NOTD: Barry M Vintage Violet

NOTD Barry M Vintage Violet nail polish new season autumn fall collection thegirlinspired

Whilst perusing the shelves in Superdrug looking for items for a box swap (video coming soon!) I saw this new-season nail polish from Barry M in Vintage Violet and had to pick it up. Purple is my favourite colour and this deeper, muted version is the perfect shade for this season. It has a hint of grey in it so it’s not uber bright but adds a pop of colour whilst still being relatively neutral.

NOTD Barry M Vintage Violet nail polish new season autumn fall collection thegirlinspired

The formula is perfect – not to thick or thin so it doesn’t gloop onto the nails but also doesn’t apply streaky. Two coats is all you need to get an opaque, glossy finish, although if you want to give it some lasting power you may want to add a top coat.

There are 2 other shades in this mini Autumn collection – Ballerina is a soft baby pink (just what you would expect from the name), and Nightshade, a much deeper, blackened plus shade. The perfect trio if you ask me!

What is your current favourite nail polish for this time of year?

 

NOTD: Barry M Peach Melba & White Crackle

Barry M Peach Melba

It feels like Spring may have sprung already! The weather is gorgeous today so I though I would break out my white crackle effect nail polish for a light and bright Spring manicure.

Barry M Peach Melba
This is Barry M’s Peach Melba, which is such a gorgeous cream finish peach colour, as you would imagine, but unfortunately the formula is very thin and streaky. I think you would need 4 or 5 coats to make this completely opaque and even, and I just don’t have the patience for that! Which is a shame as it is such a lovely colour, particularly for this time of year.

Barry M Peach Melba
To try and cover up the streakiness I applied a coat of Barry M’s white Crackle Effect polish over the top and it looks lovely and bright and fresh. I’m really enjoying my Barry M nail polishes at the moment since most of the colours I have from that brand are very appropriate for this time of year.
If you want to see an Easter inspired tutorial using more Barry M polishes you can check out the video below!
Barry M nail polishes are available in Boots and Superdrug for a very affordable £2.99

NOTD: Barry M Berry Ice Cream

Barry M Berry Ice Cream
I don’t wear this nail polish enough! Especially considering my favourite colour is purple (although in these pictures it’s coming off a little more pink than it is in person).
I picked this up around Easter time last year and this is only the second time I have worn it. Can you believe that?! To be honest the formula is a little streaky, what you see here is 2 thinnish coats of polish and although the streaking is minimal you can still see it. Which is probably why I don’t reach for it very often. It is, however, a very pretty colour, especially for the spring and if you top it with some kind of special effect polish like a glitter or a splatter top coat you really don’t notice the streaks.

 

Barry M Berry Ice Cream
You can pick this up from your local Superdrug for £2.99

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage

Time for another Instagram collage I think! I did one of these a while back just on some random pictures from my life and you guys seemed to like it so here’s one that is a little more beauty focused – nail of the day pictures to be exact!

Generic Black Polish with Rimmel Disco Gold as an Accent

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Generic Silver with Revlon Gold Coin on Ring Finger & Rimmel Disco Ball over Thumb – 
Christmas Party Nails
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Various Pastel Barry M Polishes – tutorial here
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Essie Bordeaux – favourite autumn nail polish

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Essie Naughty Nautical

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Essie Power Clutch

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Rimmel Deliciously Dark with 17 Cosmic Heather over top

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
French Manicure using Collection 2000 French White

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Thumb, index & middle fingers – Essie Bordeaux & Leading Lady, Ring finger – Essie A Cut Above, Pinky – Essie Bordeaux & A Cut Above
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Nails Inc Basil St with Rimmel Disco Gold Glitter Tips

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI Goldeneye
 
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI Rainbow Connection – I wore this on my birthday

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI The World Is Not Enough

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
OPI Unripened with Essie To Buy or Not To Buy on Ring Finger
 and Barry M Black Crackle over top

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Sally Hansen Delphinium – favourite purple nail polish

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
My friend did my nails for my works’ Christmas Party – I love the little Christmas Tree!
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Sally Hansen Peachy Keen with Rimmel Aurora Star Dust on Ring Finger

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
Zoya Zuzu

 

Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage
China Glaze Ruby Pumps – What I’m wearing for Christmas this year
Nail Of The Day Instagram Collage