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Hello lovelies,

 

Zoya has released second Magical Pixie collection, this one is for Summer 2014 and consists of three shades - Bar, Ginni and Arlo. I have been little swamped lately so this review is a bit late, sorry!

 

Let's have a look at the polishes:

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches

 


Bar - champagne beige base with chunky holo glitter texture. Bar has some very pretty gold undertones but it won't suit everyone. It's a bit strange combination - on one hand it could be a subtle 'nude' but the load of holo glitter makes it stand out quite a bit. I've applied two coats.

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches
Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches

 


Ginni - pastel pink tinted base with chunky holo glitter texture. Ginni is a cute and girly shade that I enjoyed wearing. It looks very nice with the silver holo glitter and sparkly texture. I'm wearing two coats.

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches
Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches

 


Arlo - pastel magenta tinted base with chunky holo glitter. Arlo looks cool-toned in the bottle but once it's on the nails the base gets thinner and looks much warmer. I've applied two coats.

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches
Zoya Magical Pixie Collection for Summer 2014 - Review & Swatches

 


All three shades have the same thick formula so inevitably you'll be applying a bit thicker coats. They are all quite sheer so the thicker coats will help to build up the colour. The drying time was longer and you really need to let it dry and harden properly before doing something. I would really recommend wearing peel off base because once these polishes dry they are very hard to remove and peel off base will safe you lot of time and aggravation.

 

 

I think I've mentioned it before that I really love Pixie Dust range but the Magical Pixie doesn't appeal to me as much. I find it just too gritty and sometimes sharp and scratching my eye is absolutely impossible without hurting myself :D

 

If you've missed the first Magical Pixie collection, check it out here. I've also reviewed the new summer collections Tickled and Bubbly.

 

Zoya polishes are available at Zoya.com (US), at The Nail & Beauty Link (UK) and at Nail Polish Direct (UK).

 

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Hello lovelies,

 

I'm very excited to start reviewing Barry M polishes and show you a bit more from British market. Today I have review and swatches of the new Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints which have been recently introduced. This new release consists of 7 new Gelly shades but despite the name 'Gelly', they are well-pigmented and do not have jelly formula. Instead, they are creme shades with high-gloss finish. Let's have a look...

 

Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches
Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches

 

 


Coconut - Ivory white with beige undertones. Coconut is great multi-tasker so whether you want to wear it by itself or with some nail art over it, it's a brilliant shade. The formula was good to apply but slightly less pigmentation so I applied two thicker coats for full coverage. it dried fast and glossy.

Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches
Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches

 

 

Elderberry - pale grey-ish blue creme. It is not a shade I would pick out of a rack but it will be great for winter season. Elderberry is also a bit sheerer so I needed two thicker coats. The formula was easy to work with, fast drying and glossy.

Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches
Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches

 


Almond - pale mauve creme leaning towards taupe shades. Interesting colour..I'm not sure it should in summer collection but for those preferring 'nude' or office-friendly colours it will be lovely. It applied nicely and two coats were nicely opaque. Drying time was fast as the other shades.

Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches
Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches

 


Olive - pale olive green creme. It is only my personal opinion but for me, this colour is downright ugly lol! BUT when I've done some awesome nail art over it I loved it! Two coats were fully opaque and it had nice formula.

Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches
Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches

 

 

Pink Punch - vivid hot pink creme. Now we're talking summer! I love this shade and it had really great formula. Two regular coats were fully opaque, it dried fast and glossy and it applied very nicely. Love it!

Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches
Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches

 


Damson - bright cobalt blue creme. Damson is gorgeous colour with again, great formula. It is well-pigmented and I've applied two thin coats. It went on well and dried fast and glossy. Don't miss the 'Mermaid Glitter Manicure' I've done with this shade!

Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches
Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches

 


Kiwi - vivid jade green creme. Last of the brights in this collection is a cute green. I needed two regular coats for full coverage. The application was easy and Kiwi dried fast and glossy.

Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches
Barry M Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints - Review & Swatches

 


I'm well-pleased about this collection as it has not only brights but kind of more neutral and pastel shades. The only one I wasn't over the moon was Olive. The last three bright shades (Damson, Pink Punch and Kiwi) seemed to have better pigmentation than the pale shades. But they all had easy-to-apply formula and fast drying time. They dry glossy so theoretically you wouldn't need topcoat but I would still recommend it so your manicure lasts longer.

 

This collection is available now in Superdrug, Boots and on Barry M website at £3.99 each

 

Have a nice day! Lucie x

 

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