Product Type: Barry M makeup
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Barry M Nail Paint
Member Name: rubarbandginger
Barry M Nail Paint
Advantages: Gorgeous colours, one coat, high gloss, not tested on animals, low cost,
Disadvantages: Wish they lasted a bit longer without chipping (*sigh*)
Price: £2.99 for 10ml although there are many offers in Boots such as the current 3 for 2.
Purchased from: Boots, Superdrug's and other high street stores and you can get them online.
Neon nail paint (3 colours)
~~~Why I purchased these~~~
I really love nail varnishes, they are one of my weakness and I love how they can make me look polished. Like many others my style changes from serious and professional to fun and girlie, I am inspired by many things from music, films, product, patterns and nature and the seasons. In the darker months I will always go for darker, cosy colours and in the spring I go for lighter pastel colours. (Who knows why?)
I love fashion but as someone who has really short legs I find it tedious finding clothes to fit so have compensated this for buying nail varnishes and shoes. (As we do) I can change my wardrobe every season for a fraction of the price.
Normally I go for tried and tested brands, Chanel, Bourjois, Nails Inc., and OPI are my favourites. Barry M has never been on my wish list as I presumed they would chip and peel really quickly or look bumpy and gloopy. Now I regret it I have spent an absolute fortune when I could have been purchasing Barry M at a fraction of the cost.
Barry M does a range of cosmetics such as glitter dusts, foundations, eye crayons and more. I love there Nail 'paints' (not nail varnish or nail polish) at only £2.99 these are a real steal and last for ages. Each paint comes in a 10ml glass container with the typical brush applicator within the lid.
The Nail pant range comes in a huge selection for all taste's such as instant foils (nail paint that looks foil like upon application) neon's, glitter, ice creams, croc crackle effect (like crackle nail varnish but they leave a crocodile skin pattern on the nails) and standard colours.
The paint is thicker than some of the other nail varnishes I have tried but results in only one coat needed to give an even coverage of colour on the nails. Because the paint is thicker Barry M does take around 1-2 minutes to dry so is a little slower than other brands but well worth it in the long run.
My current collection of Barry M Nail Paints consist of
Mushroom - A light mauve (grey with a hint of lilac)
Mint Green - Light pastel mint green
Peach Melba - peach with a hint of coral
Lemon Ice-Cream - Baby lemon
Strawberry Ice-Cream - Pink/Red pastel colour
Berry Ice-Cream - Baby blue pastel with a tiny hint of lilac
Gold Instant Foil
~~~Other colour's available~~~
*Must haves*-Topcoat & nail hardener and Basecoat.
*Pastels* - Blue Moon, Pink Flamingo (deep coral pastel), Berry Ice-Cream (Pastel lilac), Grey (baby grey), Cyan Blue (baby blue)
*Neon's* - Pink, Yellow and Green
*Bright's* - Fuchsia (More purple with a hint of pink), Block Orange (Orange with hints of red),
*Iridescent & Metallic* - Pink Iridescent (like shiny ballet slippers), Aqua Green (turquoise and darker greens), Emerald Green (Like a shiny emerald with dark specks), Gold and silver.
*Crackles/ Croc pattern* - Pink fizz, Purple Rain (similar to the fuchsia), gold glitter, black magic, white frost and blue fizz.
1)Paint horizontal stripes on your nails with the Ice-Cream colours or even just one finger per hand with the stripes (ring finger maybe)
2) Why not use the Orange block nail paint on the bottom of your nails and top with the Pink Fizz croc effect for a gorgeous clash colour, Boho anyone.
3) Why not paint your nails with a grey and then use pink neon on your tips to coincide with the glam sport trend happening this summer?
4) Don't know which pastel to go for? why not paint every nail a different colour?
5) Try marbling with the nail varnish's, neons, pastels or iridescent. There are many easy to follow video's for nail marbling on YouTube.
6) Take advantage of the 3 for 2 every time you purchase and keep a bottle for Christmas 2012. I'm sure your friends and family will love Barry M for their crimbo, try adding some nail files and wrap up all pretty for an amazing yet low cost present.
~~~Did you know~~~
Barry Celebrity wearers of Barry M include:
Alexa Chung, (Red glitter nail paint).
Rihanna who loves their lip and eye colours.
Jade Ewen from Sugababes loves the Navy and says it's a 'dead-ringer for Chanel'.
Paloma Faith loves their number 52 lipstick
Tulisa loves the number 147 lipstick.
Mel B from the Spice Girls loves their black glitter eye crayon.
Christina Aguilera is loves the brands products too.
After trying my first nail paint (Peach Melba) I was literally hooked. For only £6 I could purchase 3 nail paints and this delighted me. I absolutely love the Ice-cream colours and only one more to purchase until I have the current collection. I have always loved pastels so even when the pastel girly trend is out I will still continue to use these albeit if they haven't been fully used.
The Barry M Nail paint does take longer than others to dry but really is worth it as it covers really well, leaves a thick glossy coat to the nails that lasts and if you apply a topcoat the paint can last for on average three to four days in normal working conditions. I know some people who can get over a week out of the nail paint but as a mum to little boys I simply can't.
The bottles are sturdy and look good standing on my dressing table and they don't separate as easily as others do. Before trying Barry M nail paints I was getting regular gel nail polish applied by my beautician cousin. I love the glossy high colour it provided but didn't like the damage it left on my nails after it came off.
I would honesty say that the Barry M nail paint gives similar shine and gloss to the nails that gel nail polish does with without the damage, it's easy to apply and doesn't chip or fade easily.
Definitely a reason to be heading to Boots and I give it the full five stars.
Summary: The only reason to paint every day...