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Hello lovelies,

 

As you probably know from my Barry M event report, Barry M has released Midnight Gelly collection for this Autumn/Winter season. This collection contains four new shades in off-black colours and super glossy Gelly formula. The colours are very far from the bright and pastel colours Gelly range currently has and I gladly welcome the change. Gelly formula is great so more colours, the better!

 

Barry M says: "Devilishly dark past the midnight hour. A/W1 saw a range of dark moody hues hit the runway, get the look and rock an off-black shade this season. Barry M Gelly Nail Paints provide an extra glossy, long lasting finish."

 

Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Black Grape - blackened navy blue. The colour can be nicely seen in a brush swatch and in the first coat but the second coat makes the colour fully opaque and dark as night! I could see hints of the blue tint in certain light but mostly it looks like black (not that it's a bad thing!). I'm wearing two coats and topcoat.

Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Black Currant - blackened red-based purple. The shade has just a hint of purple otherwise it appears almost black in two coats. I'm not wearing topcoat.

Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Black Cherry - blackened wine red. Gorgeous dark vampy red opaque in two coats. No topcoat

Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

Black Pistachio - blackened dark green. This shade has a lovely green tint even though it's still very dark. It's fully opaque in two coats, no topcoat. Unfortunately it stained my nails yellow a bit despite using thick base coat.

Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches
Barry M Midnight Gelly Collection - Review & Swatches

 

 

All of the Midnight Gelly polishes have the same formula. They all applied easily and were opaque in two coats. The formula is very glossy and fast-drying yet not patchy. I'm also glad to see the rounded flatter brush back again, it makes the application much easier even on my small nails.

 

Midnight Gelly polishes and all the other new releases are available now in Superdrug, Boots and online on Barry M website.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie

 

*Products featured were PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

Today I have some nail art for you! I have seen a beautiful nail art tutorial from Tartofraises on how to create white one stroke roses and I had to try it! I love one stroke nail art but I'm not very good yet but practice makes perfect so I keep trying.

 

I have painted the white one stroke roses over beautiful SpaRitual Artisan using Nsi Secrets Prism Paints in Little White Lies and angled one stroke brush.

 

White Roses Nail Art over SpaRitual Artisan
White Roses Nail Art over SpaRitual Artisan
White Roses Nail Art over SpaRitual Artisan
White Roses Nail Art over SpaRitual Artisan

 


This was not an easy design to recreate and I did have a little practice beforehand on a piece of paper. It is not as delicate and perfect as Tartofraises' design but I still like it. Artisan made a gorgeous sparkly background.

 

SpaRitual Pause collection including Artisan is available at SpaRitual UK and  SpaRitual US  and at the usual outlets like salons and spas.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x