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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

*PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Today I want to show you the latest Barry M release - the Coconut Infusion collection! It consists of 9 new creme shades in glossy finish.

 

Coconut Infusion collection boasts with new and innovative formulation with a blend of coconut water and coconut oil. This supposedly gently hydrates and nourishes nails.

Barry M also states: "Enriched with anti-oxidising properties and the strengthening benefits of Vitamins B & C, nails are repaired and replenished."

 

Those are pretty bold claims so let's have a look at the polishes...

 

Barry M Coconut Infusion Collection | Review
Barry M Coconut Infusion Collection | Review
Barry M Coconut Infusion Collection | Review

 

 

This collection comes in the standard bottle with a bronze cap that looks like it will be unique element to this collection. The colours vary from selection of beige and brown to more fun shades like peach, pink, blue and green. Also brush is very nice - Barry M has used the flat tapered brush with rounded edge so it helps the application and with achieving clean line.

 

I've prepared a skittle swatch of each colour so you can see them on nails (no full swatches, sorry!)

 

Barry M Coconut Infusion Collection | Review
Barry M Coconut Infusion Collection | Review
Barry M Coconut Infusion Collection | Review
Barry M Coconut Infusion Collection | Review
Barry M Coconut Infusion Collection | Review

 

All of the swatches above are of two coats and NO TOPCOAT! I was so pleasantly surprised that the polishes were well-pigmented and really dried quite glossy even without topcoat. The formula was very easy to apply and not thicker like some other gel-like polishes. I also didn't use base coat ("no base coat is required as the healthy nutrients will infuse, hydrate and protect the nail") and the polishes proved to be good ridge-fillers as well. I got smooth and glossy gel-like finish without streaks and bald spots and if I'd had applied topcoat they would look even better. But I wanted to show you guys that the formula is really good by itself. They all dried fast even without the topcoat.

 

Another thing I would like to point out is the smell/scent. It has weaker 'regular nail polish' smell and I can smell hints of sweet, possibly coconutty scent. It's hard to put my finger on it but there is definitely some change in smell.

 

And as a bonus, Barry M have sent me this adorable portable phone/gadget charger shaped like nail polish bottle! Apparently I just need to charge it and then take it with me and if I need to charge my phone I just connect it to this charger wherever I am. Something to take to a festival :)

 

Barry M Coconut Infusion Collection | Review

 

 

This collection is great for nail art because of the high pigmentation and nice formula so I'm sure you'll see these again in one of my future nail art manis. I really hope Barry M will be adding more and more shades to this line although I'm not so sure about the no base coat recommendation if they'll introduce darker colours. Overall, this is probably the best Barry M line to date, even better than the Gelly.

 

The Coconut Infusion collection is available at Barry M website for £4.99 each and also in Boots and Superdrug.

 

What do you think? Have you tried this collection yet? What are your thoughts?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie

 

*PR samples