I received an email saying I was getting a delivery from BarryM. I was so excited as they hadn’t posted anything about any new releases (on Instagram anyway, I don’t have Twitter or anything) so was super curious as to what was coming. They’ve also released a Cuticle Oil which I’ll do a separate blog post on as I want to use it for at least a 3 days to get a proper feel of it. My cuticles are an absolute state at the minute, winter has taken it’s toll and I’ve also neglected them a little (a lot) so I’ll see whether the it actually works or not!
This is their new collection, Frosted Cupcakes Nail Paint and they’re stunning. These are pastel crème based polishes with tiny flecks of glitter in. The shades are absolutely perfect for Spring, even though I love winter, when it comes to my nail polish I do love a pastel/pale shade more than anything (except for red glittery nails of course, which btw can BarryM please bring back Red Glitter?!). They all have the same finish, not overly shiny finish but the glitter flakes give it the glow it needs.
The first swatch is Blue Velvet, which is my favourite, I’m an absolute sucker for a pastel blue. The flecks don’t show up crazily well (I haven’t cracked macro mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7 yet, can anybody help?).This was 2 coats and full coverage.
My next favourite is Marshmallow with a matte top coat (isn’t it bloody gorgeous?!), which is an off white. I think white nails look bloody amazing but sometimes people aren’t brave enough to wear them so these sort of shades are perfect as a next step down. This took 3 thin coats for full coverage.
Next up is Strawberries & Cream. A gorgeous pastel pink which was full coverage in 2 coats.
Last up is Earl Grey. This was the shade I was most excited about trying but turned out to be my least favourite. It’s still a stunning shade but I do prefer the other 3.
Which one is your favourite? The formula and application is again spot on and they’ve done it again with another amazing release!
Before I finish, I need your help! When I transfer my photos to my laptop, the saturation seems to just disappear. I’ve had to up the saturation on these pictures to show the true colours. Can you tell me whether its just my laptop?
The left one is the one I’ve had to up the saturation on (it looks horrible on my phone but spot on on the laptop, the right is the unedited version so looks like it should do on my phone. I just want to know what you guys are seeing?
It’ll really help me out if you could let me know, I don’t want to put up crappy pictures or inaccurate swatches.
Thanks so much!