Barry M Teal

Hellooo lovelies!

Teal is yet another of the lovely new releases from Barry M… I must apologise in advance, firstly for my yucky short nails (somehow I got over-enthusiastic with the nail file – oops!) and secondly because this polish was very very difficult to capture on this yucky grey rainy day! As such my photos are of ashamedly poor quality, yuck yuck yuck. I plan to redo them in the near future but I thought I would try and show you anyway!

Barry M Teal Nail Paint polish aqua blue Sea green shimmer duochrome liquid metal peacock bright toenail gems jewels spring summer release 2012

Barry M Teal Nail Paint polish aqua blue Sea green shimmer duochrome liquid metal peacock bright toenail gems jewels spring summer release 2012

Barry M Teal Nail Paint polish aqua blue Sea green shimmer duochrome liquid metal peacock bright toenail gems jewels spring summer release 2012

Barry M Teal Nail Paint polish aqua blue Sea green shimmer duochrome liquid metal peacock bright toenail gems jewels spring summer release 2012

Barry M Teal Nail Paint polish aqua blue Sea green shimmer duochrome liquid metal peacock bright toenail gems jewels spring summer release 2012

Barry M Teal Nail Paint polish aqua blue Sea green shimmer duochrome liquid metal peacock bright toenail gems jewels spring summer release 2012

The last two pictures I put on small because they are just ridiculously blurry, but they do give an accurate representation of the colour and finish of Teal (sorry!). Teal is a gorgeous bright blue shimmer polish. I think the base colour and shimmer colour must be very very close as this polish is such a solid turquoisey-blue. Personally I’d say it is more turquoise or cyan than teal but I’m just being fussy!

Just a heads up: don’t be fooled by the hint of purple duochrome you may see in the bottle, I can assure you it totally disappears on the nail.

Application:

The pictures all show 3 coats, although most of my nails were opaque at 2 coats. The polish applied well – it errs ever so slightly on the edge of being brushstrokey but just make sure you paint in one direction – brushstrokes don’t really show! Teal dried quickly and lasted 2 heavy duty days without topcoat with no tipwear whatsoever. The small bubbles you might see in my photos is because I was rather heavy-handed in applying the polish late at night, and ended up with quite thick coats which caused the bubbling, it is honestly user-error rather than a fault with the polish as I’ve worn this twice now and didn’t have a problem when I applied it more carefully.

What do you think of this stunning blue? It’s so vibrant, I think it would look absolutely amazing on both fingers and toes! If you didn’t like the green in Boots 17 PeacockΒ but did love the blue, Barry M Teal is for you!Β It’s just such a pure metallic, I feel like the highstreet market has been missing this shade of shimmer for a while in favour of the green/blue duochrome. Very happy with this one. Oh and in certain lights, it looks like you’ve dipped your nails in liquid turquoise, amazing!!

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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.