EDIT: If you think this polish is a little too harsh, too blue or too brushstrokey for your skin tone, have a look at this much softer substitute: Beauty Without Cruelty Heather Mist
EDIT #2: This polish is now available on the Barry M Website, and in Superdrug, sold at £3.99.
Two things to mention before we press on! Firstly, thank you so much to Andy’s mum Gena for buying me this gorgeous nail polish! Secondly, I don’t know whether this is Superdrug exclusive but I get that impression (if Superdrug kept their site remotely user-friendly I’d be able to deduce for you but you know…) This polish is LIMITED EDITION, and FREE if you spend £6 or more on Barry M Nail Paints (this may include other Barry M products, I’m not sure sorry girlies!). Otherwise you can buy it alone for £3.99.
Gorgeous, right? It’s worth mentioning that:
- The brush strokes really aren’t visible at all in person unless you have your nails about an inch from your eyes! – For some reason, my camera’s picked up a load of imperfections which really aren’t noticeable.
- The polish isn’t quite as blue as the photos show, it’s a little more silvery-lilac, but that’s as close as I could get.
You can pretty much get away with 1 coat. However, from what I’ve experienced, I’d recommend 2 very thin coats as the formula is a little thicker than other Barry M polishes and a thick coat will take a while to dry. Also, try to keep the brush strokes as straight as possible just to avoid any visible brush-stroking, just in case!
I found that the polish dried quickly, which was good, and has that kind of finish that doesn’t really look right with a topcoat as I mentioned before, it is a little thick, but it’s not really a problem. I can’t really decide whether I’d deem this a pearl or a frost or a chrome finish, somewhere in between I think! Pearly frosty chromey lilac.
Nevertheless, the finish is really lovely, I wasn’t convinced by the silver foil effects Barry M has brought out recently and I know the gold will just look dreadful with my skin tone! But this lilac colour is so pretty, particularly lovely for little girls I think. Well, Christmas is coming up!
I rather love the finish, so much so I now have my eye on China Glaze Metallic Muse in a rather severe way… must… resist!
If I was to give this polish a more interesting name, it would have to involve clouds – it’s just such a calming, relaxing colour!
What do you think of this one? Definitely worth it in my books, even if you get it free and hate it, you can use it for a Christmas present!
I’m getting a little stressed with lots of deadlines coming up at the moment, but I find out my placement details tomorrow so that’s rather exciting! Can’t wait to go Christmas shopping, I’m really getting into the Christmas mood now. Oh, and my mum bought me this lovely cherry-tree fairy light lamp for my bedside the other day – I love it!
Hope you are all doing well my lovelies, have you entered my 100 follower giveaway yet? There are some fab suggestions from two lovely ladies and I’m finding it very helpful finding out what you like or would like to see on my blog!
Let me know your thoughts on Lilac Foil!
Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog post was either bought by myself with my own money, or given to me as a gift from friends/relatives. All opinions expressed here are my own.