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Hello lovelies,

 

I've just realised that I never shown you proper swatches of the gorgeous new releases for Barry M Silk Collection in darker autumnal colours. There were three new colours added to the Silk Collection and all three have smooth satin finish.

 

Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches

 

 

Poppy - berry magenta with satin matte finish. Poppy has gorgeous warm colour with very fine sparkle that is muted by the satin finish but comes to life if worn with topcoat. It applied very nicely and is well-pigmented. I've applied two regular coats and no topcoat. 

Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches
Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches

 

 

Orchid - rich, blue-based purple with satin matte finish. Orchid is beautifully vivid and stunning purple. The formula was easy to work with and nice to apply and this shade was also well-pigmented and opaque in two coats. The finish wasn't streaky at all and I'm not wearing topcoat.

Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches
Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches

 

 

Forest - blue teal with satin matte finish. I would probably expect Forest to be more green than blue but despite the name the colour itself is very nice teal. It also has this subtle shimmer to it. It applied nicely and two coats were fully opaque. I'm not wearing topcoat.

Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches
Barry M Silk Collection for A/W 2014 - Poppy, Orchid & Forest - Review & Swatches

 

 

This range is meant to be worn matte - either without topcoat or topped with matte topcoat to prolong the manicure. BUT they also look stunning with topcoat. These polishes have fine shimmer to it that completely transforms the polish when you add topcoat. I really like how well-pigmented they all are, they will be great for nail art, in fact I've already done one nail art with them here.

 

Barry M Silk collection and the rest of the range is available at Barry M website, in Boots and Superdrug stores.

 

Have a lovely day and stay polished! Lucie x

 

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Hello lovelies,

I know it's Remembrance Day and I should be doing a manicure with poppies but unfortunately I planned badly and didn't do one. I'll at least show you a manicure with a polish called Poppy ;)

So today I'm doing Glittered Half Moon Nail Art using two new shades from Barry M Silk Collection - Poppy and Forest. This really is not a unique design and has been done many times but I quite like it and I think these two colours are so different that they look good together.

Glittered Half Moon Nail Art with Barry M Silk Collection
Glittered Half Moon Nail Art with Barry M Silk Collection
Glittered Half Moon Nail Art with Barry M Silk Collection
Glittered Half Moon Nail Art with Barry M Silk Collection

 

 

Both polishes have satin finish so I tried to keep it that way by not applying topcoat. I would have to apply topcoat if I was to wear it for more than a day. I've also used silver holographic hexagon glitter, orange wood stick and a bit of topcoat to stick the glitter to. The Barry M Silk collection is available at their website.

 

Have you tried glittered half-moon design? Share it with me in the comments or by #lucysstash! I'd love to see your manicures!

 

Have a great day everyone and stay polished! Lucie x