Nail Varnish Collection
As of Winter 2013
Next up in my Nail Varnish Collection series is Barry M. You can see previous posts in my collection series by clicking here. I love Barry M as a nail varnish brand, and I own quite a lot of them. Here in the UK they are super affordable and they have a wide variety of colours and I very rarely have problems with their formula. I have several from the normal line, and several from there newish Gelly Hi-Shine line. Barry M are something of my go-to brand if I’m looking for a certain shade in a crème finish. I do really want to get my hands on their new glitters though and since Santa didn’t bring them for Christmas I may have to treat myself. You can also see my Top Five Barry M nail varnishes by clicking here.
In this first row are Black Croc Effects, Black Shatter, Gold Mine Glitter, Ruby Glitter, Blackberry and Blue Grape. I really like the idea of the Croc effects nail varnish, when I can get it to work. I have on a few occasions and it looks really pretty. Ruby Glitter has become a favourite when I started layering it over light colours instead of dark ones.
In the second row are Watermelon, Teal, Blue Moon, Cyan Blue, Cobalt Blue and Superdrug Xmas 2012 Limited Edition A. I love blue nail varnishes and both Cyan Blue and Cobalt blue are done of the oldest nail varnishes in my collection and also some of the most used.
In the third row are Sour Apple, Guava, Greenberry, Racing Green, Superdrug Xmas 2012 Limited Edition B and Mint Green. Sour Apple is pretty much an exact dupe for the Nails Inc Feather nail varnish in Brighton. I love this row so much, especially Guava and Greenberry. Guava bagged itself number one stop in my Top Five post and Greenberry was very unlucky not to be included.
In this fourth row are Papaya, Dolly Mixture, Lemon Ice-Cream, Acid Yellow, SLE2013B and Key Lime. SLE2013B was a huge favourite of mine over the summer and I’m already looking forward to next spring and summer when I can wear it again.
In the fifth row are Web Effects, Block Orange, Flamingo Pink, Pink Shatter, SLE2013A and Strawberry Ice-Cream. The Web Effects nail varnish would be cool if I could get it to work but I’ve never managed it. It was a present from my sister though so I don’t want to get rid of it.
In the sixth row are Indigo, Dusky Mauve, Cappuccino, Lilac Foil, Berry Ice-Cream and Rose Quartz Glitter. Rose Quartz Glitter looks lovely as an accent nail with a pale pink varnish, Butter London’s Teddy Girl is my favourite to pair it with.
In this seventh row are Amethyst Glitter, Jewel Britannia, Raspberry, Burgundy Croc Effects, Gold Shatter and Gold Foil. Jewel Britannia was a limited edition last summer for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. I looked for ages in all the shops near me to find it before caving in and buying it online from the Boots website.
And finally in this eighth row are Silver Foil and Boots Limited Edition. I’m pretty certain I got the Boots Limited Edition as part of some offer as for some reason I buy most of my Barry M nail varnishes from Superdrug and not from Boots.