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      26.09.2015 21:12
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      • Cheap
      • "Dries quickly"
      • "Gorgeous colour choice"

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      • "Can stain nail"

      Brilliant colours for your nails

      I'm not someone who really enjoys painting my nails so I need a polish that is fast drying, and slow to chip because I don't have to go through painting them again. One of my fave brands that ticks all of those boxes is Barry M polish nail polish, well nail paint as they call it. It starts at 2.99 so it's not just a great quality polish party but super cheap too.

      It is not drippy and watery unlike some cheap polish. It has a great colour pay off and there are so many to choose from - pastels, matte, glittery, I can find one for every mood and occasion. At 2.99 you can afford to experiment with as many colours as you like and still not break the bank.

      I like this polish because you can't really tell it's cheap. The colour goes on smoothly and evenly and it doesn't really take a long time to dry. It doesn't chip really fast but obviously it depends on what you doing. Avoid too much washing up ladies!

      The only problem I've ever had with Barry M nail polish was that the odd one of the dark colours does stain your nail so you have to be careful to use a good quality base coat to stop that happening. To be fair this is true for a lot of polish with intense colour that the Barry M gives you. I'm happy to just use base coat if I can enjoy the high intensity colour.

      I would definitely recommend Barry M nail paint because it's good quality, nice and cheap with . great colour range and it doesn't chip too quickly.

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      16.09.2015 16:35
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      • "Long Lasting"
      • "Colour Range"

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      • "Doesn't dry quickly"

      One of the best nail polish brands.

      The Brand:
      The Barry M brand has been a well known and popular one for decades. Any lover of cosmetics and nail products will know the brand and most likely have had great experiences with them. As a pre teen I fell in love with their dazzle dusts, as a teen I explored every available eyeliner and as an adult I've stuck to mascaras and contour kits. The products that have stuck with me throughout all of these times though, is their nail paint range.

      Packaging:
      Barry M nail paints come in a rectangular glass bottle with a black screw top lid. A simple packaging that allows you to see the colour of the polish through the glass with ease. The colour of the polish is also printed on the bottom of the bottle.

      Usage:
      Remember to shake the bottle before use, this will keep the polish usable and allows it to glide onto your nails. They recommend using a base coat on your nails before painting them, but I rarely remember to do this and never find that my nail polish stains my nails or chips away too easily. The brush is the perfect size for nail polish, it's slightly larger than some other brands I've used and so it only needs 2 strokes to cover the whole nail.
      A great thing about the polish is that is goes on quite thick and pigmented, so it never needs more than 2 coats and with some you could probably get away with just one coat. The only problem with the slightly thicker consistency is that it can take a little longer than usual to dry, so take extra care with your nails for a while after they've been painted, it can be easy to smudge them and have to repaint!
      The colours are so great, and there will always be a colour for you no matter what your taste or style because the range is so broad.
      The colour stays on my nails quite well, usually for a good 4 or 5 days before any major chipping occurs, but even then the polish is quite easy to touch up and cover up the chips. I think this is about average to good in terms of staying power!

      Availability:
      The price of these polishes is usually around £2.99, or £3.99 for special polishes with glitters or effects, but they can sometimes be bought on offer and prices may differ depending on where they're purchased. You can find the range of nail polish and cosmetics throughout pharmacies, boots, superdrugs and some supermarkets or buy online at their website.

      Review:
      The nail paint range doesn't claim to be a one coat polish, quick drying or long lasting, but it definitely is all three. Because of all these things, it is a brand that I will continue to use for a long time. With their incredible range of colours and with new ones always being added, I've no reason not to use them or recommend them to others.

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      30.08.2015 19:47
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      • "Keeps well"
      • "Handy applicator brush"
      • "Great price"
      • "Beautiful quality"

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      • "Can smell pretty bad"

      A really stunning range of beautiful quality and a low price tag

      Nail polish is one of my two wonder products, my addictions, the things I cannot leave a shop without picking up at least one of. I own far too many (though, I never seem to have the colour I want) and a large proportion of them are Barry M.

      This polish is not low quality, nor does it come in tiny little bottles, which is why it's amazing that it's available from around £2.99 in most drugstores. Barry M offers a large range of colours and products - from sparkly top coats, to matte colours, to shiny, gel like polishes, all of which apply beautifully to your nails thanks the the nifty (but not too small) applicator brush.

      The longevity of Barry M polish on my nails is good enough for £2.99. When I take my time, leaving plenty of time between thin coats, and use a top coat, it doesn't smudge and can usually last for a satisfying amount of time before chips begin to appear. It's only prone to smudging when you hurry and dollop on too much, especially when one layer is still wet - so be sure to take your time!

      The only real problem I've had, and it is only with one nail polish thus far, is that they can smell very strong. I have one very bright, vivid blue that I adore - but it smells so, so bad. It's incredibly chemically, and while I'm sure to the stinky polish fumes, it is bad enough to induce headaches onto the less adjusted folk who may wander into the room as I paint my nails. However, the quality of the polish and the price make this downfall an easy one to forget.

      Overall, it's a really stunning range of beautiful quality and a low price tag.

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      07.08.2015 17:06
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      Barry M Nail Paint

      The Barry M Nail Paint is available for GBP 2.99.

      The nail polish is described as follows. "Barry M Nail Paint covers the whole colour spectrum; there are metallic pearls, matts and shimmering finishes to suit every mood and taste. All Barry M Nail Paints give a quick drying, hard wearing base thats suitable for both natural and acrylic nails. We always recommend the use of a basecoat before applying any coloured Nail Paint. Our "all in one" Basecoat, Topcoat & Nail Hardener Nail Paint."

      The nail polish is located in a high square glass bottle. This is transparent and the lid is made of matt black plastic. The glass I find relatively heavy and seems very stable. Before I start painting the nails, I wear a base coat on to protect the nails before the nail polish. This I leave to dry for five minutes. The painting with the product is very simple in my opinion. While the cover is relatively narrow, but is still well in hand for application. The brush I have to wipe off before use, because it takes quite a bit of paint. Then I find him but perfect because the paint can be distributed so evenly. The consistency is not too creamy or too runny. It's a good mix of both, and I get along well with them. I need two thin coats until the paint is opaque. One layer would be enough if one applies the paint the same slightly thicker. For me, the result is then always very dirty. The drying time of the varnish is 15 minutes. I think that's perfectly okay. Finally, I'm wearing a topcoat on the nail polish. The paint kept me a good five days until he started at the nail edge chipping. After four days he was a little thinner at the edges, but this is not so noticed. I can recommend the nail polish. The quality is impressive and the price is right here simply. I am also the color, the durability, the bottle and the drying time are very confident.

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      12.07.2015 13:29

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      Barry M Nail Paint

      Barry M Nail Paint

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      28.06.2015 19:55
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      • "Colour range "
      • "Reasonable price"

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      • "Thin brush"

      A beautiful array of high quality colours

      Barry M nail paint is PERFECT. A huge range of coulours, from flourescent oranges to classy shades of blue Barry M offers everything you might need at highstreet prices. My personal favourite is the topcoat and sparkle nail polishes that come out often around chraistmas as limited editions. The best way to use these glitter nail polishes isn't to apply it over the entire nail but to apply a small blob on the moon (base area) of the nail, above any colour. It's important to follow the glitter nail varnishes with a topcoat to assure that the lumps and bumps don't get caught on anything and pull the entire varnish off.

      Although this range of nail polishes are exceptionally well priced with and endless range of beautiful colours, I find that the application brush is extremly thin therefore it requires a very steady hand and several strokes to attain the perfectly shaped application. An additional problem to the brush is that the formula is rather thick and requires two thick layers for brush strokes to become invisible. Despite the issue with application, when applied properly your nails will look absolutely beautiful! Thick and colourful. The great thing about these varnishes is that they last for a while and by the time they begin to chip you're sick of the colour anyway! Therefore I would highly recommend the use of Barry M nail varnish to anyone with a love for colour and long lasting nail colour. BEWARE, if the lid is left untightened, the thick formula dries up very quickly

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      08.06.2015 00:24
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      • "good when you get 3 for 2 offers"

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      • none

      Barry M's got it covered

      I have been buying Barry M polishes for a while now and I have a nice collection of pastel shades from the range. I also have a matte clear top coat which I love and a matte white shade.

      Offers
      It is worth looking out for offers on the Barry M range which can be bought in Boots and Superdrug so are widely available. It is often on 3 for 2 which is when I tend to take the plunge.

      My experience
      I use the matte white as a base for nail art and stamping and also for the tips of a French manicure. The matte top coat gets used all the time too as it can totally transform a colour and I love a matte French manicure too. I do a black and white striped nail (vertical stripes) with purple flowers (hand painted) and I always top coat it with the Barry M matte as it lasts a lot longer with the top coat and as it takes so long to paint this one I like it to last as long as possible.

      Price
      A Barry M polish is inexpensive to start with, expect to pay around three pounds per polish. Even better value when you get Boots points or freebies.

      Final word
      Barry M is a brand I keep buying more of as they are consistently good and there is always something new to try in the range. They come highly recommended and especially their matte colour range and top coat.

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      16.01.2015 22:31

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      • "Not shiny "
      • "Quick drying "
      • "Fairly long lasting "
      • "Wide range of colours "

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      Beautiful range

      These nail varnishes are the best value good quality nail varnishes you can buy. With a wide range of colours and different defeats there's one for everyone. Makes a great present, drys quickly and doesn't chip quite as easy as other varnishes

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      11.01.2015 19:52

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      • "Variety of colours"
      • "Favourite Nail Varnish"

      Disadvantages

      • "Takes a while to dry"

      My favourite varnishes

      I am a huge fan of nails - real and acrylic and I love nothing more than painting my nails to match my outfit or mood. I used to use Rimmel nail polish religiously, until I discovered Barry M nail paint.

      The Barry M range overall is fantastic, however for nail polish.. the range is out of this world. Great range of colours, different types of polish and great value too. The nail polishes range from £2.99 to £4.99 depending on the varnish you choose. The range varies from normal varnish, Gelly varnish to Matte varnish - Plus the glitter varnishes too.

      The Barry M range have every colour you can think of in a huge variety of shades. Usually 2 coats of the regular varnishes is enough, however with the paler shades a tend to use 3 coats. The Gelly and Matte again vary on the shade, some of the darker colours only need one shade, again the lighter shades may need more. It is all about your preference.

      Personally I would not stop using Barry M nail polishes now I have started. They are affordable, good quality and do not stain your nails. The range is available from most cosmetic retailers and pharmacies. I usually purchase mine from Boots.

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      08.01.2015 11:50
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      • "A good range of colours"
      • "Good quality nail polish"

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      • None

      The BEST range of nail polishes...ever!

      Barry M nail paint is something I couldn't live without. This range of nail polishes is my all time favourite and they're really good value too! The nail polishes are priced between £2.99 and £4.99 depending which one(s) you go for. There's a wide range of different finishes to choose from such as Gelly Hi Shine, Glitterati and Matte. You can also choose from the standard "Nail Paint" range which is the value range at £2.99. The colours are really fresh and vibrant. I love my Lime Green shade the most!

      You can easily get away with just the one coat with the Gelly Hi Shine polishes. However with the standard polishes you may need to apply two coats to achieve the look you want. I often apply the glitter nail paints over the top of the plain nail paints to make my nails look a little more sparkly. That's the great thing about this range. You can mix and match and customise your nails until your heart's content. There's so many to choose from and most of the time Barry M have some sort of offer going on. This week they were "buy one get one half price" in Boots and "£3.99 nail paints - 2 for £6" in Superdrug.

      Most major health and beauty retailers sell Barry M products so this range is widely available. The nail polishes are of excellent quality too. They last for around four days before they start to chip and they last even longer if you apply the Barry M Top Coat over the top. The Top Coat is also part of this range and it costs £2.99. It also helps to strengthen your nails and it works so I would recommend that one too!

      A great range of nail polishes. They glide on well, are a pleasure to use, they don't stain your nails and there's all the colours of the rainbow...and more!

      I love Barry M!

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        24.11.2014 21:38
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        Give It A Try

        The Barry M nail paint is one of my favourite brands of nail varnish. I have tried the Gelly Hi Shine and the textured nail effect, Barry M also offer other varieties but I haven’t tried these so can’t really comment on them. They can be picked up in stores like Boots and Superdrug for between £2.99 and £4.99 dependent upon the variety you choose.

        The nail varnish itself comes in a square, glass, 10ml bottle. The handle is smooth making it easy to grip and is available in a whole host of colours, my favourite is the light blue Gelly Hi Shine. There are shades to suit everyone from bright reds and blues to textured varnishes and even neutral matte finish paints.

        The nail paint is of a good consistency, is very easy to apply and doesn’t take too long to dry. I always apply two coats, I don’t think this is really necessary, you could get away with just the one. This is just what I prefer to do. It’s long lasting, I have found that the Gelly Hi Shine variety lasts the longest without chipping, I recently went on holiday for two weeks, in and out of the swimming pool every day and I only touched my nails up once. I found it was better to apply a top coat to the textured nail effect variety as it added that extra shine and made my nails feel less rough. A top coat most definitely isn’t needed with the Gelly Hi Shine, as it is already very shiny and has a ‘wet’ look.

        I did find that the nail paint could be difficult to remove, another negative is the smell it gives off when you are applying is very strong.

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        13.11.2014 23:08
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        • "Great coverage"
        • Smooth
        • "Pretty Colours"

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        Definitely buy, they are great! :)

        LOVE IT... LOVE IT... LOVE IT
        I love this nail varnish from Barry m. I think that the nail varnish has a smooth application and has great coverage, if i ever smudge any i can easily paint over the top and cannot see the smudge underneath. This is due to the thickness of the nail varnish and the great quality of it. I do like using my gel nail kit however, sometimes it is a pain to get everything out and this is when I turn to the fabulous Barry M. It is always great to keep a few barry m nail varnishes handy for every occasion! There are so many colours to choose from and there are lots of shades of different colours.
        I am a very pink girl and i love that there are a few different pinks to choose from and not be stuck to the same colour all the time as i am when i use the gel due to the expense.
        I like all of the barry m nail varnishes, whether it be the standard paint or the textured glitters and also the jelly varnishes! They leave a shiny finish and look great quality. Some nail varnishes easily chip and peel within a couple of days however i found that the barry m is to a higher standard and does not chip so easily.
        They are much better if you are constantly catching your nails, for example typing all of the time easily chips nail varnishes but barry m seems to cope better!
        I really love the whole barry m brand but the nail varnishes are definitely the best product!

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        20.07.2014 00:37
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        • Inexpensive
        • "Great range"

        Disadvantages

        • "Can be slow to dry"
        • "Can be hard to apply"
        • "Polish can go gloopy"

        Barry M - a gem of a nail polish

        === Introduction: ===

        Barry M have been around since 1982[1] and has been known for its wide range of bright and dramatic cosmetics! I have been using Barry M for over a year.

        === Range: ===

        Barry M has been around for over 30years now and know and cater to the cosmetics market very well. I have always admired their products, and loved the colours and different things available. Barry M don''''t just do nail products, they also do eye shadows (e.g. Dazzle Dust... I LOVE this), eye pencils, mascara, foundations etc etc. The list is endless. They have over ''''400'''' different colours across their range (not just polish)!
        Their polish range is quite extensive, with different types, including ''''sand effect'''', glitter, gel-effect and normal polish. My personal favourite is the gel-effect because the colours are so vibrant, stay on well and have a very high shine! (cheaper than a gel manicure!) My favourite colours are ''''Blood Orange'''' and ''''Guava''''

        === Sizes available: ===

        This polish comes in only one size, 10ml!

        === Polish Consistency and Chipping: ===

        The consistency of this polish is fairly standard across each type. The normal and gelish ranges have a nice normal consistency, not too thick, not too runny. The glitter and sand range are a little thicker and more glue like- but don''''t let this put you off, it all works very well! However, I have noticed that after about a year, the polish gets a little gloopy, but a little bit of polish thinner does the trick and makes the polish fresh again!
        This polish stays on quite well, I can normally keep it on for 2 or 3 days before it starts to chip. (The gelish can last for longer)

        === Application and Drying: ===

        The application of this polishes can be a little difficult, the brush is quite small, so it can take a few strokes of the brush to get full coverage. Most of the polishes need 2 coats in order to reach their full potential! This polish can take a little while to dry depending on the amount you put on - would recommend using a drying spray if you''''re impatient like me!

        === Price and Availability: ===

        This product is readily available on the BarryM website [3] and can be bought for as little as £2 or £3!
        It is also available in Superdrug [4] for £4(Gelish) or £3(normal), but is often on offer (2 for 3, or 3 for £5)

        === Overall Opinion: ===

        I really like Barry M, their range of colours and styles is pretty good, however, the fact that it can take a while to dry (and I normally smudge it quite qucikly) is a little offputting, but it stays on well and is a great price, so you can''''t complain about that!

        === References: ===

        [1] - http://www.barrym.com//
        [2] - http://www.barrym.com/products/nails/paint.html
        [3] - http://www.superdrug.com/Barry-M-Nail-Paint/c/bs-barrym-nailpaint#.U8BtvfldX08

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        14.07.2014 16:44

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        Mermaid Nails!

        One of my favourite nail polishes in my collection is this Barry M Nail Paint. I''m specifically reviewing the Mediterranean 405 shade from the Aquarium Collection. This is a range which gives the effect of a glistening "under the sea" effect. The brand describe the nail paint as being "mirror two tone" which allows the effect to be seen at all angles. The bottle is also adorned with a fish scale pattern which implies that the shiny scales of a fish might have been an inspiration for the effect. The Mediterranean shade is a bright peachy pink colour with a gold undertone. It has the effect of looking like wet metal or like mercury. You are able to see the gold in the blend when the light shines over the nail. At times the gold can completely overwhelm the pink colour and your nails look like gold bars. I wasn''t completely convinced about the way the effect is described and thought my nails looked rather more metallic than liquid based but on my first time of wearing the polish my 5 year old niece asked if my nails were dry yet which convinced me! The polish comes in a 10ml glass bottle. The bottle has metal ball bearings in it to keep the liquid polish fluid. A quick shake is advised before using. The brush is medium sized and you need a few sweeps to cover a whole nail. The polish itself is thick and gloopy although it''s easy to spread over the nails. Directions for use state to use a basecoat under this nail paint but I never have and it looks just fine. The polish has a strong chemically smell when applying which is a little unpleasant. The polish is quite quick to dry and because it is so thick on the nail it tends not to chip as easily as other polishes. It is really durable. I think this particular range is quite youthful in style as the colours in the range are quite gaudy and loud plus the effect on the nails is very noticeable. Therefore I can''t say this particular range and shade is to everyone''s taste however I would definitely recommend having a look at this and would recommend the brand for it''s good quality and wide range available. You can buy this polish at chemists like Boots and Superdrug in the UK and it costs GBP3.99 which I think is a very reasonable price.

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        17.03.2014 22:08
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        Would definitely recommend :)

        Barry M are currently one of the leading nail varnish brands in the UK. At a low price and high quality, it is easy to see why it has become so popular.

        I own many Barry M nail varnishes, including lots of different effects, such as:

        Metallic
        The metallic nail varnish is amazing! It creates a brilliant pattern which only takes about 15 seconds to create, and once it is dry it last chip free for at least a week. This nail varnish is great because it is quite durable, especially if you put a clear top coat on afterwards. The only downfall is that it is quite gloomy when you paint it on so sometimes you end up with a thicker layer than maybe you would like.

        Gelly
        The Gelly nail varnish is my favourite from the Barry M range. It comes in a huge range of colours and in my opinion lasts the longest without chipping. It is also really easy to paint on (whether you have a base coat or not) and once it dries it has a lovely shine, which means you don't have to worry about putting a top coat on to make it look nice.

        Matt
        The matt nail polish is not one of my favourites, I prefer my nails to be shiny. However, the paint goes on fine, and is durable just like the rest of the Barry M range, it just depends what your preference is. Obviously with the matt effect you can't put a top coat on because then it would just become shiny.

        Shimmer
        The shimmer nail varnish's look lovely and do last for quite a while. However, they often come out of the bottle quite gloopy which means that it is difficult to get a thin, even layer. If you can get past that however, the colour is lovely.

        Normal
        The normal Barry m nail paints are the most practical out of the lot and at only £2.99 per bottle they are great to stock up on different colours. However, they only last chip free for about 5 days. The colour is really vibrant and the paint is quite thin so it makes it easy to paint on (although sometimes it is a bit more difficult with a base coat).

        Overall I would definitely recommend Barry m nail varnish because it is quite high quality and a very good price.

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    • Product Details

      Choose from over 50 different shades, covering the whole colour spectrum-from pure white to decadent red / There are metallic pearls, matts and shimmering finishes to suit every mood and taste / All Nail Paints are in a quick-drying base suitable for natural or acrylic nails / We always recommend the use a basecoat before applying any coloured Nail Paint /