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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

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Hello lovelies,

 

Today I'd like to share with you a new nail art tuorial and my experience with the Mylee PRO Elite 12W LED Lamp from JustBeauty.co.uk. I've been testing this new lamp for the past few weeks and I'm finally ready to tell you what I think.

 

About: "The revolutionary light cures gel polish in just 30 seconds using an intelligent memory timer and equal light distribution, so there is no need to keep on adjusting. In fact Mylee Pro Elite does all the hard work for you, the touch sensor cleverly turn the lamp on when your hand is in place so it's ready to go when you are.

 

Mylee’s compact, lightweight design means that the lamp is ultra-portable and comes complete with grooves for precise, comfortable finger placement."

 

Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review
Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review

 

My very first thoughts when I opened the box with the lamp in it was how tiny it is! This lamp is very small and lightweight compared to my Nsi UV lamp that is 3x the size. I like that it makes it great for travelling either for long holiday or if you are a mobile nail technician.

 

The lamp cam in two boxes - first one was the outer packaging for shipping and then the box with lamp itself. The box is branded with a picture of the lamp and a brief description of it and of the main features; some of them are:

  • 30 second curing cycle
  • touch sensor
  • equal light distribution
  • 2 year warranty
  • 50,000 hour life span
  • 4 + 1 – comfortably fits 4 fingers in the precise grooves

 

This lamp has a discreet logo at the back and no button or additional settings. I just plugged it into the power outlet and that's it. It operates on touch sensor so once I put my hand in it automatically started a pre-set 30 second cycle. If hand is removed before the 30 seconds are finished, the lamp switches itself off. At first, I wasn't sure I like this feature because I like to move and turn my hand in the lamp to get to cure every spot on my nails (this is not necessary to do) and I accidentally switched the lamp off because I lifted my hand too much. But after few uses I've gotten used to it and now it's very convenient that I don't have to press any button to turn the lamp on or off.

 

As mentioned above, the lamp is very compact and it can fit up to 4 nails at a time. Some professionals already do 4 nails at a time and then do the thumbs last because the product on thumbs can flood the skin if the whole hand is done at once. This is definitely a case of preference.

 

Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review
Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review

 

I've tested the lamp on different brands of gel polish including Color Club, Gelish and IBD and all seemed to be cured well. I've also tested it with Color Club gel polish on myself and it also worked well without any problems.

 

Overall, I'm happy to recommend this little lamp. It worked well for me, it's very compact and lightweight and simple to operate.

 

Mylee PRO Elite 12W LED Lamp is priced at £29.99 - making it very affordable especially for home users. PLUS I have an exclusive discount code for you to use! Use code JustLucy20 for 20% off!

 

Nail Art Tutorial + Mylee PRO Elite LED Lamp Review

 

 

And now I have for you new gel polish tutorial that I've prepared using this Mylee LED lamp and IBD gel polishes from JustBeauty.co.uk. I've called it Crack into a Rainbow Universe :)

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think of the nail art design and the cute little Mylee lamp? Would you consider it for yourself to use at home? Let me know in the comments ;)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie

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