Barry M Glitterati Collection: Part 2

Hello 🙂

Last week I posted Part 1 of the Barry M Glitterati Collection and today I have part 2. All of the polishes in this collection are packed with glitter and have a tinted base. I used Barry M Basecoat, Topcoat & Nail Hardener and Matte Topcoat in all of these swatches, all base colours are also Barry M polishes.

Barry M Glitterati Catwalk
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Cancun + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Cancun + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati Catwalk
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Cancun + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte top coat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Cancun + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati Catwalk
1 coat over Cancun + matte topcoat

Catwalk Queen is a green-based polish with glitter that is both holographic and regular hexes, in various sizes. It was easy to apply and drying time is relatively quick. I think I prefer it as a topper over a base colour due it being quite textured.

Barry M Glitterati VIP
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Malibu + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Malibu + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati VIP
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Malibu + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Malibu + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati VIP
1 coat over Malibu + matte topcoat

VIP is a mid-blue and is once again packed with the same glitters as in the rest of the collection. Drying time is the same and yes, I prefer it as a topper for the same reasons.

Barry M Glitterati Rockstar
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Matte Black + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Matte Black + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati Rockstar
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Matte Black + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Matte Black + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati Rockstar
1 coat over Matte Black + matte topcoat

Rockstar has a black base, that again has both holographic and normal hex glitters. The formula seems to have very high coverage in just one coat. Once again, it dries relatively quickly and is pretty textured. I think this might be my favourite of them all. The black brings out all the colours.

Overall I love this collection – as toppers. I find they’re a bit too textured when you’ve applied 3 coats alone.

These are still available to buy in Boots, Superdrug and online from Barry M for £3.99 each.

C x

Barry M Glitterati Collection: Part 1

Hello 🙂

I know I’m a bit behind the times, but I finally got round to buying the Barry M Glitterati collection 🙂 Hurray! Today I have the first 3 for you and the other 3 will be up at some point this weekend or early next week. All of the polishes in this collection are packed with glitter and have a tinted base. I used Barry M Basecoat, Topcoat & Nail Hardener and Matte Topcoat in all of these swatches, all base colours are also Barry M polishes.

Barry M Glitterati Starlet
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Miami + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Miami + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati Starlet
1 coat over Miami + matte topcoat

Starlet is a hot pink based polish with glitter that is both holographic and regular hexes, in various sizes. It was easy to apply and drying time is relatively quick. I think I prefer it as a topper over a base colour due it being quite textured and not easy to smooth out with top coat but it does apply opaque in 3 coats.

Barry M Glitterati Socialite
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Rhossili + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Rhossili + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati Socialite
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Rhossili + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Rhossili + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati Socialite
1 coat over Rhossili + matte topcoat

Socialite is a fuchsia pink and is once again packed with the same glitters as in Starlet, although I felt that it had better coverage/more glitter pieces in. Drying time is the same and yes, I prefer it as a topper for the same reasons.

Barry M Glitterati Fashion Icon
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Plum + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Plum + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati Fashion Icon
Index finger – 3 coats + topcoat. Middle finger – 1 coat over Plum + topcoat. Ring finger – 3 coats + matte topcoat. Pinky finger – 1 coat over Plum + matte topcoat.
Barry M Glitterati Fashion Icon
1 coat over plum + matte topcoat

Fashion Icon is a blue-based purple, that again has both holographic and normal hex glitters. The formula for this one seemed to be a bit thicker, making it a little more difficult to apply smoothly, but it meant it had very high coverage in just one coat. Once again, it dries relatively quickly and is pretty textured.

Overall I love all of these as toppers and it will be interesting to try over lighter bases to see how the tinted base works out. I found the formula inconsistent across these 3 polishes but other than there isn’t any real issue and I can see myself using all 3 – Fashion Icon has to be my favourite so far though.

These are still available to buy in Boots, Superdrug and online from Barry M for £3.99 each.

Keep an eye out for Part 2 🙂

C x