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Hello lovelies,

 

I can't believe it's October again! The cold weather is slowly approaching and with it the Halloween and holiday season. I will be publishing few Halloween-inspired designs during October. I've already shown you earthy gradient inspired by Halloween and today I've been playing with textured polishes.

 

Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze

 

 

I have used two textured glitter polishes from China Glaze Apocalypse of Color 2014 Halloween collection - Love Your Guts & Getting To Gnaw You. All I did was paint two coats of Love Your Guts and when it dried I painted swirls and lines with small brush and Getting To Gnaw You. Simples!

 

I find Getting To Gnaw You very interesting because I don't have any colour similar to this. It has dark brown base with copper glitter and it dries nicely textured but looks lovely with topcoat as well. I love how the textured effect 'made' the manicure, it looks so much better than classic glossy finish.

 

Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze
Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze
Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze
Halloween Swirl Nail Design | Textured Nail Art feat. China Glaze

 

Both polishes were sent to me by nailpolish.co.uk, and they can be purchased for £4.95 each. Nailpolish.co.uk is UK online store that offers various nail polish brands including China Glaze, OPI, Sally Hansen etc. plus it offers free delivery!

 

So what do you think? Would you wear textured design like this or are you done with the texture trend? Let me know in the comments!

 

Have a lovely day. Lucie x

 

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Have you seen all the new polishes Barry M is releasing? Oh so many prettion! I've written about them in this post. I've already swatched the whole Glitterati collection which is what today's post is all about.

 

Glitterati collection consists of six glitter shades with some holographic glitter thrown into it. They are very sparkly and fun and even though the colours are more suitable for summer I still like them!

 

Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Starlet - hot magenta pink jelly full of glitter particles. Some of them have holographic effect and are tinted by the jelly base. I think this is more of a summer shade but hey - it's glitter! I've applied two thicker coats and topcoat for the pictures. It dried little gritty so topcoat was necessary.

Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Socialite - blue-based purple jelly base full of glitter. The glitter is mix of holographic and regular glitter in different colours creating crushed jewel-like mix. I needed two thicker coats for full coverage and topcoat to smooth out the surface.

Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Catwalk Queen - Aqua green base full of glitter mix. This is definitely a summer shade, it's like a tropical sea, so very pretty! I've applied two thicker coats as it's a bit sheerer.

Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

VIP - bright blue jelly base full of glitter mix. Another very bright and gorgeous colour! I've applied two thicker coats and topcoat. It applied well but the formula was a bit thicker.

Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Fashion Icon - grape purple with slight colour shift to blue. This is an interesting colour. It mostly looks like dark purple but sometimes you can see a lot of electric blue in it. It is again jam packed full of glitter. I've applied two regular coats and topcoat, this shade is better pigmented than some previous ones.

Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Rockstar - charcoal base full of glitter mix. I don't think any rockstar would be ashamed to wear this super sparkly shade! Rockstar reminds me of a night sky full of stars :) I'm wearing two regular coats and topcoat.

Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Glitterati Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

The whole collection is very beautiful and super sparkly and my absolute favourites are Catwalk Queen, Rockstar and Fashion Icon. All polishes had the same formula - they applied well but more I've used the polish the thicker the formula got. I could see it mostly at the bottle neck so I think some thinner will be needed in the future. Otherwise they dried fast and only a bit gritty so topcoat sorted it out. Very nice collection!

 

Barry M Glitterati collection is available at Barry M website, in Superdrug and Boots. Launching in Superdrug 24th September and in Boots 1st October.

 

Let me know what you think in the comments!

 

Have a nice day! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

It's the last day of the month and that means Nailvengers Assemble! nail art challenge! Joining me in the challenge will be Sammy (The Nailasaurus), Alice (One Nail To Rule Them All) and Allie (Brit Nails). Amelia (xAmeliax) won't be able to participate this month.

 

This month's theme is Gradient Nail Art. I'm already in kind of a Halloween mood so I did dark-tipped gradient that reminds me of zombie-ish theme.

Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art

 

For this manicure I have used Pandora's Polish, a brand new to me. It is part of PANDORA’S Makeup Box brand, a brainchild of Susan Kirsch. The creation of PANDORA’S Makeup Box was an extension of Susan’s love for people and makeup, as well as her understanding of her clients' needs and comfort with their everyday makeup routine.

I've been sent two shades to try - Chai Latte and Flanel. By themselves they are very chic and office-friendly and very nice for Autumn season. They both have very good and well-pigmented formula which means two coats were fully opaque. Both shades are available here.

 

I've decided to combine Chai Latte and Flanel into this gradient and then I took and inspiration from Boom Nails LDN and drawn just simple lines over it using Nails Supreme Nail Art Pen.

 

Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art
Nailvengers Assemble! - Gradient Nail Art

 

 

So that's this month's challenge done! Let me know what you think of this manicure and if you would wear it for Halloween :) Here's more from Nailvengers:

 

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