Wednesday, 26 September 2012

New Barry M Nail Paints: Web Effects, Amethyst Glitter and Pomegranate Gelly

Today I walked up to town on my lunch break, in search of new Barry M Cosmetics nail polishes, out today. Surprisingly, my local Superdrug had EVERYTHING IN! Spoilt for choice.
For today, I just bought 3 nail polishes, Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in GNP 9 Pomegranate (235), Jewel Glitter Nail Paint in Amethyst Glitter (354) and Limited Web Effects (239).

There is currently an offer on in Superdrug, free Croc or Web Effects with any 2 Barry M purchases. I picked up Limited Web Effects as the free polish. This is one that I didn't even know about, so it was exciting to find it and I was excited to try!

I have tried all the polishes tonight (especially to share on here! Dedication, haha!), below are some reviews and photos.

Limited Web Effects (free with any 2 Barry M products)
Sadly, this is very disappointing.
I used this over Barry M Black Nail Paint, as it was the obvious choice and combination that would look good. Barry M Black Nail Paint is the best black nail polish I have ever tried, btw :)
The polish is very thin and goes on really light coloured.
The effect is more Crackle than Web. To be honest, I don't see any webbing in there!
I would not buy this.
It was free, so I am ok with that. Not sure I'll use it again though.
I tried a second coat, which made it more orange, yet still did not 'web'.
This is the only Barry M product that I have ever been disappointed in, I believe! Well, except for Acid Yellow Nail Paint, as I just did not like the stuff!

Have you tried this?
If you have tried this, I'd love to know how you found it.

Pomegranate Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint
I really could not choose what shade to buy, they all looked nice. There are some dark, autumn shades and some light summery shades. I originally picked up the blue one but put it back, as I have a similar polish at home. So I got Pomegranate, though I don't usually wear pinkish polishes. I do wish I chose a different colour, just because this shade isn't really 'me'.
However, review of the polish...
I like these, very glossy and just one coat required.

Jewel Amethyst Glitter
Well, it is glitter-full and just amazing.
If you have read my blog for a while, you will know that I LOVE glitter and glitter polishes, I own a lot!
There are a bunch of new glitter polishes out now. Too many for me to cope with! I stood there today like 'Oh wow. Oh my. Where do I start?!'. I could have easily bought every single one! However, Amethyst Glitter immediately caught my eye, so I picked this.
Lots of colours of glitter in this polish, it's just beautiful!
I've only done one nail at the moment, as I'm sporting Pomegranate Gelly for tonight and tomorrow.
I used 2 coats for this, though one provides really good coverage for a glitter polish.
I'll do a proper review post of this when I get round to using it on all my nails :)

The new Barry M Nail Paints are available from today (26th September 2012), in Superdrug and from October 3rd in Boots.
Also available online at

There is also the new Blink Precision Eyeliner Pen out today.
and coming soon - new Ultra Moisturising Lip Paints - which I shall be buying!

Have you tried any of Barry M's new Nail Paints yet??
Any recommendations?


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Nail Art: Fruity Fimo Fun

Tonight I decided to finally try out the fimo that I have had since July!

Fruity fimo fun :)

I used orange, lemon and lime (though the photo doesn't display the true colours).

This literally took me a few minutes.

How to:
- Finely slice fimo cane
- Paint nails
- Lick finger to pick up fimo slice
- Place slice on to wet nail
- Hold down
- Apply top coat

What I used:
- Fimo cane slices
- Jack Wills 'Electric Pink' polish
- No7 'Spice' polish (Limited Edition Spring 2011 collection)
- Barry M 'All in One' as a topcoat/sealant

I have a set of fimo canes which my sister bought me for my birthday.
50 designs, wowee! Going to have fun with these.
There are even Hello Kitty's in there!
Donna bought mine from Amazon.

Have you tried fimo nails before?


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Roger & Gallet Blogger Evening

On Monday, I booked the day off work and headed to London, after receiving an invite to the Roger & Gallet blogger evening.
I met up with my friend and fellow blogger, Gemma, then went to another event before the Roger & Gallet event. You can read about that here.
Just a short walk further, we reached St Martin's Lane Hotel, the venue for the Roger & Gallet event.
Admittedly, Roger & Gallet is not a brand that I really knew of, or have tried prior to the event, however, I am now left wondering, HOW?! WHY?! WHAT?!
On entering the gorgeous smelling venue, we were welcomed by the lovely Steph Marston, offered Champagne, then taken for a little tour of the products.
The set up was unbelievably beautiful! Everything about it, fresh, floral, feminine, with wooden shelves, real oranges, Alice in Wonderland style 'smell me...' etc messages and tags, with glass jars filled with products and, best of all...
Words can not describe how stunning this really was. Another one of the PR ladies, Julia Ward explained to us how it was real and had been installed, then continually watered.
Originally, I fell in love with the Rose products but then we were given a super-exclusive look at the brand new fragrance, Rose Imaginaire...this is exciting enough in itself but wow, this product smells so good!

We were handed beautiful goody bags on our way out. Gemma and I were going to save opening them but whilst we were sat outside the bar in Leicester Square, Gemma peeked in her bag and spotted...ROSE IMAGINAIRE!! OMGosh, we were so happy, literally sat there, in Leicester Square, all happy and excited like it was Christmas! I then spotted Creme Sublime in my bag, which was another stand-out product at the event. There are 2 other products in the goody bag, which is amazing. Thank you so much Roger & Gallet! I'm going to be wearing Rose Imaginaire so much now, it is a lovely fragrance.

Thank you to the lovely people at Roger & Gallet and to Steph Marston for the invite and for showing us around.

After the event, Gemma and I headed to Kink bar in Leicester Square for cocktails. Good times :) Amaretto Sour and Crazy Jamaican - yum!

I then had to RUN and jump on and off tubes to catch my 9:43pm train home! Taking my flatforms off whilst on an escalator, running frantically, showing the lady my tube ticket not train ticket, then hearing the whistle blow as I approached the train! I actually JUMPED on the train, through the nearest door, which turned out to be First Class...walking through First Class with shoes in hand - classy! I eventually got home at 1:15am, after what was a long, tiring but brilliant afternoon and evening in London. It was great to meet some lovely people and also catch up with Gemma :)

Have you tried Roger & Gallet products before?
If you get chance, definitely check them out!
Also, have a look at the Roger & Gallet website. It's beautiful, just like the event!
Rose Imaginaire will be available at M&S, RRP £32 (100ml).