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 *The nail polish and stud wheel were provided for a review

Hello lovelies,

This post will be a bit longer and picture heavy as it basically features three products. Yay for effectiveness :D

This particular manicure features Barry M Nail Art Pen in Silver which I've tested for the first time. The silver colour nicely opaque and flows well. It was actually very easy to work with and I hope I'll see some more shades of the nail art pens - but don't forget the need for excellent pigmentation, Barry M!

The Black and White pens are not fully opaque and it bothered me quite a bit as I needed to draw twice. But this one was better. I've done just an 'abstract cobweb' design over Darling Diva Catherine. The ring finger has been decorated with square metal studs from Born Pretty Store Stud wheel.

Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art
Lucy's Stash - abstract cobweb nail art

I've used the metal square studs from this particular Stud wheel and there will be many more manicures coming as there is a wide range of studs. You can choose from black, silver and gold finishes and from different shapes and sizes. I like the small studs the best as my nails are not wide and the big ones tend to stick out.

The second half of this post is dedicated to the Darling Diva Catherine because this polish deserves it!

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine

Catherine - red-based holographic base with blue iridescent glitter.This polish is absolutely stunning and you need it if you like purples! it has a very good formula that applies easily and two coats were enough for good coverage. I needed topcoat to smooth out the surface but I would use the topcoat anyway. My pictures don't do it justice, it's much prettier in real life.

*This polish has been provided for a review

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine
Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine

Picture taken in shade. The iridescent glitter really stands out in the shade, this polish is just pretty everywhere you go.

Lucy's Stash - Darling Diva Catherine

 *The nail polish and stud wheel were provided for a review

Hello lovelies,

By now, you've all heard about the new Barry M Nail Art Pens and I haven't missed them either! I've ran into my local Superdrug store and picked up Black, Silver and White Nail Art Pens. I wasn't excited about the pink one very much so I skipped that one..

This manicure is simple and with the Nail Art Pen quite easy to do. I've applied two coats of Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink and when it was dry enough I started drawing. So let's have a look what I've done with it...

Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink

The Nail Art Pen is like a shorter highlighter pen and feels sturdy. The nib has small holes on the outside of it and the paint flows from there. When I've used it for the first time, I'd had to press on the nib quite a few times until the paint was pumped out. I'm saying paint because it is not nail polish as we know it. It is more watery so it flows easily and it cracks when it's dry. That was my only problem with it really. You can see the cracking in the first pictures without topcoat. Once you apply topcoat the cracks are not that visible.

Before you start painting you need to make sure the polish is dry enough otherwise you might ruin it. I've tried applying topcoat to make the drying time shorter but the paint does not adhere to the topcoat very well. It slips and tends to shrink (tested over Seche Vite).

Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink

Following pictures are with topcoat...

Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink
Lucy's Stash - Barry M Nail Art Pen Black over Nicole By OPI Still Into Pink

Overall, I'm loving it even though the black could be a bit more pigmented (sometimes I've had to dab more colour or go over twice). It is easy to work with and with a bit of practice you could paint quite thin lines. I will be definitely repurchasing if I use up this one and I truly hope Barry M will bring more shades and they will all be a permanent line. Stay tuned for more shades!

You can purchase Barry M Nail Art Pens at Superdrug stores/online for £4.99 each (there's currently 3 for 2 offer). Alternatively, they are available at barrym.co.uk