Nails #95 | Barry M Opulent
Nails #95 | Barry M Opulent
Base Coat | OPI Nail Envy
Colour | Barry M Opulent
Top Coat | Seche Vite Top Coat

How is it already the middle of December!? The end of the year is coming around far too quickly. I feel like festive content is lacking around these parts so it’s about time I upped my game. It wouldn’t be right if said festive content didn’t involve nail polish, don’t you think?

Boots are currently offering a Limited Edition Barry M Matchmaker Lip and Nail Kit when you spend over £8 on Barry M. As you can probably guess from the name, the kits come with an exclusive matte lipstick and nail polish.

As soon as I spotted this kit in my local Boots I couldn’t resist spending £8 on Barry M as I just HAD to have the nail polish included in the free gift.

I am yet to try the matching lipstick but I couldn’t wait to use the exclusive nail polish shade, Barry M Opulent. Opulent is a fabulously fancy, festive shade perfect for this time of year. Barry M Opulent is a shimmery deep red with a gold shift that applies beautifully in 2 coats.

I’m not usually the biggest fan of red nail polish but I adore this shade, I think it might be because it’s a little darker and has such a gorgeous shimmer.

Superdrug are also providing a similar gift with Barry M purchases over £8, only their exclusive nail polish is more of a berry shade. I guess I’ll probably be heading there next..

Have you been wearing anything festive on your nails recently?
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Nails #94 | Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Blue Jade
Base Coat | OPI Nail Envy
Colour | Barry M Blue Jade
Top Coat | Essie Good To Go Top Coat

I’m going to have to do something extra special for my 100th nail polish post, aren’t I? At least I’ve got a bit of time to come up with something.

This week I’m wearing the newly released Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Blue Jade. I’ve noticed that the Gelly shades usually have a food themed name so I was a bit surprised with the naming, especially as I associate jade blue shades with deep turquoise.

I would describe Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Blue Jade as more of a muted deep blue. Nonetheless it’s a really beautiful shade and caught my eye as soon as I saw it in store. I don’t think my photograph does it justice as it looks very dark in some lights and much brighter in others, it’s a really very unusual, eye catching blue.

In all honesty the Gelly collection isn’t my favourite as a lot of shades are a little too thick for easy application but the opacity is phenomenal and you can often get away with just 1 coat so I can live with it, especially as they’re so purse friendly.

Barry M Blue Jade falls in the category of having a slightly too thick formula so I had to be careful not to overload my brush when applying so it wouldn’t spread all over my nail bed. I probably could have applied just the 1 coat but I’m so used to 2 that I just kept applying on auto pilot.

What have you been wearing on your nails recently?
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Nails #93 | Disney nails using Essie Funny Face, Essence Wild White Ways and Barry M Holographic Lights in preparation for my trip to Disneyland Paris
Base Coat | OPI Nail Envy
Colour | Essie Funny Face, Essence Wild White Ways and Barry M Holographic Lights
Top Coat | Essie Good To Go Top Coat

As this blog post goes live I’ll be mid-way through a trip to Disneyland Paris. I was super organised this time and managed to schedule blog posts for while I’m away (winning!).

I thought I’d use my trip to Disneyland Paris as an excuse for some Disney themed nails, I kept it quite simple because polka dots are about as far as my nail art talents go and opted for a girly pink, white and silver colour scheme.

I used three shades for this look, Essie Funny Face, a mouthwatering hot pink that applied perfectly in 2 coats, Essence Wild White Ways, a pure white that applies a little unevenly in 2 coats so you have to be a bit careful and Barry M Holographic Lights, a breathtaking rainbow holographic that applies well in 3 coats.

I love how this polka dot mani turned out, it’s just so fun and perfect for a trip to Disneyland. Barry M Holographic Lights is especially beautiful, it might just be my favourite nail polish of 2017 so far!

What do you think of my polka dot mani?
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