#NOTD Holiday Nails Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Blueberry & Essie No Place Like Chrome | Blue and Silver Mani

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Blueberry  //  Essie Polish No Place Like Chrome I love Barry M.  For £2.99-£3.99 you can nab a polish from their range, which is ever changing with current trends. Cute new colours are always on the menu as well as different textures and finishes.  This Gelly Nail Paint is designed for high shine, to look like a gel mani without all the faff and UV lights.  Although it doesn’t wear like a gel mani, I love the high shine and consistency.  It’s very easy to apply, which I’m assuming is something to […]

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#NOTD grey silver white // Barry M OPI CK Headline Colours – quirky work look

Headline colours – Quicksand  //  Barry M Matte Mocha 333  //  CK – Silvivor  //  OPI silver shatter topcoat  //  Barry M Matte White 66 I decided to go for broke with this mani, and pulled out five different products to create this look.  Inspired by a pic on Pinterest, I wanted a grey and silver look.  The Headline Colours polish I originally pulled out went on as more of a taupe, so I balanced it with a gorgeous matt taupe by Barry M.  It is a little mix and match, and I have clipped my nails short again, but […]

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NOTD: Matte nails – Barry M matte polish in Mocha

Just a standard mani here, as was my first time using a matte nail polish, and I wanted to get the full effect.  I really adore it, and can’t wait to get more colours, and play with the finish using different coloured tips, and texturising with spots of clear shiny polish for different effects. I’m a little nail crazy right now – so am sure this will be a pretty regular feature.  Plus I have some fabulous products on the way that I want to try and share with you guys. This is Barry M pain paint in Mocha – […]

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NOTD: festive Christmas glitter nails – red and green

I have been inspired by many of my blogging friends to take my nails in hand, so to speak.  My nails were a bit of a state and in desperate need of revamping, so I thought I’d go for a festive feel.  My hands did have other ideas when I created this look, as my hand tremors were very bad, so instead of nail art per se, I decided to go mad with colour and glitter, and go for a gently contrasting look. I used Superdrugs own base coat & ridge filler, and top coat – both currently two for […]

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Product review: Barry M #101 lipstick in Marshmallow – move over Lady Gaga

As you will know if you’ve been tuning in, I have been having huge fun experimenting with makeup and beauty just lately – even more so than usual.  I’ve had loads of new finds that I’ve absolutely loved, often inspired by looks and reviews from other lovely guys and gals on the net. My renewed fervour for all things beauty is ostensibly due to my impending nuptials (more on that story later), and to that end, one of my current must-find items is the perfect nude lipstick for my bridal and bridesmaid makeup.  Why outsource this job when I can […]

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