Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Spring Nail Polish Picks


Hey everyone! I've been really loving everything to do with Spring lately. All of the pretty flowers have started to bloom everywhere, the brighter clothes have begun to make an appearance and that means there has also been a change in the beauty and fashion world!
Don't get me wrong, I do really like the warm, deep shades of the Autumn/Winter, but I'm glad to say that things are starting to get more cheerful and colourful now. I recently picked up 3 new Spring shades from Barry M (the other shade I already had!) and so I thought that I might as well do a post on them. I don't wear nail polish all that often, but I think that they can really finish off an outfit and so I don't see why I shouldn't do a post dedicated to them!

L-R: Pit Stop & Lap Of Honour
I'm going to start by talking about these 2 more neutral shades. I thought that I'd include 2 more muted, wearable shades and then 2 brighter, more daring shades if you will. These 2 nail polish's are both from the 'Speedy Quick Dry' range that Barry M does. I would absolutely say that the name corresponds to how they actually are on the nails once they have been applied. I have only tried 'Pit Stop' so far, but once I have applied one coat, it dries almost instantly. If you're anything like me, you will know how frustrating it can be when you're constantly using your hands for work/going out and then your nail polish takes forever to dry! It's the most annoying thing in the whole entire world right? Luckily with this range, you won't have to feel that fury any longer, which I think is excellent.

 

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Polish - 'Pit Stop' - This is the only shade out of all of them that I have actually tried out yet! It's given me high hopes for the rest of them though, which has got to be a positive point. In the bottle, it comes across as almost like a muted grey shade, which I thought was really pretty in itself. Once actually on the nails, it does look pretty much identical to how it does in the bottle and that's something that I actually really value when I'm purchasing a nail polish. In some lights, it can have hints of duck egg blue, but I do think it's such a gorgeous shade, especially for this time of year, but really, it would work for anytime! It's classy, so it's perfect in order to tone down an outfit, but it just has something about the shade that really ties any look together, whether it's dressy or casual.
 

Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Polish - Lap Of Honour  - As soon as I saw this shade in Superdrug, it literally just screamed 'Spring' to me! It's the perfect lilac for this time of the year. I mean, purple is my favourite colour anyway, but this nail polish is absolutely adorable! Purple goes with pretty much any other colour and it isn't too garish or 'in your face', but it's just really subtle and sweet, so to be honest, I just love it more than life itself and I haven't even worn it yet!
 
L-R - Grapefruit & Mango
Next up are the 2 brighter, more 'out there' shades, which in all honesty are probably more appropriate for Summer, rather than Spring, but I guess it's my nail polish picks for a reason and so it's my opinion after all! Some people don't ever like to wear such bright colours on their nails, but I'm the complete opposite! I think that bright colours on your nails really do add just that extra pop of colour, which is perfect for this current and upcoming time of the year. These 2 shades are part of the 'Gelly Hi Shine' range, which I have to say is actually probably my preferred range out of the two, but then again, I'm not too sure if I can really pick favourites when it comes to this post, because they are all featured for a reason! This range adds an extra glossy finish, whereas the other range dry the nail polish quicker, so I guess you could say that although they are different, they both have their plus points. Now onto the shades..
 

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint - Grapefruit - The thing I like the most about these particular Barry M nail polishes is that both of them are named after fruits in which they are similarly shaded to represent. For example, this mid-toned fuchsia pink is called 'Grapefruit', because the shade represents that of the inside of a grapefruit. It makes sense really, don't you think? It's super cute as well! Seeing as it's part of the 'Gelly Hi Shine' range, it really does have a beautiful shine to it, particularly when the light hits your nails and I think that's definitely something that all nail polishes should have, but not all of them do, which makes this one extra special. I think that this shade in particular is also perfect for this time of year, because it just adds that pop of pink and I mean, who doesn't love pretty pink nails?!
 

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint - Mango - One of the brightest nail polish shades that you could go for is a mango orange, so I thought I'd give you all the chance to be a bit risky, hence why I've included this beauty for you all to feast your eyes upon! It's actually a lot brighter and darker than how it's coming up in the photo, but I mean, the camera never really does anything's true beauty any justice, does it? I understand that orange might not be for everyone, but if you're looking to take a risk or if you're on the hunt for the perfect orange to get you through the Spring and Summer, then I would highly suggest that you check this one out, as it really is too pretty to pass the chance up! It has the same shiny effect, which is similar to the 'Grapefruit' shade, so I'm sure that I'll be wearing this a lot more during these next few months!

Just in case you're wondering, all Barry M Nail Paints are £3.99 and available in pretty much any store, but most commonly supermarkets and Boots/Superdrug!

Have you tried any Barry M Nail Paints before? What springtime shades do you like?

Lots of love always,

Jade xo
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