Thursday, June 23, 2016

Barry M Red Glitter

I just sigh every time I see pictures of this polish. I think it should have been called Dorothy's Shoes. Unfortunately, it has the very uninspiring name of Red Glitter. That is such a generic term for this fiery, palpitation inducing, dream of a color!! This was my favorite polish to swatch of all the Barry M polishes, and there were a number of really good ones as you'll see in the several upcoming posts. 

Now, on to lots of pictures.

NailaDay: Barry M Red Glitter


NailaDay: Barry M Red Glitter


NailaDay: Barry M Red Glitter


NailaDay: Barry M Red Glitter


Here are a couple from my bathroom. The different lighting gives it a much more orange-y glow.

NailaDay: Barry M Red Glitter


NailaDay: Barry M Red Glitter

As you can see, even just during the process of taking pictures, the top coat sunk farther and farther into the polish. This will require at least two coats to stay smooth. That's okay. That's a glitter for you!

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Barry M Bright Red

Short post for you guys today. In this one and the next one, I'm going to show you the two Barry M red polishes I have. This is a very simple red, bright and clean looking. My definition of a tomato red. This is three coats but you can see that even then, there's a little bit of a visible nail line in the pictures. In real life, it was not as obvious. 

NailaDay: Barry M Bright Red



NailaDay: Barry M Bright Red

My next post is going to be a very very sparkly Barry M red. I adored it sooo much so keep a lookout for that one.

On a personal note, we are on a much needed vacation this week. I still can't stay away from work a 100% but most of the time is spent running after my two little boys. They are growing up so fast it's amazing watching the tiny details of growth emerging each day. Here is a bonus picture of my older one watching a little bit of Daniel Tiger in the morning while we try to catch a few extra minutes of sleep.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Barry M Blueberry with watermarble and holo skittlette


I'm back with another manicure from the vault! I wore this about a year ago, when I started going through all my Barry M polishes and swatching those. Just to warn you, you will be seeing a lot of Barry M polishes in the next several weeks. 

This manicure features Barry M Blueberry, a gorgeous effortless sky blue color that took three coats for opacity. I probably could have been fine with two but for a very stark nail line. 

NailaDay: Barry M Blueberry with Orly Mirrorball

The silvery holo on my middle finger is Orly Mirrorball. I did a watermarble accent on my ring finger with Barry M Blueberry, Plum and Prickly Pear. 
NailaDay: Barry M Blueberry with Orly Mirrorball

NailaDay: Barry M Blueberry with Orly Mirrorball



NailaDay: Barry M Blueberry

NailaDay: Barry M Blueberry

I have a bunch in this variation of blue. It's a favorite of mine.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies

This was a brand that is no longer active. The name always got me confused with Femme Fatale Cosmetics from Australia. I won this polish in a giveaway along with three others and always regretted that there were no more polishes being produced by her. I think they are beautiful. This is Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies, two coats layered over Love and Beauty Cherry.

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies


The polish itself has a red jelly base square red holographic glitter and other much smaller red glitter. Those square glitters are EVERYTHING!!  I should have sponged those glitters on because I need more of a payoff of those glitters. 

I took a few pictures with lowered exposure because you could see the holographic glitters much better that way.

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies


A couple of days into it, I did a design with a stencil from Twinkled_T.

NailaDay: Femme Fatale Lacquer Royal Rubies

Square holo glitters = awesomeness.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Barielle Swizzle Stix

Ok, this is going to my very last Barielle polish post in quite some time. Not because I don't like them but because I have showed you pretty much all I have except for a couple. I have Elle's Spell but I have yet to be able to take a good enough picture of it, as awesome as it is.

In today's post, I'm showing you Barielle Swizzle Stix. It's hard to get the most accurate color in the photos but this is very very close. It does have a slightly warmer feel to it. 

NailaDay: Barielle Swizzle Stix

NailaDay: Barielle Swizzle Stix

It's a great color with a great formula. I used two coats here with topcoat. I had no trouble with application. I used it before in my mermaid mani last year.

Alright, that's it! On to Barry M polishes from my stash for the next several posts. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Barielle Falling Star with Sally Hansen CSM Copper Penny

I'm not done with the Barielle swatches from my stash! I have a pretty blue one for you today, Barielle Falling Star. It's a slightly dusky medium blue with copper glitter mixed in. I decided to amp up the copper factor with some Sally Hansen CSM Copper Penny glitter gradient on my two middle fingers.

NailaDay: Barielle Falling Star with Sally Hansen CSM Copper Penny

NailaDay: Barielle Falling Star with Sally Hansen CSM Copper Penny

I think it looks okay in the pictures but for some reason I wasn't happy with it in real life. I felt like I should have just left it alone. It looked so garish for some reason in real life. Perhaps I went too heavy handed with the glitter, who knows? I took this off earlier than planned because it was bumming me out. 

Here is Falling Star on it's own. This is two coats. The glitter in the polish was subdued and not super shiny. Maybe that's what was wrong with the combo above. The Sally Hansen was so shiny that it looked a little odd with the non shiny but same color glitter on the other nails. Now I can't recall if I liked wearing this one on it's own because my memory is all overshadowed by my dislike for the one above. I'm just going to have to wear it again and find out.  

NailaDay: Barielle Falling Star

NailaDay: Barielle Falling Star

As always, thanks for looking!!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Blue Gradient flowers over Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

I showed you a swatch of Sinful Colors Treasure Chest in my last post. Today, I'm going to show you my second attempt at gradient stamping and this one I like even better. The first one was here

NailaDay: Blue Gradient flowers over Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

The polishes I used are Konad White and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue By. The image plate used was Uber Chic plate 4-03.

NailaDay: Blue Gradient flowers over Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

Also, I can't believe that I ever found the time to do a video but my silly little video of me wiggling my fingers around was kinda fun so I had to make another video and try my hand at actual editing this time. So, to see a short video of how I did the gradient stamping, check out my page on Instagram. 
Thank you!!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

Today I want to show you texture polish, Sinful Colors Treasure Chest. I have always been a fan of textures and when Sinful Colors came out with their own version of it, I was excited!! I picked up a few colors with Treasure Chest being one of them.

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

This is one of my favorite colors to wear. Something about that bright seafoam green color just gets to me. Add a little golden shimmer to it and I'm sold! The color just makes me so happy!

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

It is a texture polish and even though it's not very very textured, it would require more than one coat of topcoat to smooth it out. And then maybe another coat the next day. I wore it without any topcoat for a couple of days and then stamped over it, which I will show in the next post. 

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

I always think textured polishes look weird in pictures but in real life I think they look fantastic. I'm glad I gave them a chance starting with the Zoya Pixie Dusts because I do love them so! 
Ok, it's 10:30 pm and I'm completely dragging. Off to bed I go!
Thanks for looking!
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