Hello lovelies,

How are you all today? It's new collection time! Barry M has recently sent me their Summer 2016 releases and today I'd like to show you the Lolly Gloss Collection. This collection features four new colours in a sheer jelly gloss formula. The polishes are meant to be worn alone or layered over each other or other polishes.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Orange Fizz - bright red orange jelly with orange sweets scent. I've applied four coats which provided quite good coverage but I could still see my nail line a bit. Below also shown coverage of 1-4 coats. No topcoat.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Pink Candy - raspberry pink jelly with very sweet candy scent. I've applied four coats which provided quite good coverage. Below also shown coverage of 1-4 coats. No topcoat.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Cherry Drop - cherry red jelly with very sweet scent. I've applied four coats which again provided quite good coverage. Below also shown coverage of 1-4 coats. No topcoat.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Purple Pop - grape purple jelly with sweet scent with a hint of grape. This is my favourite shade of all, it looked exceptionally well! I've applied four coats which again provided quite good coverage. Below also shown coverage of 1-4 coats. No topcoat.

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection | Summer 2016 - Review & Swatches

 

I thought I won't like this collection at all but after swatching all of the shades I've changed my mind. I really like that each colour has a sweet scent when it dries and they are all super glossy. The formula was easy to apply and thin layers dry relatively quickly but when there are 4 layers built up, it takes much longer and I would recommend using fast drying topcoat.


This collection has the very popular rounded and tapered flat brush that makes it very easy to achieve clean lines and I didn't have to do almost any clean up! So overall, I was pleasantly surprised :)

 

Barry M Lolly Gloss Collection is available at barrym.com, in Superdrug and Boots stores and their websites. Boots currently has an offe buy 1, get 2nd half price.

 

Have a lovely weekend! Lucie x

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Hello lovelies,

 

It's time for another instalment of ABC Challenge! You can read everything about the challenge in this post from Emily from Nail Polish Society, who is hosting it :) If you'd like to see my previous challenge post, check it out here.

 

This week's letter is B and my theme is BLUE for this beautiful Color Club gel polish. I didn't want to have just a plain colour (I'll save that for another day) so I've taken inspiration from some pretty amazing nail artists and added a white 3D lace design.

 

Let's have a look first..

 

ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge

 

 

Firstly, I've applied a thin coat of Color Club* Foundation + Primer, followed by two coats of Bright Night gel polish and Seal + Shine Top Coat. Then I've followed a tutorial from @s.surkova. The product I've used for this is a 3D nail drawing UV gel because I didn't have s.surkova's own product. This cheap gel worked great too. The white dots were done using Color Club French Tip gel polish.

 

If you'll be purchasing anything from Color Club UK, you can use my discount code STASH15 for 15% off.

 

I wanted to do this 3D lace on my nails for ages. I've already practised on a nail wheel so this is not my very first design. It does take a little bit of practise just to see how the product behaves but it not a difficult technique to learn. Would you like to see a video tutorial in the future?

 

ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue | Nail Art Challenge

 

 

You've probably noticed my beautiful new rose gold rings* - they are from Luna Pyxis, an online store that sells jewellery handmade in South Korea. I fell in love with their products straight awayso when they approached me if I'd like to try some of their rings, it was a no-brainer. Right now they have a free shipping for orders over $50 and I'm all over that, getting more jewellery!

 

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. How gorgeous are they!?

 

I hope you've enjoyed today's post and will consider joining the ABC challenge :)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x


 

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