Sunday, 23 March 2014

Barry M 'Aquarium' Nail Paint | Review

Hey girlie's!!!

Recently Barry M have started bringing out their first new Nail Paint Collections of the year, firstly we saw the 'Silk Nail Paints' and now we have the Aquarium Collection. The new Aquarium Collection has an aquatic theme and contains 6 all new polishes, 4 of which have a mirror, two-tone effect whilst the other 2 are glitter topcoats that tie in with the aquatic them, all of which claim to allow our nails to glisten from every angle.
I decided to pick up 2 of the 6 shades as Superdrug had them on offer for 2 for £6.00, I opted for Mediterranean, a copper polish that can reflect pink, gold and rose gold tones in some lights and Treasure Chest, a glitter top coat that has a clear base and contains large chunks of gold/rose gold glitter particles.
 The application process of Mediterranean was lovely, there was no streaking or bubbling and after 2 coats it was completely opaque, drying time was also rather quick, I put this down to the formula being quite thin. Once Mediterranean had dried I was left with a super metallic, foil inspired finish which looks incredible in different lights, my nails glistened so much, I just wish the photo's done Mediterranean justice as it really is a pretty polish but metallic shades are just so hard to photograph, it honestly looks more rose gold than copper in person. The glitter topcoat 'Treasure Chest' I found quite hard to apply because the chunks/shards of glitter are on the large side so its hard to distribute an even layer of the glitter, I recommend using more of a dabbing motion upon application. 
Overall, from the 2 polishes I have tried it has definitely got me lusting after the other 4 polishes in the Aquarium Collection. I just love the finish of the metallic/foil shades and they last so well on the nail too, 4 days to be precise without a single chip, however the foil effect did start to wear down right at the tip of my nails. I honestly wasn't expecting the lasting power to be that great, because as I said before the formula of the polishes are quite thin so I was pleasantly surprised. 

You can buy the complete Aquarium Collection from Superdrug and Boots and they will set you back £3.99 per nail paint.

Have you tried the Aquarium Collection from Barry M yet beaut's?? What did you think?? I'd love to know.

nopin

14 comments:

  1. I've been really tempted to pick up mediterranean. It's such a unique shade and I bet it looks great when the sun is shining!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic

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    1. It really is unique, I love it, you should defo treat yourself hun, it really does look pretty on the nails xoxo

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  2. whoo rose gold polish sounds lovely!I really like Barry M nail polish great for the money!

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    1. Haha I know right, gotta love abit of rose gold! Totally agree, the value for money is great! xoxo

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  3. I absolutely love these varnishes, don't think I can resist buying them any longer thanks to your lovely post! x
    Deborah
    moonstoneandmay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I really need to get the rest of the collection too :) They all look so pretty :) Aww thank you so much Deborah xoxo

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  4. That's so funny, over the weekend I purchased 2 from the collection and we happened to choose the same ones! :) From your review, I'm glad I know what to expect! :D

    Frankie x
    Curiouser and Curiouser

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    1. Haha oh really, great minds think alike hun hehe :) xoxo

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  5. I love the Barry M polishes and will be trying these out next time I'm in Superdrug, love both the colours you've picked.
    www.merrymusing.co.uk

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    1. Barry M really are faultless at the minute, love them! xoxo

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  6. Mediterranean looks lovely, I was going to let these pass by but that one looks so gorgeous I might not be able too! xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ohhh you cant let them pass hun, you need them in your life haha, trust me once you get a couple you'll want them all xoxo

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  7. they're so pretty! Barry M never seem to get it wrong, I always want every nail paint they bring out lol x
    www.beautiful-solutions.co.uk

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    1. So true, they always make such amazing polishes, I dont think ive found one that I dont like yet xoxo

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