A few weeks ago when browsing in Superdrug I noticed Barry M had launched a brand new collection of nail polishes named the Sunset Daylight Curing Collection. Being the Barry M nail polish fan that I am I quickly popped one of the new nail polishes and the new top coat in my basket and couldn't wait to give them a go when I got home.
So what is this new collection all about you might being wondering?? Well...Barry M’s new Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint's and Topcoat aim to deliver the look and reliance of pro salon gel nails without the need of a UV lamp or the expense! All you need is a Sunset colour, the Sunset Topcoat and around 2-5 minutes of natural daylight and your well on your way to getting long lasting, hi gloss, at home gel nails that last for up to 10 days. Barry M also claim that theres no need for a base coat with these new nail paints as the special formulation bonds to the nails like a gel and can still be removed with a regular remover, sounds pretty amazing right! So far theres seven summer appropriate shades in the Sunset collection, eight if your counting the top coat as well, each bottle will set you back £4.99 each which is Barry M's priciest nail paint to date but considering the collections claims that's to be expected.
On each bottle of Sunset nail paint Barry M have attached a little two step guide to assure you apply the polish correctly and that you get the most of out of the colours. Firstly it tells you to apply one thin layer of your chosen Sunset nail paint shade and allow to dry, once dry repeat with a second thin coat and again leave to dry. I opted for the shade Fuchsia Generation, a deep raspberry shade that I absolutely adored. Secondly Barry M tell you to apply a thin layer of the Sunset Top Coat and allow to dry naturally in daylight, then your nails will be completely cured leaving you with a pro mani effect. I followed all the steps and was really impressed at first, my nails looked gorgeously glossy, they felt hard wearing and the colour was beautiful, I honestly thought this was a genius idea from Barry M however.... On my second day of wear all of my nails on my right hand and a couple on my left hand had enormous chips, and because of the gel formula once I got a chip the nail paint just seemed to peel off in big chunks and my nails looked horrendous, I was so gutted as I knew I had applied everything correctly and was expecting very good things from this collection, not to mention that I'd spent £10.00 on them too as they are £4.99 each.
I'd love to know how you beauties got on with this collection?? Please tell me I'm not the only one who's had the awful chipping incidents.