There are two types of make up lovers in the world. People who love Barry M and liars.
The cruelty-free brand has been knocking about now since 1982 – I know right, I was surprised too – splashing our Boots and Superdrugs with wonderful colours and innovative nail polishes. I remember discovering their eyeshadow in 2009 – and I was hooked.
It’s hard not to be taken in by the huge variety they have, in nail varnishes alone. And not just colours – glitter, matte, gel – there’s an endless variety.
From bold and bright, to neutral and nudes, you are really spoilt for choice at amazing prices. So when I ventured into Boots today, I felt like treating myself and was immediately drawn to the Barry M section. I really am like a magpie.
Ever since investing in Milky Tea nail varnish by H&M, I’ve been desperate to find some neutral nudes that every blogger dreams of. Nudes. Neutral tones. Classy. And Barry M didn’t disappoint.
I love the texture and finish of the Gelly polishes. A shine, almost with a “bounce” to the texture, it looks stylish. It’s effortless to apply. And it’s £3.99. I treated myself to two shades in Gelly – Butterscotch Sundae above and Pink Lemonade below.
Both were gorgeous. They also dried pretty quickly, which is always a bonus.
I also bought myself one of the varnishes I hadn’t heard of yet – mani mask. This boasts the ability to strengthen and condition damaged nails – bonus, right? Especially for me, who takes calcium tablets twice a day to keep my nails strong and my hair healthy.
It gives a matte like finish, a manicure effect. It doesn’t dry as quickly as the gelly, but looks good. I applied 3 coats in the photo below, but 2 coats would be fine if you’re wanting more of a contrast from the length of your nail.
I’m seriously impressed. These gorgeous colours are everything I was looking for, and although it’s not as cheap as the H&M polishes, what’s £1 when it comes to beauty? Nothing.
So treat yourself. And check our their newer ranges – Frosted Cupcakes and even cuticle oil! Love it.