Sunday, 1 December 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Royal Glitter: Lady
Monday, 21 October 2013
I'm still torn between wearing it matte, or using a top coat, however I have came up with a solution. Wear it matte for a couple of days, and then add a top coat to make it last longer while giving your mani a whole new look!
The day after I bought Amethyst and Strawberry Tart and Jack Frost, I went back the next day and spent a further £20 on 6 new polishes, inluding 3 from the scented collection, and 3 more from the Velvet Goth collection, inluding Absinthe (pictured below)
So far Amethyst is my fave, with Absinthe a close second, but I guess thats because I haven't got around to trying the other 2 out yet, I'll be sure to post once I've tried the other, although unfortunately I do not have Obsidian as of yet.
I found that the application of Amethyst was quite thick and difficult to get level. However, the application of Absinthe was unbelievably easy and smooth so I'm unsure if my Amethyst had just thickened a little more in the bottle. For the Velvet Goth collection, I found that 2 coats leads to the perfect application, anymore and it looks too thick.
Velvet Goth are my new fave polishes, I really don't know why I didn't get them as soon as they were launched! I would recommend them to everyone!
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
I took a trip into boots and got dragged in by the buy 2 and get a velvet goth free.
I ended up buying Strawberry Tart, Jack Frost and choosing Amethyst for my free Velvet Goth.
I couldn't wait to get them home to try out, so I started with a coat of Strawberry Tart as I cant resist pink! I applied a second coat and then I decided to use Jack Frost over the top. It is the perfect combination! Its unbelievably girly and sparkly, but no picture will ever do it justice as you will never capture the sparkle!
I can see this being such a cute Christmas mani, I might have to try Jack Frost over plain white to get a snow effect!
I cant wait to use Amethyst, I've seen lots of pretty pictures of the Velvet Goth collection and I just HAD to have atleast 1!
My trip to boots also ended up with 5 Barry M's: Textured effect; Princess, Duchess and Lady. Along with Crystal Glaze and Foil Effects in silver. Not enough nails!!
Friday, 27 September 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Pink, pink and even more pink, what girl doesn't like having pink nails?
It was pretty simple to create, and I love the way it turned out!
This is the first time I have used striping tape, so I decided on only putting it on one nail, the thumb. I had heard that it is very fiddly to use, and they're not wrong, but if you use a pair of tweezers, it makes the process a whole lot easier!
All of the colours used in this design are Barry M.
Colours used; Matt White, Bright Red, Red Glitter, Peach Melba, Pink Nail art pen and finally my own mix of colours used for the base colour on thumb and 2 other nails, created by mixing a few drops of Bright Red into Peach Melba.
Friday, 6 September 2013
Wednesday, 4 September 2013
Friday, 30 August 2013
I found an idea of this design while I was looking for tattoo ideas!
It looks like such a simple design, yet I found it a little difficult to do the plane!
Personally, I think that this Barry M varnish looks its best when it doesn't have my design on, the pastel blue is such a pretty colour, this could just be because, for the life of me, I couldn't draw birds on my nails! I thought little blobs would look best, but they just went messy, practice makes perfect I guess, or so they say!
Next time, if that exists, I would probably opt for finding some nail transfer stickers to use as doing this design was more hassle than what it's worth!
Monday, 19 August 2013
So in the meantime I have used a protective Sally Hansen basecoat, and then applied a few layers of Barry M in marshmallow.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Got home to realise youve bought a polish you already have? Grab your old polish and add a dash of white to give yourself a lighter shade! Or if you're feeling brave, add a different colour to it and mix to create a custom colour!
I did just that with a peach melba from Barry M which I already owned, and silly me bought another thinking I didn't have it, so I added some bright red and created a lovely pink! (Middle in picture)