Wednesday, 10 April 2013

An obsession with nail varnish...

I am a massive collector of Barry M Nail Polish, I simply can't get enough! There's such a range of colours to choose from, and they're so cheap as well! Every time I go into Superdrug I end up buying two or three - that's how my collection has got so vast for someone who hasn't got a clue about nails. My obsession with them started only a few months ago, and I already have 14 colours.

So yeah, here's the one's I have at the moment (I am aware the picture quality is really bad, but I just wanted to show you how many I have, considering I only started buying them a few months back).

So, that's all the ones I have. The names are:
  • Base Coat, Top Coat and Nail Hardener
  • Matt White
  • Mint Green
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Block Orange
  • Raspberry
  • Teal
  • Blueberry (Gelly)
  • Chameleon Blue (Chameleon effects)
  • Amethyst Glitter
  • Rose Quartz Glitter
  • Red Glitter
  • Pink Sapphire Glitter
I love them all, but I do have my favourites.

amethyst glitter/mint green/block orange

The amythyst glitter has got such nice colours in. You can either do one coat on top of another polish to get a glitter effect, or use a few coats and cover the whole nail in glitter. This is my all time favourite glitter polish. Next is the mint green. It's such a nice, pastel colour and it covers really nicely. I often use this along with a nail art pen to add some pretty detail and it always comes out really well. Last is the block orange. I LOVE this colour. It's such a summery colour, and really brightens up your nails. I recommend buying this one, simply because it's such a lovely colour! Plus, it was only like £3!

Although I love all the colours, there are a few that I'm a bit on the fence about...

Base coat, top coat and nail hardener/chameleon blue/raspberry

Starting with the clear varnish, I can't say it works that well to be honest. My nails aren't in any better condition since using it, yet it claims to be a 'nail hardener'. Next is the chameleon blue -  I absolutely love the idea of these nail varnishes but I'm not too keen on the colour of it. The whole idea of the chameleon varnishes is that you put a layer of it on, and then using a clear varnish you go over the top and make a pattern. It works really well, but the colour it starts off as, and the colour it turns to really doesn't appeal to me. Last is the raspberry. When I picked it up, I thought it was going to look really nice. However, it's such a dark colour and it really doesn't look right on my nails. It's probably just a personal thing, but I really didn't like what it looked like on.

So those are the nail varnishes I already have, and here's just a few that I have my eye on, which I am really wanting to buy - 

That's all the ones I want for now, I really like the colours of them all, and the textured one really intrigues me! Can't wait to try it out! 

I hope you enjoyed reading, I'm still new at this - I know I'm not very good! Would love to know what you think!


  1. Replies
    1. haha! I know, seeing as it's only been a couple of months! OOPS!

  2. I don't own many Barry M polishes - there are a fair few on my 'to buy' list!

    Found you from the UK Bloggers page and am now following via GFC :D

    Louise x

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