Hello lovelies,

 

Iv'e just came back from my long-awaited honeymoon in New York and I'm now getting ready for tomorrow's Scratch Stars Awards ceremony where I'm nominated in the Best UK Nail Blogger category! 

 

For today I've prepared a review of four new Barry M polishes. Two of them are Superdrug exclusives and the other two are Boots exclusives so you can only buy them in those stores.

 

First up are Superdrug limited edition shades in Festival Fever and Carnival Couture. They are available in Superdrug stores and Superdrug online.

 

"Unleash your inner beach babe with these two stunning summer shades inspired by endless fun in the sun! Carnival Couture and Festival Fever will give your nails an instant injection of colour. Whilst your manicure will last for ages, these limited edition hues won't...so grab them quick!"

 

Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 


Festival Fever is a warm medium pink with a subtle gold shimmer. The formula was nice and easy to apply and I got away with two regular coats. The polish dries semi-matte but I always apply topcoat anyway so it didn't matter.

 

Next up is Carnival Couture, a nude shade with grey undertonnes and subtle silver shimmer. It was also opaque in two coats and dried average. The formula was little patchy for me but thicker coats solved that. Fast-drying topcoat also helped to speed up the drying time.

 

Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 


And now let me show you the two Boots exclusives, Golden Sands and Beachy Keen. They are available in Boots stores and Boots online.

 

"Life's a beach with these gorgeous, exclusive nail paint shades! Be transported to a tropical paradise with Golden Sands and Beachy Keen, two limited edition colours for summer. Get your hands on them while you can because like summer, they won't be around forever!"

 

Golden Sands is a gorgeous golden pale nude with gold sparkly particles. The formula was really nice and opaque in two coats and it dried fast. The final finish was again semi-matte but a coat of topcoat fixed that.

 

Beachy Keen is a medium tan shade with strong yellow undertones. Beachy Keen has a creme finish and was opaque in two coats. I've had absolutely no problems with this colour, great fomula!

 

Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Superdrug & Boots Exclusives Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

So those were the four new Barry M limited edition polishes for this summer! My absolute favourite is Golden Sands! Not only it has a beautiful gold sparkle but I finally found a nude-ish colour that I loved on my skin tone! I hope you've enjoyed my flower photos ;)

 

The rings I'm wearing are from Luna Pyxis, an online store that sells jewellery handmade in South Korea. This first ring I'm wearing is X Criss Cross Ring which is an adjustable ring with lots of crystals. The other one is Rectangle Cubic midi ring also in rose gold colour and features one big crystal. They're so pretty!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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Hello lovelies,

 

First of all, I'm starting like an adjustment period for you where I'll be posting both my square and rounded nails depending on what I want to post so don't be suprised ;) Also I'm going on my late honeymoon (finally!) so in the next week and a half I probably won't be able to post much ;)

 

Anyway, it's time for ABC Challenge and my letter D is for DELICATE! You can read everything about the challenge in this post from Emily from Nail Polish Society, who is hosting it :)

 

I've tested a new to me nail art product - a Be Creative Nail Art Pen and created a delicate lace nails. Let's have a look:

 

ABC Challenge: D is for Delicate | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: D is for Delicate | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: D is for Delicate | Nail Art Challenge

 

I've used the new Barry M Boots exclusives Golden Sands and Beachy Keen as base polishes and I added topcoat. I wore the nails just plain for a day and next day I've decided to test my Be Creative Nail Art Pen. I've bought this pen some time last year and never really gotten around to use it and this was my first attempt on nails. First, I've lightly buffed the top half of my nails where I wanted the lace to be. This helps the paint to adhere better and apply more evenly. Then I dipped my pen into a Be Creative White acrylic paint and draw few squiggles on the paper first (as per instructions). Then I've drawn the lace and the result is above.

 

The pen is quite easy to work with once you get used to it. It is very different to painting with brushes but you can achieve thin lines and swirls much easier. The more pressure you put on the pen, the thicker the lines will be. I've had few 'teething' problems at the beginning where the pen didn't want to draw. I've visited Be Creative website and found out that my paint was too thick. Easy fix - I added more water to top up the pot and shaked. After that the pen started to work fine. I think I'll try and use the pen more often because it's yet another cool nail art tool and I just love making my life easier :) The pen is pretty inexpensive, selling for £8.10 at sambiddle.co.uk

 

ABC Challenge: D is for Delicate | Nail Art Challenge

 

What do you think of Sam Biddle's Nail Art Pen? Have you tried it yet?

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's post and have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

If you'd like to join the weekly ABC challenge, visit this post for all the details and don't forget to check out the manicures from other participats below: