Friday, October 22, 2010

Instant Nail Effect

So here it is! I had been drooling over this nail paint for a few weeks before I decided to go ahead and get it.The Instant Nail Effect from Barry M gives a cracked type of look to the nail, which in theory sounds pretty cool, right?
 I really wanted it because it was something new and unusual. I liked it the first few times I tried it, but there are a few things I don`t like as well.

First of all, if you take too much product on the nails, it wound "crack" properly and it will just look like a black square on your nail.
If you put too little product on your nails, the nail effect "cracks" into tiny, tiny bits which I don`t think looks very good.

Another thing I also really don`t like is that sometimes when applying the nail effect, it makes the nail polish I have underneath disappear a little, like you can see on the picture below.  

I think that for me, this turned out to more of a novelty nail varnish, but the novelty effect didn`t last very long. It`s fun to wear when you want to do something different with your nails and if your not good at nail art. I see other brands are coming out with this type of "cracking" effect nail varnish, so I might buy some other colors from other brands just to compare.
I think that one of the reasons that I wanted to buy this product in the first place was that it was new and unusual and I didn`t know anyone else who had this kind of product, but now that other brands are coming out with the same thing, it doesn`t appeal to me as much anymore.

Anywho... Let me know what you think of the Instant Nail Effect from Barry M if you have it or if you want it.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Barry M blush - Strawberry

A few weeks ago I saw that Barry M had a few new blushers, so I decided to buy the one that most appealed to me, which just happened to be no 3/Strawberry.
The color is an orangy hot pink type color. It might look a bit scary because it is quite a vibrant color and it is actually very pigmented as well, so I wasn`t sure if I really liked it at first.
You only need a little bit because a little goes a long way with this blush and the more you blend it, the better it looks!
The texture is good. It`s not chalky at all, so it won`t crumble when you use it.

In this picture I am using the blush. I only used a little bit and blended it quite well so the color wouldn`t be too bright.

I think this might actually be my new favorite blush at the moment.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Smokey Purple Look

Today`s face of the day is going to be a smokey purple look. I personally really like the color purple and I think it goes really well with blue eyes.

Here are some pictures of the look

The blush I used is from Barry M, number 3, it`s called Strawberry. It`s very beautiful!! I love it.
So used eye shadows from FAMOUSE by Sue Moxley and MakeUpAcademy. Unfortuanely the eye shadows don`t have names, but you can check out the tutorial if you want to know more.

If you want to know exactly how I did this look, the tutorial is HERE!

Let me know what you think!

Have a great day!:-)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Volturi Inspired Make Up

I decided to do a make up look inspired by the Volturi (mostly Jane) from the Twilight Saga.
I know that a lot of people have done this look already, but here is my rendition of it.

Products used:


Lemon Aid
120 Eyeshadow Pallet
28 Neutral Pallet - Coastal Scents
Black Cream Eyeliner - ELF
Red Eyeliner - Barry M
1001 Lashes - Bourjois


Tickled Pink blush - ELF

I used a red eyeliner because I didn`t have any red colored lenses, so I used the red to give the effect of  having red eyes.

If you would like to know how to do this look, HERE is a video tutorial.

Be sure to let me know what you think of this look!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tropical Leopard Print Eye

So I did this fun leaopard print eye.
I used the 120 eyeshadow pallet from Ebay and played around with it.
Let me know what you think.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pink Flamingo

A few weeks ago I did a swap with Oxfordjasmine from Youtube. I picked out a few make up items I wanted including this nail paint from Barry M.
It`s number 305 and it is called Pink Flamingo. It is a very bright, almost neon pink.
It applied quite streaky even with a base coat.
I generally like Barry M nail paint but this one is by far the worst one just because of the consistency.
I think the color looks completely different to picture of the nail paint on the Barry M website.
Usually, I am a Barry M fan, but I am quite disappointed with this product!

Have a nice weekend!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Eyes On Fire

I was playing around with some make up
the other day and I came up with this fun, fiery look.

I think this look really makes blue eyes pop!

If you would like to know how I did this look, I have a tutorial up on Youtube if you are interested in watching step by step how I did this look. Just click here!

The products I used to create this look:

Sleek Ink Pot Gel Liner - Glacier - I used this as a sticky base for the eyeshadows

120 Eyeshadow Palette. Good for a lot of different looks!

No(84) Cherry Red Dazzle Dust from Barry M

Vitamin C Facial Mist to apply eyeshadow wet with

Black Kohl Pencil from Barry M - applied it on the waterline

Colossal Volume Express Mascara

What to you think of this look?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Valentines Day Look

So this is obviously a Valentine`s Day inspired make up look.

All the eyeshadows are from Beauty From the Earth Cosmetics.

On my cheeks and lips, I used products from ELF.

I think the look is quite romantic and you can use it for both as an everyday look and it can easily be transformed into an evening look.

Watch the tutorial here!

Tell me what you think!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mint Green Nails!

This is the last of my Barry M nail paint series for this time, but maybe I`ll do more of these in the future.
This particular nail polish is nr 304 and the name is Mint Green.
I think this nail polish is really fresh looking.
An unusual color, but definitely a good color to wear anytime of the year.
On the picture i`m wearing two coats of the nail polish. It really doesn`t need more than this as it it very creamy and thick.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Blue Nails!

This nail polish is from Barry M. It is number 295 and the name is Pure Turquoise.
I love the color because it is very thick and creamy.
The color is perfect for this time of the year because of the cold.
I will definitely be wearing this color more often! I like it a lot!

Lime green nails!

This nail polish is from Barry M. It`s number 137 and the name is Lime Green.
This is probably my least favorite of the Barry M Nail Paints because the formula is really thin, so I need a lot of coats for the color to show.
On this picture I used tree coats, but I think it looks like it needs another coat.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Yellow Nails

This nail polish is from Barry M. It is number 134 and the color is just called Yellow.
I had been wanting a yellow naul polish for ages and then I went shopping before Christmas and I decided to get this Nail Paint. I totally love it. I think it`s more than awesome.
I recommend it to everyone who likes yellow!!:)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Green Nails!

So, before Christmas I did a major haul and among quite a lot of other things, I bought some nail polishes from Barry M.

This green one is nr 290, it`s called Spring Green.
I love the color! I think it`s a really fresh color. And very pigmented.
I`m wearing two coats of this in the picture.

What do you think of Barry M Nail Paints?