The sun is out (most days), the temperatures warmed up and it's all out with the legs and hello summer. When it's sunny and warm I like to jazz up my hands a little by adding some colour to my nails that suits the sunny summery mood. Barry M have the most perfect colours out at the minute, all of which are nice bright colours and compliment any skin tone, pale or tanned. I also like how affordable Barry M is, most of the ones included in this post were £3.99 (gelly & textured) and only £2.99 for the 'Matt White'. Bargain!
i'm not the neatest at painting my nails!
The 'Blueberry' colour is my absolute favourite one at the minute, it's just such a lovely colour that goes with pretty much anything you wear and I find that with all the gelly ones I only really need to apply one coat. The gelly colours are bright colours but not neon kind of bright, sort of subtle brights if that makes any sense? So they're a touch of colour without being too in your face. The 'Matt White' I find I have to apply two coats to get even coverage over the nail and the best brightness out of it but I still love it, and white nails are becoming a bigger trend. Most people (I mean the older folks here) do tend to ask if i'm wearing Tipp-Ex on my nails when I have this one on and I just have to laugh. I guess it does look rather similar as for a white varnish it does have some 'colour' to it and it's not as glossy as normal varnishes so I let them off. All the names seem rather fitting with the colours except for the 'Station Road', I don't know where they got that one from. The textured varnish is a lemony colour with a hint of glitter and almost has the texture of soft concrete, as if you're running your nail along a concrete path/wall. I'm not the best at describing the feel but I quite like it, makes a change from the smooth nails we're all used to. My only downside to this varnish is that it's a bugger to get off your nails! I'm talking pressing really hard and rubbing for ages kind of struggle, but if you love the colour then I guess the hassle is worth it.
What colours are you all loving this summer?
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