17 June 2012

Review: Barry M. nail polishes

Howdy :)

Today's blog post will be a review of my Barry M. nail polishes.

I tested three different colors. two pastel colors and one glitter.

The colors:

#317 Blue Moon
#308 Berry I/C
#289 Gold





Review

I purchased the pastel colors in May 2012, the golden one before Christmas and am very pleased with the colors. The pastel colors are very nice and are very shiny when dry. The golden one is not shiny but - well - glitters.

If you want to see them in action, I used # 317 Blue Moon as a base color in my last nail art tutorial clip,

Unlike the Max Effect Mini Nail Polish by Maxfactor the Berry M. ones are super easy to apply. When dry the polish is very even and smooth. I give 5/5 stars for that.

Also the look is very nice. I did two coats in my clip but honestly, one would have been enough. It covers really well and when dry the polish is very shiny. I love it.

The glitter one is not shiny but sparkles of course. Here I use 2 coats as I think glitter polishes simply need that. All in all I give 5/5 stars for the looks.

Now, the smell... I have yet to find a nail polish that smells pleasant (maybe I should try Revlon's scented nail polishes soon). However, I believe there are those that smell bad and those that smell worse. The Barry M. ones smell...unpleasant....bad...not nice...But when dry at least the smell doesn't stay forever. You will have to deal with it for a day or so but it is not too bad. I am very sensitive when it comes to that and I keep using the Barry M polishes, so it obviously can't be that bad. However, I don' see myself able to give more than 3/5 stars for that.

How long will your nails look nice ? That of course depends on what you do with your hands, if you use top coats and if so, what kind of.
I am a pretty busy person so I don't do my nails more than once a week. I use a base coat by Rimmel and top coats from different brands. And I do a lot with my hands, like typing as I have an office job and of course household duties (cleaning, baking, you name it). My nails usually look good for about 5 days. Then I either take it off or hope no one sees me XD. I think this might be an average time for a drug store product but since there is always room for improvement I give it 4/5 stars.

Last but not least, the price. With 3 pounds per nail polish this product is extremely cheap and definitely worth a try ! I would pay more for it but luckily I don't have to. Anyway, I give this a 5/5.

So now, out of 25 stars I gave the Barry M. nail polishes 22  which is pretty damn good for a drug store product. So if you haven't tried them before but got interested now, don't hesitate. I don't think you will regret it.


I wish you all a very pleasant Sunday !

Sasu

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