Thursday, 15 November 2012

Manicure | Green and Glittery

On Sunday night I painted my nails with a new polish combination: three coats of Barry M's Teal, and a touch of Barry M's 'Green Glitter' to the tips. For the last three days I've been attempting to photograph the results, and each day, I've failed miserably at capturing the true colours.

I think I have a colour-blind camera.






Teal is a very metallic, two tone polish, but although it appears practically petrol blue in these photographs, the polish is actually an aqua-marine/green teal with only a slight hint of blue! I'm not sure why my camera refused to pick up the green; out of hundreds of photos these are the only shots that showed a little hint of the true colour. Similarly, the emerald green glitter hasn't been portrayed well in these images.

Both are equally beautiful shades. I'm not usually a fan of metallic polishes, but the blend of green and blue (of the teal) is entrancing and makes me nostalgic for the sea; the colours remind me of the waves in Cornwall on a sunny day. As I usually find with Barry M Nail Paints, this polish glided on, set reasonably quickly, and turned opaque after two coats. 

The green glitter is a pretty, vibrant emerald green and was a no fuss way of adding a little sparkle to the look. I just painted one thin coat to the last third of my nails for a discreet look, but it could be built up for a more intense nail. Glitter is particularly perfect for wearing during the festive season!

Both polishes only began to chip after the third day of wear. As is usually the case with glitter, it took a little elbow grease to remove, but I soon had my nails all cleaned up and ready for a new colour.

Overall, I was pleased with how nicely these two varnishes complimented each other. My younger Sister liked it so much she decided to give it a go herself. I'll definitely be wearing these two together again. I've definitely converted myself back to glittery polishes, and can't wait to snap up some more of the Barry M beauties!

12 comments:

  1. looks great!

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    1. Aww thank you so much! That's really lovely of you. I'll pop on over for a look :)

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  3. awww I love them! Perfect for Christmas too!!

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    1. Thank you :). Gotta have some glittery nails for Christmas!!

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  4. this looks lovely, your nails are soo neat haha! xxx

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    1. Thanks hun. Oh god they're about the furthest thing from neat; I can't do my nails to save my life! xx

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  5. Lovely shade of green and blue, but do they last???
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    1. Thank you! I kept the polish on for four days with only minimal chipping/fading. Very impressed. xx

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