hand and three on the right, I then have MUA Magnetic Effects in Kings Road, Barry M Crackle in Black Magic and Barry M Yellow Topaz Glitter Paint! On my left had my nails are from little finger nail -
Yellow Topaz with Black Magic Crackle
Berry Me with the tips in Yellow Topaz
Yellow Topaz layered on to coat the whole nail
Berry Me with Yellow Topaz tips
Kings Road Magnetics for my thumb.
My right hand is made up the same way but in a mix matched order so they don't match completely, I don't know why I did it this way but I fancied a change and the end result actually looks quite cool and festive!
I painted all my nails with the first coat but found that with the Yellow Topaz I needed to dab more glitter across my nail in order to fill it, when my nails dried, I carried on and added a second coat to my nails which was ample enough with all except for the Yellow Topaz so I found I needed to add another two coats, painting it on in the usual way and dabbing extra bits in the gaps until my nail was covered. It was the drying of this that took the longest and I would definitely recommend doing this the day before you want it as it ended up taking about an hour to dry in total!
I did my nails late in the night, when I had nothing that needed doing and my nail still felt a bit squidgy when I went to bed but in the morning my nail had dried to a completely perfect and solid glittery form that I was extremely happy with.
Using this on the tips of my nails on top of the GOSH Berry Me was a very simple process, I simply dragged the brush from the top and down to the mid point where it faded out and left a really nice finish.
I needed to go over my nails with a clear top coat as the glitter was quite bumpy on my nails but I am honestly thrilled with the overall finish!
~ Price, Availability & Thoughts ~
These glitter polishes are a very affordable £2.99. I bought mine in Superdrug, however they are also available from Boots, ASOS, River Island and www.barrym.com to name a few.
There is a good range of colours available, these are -
Black Multi Glitter
Pink Silver Glitter
Silver Multi Glitter
As I have been impressed with the one I have tried I will certainly be getting more. I think these are a fantastic price for what I see as one of the cheaper end/mid end leading brands.
Very impressed with my jewel looking nails! Fab!
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: Brilliant Sparkling nails at a bargain price!