Archive for November, 2012

Review: Barry M Amethyst Glitter

Posted on: November 2nd, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  3 Comments

Today I have for you own of Barry M’s new glitter polishes called Amethyst Glitter.

I am entirely to blame for the fact that you’ve probably seen this polish on other blogs before now, as every visit into Boots or Superdrug has comprised of me standing in front of the Barry M display staring at it. The choice of glitters was obviously too much. Anyway, this is what I picked after too much to-ing and fro-ing ( <-- weird expression to read).

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I was a bit concerned about the density of the glitter in the polish, and I’m not really a fan of having to wear my nail polish too thick so I decided to layer it over Barry M Blackberry from the new Hi-Shine Jelly collection. That polish deserves a post of its own so keep your eye out!

I ended up using one coat of Barry M Blackberry and two coats of Barry M Amethyst Glitter to achieve this look, and it lasted it a whole three days without chipping at all before I got bored. I really is such a wonderful colour combination that catches your eye in literally any light. It’s not too over the top either though so you don’t feel stupid wearing it through the day.

Have you tried any of the Barry M glitters yet?

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  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Barry M – Blackberry
  • Barry M – Amethyst Glitter
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat

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Strawberries!

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

These Strawberries were a request from one of the men at work. Honestly, it’s scary how much interest they have in them.

I’ve seen quite a few posts around of strawberries and agreed that it would be cool to try it for myself. It took a lot of patience, but it really paid off in the end.

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I started by painting my nails with one coat of Barry M Blood Orange for the red strawberry colour. I then used Models Own Scarlet Sparkle for one coat to make the strawberries more glitzy (I think I’d probably pay more for glitzy strawberries in supermarkets). Next I used a teeny tiny paintbrush and Essie’s Navigate Her (what is that name all about?) to paint the background of the leaves. Barry M Spring Green was used next to fill in the leaves, and finally I used Barry M Foil Effects Gold to paint on the little seeds.

I actually kept this design on for four days which has got to be nearing a record for me, but they were so cute I couldn’t bring myself to take them off!

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  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Barry M – Blood Orange
  • Models Own – Scarlet Sparkle
  • Essie – Navigate Her
  • Barry M – Spring Green
  • Barry M – Foil Effects Gold
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat

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