Monday, 17 November 2014


Those that know me, or follow me on Instagram, will know that I am obsessed with all things nails. The thing is I hardly ever create blog posts about my manicure efforts, eventhough there is barely a day that goes by without me painting my nails (and half my fingers in the process) or popping on some fabulous falsies.

Well, when I picked up this Barry M Silk Polish in Forest, I knew it was blog worthy, as it is bloody beautiful. It applies super smoothly, as you would expect from any Barry M polish and just two thin coats is enough to give a saturated coverage. It dries to a beautiful semi-matte finish, almost like a candy shell, it is just lovely and feels so nice on the nails.

Forest is ther prefect shade for the festive party season with it's deep green metallic shade and subtle glitter flecks that sparkle when they catch the light. I wore the polish like this for a few days, but then the polish started to chip on the ends after washing a mountain of dishes. But I wasn't ready to say goodbye to forest. So I covered the chips with  some silver from Maybelline Color Show and a top coat and the result was dazzling.

My success with Forest has resulted in me lusting over many gorgeous winter shade from Barry M, I am such a nail varnish addict...

1) Silk Effects in Meadow.
2) Chameleon Effect in Blue.

3) `The Royal Textured Glitter Collection in Gold Majesty
4) Nail Paint in Silvery Lilac.
5) Nail Paint in Racing Green.
6) Nail Paint in Raspberry.
7) Nail Paint in Gold Mine.

I hope you liked my first Manicure Monday, there will be plenty more to come as I bought myself a Ciate advent calender from TK Maxx for the bargain prince of £19.99 - it feels like December will never get here. It appears to have sold out online, but if you are lucky you might be able to nab one in store.

Any wintery nail shades you would reccommend?

Gems x

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  1. Nice post :)

  2. Hahaha, you always crack me up with your nail addiction, you're so adorable :D Love the blue sparkly polish, I've been on the hunt for a nail polish that is different from everything I've got, but I have so many colors I think this is an impossible task :D

  3. I love this dreamy colour! I have lots of the pastel ones in the range but nothing this AW/Christmassy!

    Tara x

  4. Ooooh I love this color! I'm obsessed with nail polish too :D Always painting my nails! Darker colors are my favorite though, so when Fall comes I get super excited for nail polish! <3


  5. Really am liking this match reminds me of The Frozen hype!

  6. What a lovely colour!! I too have a thing for nail varnish but since my little girl arrived i never have enough time :(

  7. Love that colour, I'm now lusting after it for my toe nails - which are true only ones I paint.

  8. I love this with the silver, so festive and pretty!! I just got a Nails Inc one with Glamour mag and I love it, forget the shade name but it's a lovely greige colour x

    Josie’s Journal

  9. Forest is absolutely stunning Gems! No wonder you wanted to blog about it, I'm so glad you did. Perfect to add some much needed dazzle and spark to the otherwise gunmetal autumnal months. I love the name too, Forest is such a simplistic yet impactful word that really makes the imagination run wild with imagery. And the silver you used afterwards brought on such a shimmery contrast. Divine! Barry M are such masters when it comes to polish inspo, I love all the ones you have featured on your Winter Wonderful Wish-list! Here's hoping Santa packs them into his sleigh for you ;) Silvery Lilac is so eye-catching, has to be my favourite <3

    I can't wait for more Manicure Monday's; the talent and expertise you have with all things manicure, nail art and polish worthy is beyond incredible. :)

    Sophie | soinspo xo


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