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Hello lovelies,

 

Don't you just wish the summer would last forever? Sunny days spent at the beach, warm sunsets and blooming flowers everywhere! That's just my dream and I can keep dreaming because I live in Britain after all... So at least I can create pretty flowers on my nails :)

 

I've decided to decorate Illamasqua Melange with vintage style roses. I have used Illamasqua Melange, OPI Red Hot Rio, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Chic From Ears To Tail and Barry M Cardamom.

 

Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design
Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design

 

 

I'm also wearing a beautiful midi ring by Astrid & Miyu in the pictures. It's called Gold Crystal Floating Heart Midi Ring* and it is the perfect size to fit above my knuckles. Midi Rings are usually too big for me as I have slim fingers but this one fits nicely.

 

The ring is very delicate and feels like good quality product as opposed to some very cheap rings I bought before. The crystals fit perfectly, none of them are loose and this ring also comes in rose gold and silver colour.

 

It is made of gold plated brass and it's nickel free. If you would like to find out more and see some other Astrid & Miyu rings, visit their website.

 

Vintage Roses over Illamasqua Melange - Nail Art Design

 

 

You might have noticed that my pictures have changed a bit. Well I have a new camera which I'm currently testing so the pictures are mix from my new and old camera. I hope you like them and I hope you've enjoyed today's post.

 

Also, my dear friend Ruth has entered me into a birthday contest and I could win a pretty watch. The competition is on Facebook and as always with FB competitions, the most likes win. So if you would like to help me to get an awesome watch for my bday then please like comment from Ruth Knall in this picture: https://www.facebook.com/Watches2U/photos/a.234279439925292.65920.183000838386486/866629470023616/?type=1&comment_id=866639626689267&offset=0&total_comments=45  Thank you so much! xxx

 

Have a lovely Friday! Lucie x

*The ring was sent for feature

 

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

I'm very happy to say that Barry M has released a new Gelly collection for Autumn/Winter season and I have swatches! It consists of six new shades in mostly Autumn colours and is available right now.

 

So without further ado let's have a look at them!

 

Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Mustard - mustard or ochre (if you wish) yellow creme. When else to wear mustard yellow other than in the Autumn, right? Two coats were fully opaque and the formula was easy to apply. Not like some other older Gelly shades, this one didn't dry too fast so I didn't experience any patching. I'm wearing a coat of topcoat.

Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Cardamom - moss green creme. Cardamom reminds me of the fading colour of the leaves just before they turn yellow...very interesting. It's a shame it's didn't suit my skin tone. The formula was easy to apply and all I needed were two coats for full coverage. The polish dried fast and glossy but I still applied topcoat.

Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Chai - medium grey creme. Chai is definitely a colour for the Winter season and it will also be perfect for nail art. It applied well and I needed just two coats. As all the other polish, it dried fast and glossy and I applied topcoat as well.

Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Paprika - rusty brown creme. This is not true paprika colour but it's quite close so I'll take it ;) I'm wearing two coats and topcoat. The formula was good to apply and fast drying.

Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Chilli - dark red creme with brown undertones. Such a gorgeous and rich colour, one of my favourites in this collection! It applied nicely and pigmentation was good too. I'm wearing just two regular coats and no topcoat with this one.

Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

Cocoa - dark chocolate/cocoa brown creme. Wow, this brown is super dark and rich! Two regular coats were fully opaque and Cocoa dried very glossy. It went on very nicely as well.

Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches
Barry M Gelly Collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 - Review & Swatches

 

 

I think this collection was much needed in the Barry M Gelly line. The Autumn/Winter shades are perfect and I can't wait to so some nail art with them! My absolute favourites are Chilli, Chai and Mustard. They all had easy-flowing and fast-drying formula and all were opaque in two coats. Even though they dried glossy I usually added topcoat as it prolongs the wear and protects against chipping.

 

Barry M polishes are available at Barry M website, in Superdrug and Boots.

 

Hope you like this collection, I know I do ;) Let me know what you think in the comments! Have a nice day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples