I can’t actually remember a time when I wasn’t fanatical about nail polish. As a teenager with very little money, my make-up collection was very basic, but I did love to match my nails to my outfit. Somewhere along the way I stopped matching, but my collection continued to grow. A little while ago I discovered Barry M, and I was hooked. This blog post was meant to be part of my ‘Top Three’ series, but do you think I could narrow it down to three?! Not likely. So, here are my top five Barry M Nail Paints.
Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint – Lap of Honour (£3.99 here ) This gorgeous muted lilac is a perfect spring/summer shade and is subtle enough to wear to the office. Maybe. The brushes on the Speedy Quick Dry line are a little bit wider and flatter than the normal brushes, and cover the nail in only a couple of swipes. The formula for all Barry M nail Paints is fabulous; creamy, thick and opaque, and this is no exception.
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint – Grapefruit (£3.99 here). This unique colour is more than a basic pink, and is so pretty and unlike anything else that I own. It’s really a summer shade, but that doesn’t stop me rocking it in November.
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint – Sugar Plum (3.99 here ) Another purple/pink colour. I didn’t realise how many of these I had. This one is a little less subtle, but just as gorgeous as the previous two. I love to pair it with either Lap of Honour, or another complimentary or contrasting colour.
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint – Blood Orange (£3.99 here ) Now this bright red polish is such a gorgeous hue. It is pretty vampy, so maybe not one for a conservative work place. In my opinion Blood Orange is perfect for all four seasons, and I know I’ll be wearing it loads coming up to Christmas.
Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint – Eat My Dust (£3.99 here) I can’t decide if this polish is grey or very pale blue, but either way I love it. It is easy to wear; being very pale it is less obvious when it chips. In typical Barry M style, it is another excellent polish, that goes on smoothly and evenly.
As I may have mentioned, I have great affection for all Barry M Nail Paints, because they are so affordable, and excellent quality with it. I have fallen for the hype in the past, and spent crazy amounts on high end nail polishes, but I really do not see the benefit in spending more than a fiver on a bottle of nail varnish.
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