*PR Sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I've got another British polish review for you! Today it's Barry M Crush, a dark red matte from the Autumn Matte collection. The whole Matte collection consists of 5 shades and I have already shown you swatches of Barry M Caramel and Vanilla.

 

Crush is matte but slightly leaning towards satin finish; I was expecting a proper matte I must admit. Nevertheless it's a pretty shade and you can still play with the matte/glossy effect.

Barry M Matte Crush - Review and Swatches
Barry M Matte Crush - Review and Swatches
Barry M Matte Crush - Review and Swatches
Barry M Matte Crush - Review and Swatches

 


The formula was very well pigmented so all I needed were two thin coats. It dried fast and the application was smooth and streak-free. I would still advice you to work fast to avoid any patching even though I haven't experienced any. Because this polish is not worn with topcoat, leave it to dry and harden for longer than usual to avoid dents.

 

Barry M polishes are available at every Superdrug and Boots stores and at the official Barry M website.

 

 

*PR sample - polish sent for review from Brandnation.

*PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Today's manicure is inspired by Thriszha over at Fab Ur Nails Shop. She has posted a colourful stamped manicure on her FB page and I immediately fell in love with it. I own the same stamping plate so I've decided to recreate it. It was my first time doing these stamping decals so the first one on the thumb is not perfect and is smeared a bit. But I loved it so much once it was finished!

Colourful Stamping Decals Nail Art feat. MoYou London
Colourful Stamping Decals Nail Art feat. MoYou London
Colourful Stamping Decals Nail Art feat. MoYou London
Colourful Stamping Decals Nail Art feat. MoYou London
Colourful Stamping Decals Nail Art feat. MoYou London

 


I have started by painting my nails with one coat of white polish and then added one coat of China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around which is shimmery white. The next step was to add pre-prepared stamping decals (not really sure if they are called that). I have used MoYou London Explorer 03 stamping plate to create those. The plate comes from the Explorer collection and is full of floral images. They remind me of mehndi designs or of some exotic Amazonian flowers :)

 

I have used the following polishes for the decals:

China Glaze Peachy Keen

China Glaze For Audrey

China Glaze High Hopes

A England Camelot

Zoya Darcy

 

Would you like to see a tutorial on how to make the decals?

Colourful Stamping Decals Nail Art feat. MoYou London

 


The last step was to add pastel blue studs that I got from Born Pretty Store*. The stud wheel is full of square and round pastel studs, very cute especially for spring designs. Don't forget that you can use 10% discount code LHJ61.

 

Hope you liked it and let me know if you would like to see tutorial on how to make the stamping decals!

 

Love, Lucie x

 

*Studs and stamping plate were provided for a review