Nails #13

Base Coat | Rimmel Stronger Try Harder Double Duty
Colour | Barry M Ballerina and H&M Polish Tropical Ocean
Top Coat | OPI Top Coat

This week I decided to use the Rimmel Stronger Try Harder Double Duty for my base coat as a couple of my nails have broken recently so I thought I’d give them a bit of extra TLC.

Both Barry M Ballerina and the H&M nail polish mini in Tropical Ocean are new additions to my collection and I couldn’t decide which to use, in the end I painted three of my nails in Ballerina and two in Tropical Ocean on each hand.

Barry M Ballerina is a beautiful dusty pink that applies evenly in 2 easy coats. This is such a beautiful polish, I think I’ll be wearing it a lot over the coming months. I was in H&M recently and spotted a stand of cute nail polish minis that cost just £1.99 and I simply couldn’t resist picking one up and giving it a whirl. Tropical Ocean required 3 coats for an opaque finish but its a lovely mint blue.

I think the two shades compliment each other beautifully.

Do you ever like to change things up and wear different polishes on different nails?
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  • Definitely love those two colours together! That pink is gorgeous.

    I’ve always been a bit sceptical about HM polishes but maybe I may give them a go :)

    • Ioanna

      For £1.99 it really doesn’t have a bad formula, I’m quite impressed and it has lasted just as well as the Barry M polish with a top coat – both have some tip wear but I painted my nails almost a week ago xx

  • Lovely colors ! Pink is my favorite :)

    • Ioanna

      thank you :) I also love pink! xx

  • Cat

    beautiful colours!

    cat / je suis cat x

    • Ioanna

      thanks Cat :) xx

  • The Barry M polish is so pretty. x

    • Ioanna


  • I’d never imagine that these two would go together, but I think it really works! They look like mint and strawberry Icecream haha xx

    • Ioanna

      I wish I’d thought of that, mint and strawberry ice cream is the perfect description for it, I completely agree :) xxx

  • I recently got Barry M Ballerina and it is beautiful! I love that shade!

    • Ioanna

      :) it is, isn’t it. Have you had the chance to use it yet? xx

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    • Ioanna

      I love painting my nails, I really enjoy it and have done for years xx

  • Oooh I love the Ballerina! Such a gorgeous soft pink shade :) most of my light pinks tend to be more “bubblegum” so this is definitely going on my wishlist! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    • Ioanna

      Yes it’s a real dusty pink <3 you'll have to let me know if you do get it :) xx

  • Ana

    Your nails look so nice! Love the BarryM shade :)

    • Ioanna

      thank you very much Ana xx

  • Bee

    Ah, I love these colours so much – so so pretty! That H & M polish is absolutely bargainous too!

    Thanks for your comment on my goals post, by the way! Hope you get to take lots of photographs this weekend!

    • Ioanna

      Yes it’s a great bargain :) You’re very welcome, thank you dear xx

  • these are such cute & pastel shades! :)

    Go Prada Yourself.

    • Ioanna

      Thank you very much Karin, I agree :) xx

  • These colours are gorgeous, especially the Barry M one. I often wear different colours on alternate nails…it’s nice to switch it up a bit, plus i’m too indecisive to pick one colour :) Danielle x

    frontière girl

    • Ioanna

      I’m glad it’s not just me that can’t pick <3 xx

  • Gorgeous nails, they look so lovely! <3

    I have a new outfit post up, let me know what you think! :)


    • Ioanna

      thank you very much Helen :) xx

  • Eilidh

    the H&M polish is such a lovely colour! I wouldnt mind applying so many coats to get such a pretty result

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

    • Ioanna

      I’m glad you like it Eilidh :) xx