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Barry M – Marine Blue

Alrighty… I don’t mind admitting that Marine Blue gave me a few headaches initially. And not just from the non Big-3 fumes. Or the fact that over one year of running this site, Barry M are still yet to acknowledge or reply to one single review, tweet or email from Sheenie and I.

Oh no. The reason this gave me a headache is because I would see it parked in my stash looking all pretty and glimmery and special, and then every time I reached for it, it just looked horrendous there on my naked nail. This is the sheerest of the sheer (as Garbage almost sang).

However, I hit on an answer. Instead of resenting a nail varnish for not being all opaque and lovely, use it for layering. Which I did. And my goodness, aren’t the results fabulous?

This is a couple of coats of Marine Blue over the Barielle Swizzle Stick from the other day. I think it is going to work better on a blue base coat than any other shade.

This absolutely gleams. It’s kind of runny, so thin coats work the best. Believe it or not, the strong blue flash this has reminds me of Illamasqua’s Prism, but this is very much a golden blue base colour rather than the white of Prism. Similar effect though but for a quarter of the price.

Once I had this on my hands, I couldn’t stop looking at it. This really is one of the most unique and pretty manicures I have done since starting the blog. It’s just so glossy and shiny and multifaceted.

I’m now rather sad that I ended up putting this off for a seriously long time. Ive had it for a year, since I got fed up with the meagre selection of Barry M polishes on offer in Boots and placed an online order. 

Barry M…why don’t you stock your more exciting shades in the shops? I am sure anyone who’s anyone will have a bottle of Emerald Green / Red Glitter by now. Why am I even bothering asking the question? It’s not like they’ll answer…


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