I have A LOT of nail varnish. I seriously love the stuff. It makes it so easy to change an outfit – It’s like a quick accessory that you can use to match pretty much any style.
The only problem is…when you have sooo many colours (I have over 10 different shades of pink!) it makes it that much harder to choose!
I recently asked my Facebook friends and Twitter followers what their favourite Nail Varnish brand is. The posts had barely been there 30 seconds before I was inundated with a majority response of…Barry M!
Now, I did get some other responses, too, such as Nails Inc (fab) and Kiko – special mention to Bourjous for their 10 day lasting varnish – but most of my friends all agreed that Barry M was the best!
Barry M do have an amazing range of colours, from pastels, neons, darker shades to nail art designs. It could also be because they are quite cheap too. What ever the reason is, it’s obv that I love them…and that I’m not alone!
So, I’ve just wiped off the last specs of the black glitter from this week (without fail, I change my nail varnish AT LEAST once a week – I get bored easily…) and I’m now about to undertake the challenge of deciding which colour to choose.
After just watching Zoella’s latest Monthly favourites vlog, It’s persuaded me to try a new colour I recently purchased – Shade 136 Tangerine by Barry M (Shock! Haha). Its a shimmery neon orange, almost close to being a coral.
Prior to applying the base coat (Barry M Clear), I used a fantastic product called Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. I rubbed a small amount into my cuticles, and left for 30-60 seconds before applying a single base coat.
It. Smells. AMAZING. Seriously, lush. Like…really fresh, with a hint of lemon? Not too overbearing.
Now…the only problem with applying nail varnish is I am notoriously rubbish at painting my nails with my left hand – they smudge and I get the varnish all over my fingers. When I lived in Halls at Uni, my flatmate used to rinse me alllll the time about how hideous my nails looked after I changed the colour!
Below is a pic of the finished product…let me know what you think. Also, comment on this post any nail colours or brands that you are loving at the minute, and any nail art trends you are working.
For example…are you loving pastels right now? Do you think that come A/W2012 with the fab goth/biker and dark florals trends, that pastels will change to dark, romantic nail shades…or would a pastel colour pop work great with a darker colour pallette?? Please, let me know how you plan to rock nail art this A/W.
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Ps. Just logged on to YouTube and saw that ViviannaDoesMakeup had just posted about Essie nail varnish – another fab brand def worth checking out. Check out her video here.