Wednesday, 10 August 2011

My Barry M Nail Paint Collection

I have collected a few Barry M Nail Paints over the years and I thought I'd share my thoughts on them.

I Have 10 different colours which does include the black nail effects nail paint, and I also have their all in one base coat, top coat, and nail hardener. I bought my first Barry M nail paint about 5 years ago. The dark brown one called chocolate, which is still one of my favourites. It really does make my nails look like they have been dipped in Dairy Milk. The nail polish is still in great condition it, it has not dried up at all.
They are really good value for money and I have never been disappointed with any of the colours I have bought. They are all very much true to their colours on the bottle. My favourite colour is called Raspberry. It is a beautiful classic crimson colour. This really only needs one coat and the formular is great, so even with my right hand (I am left handed) I don't get any brush marks or uneven colouring. I only wish the names of the paints were a bit more fun.

Navy, Vivid Purple. Raspberry, Chocolate Brown

Mushroom, Mint Green, Blue Moon, Blueberry, Bright Pink

The all in one base, top and nail hardener can be a bit thick and does take a while to dry. I think I would prefer if it was just a base and top coat, my nails are quite strong already. 

Whats your favourite Barry M Nail Paint?
 Thanks for stopping by xox

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Ciaté Paint Pots: The Prettiest Jar of Nail Polish

I've wanted to try the Ciate paint pots for a while now but £9 a pot is a bit pricey for me at the moment (saving for my holiday to Rome). The pots are so cute.
  So when a fellow blogger who has an amazing blog (L'Amour Lauran) posted that they were given a pot away for free in this months Marie Claire I was so excited. I managed to find one with the colour My Fair Lady, which I don't think you can buy from their website. It is a very nude pinky colour, which does come out quite sheer, you do have to put on a couple of coats to get the colour. It applied really nicely but the best thing about the Ciate paints pots is definitely the packaging. I would quite happily have this on display next to my trinket boxes and other random pretty things.

I just love the names of their nail polishes, my favourite colour which I am definitely getting next when I have some money Ditch the Heels, a wonderfully bright emerald green. 

Whats your favourite nail polish?


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Picnic in the Park

It was a beautiful day yesterday so we planned to go on a picnic in Regents park. By the time we got there the heat was slightly unbearable, so we found a nice little spot to lay down to our blanket under a tree near some pretty yellow roses. We took a pack of cards and I become very good at playing black jack. How have you been enjoying this weather?

Picnic Essentials: Anti-bacterial hand gel
A Blanket
A Pack of Cards
Plenty of Food and Wine (not essential for everyone)