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Hello lovelies,

 

I've just realised that I never shown you proper swatches of the gorgeous new releases for Barry M Silk Collection in darker autumnal colours. There were three new colours added to the Silk Collection and all three have smooth satin finish.

 

Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches

 

 

Poppy - berry magenta with satin matte finish. Poppy has gorgeous warm colour with very fine sparkle that is muted by the satin finish but comes to life if worn with topcoat. It applied very nicely and is well-pigmented. I've applied two regular coats and no topcoat. 

Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches
Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches

 

 

Orchid - rich, blue-based purple with satin matte finish. Orchid is beautifully vivid and stunning purple. The formula was easy to work with and nice to apply and this shade was also well-pigmented and opaque in two coats. The finish wasn't streaky at all and I'm not wearing topcoat.

Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches
Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches

 

 

Forest - blue teal with satin matte finish. I would probably expect Forest to be more green than blue but despite the name the colour itself is very nice teal. It also has this subtle shimmer to it. It applied nicely and two coats were fully opaque. I'm not wearing topcoat.

Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches
Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches

 

 

This range is meant to be worn matte - either without topcoat or topped with matte topcoat to prolong the manicure. BUT they also look stunning with topcoat. These polishes have fine shimmer to it that completely transforms the polish when you add topcoat. I really like how well-pigmented they all are, they will be great for nail art, in fact I've already done one nail art with them here.

 

Barry M Silk collection and the rest of the range is available at Barry M website, in Boots and Superdrug stores.

 

Have a lovely day and stay polished! Lucie x

 

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You might have noticed I've taken few days of blogging break to re-charge my batteries and do some swaching and tutorial filming. I'm back baby! You know I've been trying to make my blog more interesting and a little bit more varied and one of the things is to show accessories and watches. Well today I have here a stunning Marc by Marc Jacobs watch from Watches2u online store. Even though I got it for a review in November I will consider it as one of my Christmas presents because I wished for this type of watch for a long time.

 

Let's have a closer look...

 

Staying chic with Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch & All That Jazz!
Staying chic with Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch & All That Jazz!
Staying chic with Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch & All That Jazz!

 

 

The watch is Marc by Marc Jacobs brand which I don't think I have to introduce to you..we all know Marc Jacobs perfumes and other products, right? The watch is predominantly made out of stainless steel and is part of the Baker range. It has quite large clock face with 36.5mm in diameter. I usually go for watches with small clock faces because I have skinny wrists and they look more elegant and delicate but in this case I find that the watch is still looking great even with larger clock face.

 

And of course I had to model the watch with some pretty manicure! I'm wearing gorgeous All That Jazz Louise’s - From Riches to Rubies (reviewed here).

 

Staying chic with Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch & All That Jazz!
Staying chic with Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch & All That Jazz!
Staying chic with Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch & All That Jazz!
Staying chic with Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch & All That Jazz!

 

 

Looks beautiful, doesn't it? I chose silver colour because that's the colour I will wear the most and it complements my engagement ring as well. The style of the watch is very simple and timeless, I like it so much! It will go with almost any clothes and I can see it being worn for any occasion. I think watch like this would be a great present not just for Christmas. I've had a look around Watches2U website and I've found so many beautiful watches from the likes of DKNY, Michael Kors, Radley, Fossil and more. This particular watch I'm wearing is available here.

 

Also, Watches2U giveaway a watch every day so try you luck! You can enter here.

 

So what do you think of my new watch? ;) Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

You know I do glitter gradients quite often because I just love them, they look so effective and they are super easy to do! Well I've done another one! :D

This one is styled into Autumn colours using Models Own Raven Red and China Glaze Champagne Kisses. The glitter got quite thick and gloopy since I last used it so it wasn't the easiest to work with but I think I made it work somehow in the end. I've used Seche Vite topcoat in the end to get glossy and smooth finish.

Autumn Glitter Gradient Nail Art (with tutorial)
Autumn Glitter Gradient Nail Art (with tutorial)
Autumn Glitter Gradient Nail Art (with tutorial)
Autumn Glitter Gradient Nail Art (with tutorial)

 

 

I've already done a glitter gradient video tutorial so I won't be doing a new one. Here is the latest one I did:

 

 

 

 

 

It is a very short post today because I'm a busy bee, swatching all the new beauties I want to show you so forgive me. Besides, in this case pictures are much better than words!

 

If you want to see more nail art, why not check out some of the previous posts like Bejewelled Gradient Nails, Glittered Half Moon Nail Art, Kaleidoscope Nails or Colour Block Nail Art.

 

Have a lovely day and stay polished! Lucie x