Hello lovelies,

It's that time of the month...no, NOT that one :D...it's time for a monthly Paint All The Nails nail art challenge! This month's theme is dotticures and I've opted for a bright sea-inspired look.

Another BIG news is, I've changed my nail shape!!! I got sick and tired of breaking off corners on my square nails and that my right hand was never ready to be photographed because my nails were constantly breaking. So now both hands have almond shape and I'm so loving it! What about you - do you like my new nails? I'm still working out the filing technique but I'm getting there!

Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures | Sea Inspired Nail Art
Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures | Sea Inspired Nail Art

 

I wanted to start with a blannk canvas and I just love using white as my base colour. So I've painted a coat of Color Club French Tip and let it dry for a bit. After that I could start creating my sea-inspired dotticure. I've used one size of dotting tool throughout the design. The colours I've used were Models own Powder Blue, OPI Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue and OPI Dining Al Frisco.

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures | Sea Inspired Nail Art
Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures | Sea Inspired Nail Art

 

I must admit, half-way through the nails I hated it and wanted to take it all off but I knew I didn't have time to create a new manicure for this challenge so I finished all the nails. And boy, was I wrong! I love them now! My nails look like they are a mosaic and I'm so enjoying wearing them.

 

I hope you've enjoyed today's post and stay tuned for the ABC Challenge post tomorrow ;) And don't forget to check out nail art from other bloggers below and by searching #paintallthenailsdotticures


 

Hello lovelies,

 

Another new release from Barry M that I'll show you is Molten Metal! This mini collection consists of four metallic foil finish polishes in precious metal colours.

 

"Molten Metals give your nails show-stopping style and an instant luxe look. Each of the four chrome effect shades have a mirror-shine foil finish that will glisten for days. Metallic nails are big news for 2016, try one coat for a sheer finish or build up for a stronger look."

 

This collection features the flat tapered and rounded brush I like and I hope they will keep using it in their future collections.

 

Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

Gold Digger - pale gold metallic foil. This gold is rather cool-toned so it might not flatter everyone but look at that sparkly finish! First coat was a bit sheer but second coat made is fully opaque. I'm not wearing top coat in the photos either.

Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 


Bronze Bae - bronze metallic foil shade. Bronze Bae is quite unusual shade with gold undertones. I'm wearing two coats and no topcoat, the polish dried fast and smooth.

Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

Copper Mine - copper metallic foil shade. Another unusual shade! Copper Mine is like darker and warmer version of Bronze Bae. I've applied 2 coats and no topcoat.

Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

Silver Lining - dark silver metallic foil shade. I'm a bit undecided about his shade. It's pretty and sparkly but it's not that unique. I think I might have 2 or 3 very similar shades in my collection. I'm wearing two thicker coats because it has slightly thinner formula so you might want to apply three thin coats.

Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Molten Metal Collection Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

 

All of the polishes had pretty much the same formula - they applied very easily and dried fast. The formula was a bit thinner but I managed to get away with two coats for each colour. My favourite shade is Copper Mine because it's not a colour I would come across that often and I think it will flatter most people. Also, all of the polishes are super sparkly and have mix of different-coloured particles in them. Overall, this collection is a very nice alternative to your regular bright and neon colours for Summer :) Which shade is your favourite?

 

Barry M Molten Metal collection is available at barrym.com, in Superdrug and Boots stores and their websites. And have you seen my swatches of another Summer release - Lolly Gloss collection?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

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