Spotted! Barry M new Gelly and Speedy Shades, Max Factor Gift with Purchase and Bourjois Gel Top Coat

A couple of quick spots for you.  First up, the Barry M stands have been updated.  The one new Gelly Shade, Sugar Plum, is now available.
The new Speedy shades, both cremes and shimmers, are also now part of the updated stands.
Also out in stores now is the new Bourjois Gel Top Coat.  Sorry the picture is awful, I know, but hopefully you get the idea.
  Finally, in Boots, if you spend £15 on Max Factor you can pick up this Gift With Purchase.  There is a nail polish in the box too.
And there we go.  Just a few new things, have you picked up any of these or have you seen anything else new on the shelves.  Let me know in the comments!

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Born Pretty Stamping Plate BP-L020

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

I’ve been sent some lovely Born Pretty Plates to play with and I have a couple of looks I am going to share with you this week.  First up is this look using BP-L020 a plate filled with lovely lacy designs.  I was quite taken with this plate and I wasn’t sure where to start.  But in the end I plumped for the lace pattern at the bottom left of the image.

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I used a base of Barry M Gelly Lychee to provide a nude base so that it wouldn’t detract too much from the stamping.  I then stamped over the top, using WnW Black Creme that I keep in my stamping stash, before sealing it all in with my Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  I did managed to smear my thumb nail and so just dropped in a little bit more stamping because I was running out of time to get this finished.

I love how classy and clean this looks, I think anyone would be able to carry off this design and colour way.  It provides interest without being too in your face.  The quality of the stamp plate is great, the designs are smaller than those you would find on a MoYou XL plate, but bigger than those on the regular plate.  They are a good size for my nails.  I also used my Creative Stamper which I find works really well with the BP plates and delivers a crisp image onto the nail.

Born Pretty have provided me with a 10% off code for all my readers, so if you like the look of this, or any of the next few products I have to shared with you, please feel free to use it. The code is ULG10.  There are lots and lots of lovely things available via the store. Let me know what you get in the comments!
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Spotted! – New Maybelline Super Stay, Barry M Matte & Gelly Summer 2014, Dior Kingdom of Colour, L’Oreal, Maybelline Color Show Nudes & Mardi Gras by Collection

A few things to keep you ticking over this week – first up new shades in the Maybelline Super Stay range, 6 in total, 3 in Megawatt and 3 in pastel shades.  Eying up that orange!20140605-100011-36011039.jpg

The new pastel shades.

20140605-100012-36012801.jpgMy local Boots finally has the new Bary M Matte Collection….

20140605-100204-36124916.jpg…and the Summer 2014 Barry M Gelly Polishes.

20140605-100212-36132948.jpgI popped into Selfridges too, because you never know if Chanel Summer 2014 will hit early (its hadn’t!) but there is an exclusive range from Dior called Kingdom of colour.  Four shades of polish here, including a pearl top coat.  Shades are 428 Sienna, 237 Milly 257 Incognito and 129 Femme Fleur (I think!)

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Updated cosmetic stands include new inserts with the new L’Oreal Confetti Top Coats (I review Graffiti D’Amour here) and Jeans Effect polishes in…..

20140605-100238-36158991.jpg….and Maybelline Color Show inserts for more new nude shades?  These are either new or re-promotes from the core range, but the Stripped Nudes Collection only had four shades in it and two of them were glitter…..

20140605-100351-36231098.jpgAnd then finally for your viewing pleasure, updates to the Collection (Or Collection2000) stand with a summer collection.  Image below shows the art work – the lippies are not like colour washes you get in Baby Lips and not creme colour.  Hence green, yellow and orange shades.

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So, there we go.  A few new things to keep your eyes out for this week.  Let me know if you spot anything else that is new or pick up anything!

Barry M – Gelly Coconut

Today I have one of the new Barry M Gelly Polishes for your viewing pleasure.  This one is called Coconut – and is the loveliest shade of just off white I have seen in a long tim.

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I must admit, despite having a few Barry M Gelly polishes, I’m not completely sold on the formula of them.   I always find them quite streaky during application and prone to dragging if you aren’t careful. One the positive, they do tend to level out and once top coated look pretty lovely – plus lets be honest, the colour range is spectacular.

This one was quite streaky on application.  Most nails have two coats, but on one or two nails, I had to add a third coat to cover bald spots.  This is over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! and topped with a coat of G&G HK Girl.  Wear was shocking, I lasted overnight before chips appeared.  Really disappointing as I adore the shade and think it will be great under glitter and stamping.

Some of the new Summer 2014 Gelly’s are just lovely – I could possibly be tempted with more – but it will have to be in a 3 for 2 promotion.  Otherwise I’m sorry to say I won’t be buying them because of the issues with the formula I seem to have.  I know that other bloggers adore these and perhaps its my combination of base and top coats.  I will try these again with a different combination.

Are you into the 2014 Gelly’s?  What top and base coats do you wear with yours?  Let me know in the comments!

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