Barry M Arabian from the Aquarium Collection Swatch and Review!

Hello 🙂

I believe the Aquarium Collection was realised by Barry M back in March? However, at this time I was broke and could barely afford food let alone nail polish, so I sadly had to let these pass 😦 But with my last little Barry M haul I decided to pick up Arabian.  I got these bottle shots from the Barry M website.

Barry M Aquarium Collection


The next set of photos are my own. As you can tell from the bottle Arabian is beautiful duochrome polish with a shift from an olive-y green/turquoise to a rich blue! I, personally, don’t normally like metallic nail polishes but I just fell in love with this one. It applies well in 2 thin coats and I didn’t really find that it left brush strokes like most metallic polishes, but I obviously can’t say that for the others in this collection as I haven’t owned them. One thing I will say, don’t expect the polish to look like it does in the bottle on your actual nails. I was a little disappointed that the blue side of the duochrome isn’t as obvious on my nails as in the bottle. But don’t get me wrong, I still think its gorgeous. The colour shift is pretty hard to capture in photos, so I hope I’ve done it justice. Please excuse the awkward hand poses and camera angles, I was trying to capture Arabian perfectly for you! Photos show 2 coats with NO topcoat. Pretty shiny huh?

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So what do you think?

You can purchase this collection from Barry M from Boots, Superdrug (who currently have 3 for 2!) or their own website.

Come back again soon! Next week I’ll be reviewing a selection of the new Barry M Summer Hi-shine Gelly nail paints AND my very first O.P.I nail polishes – the complete Summer 2014 Neon collection!

Thanks for visiting 🙂

C x