Barry M Arabian

Hello! Today presents the inception of the A to Z series! This is a little series that I’ll be doing with Charlie from Pocket Money Polishes, Anna from AnnaBean’s Nails, Sarah from Penny Pinching Polish and Kerrie from Pish Posh and Polish :) what happens is we each choose a nail polish who’s name begins with the letter corresponding to that week – as such, today is A, and I have chosen Barry M Arabian, which is from the Barry M Aquarium Collection  <—- click to see my reviews on other polishes in the collection! :D

Hope that makes sense because my brain is well and truly all over the place today! I realised while trying to choose an ‘A’ polish, I don’t have a huge amount that begin with ‘a’ compared to some other letters – let me know some ideas!

Barry M Arabian Aquarium
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OPI Girls Love Diamonds

Hey everyone! You may or may not know that when I moved to Bournemouth recently I also made an IRL friend, namely Charlie of Pocket Money Polishes! :) We have formed a little habit of swapping polishes so the other can try out some new ones without having to splash out, which is so awesome :D Charlie’s got a fab collection of OPIs if you didn’t know!

Anyway today I am using a lovely polish which she’s kindly lent to me, called ‘Girls Love Diamonds’. It’s from the new OPI Major League Baseball -MLB- Collection (also known as the OPI Fashion Plate Collection). I have to tell you I have’t got a first clue about baseball… the closest I’ve come to a baseball game is playing rounders on the school field! (Those were the days…!) I have to say I’m not terribly fussed by the collection because the majority is reds and blues, but this one is worth picking up!

OPI Girls Love Diamonds MLB
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Barry M Rose Hip Gelly

Hey ladies! I have a really pretty pink to show you today (I told you I was going to give pink some more lovin’!) in the form of a new Gelly polish :) As you probably know if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, I absolutely adore the Barry M Gelly range :)

I often find that pale pastel pinks can look chalky and clashy against my skin and this is the first one I’ve tried that doesn’t look terrible on me! It has a nice jellyish finish which I think really helps it to look flattering :)

Barry M Rose Hip Gelly
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Emily de Molly Violet Days

Hey everyone! I have a discontinued polish to show you all today. Since I promised to show you what I put on top of my Revlon Parfumerie Ginger Melon mani, I thought I’d make a post out of it! Polishes like this one pop up on blogsales or sales groups on Facebook from time to time so if you love it keep an eye out. I’m not really sure whether this is HTF – when I bought it (from a sales group) I was a bit obsessed with Emily de Molly at the time so I didn’t even search for swatches at the time, I went a bit crazy hehe :)

I don’t usually pair purple and pink together but something drew me to this pairing :)

Emily de Molly Violet Days

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Revlon I’m Electro

Hello chickas! On my shopping spree recently I came across a lot of new offerings from Revlon, as well as the Parfumerie collection I was talking about in yesterday’s post. One of these was the Revlon Spiderman collection, also known as the Revlon Electric Chrome collection. It’s a collection of six colour-shifting polishes. I wouldn’t go so far as to call them duochrome as you’ll see from the pictures, but they’re pretty colours and in the bottles they look amazing. Inspired by the new film, The Amazing Spider-man 2, each bottle has a decorative gold spider web on the cap. It’s the little things! :)

A few of the other nail varnishes in the collection didn’t seem so unique to me so I decided to try just one, so that if I didn’t like it I wouldn’t have wasted money, as I hadn’t seen any swatches at that point. I picked up I’m Electro, which in the bottle is a lovely steely blue shimmer with a purple shift. However:

Revlon Im Electro Spiderman
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Revlon Parfumerie Ginger Melon

Hey there lovely ladies (and gents? Give me a shout if you’re a gent – I’m trying to persuade my brother that it would be totally cool for a man to wear nail polish!). A few weeks ago Revlon Parfumerie hit our shelves… well some shelves, in Boots. I’ve been looking at them for ages but just couldn’t decide which to buy – only a couple grabbed me but a lot were easily duped in my existing collection. I decided that I would have to try one, for blogging purposes of course ;) so the lovely hot pink Ginger Melon came home with me. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have seriously neglected pinks of late so what better way than to jump back in the deep end with a hot bright pink?!

Now these ‘Parfumerie’ have been around for a good while for our US friends, but now that they’ve finally landed on UK shores there has been some excitement about them! I think a lot of it is to do with the retro perfume-bottle style shape, which is adorably cute and definitely not as much of a hindrance for application as I’d anticipated. Oh and the fact that these all have individual scents, largely based around the name of each nail varnish.

Revlon Ginger Melon Parfumerie

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We Also Wear Pink On Fridays – Rainbow Series

Hey everyone! I am being a very very bad blogger at the moment – I’ve tried to get a routine going for work and blog but some nights things get in the way/I forget/I’m too tired etc lol. Organisation will happen!! So this is why my post is late again tonight. I am so late that Charlie has already published her part of the Rainbow Series which you can check out here.

This week is pink. Pink takes up a huge portion of my collection – I tend to love them in the bottle but not so much on the nail. I mean I love them, but I also tend not to wear them much…? I’m not really sure but I definitely neglect them! So here are some of my top faves :)

Pink Nail Art
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Barry M Birthday for Superdrug

Hey girlies! (And boys!) Sorry I missed one or two nights this week, time just seems to go so quickly and before I know it it’s 10pm and I’ve only got an hour before bed! Hope you’re all well. Today I have a super fun polish to show you, and it’s limited edition so eyeballs open please! ;)

Our beloved Superdrug (a UK drugstore for anyone reading outside the UK) is 50 years old this week, and quite a few brands have stepped up and produced a product in honour of Superdrug’s 50th Birthday! Barry M Birthday is one such product and I don’t think I’ve seen a polish more suited to parties and birthdays than this one! It’s girly, fun, glittery… what’s not to love?!

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Barry M Pacific

Hey everyone! It’s another one from the Barry M Aquarium  today! I am all over this collection seriously – I’m not sure whether it’s been my resisting buying for so long or whether they really are amazing, but I am loving them!! Here is my second favourite of the duochromey ones – Pacific (following the water theme!)

I feel like I’ve seen this colour before in a polish but I don’t own any like it so I’m fine with that. :) I do love a good teal polish! A quick note on the pictures – my camera picked up the brush stroke pattern really well (sometimes high definition isn’t such a good thing I suppose!) but basically the polish doesn’t look as brush-strokey in person as it does in the pics. But no matter what I did, it wasn’t happening through the lens!

Barry M Pacific
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Barry M Treasure Chest

Hello! Here is another polish from the Barry M Aquarium Collection – this is called Treasure Chest. I have a theory that this is a close match for OPI Gaining Mole-Mentum, which has recently been released as part of the Muppets Most Wanted collection – Treasure Chest is just missing the silxver shards. Brands slowly seem to be picking up on the metallic shards trend – there were a few around at Christmas; Bourjois Vampire Vanity was a big one which was a gold shard topcoat. And now there’s OPI, Barry M, L’Oreal and more jumping on the bandwagon – albeit slower than some other trends. But I think this might be a thing this summer!

Barry M Treasure Chest
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