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Hello lovelies,

 

Have you heard f the new Barry M Matte colours for this summer season? Well I have swatches of all six shades right here! The Summer Matte Collection is being released right now and the colours are just like from a carnival - bold, bright and fun!

 

Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches


 

Miami - medium flamingo pink. Miami is not as bright as the other shades in this collection but it's still very summery. I've applied two thicker coats to get full coverage.

Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches

 

 

Rhossili - magenta shade. It might look a bit more blue-based in the pictures but it's a beautiful magenta colour. It applied well and the pigmentation was good too. Two coats were enough for perfect coverage.

Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches

 


 

Copacabana - bright tomato red. The formula was nice to apply and highly pigmented so I'd advise to double-up on base coat to prevent staining. I needed two regular coats for full coverage.

Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches

 

 

Waikiki - light lime green? yellow green? It's certainly quite a unique shade. It applied well but the pigmentation was slightly lower so I've applied two thick coats or three thin coats would do too.

Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches

 


Cancun - bright teal with strong green undertones. Cancun looks a bit too blue in my pictures but it just wasn't possible to capture the true colour. Definitely expect more green-ish teal. It applied well and I needed two regular coats for full coverage.

Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches

 


Malibu - bright blue. Malibu is one of my favourite colours from this collection. It's bold, it's gorgeous and well-pigmented. I've applied two regular coats.

Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches

 


Barry M is also releasing a Matte Topcoat. As you can see in the pictures above, I have applied the Matte Topcoat to each polish to show you the effect. The Matte Topcoat creates nice matte finish without any white spots.

 

Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches

 


It is clear to me that the finish of all the polish is not very matte but rather satin or rubbery so if you want truly matte finish apply the Matte Topcoat. You can also have them in nice and glossy finish, just use topcoat.

 

Overall, I love the colours and my favourites are Malibu, Rhosilli and the crazy Waikiki. I would have loved them even more if the finish would be properly matte but I don't mind that much to be honest.

 

This collection is available now at Superdrug, and from 11th June at Boots and on Barry M website.

 

Here are some new Barry M releases:

 

Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches
Barry M Summer Matte Collection & Matte Topcoat - Review & Swatches



Hope you've enjoyed this collection and let me know which one is YOUR favourite! Have a nice day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

I've been approached to try and swatch few polishes from new brand Graffiti Nails. Well I do like to try new brands so I agreed :)

 

Graffiti Nails have launched in March with 13 nail polish colours and base and top coat in collaboration with Alice from One Nail To Rule Them All. Alice has also swatched all the polishes so check out her posts for more swatches.

 

I'm swatching four of their polishes:

New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches

 

 

Mellow - light yellow creme. I picked this shade because I liked that it's lighter and not as fully-blown bold yellow shade and I found it to be quite flattering to my skin tone. The polish had good-flowing formula that applied well. The pigmentation was a little bit lower so I've applied two thicker coats. Three thin coats would work well too. It dried quite fast and glossy but I still applied topcoat in the end.

New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches
New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches
New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches

 

 

Pistachio - light green creme leaning towards turquoise blue. Pistachio is a beautiful but hard to capture shade. It is very much green but with strong blue undertones. It has a great formula that is opaque in two coats, applies nicely and dries fast and glossy.

New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches
New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches
New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches

 

 

Deep Red - dark red creme with partly jelly formula. I'm a sucker for red polishes especially if they are 'vampy' so this shade was an easy choice. I needed two thicker coats for a good coverage (again, 3 thin coats would do too). The polish applied well and dried glossy with slightly longer drying time due to thicker coats.

New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches
New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches
New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches

 


Jet - black creme. I wanted to try the black in case I stumble upon another well-pigmented, great for nail art, black. And to my surprise that's what I got! I've applied one thicker coat and topcoat and the coverage is great! I'll be sure to reach for it for my future nail art designs.

New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches
New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches
New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches

 

 

The brushes in these polishes were ok to work with but I found a little differences. Some were a bit thinner and for example the brush in the yellow shade was slightly bigger and some bristles were separated. I think this was probably just one odd one but I thought I'd disclose it.

New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches
New brand on the block - Graffiti Nails! Review & swatches

 


The polishes retail at £3.99 including VAT and are available online only at the moment. . To quote Alice, "if you order 3 polishes then the ‘Express’ delivery is FREE. Express service is 1-3 days, but we can deliver 3 polishes Next Day for only £2.95."

 

If you'd like to check the Graffiti Nails brand for yourself or purchase polishes, you can do so at their website.

 

Have a lovely Friday (yay!) and stay tuned for tomorrow's nail art post! Lucie x

 

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