Saturday, 27 September 2014

Barry M Silks AW14; Poppy

It's no secret that my favourite Barry M release this year was their stunning Silk collection back in the Spring. So you can imagine my delight while out shopping this morning when I came across three new deep jewel toned shades added to the collection in Superdrug. Now, I could have so very easily grabbed all three, however, Boots currently have a buy one get one half price offer on. Sadly they didn't have it in store yet so their website is my BFF. I couldn't resist picking at least one and this shade captured my heart completely.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Barry M AW14 Gellys; Spicy Stripes

Last week, whilst in transition between nail colours, I wanted to make my Barry M Chilli mani last a little bit longer. I ended up with this idea in my head of combining it with Mustard using striping tape to create this Autumn "spicy" mani.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Barry M AW14 Gellys; Chilli, Cardamom, Mustard

Ello' all. I apolgise for my recent absence, I've been all over the place recently and only last week started feeling a bit more like myself. The only problem is I then got quite sick over the weekend and so have only just got back to actually write up some posts. I have such a backlog of swatch pictures and nail art that they'll probably last for a good few weeks before I need any more. Also just a heads up, these swatches were taken over the course of about a week. In that week after I swatched Chilli first, I started borrowing my sisters desk lamp as a lighting set up for my pictures. They've turned out so well but I never got chance to go back and redo Chilli so they don't look quite the same standard.

Recently Barry M released their Autumn/Winter Gelly collection and boy are the lovely. It's no secret that I adore Autumn. Not only was I born in Autumn but I love the colours related with it and the colours of the trees, the lovely warm clothes without needing to layer up to the point of looking like a huge blob and that slight chill in the air that calls for pretty scarves. So naturally when these colours popped up I was immediately drawn in. I've only picked up three of the six colours but there is definitely the temptation to grab some more. So onto the swatches:

First up is Chilli, a spicey red with brown undertones. This is two coats with top coat. Without the top coat it's still super shiny but as a rule of thumb I always use top coat.

Next is Carmadom, a gorgeous kind of wintery green. This one is super unique in my collection. Again this is two coats with top coat.

Finally I have Mustard which is, of course, a deep mustard yellow. I'm still really suprised how much I like this colour and for the first yellow in the Gelly collection it's a beauty.

So far I'm loving these colours plus they wear really well with minimum chipping.
To purchase the Autumn/Winter 2014 Gelly Collection go to Boots or Superdrug.