Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Collection – Swatches & Review

Hello everyone! Eeeek – it’s been three whole weeks since my last post! I’ve obviously now broken my new year goal of posting at least once a week… oops! I’ve just started a new job temping, which always takes a little time to adjust to the new routine, especially as I’ve been working from home for 8 months and unemployed for a further month, lol. So that’s why I’ve been slacking on the blog front! In this time I have been very kindly sent the new Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing collection to swatch and review for you all, so today I am doing just that.

What are Daylight Curing nail paints? Barry M say they are “professional nails without the lamp”. So in theory they’re somewhere between normal nail polish and a UV soak-off gel system.  The nail polish cures in daylight (and artificial light too, actually) and you remove it with normal nail polish remover, so in many ways it seems just like normal nail polish. The finish is somewhat like a gel polish though, and they are supposed to last up to 10 days. More on that later. There seems to be quite a trend for these ‘no UV’ nail polishes around at the moment!

FYI – these all have the new Barry M brush which is flat and rounded – I’ve put a picture below and you can also see it compared with the ‘old’ Barry M brush on this post.

Barry M Sunset Collection Daylight Curing Nail Paint
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NailBox – UK Monthly Nail Polish Subscription

Hello everyone! Apologies again – I’ve been neglecting the blog a little this week. The job hunt, ya know, blah blah etc etc fill in the blanks :). I hope you’ve all been having a good few days. I am pretty excited about the subject of today’s post, which feels like the product we’ve been waiting for for a good couple of years in the nail polish community!

This week, “nailbox” kindly sent me a preview box to review ahead of this month’s box going out to review for you all. What is nailbox? It’s only a monthly nail polish subscription box! Yay! As far as I know, this is the only mainstream nail polish subscription box in the UK (with the exception of Coloristiq, which is a nail polish rental service – you get to keep the polishes you receive in nailbox).

In this review I’m going to show you what you receive for the April 2015 box, and give a brief review of all the products, as well as explaining price points, delivery details etc. – more info below! :)

NailBoxNailBox Subscription
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Rimmel Sweetie Heart Matte Collection

Hello everyone! Hope you’ve had a happy Easter, or bank holiday weekend, or whatever you celebrate/don’t celebrate :D I received these new Sweetie Heart nail polishes from Rimmel a couple of weeks ago (unfortunately I’ve been so busy job-hunting, I have got a little behind with my schedule!) and I’ve been trying them out. They seem so perfect for spring, I hope you’ll agree :)

The Sweetie Heart collection is an all-matte collection, consisting of 5 pastel-type shades. I think the theme is based on the ‘Love Hearts’ sweeties made by Swizzels Matlow – the ones with phrases like ‘kiss me’ on them :)

Rimmel Sweetie Heart Cheeky Girl Matte
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Seaweed Nail Art – MoYou Doodles Plate 07

Hello friends!  I’m afraid I’ve another stamping manicure to show you today – I’ve caught the stamping bug well and truly and I don’t think it’s going anywhere soon! :P

Andy was kind enough to treat me to three stamping plates from MoYou London – eek! I was so excited it was ridiculous! They arrived two days ago and I would guess I’ve spent a good 8 hours just playing around with them. And during that playing around time, I came up with this manicure :)

This is possibly my favourite stamping plate in the world ever, so of course I had to show you this one asap! I’ll be using more of it in the future, but for now I’m showing you the seaweedy bits!

MoYou Doodles Collection Plate 07 Stamping
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Blue & Silver Meadow Stamping

Hey everyone! I’m back with some more stamping, I’ve got really into it lately! The lovely Charlie of Pocket Money Polishes has lent me 24 (24!!!) MoYou stamping plates to play with… I am far too excited about this!

I had to start somewhere, so I decided to do a grey-blue style manicure to match the weather we’ve been having lately. And then some silver fieldy stamping to make it a bit more fun :)

I am still getting the hang of stamping so bear with me if the designs come up a little uneven!

Blue Silver Landscape Mother Nature MoYou Stamping
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