Showing posts with label barry m

Hello lovelies,

 

First of all, I'm starting like an adjustment period for you where I'll be posting both my square and rounded nails depending on what I want to post so don't be suprised ;) Also I'm going on my late honeymoon (finally!) so in the next week and a half I probably won't be able to post much ;)

 

Anyway, it's time for ABC Challenge and my letter D is for DELICATE! You can read everything about the challenge in this post from Emily from Nail Polish Society, who is hosting it :)

 

I've tested a new to me nail art product - a Be Creative Nail Art Pen and created a delicate lace nails. Let's have a look:

 

ABC Challenge: D is for Delicate | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: D is for Delicate | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: D is for Delicate | Nail Art Challenge

 

I've used the new Barry M Boots exclusives Golden Sands and Beachy Keen as base polishes and I added topcoat. I wore the nails just plain for a day and next day I've decided to test my Be Creative Nail Art Pen. I've bought this pen some time last year and never really gotten around to use it and this was my first attempt on nails. First, I've lightly buffed the top half of my nails where I wanted the lace to be. This helps the paint to adhere better and apply more evenly. Then I dipped my pen into a Be Creative White acrylic paint and draw few squiggles on the paper first (as per instructions). Then I've drawn the lace and the result is above.

 

The pen is quite easy to work with once you get used to it. It is very different to painting with brushes but you can achieve thin lines and swirls much easier. The more pressure you put on the pen, the thicker the lines will be. I've had few 'teething' problems at the beginning where the pen didn't want to draw. I've visited Be Creative website and found out that my paint was too thick. Easy fix - I added more water to top up the pot and shaked. After that the pen started to work fine. I think I'll try and use the pen more often because it's yet another cool nail art tool and I just love making my life easier :) The pen is pretty inexpensive, selling for £8.10 at sambiddle.co.uk

 

ABC Challenge: D is for Delicate | Nail Art Challenge

 

What do you think of Sam Biddle's Nail Art Pen? Have you tried it yet?

 

Hope you've enjoyed today's post and have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

If you'd like to join the weekly ABC challenge, visit this post for all the details and don't forget to check out the manicures from other participats below:

 

 

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

*PR samples