Sunday, 27 July 2014

Purple Pears?; Barry M Gelly - Prickly Pear

I do love a good Barry M polish and just recently I seem to have rediscovered my love for them. After eyeing it up for some time I finally got my hands on Prickly Pear, a lovely lavender colour. Yes. A purple. Called Prickly Pear. I'm a little confused by it but there is probably a good reason for the name. Either way I still love it. I love it so much that I wore it till it started to chip and then reapplied it and wore it for a bit longer.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Barry M Summer 2014 Matte Collection; Miami

Today I have another Summer Matte from Barry M. Normally I really don't go for pinks as I find they just don't look right on me but found myself intrigued by Miami. It's strange, when I was wearing it I really didn't like my skin tone next it but now looking at the pictures (which, colour wise, are quite accurate) I actually rather like it.
Miami is a super fun soft pink with a slight pop to it, almost like a hint of a neon quality but softer. It's difficult to describe but looks super pretty and isn't too bright for me. The more I look at it the more I love it.
Also, being a part of the Matte Collection, Miami is, naturally, a matte finish. I used two coats here with no topcoat for than reason.
You can find Miami and any other Barry M Matte polishes at Boots and Superdrug.

Quack!; Models Own Speckled Egg - Duck

It feels like ages since my last post on here, it's just been so difficult to motivate myself to write up the text to go with the images. I have about four sets of different swatches ready to go but so far no actual posts to attach them to. Add in the ridiculous heat from the past few weeks and my continued downess and I'm left feeling a little stuck. Anyway, onto today's post; I have one of the Models Own Speckled Egg polishes. My mum and I searched high and low for these polishes and finally found them tucked away on a lone display stand in Superdrug. Being on 2 for £8 at the time we both decided to get two each. After much debate I went for Swan, the purple, and Duck, today's swatch.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Shooting Stars?; Sally Hansen Shoot the Moon

Today I have another favourites post for you. Today's little gem is from the Sally Hansen range. This is my first polish from Sally Hansen and was given to me by my parents last Christmas. Naturally I tried it out as soon as (after tons of Christmas dinner, of course!) and fell in love.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Pretty Pastel Gradients; Pearl and Huckleberry

I'm on a roll with posts at the moment. That's only because I ended up with tons of pictures and no actually posts to go with them so now I'm catching up. Anyways, the other week I wanted to try something a bit different for me. Now, I love a good gradient and a good pastel so naturally I decided to put the two together. 
So I started with two coats of Barry M Silk Effects in Pearl and waited for it to dry completely before continuing. I then used a make up wedge to gradually sponge Barry M Gelly in Huckleberry onto the tips of the nails. Once all of that was dry I applied Look Beauty Sequin Effect which is basically a flakie top coat. I sealed everything in with Sally Hansen Quick Drying Top Coat.

 I rather like the combination of the different textures in this. I was also pretty impressed with my gradient considering I've not tried it very often. This was also the first time I used Huckleberry from Barry M and I love it! I'm yet to wear it solidly on it's own but I can't wait to give it a go.
You can find all of the polishes used at either Superdrug or Boots.