I’m going to get straight into this because I bought these polishes about a year ago and I am only now getting round to swatching them! This is mainly because any nail polish lovers out there will know how much of a b***h it is to get glitter nail polish off so these swatches were aided by Charming Tale’s Practical Magic as a peel-off base! All swatches are 3 coats finished off with Seche Vite topcoat.
Snow White has a clear base and is filled with a variety of sizes of silver holographic hex glitters. I think if you used the sponge method of application you could get a fuller coverage but I quite like it as it is 🙂 Don’t you hate it when your macro shots show unwanted fluff on your nails??
Silver Mist contains the same hex glitters (as do the rest of the collection for that matter) but it has a blue jelly base which I found meant it built up a bit better in 3 coats.
Ariel contains the same 3 hex glitters and has a red jelly base which is quite pigmented and allows full coverage in 3 coats 🙂 I actually really like this and I’m not usually a fan of true reds.
Hermione has a gorgeous golden orange base and 3 sizes of holographic hex glitters. It has a similar coverage to Silver Mist.
Tinker Bell has a gorgeous green jelly base and has good coverage after 3 coats… I feel like this colour will be good for (dare I say it in August..) Christmas!
So there we have it… I enjoyed swatching these using liquid latex as a base.. it makes it so much more fun and stress-free and saves my nails from continuous exposure to nail polish remover during swatches. I think my favourite from this collection is Tinker Bell and Ariel. 🙂
Today I have 2 of the newer Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine collection in Cotton and Sugar Plum. Both of which are great.
Sugar Plum reminds me of Rhossili from the Summer Matte collection from 2014, but I would say it is one shade lighter. It’s a gorgeous fuchsia pink that is perfect for summer. You could probably get away with 1 coat of this it’s so pigmented but I used 2 just to smooth everything out. This is their summer 2015 release.
Cotton is the first white Gelly – hurrah. It’s a pure white and is opaque in 2 thin coats – also hurrah! This is perfect alone or for a base for nail art, etc. 🙂 I love that Barry M decided to add this to their collection, I actually think it’s better than their Matte White. This was released alongside Fondant and Sky Blue for Spring 2015. They have strayed from the fruit/food names now! Which I’m kind of sad about.
Guess what – 2 more Speedy Quick Dry polishes! These 2 aren’t colours I would normally go for but I actually love them both.. I would have put them all in one post but I kept picking up 2 at a time over a period of time and didn’t want to wait to try them out and share them! But I know have 8 in total – I’ve got 7 of the originals (I’m missing Kiss me Quick) and one of the newer releases. You can check out Full Throttle and Road Rage here, Eat My Dust and Lap Of Honour here and Pit Stop and Pole Position here. I will have them all! Eventually… My goal is to have ALL the Barry M polishes – wishful thinking but one day maybe…
In a Heart Beat is almost a neon pink but not quite and is a peach toned pink that I actually really like. The problem with this is colour is it’s actually quite sheer and even with 3 coats, I found some areas a little patchy still… BUT it is still a lovely colour.
On Your Marks is a yellow that stands between pastel and bright sunshine. I have mentioned before that I really don’t like yellow on me but this one… I think this one is different and actually suits me. So now I actually own a proper yellow! Like In a Heart Beat it took 3 coats but it evened out and was actually opaque in 3 rather than looking like it needs more.
I hope you like these 2 colours as much as the rest 🙂