Spotted! New Barry Ms

I’m a bit late to the party here, as I saw these a week ago and I know lots of blogs have already featured them.  But if you haven’t already seen, the new Autumn 2014 Barry M colours are out.  And there are quite a few alongside the recent Autumn Gelly shades that came out in September.

First up Glitterati Nail Paint – these are super sparkly nail shades in six colours as seen below…. the bottle tops are deliberately distressed.


Also in this Boots were the two new Xmas shades, Starlight and Moonlight.  These have the red bottle tops. They have tiny stars in them, one mainly silver and one with bits of red in.

Bit of a closer shot here and the matte top coat makes up the full row.


Then there are the new Aquarium shades as well….


And some additions to the glitter line….

IMG_6466So quite a lot of new Barry M shades out there for your nail pleasure.  These images are from Boots and I know that Superdrug will also have their own limited edition Christmas paints and there is one limited edition one for Tesco from what I understand.  Plenty to get stuck into!  They are up on the Barry M website but I couldn’t see the red toppped bottles so you will have to swing by your local Boots, Superdrug or Tesco.

Anything catch your eye or have you already taken the plunge?  Let me know in the comments


Illamasqua – Glitterati

This week is Illamasqua Week!  So here is the second post this week, a pretty called Glitterati.  This one only appears to be available in a nail polish duo along with the gorgeous Viridian.  Its currently on sale on the online Illmasqua store so click here if you fancy one.

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Its pretty, really pretty.  Its a wine purple base packed with silver  and purple glitters – the website calls it Raspberry but its actually more wine coloured.  Surprisingly, considering the amount of glitter within it, it applies pretty well.  What you see above are three thin coats.  Now I should have known better and gone for two thicker coats, if you apply it too thinly you can pull all the glitter to the top of the nail.  I did have to go a jiggle about with some of the glitter so that I had more even placement, but if that may not bother you in the way it bothers me.  The brush is attached to the square lid, like all the range, so once you get used to is application is a breeze.  The brush itself if quite thin but three swipes and you should be good to go.  I used Essie Millionails as my base with a good thick Seche Vite top coat.

You can purchase Illamasqua from their website (shipping is worldwide) or in certain stores that have a concession, in the UK this would be Selfridges, some Debenhams or at one of the stand alone stores.  You can find the UK ones here. Retail is £13.50 and its worth signing up to the enewsletter as sometimes you get free shipping or percentage discounts.

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