Tuesday 11 February 2014

Review Week, Day Two: Barry M Silk Collection Swatches and Review

Hey everyone! So for day 2 of review week I have the amazing new Barry M silk collection. I'm so excited to be able to review this because it's such a unique collection. When I saw images of the bottles I assumed it was just another shimmer collection, but these polishes dry matte, and that truly makes them unique. 

First up is Heather*, which is a gorgeous lilac, this was 2 coats but I could have probably got away with one

Next is Meadow*, this was 2 easy coats without topcoat

Then we have Mist*, a lovely sky blue shimmer, this was 2 easy coats

 This was Pearl* and was 3 thin coats, but I really really debated leaving it at two, which would have probably been enough, I'm just over zealous 

Next is Truffle*, this was 2 coats, and although it was slightly harder to manage than the rest it still evened out

Finally is my favourite from the collection, Blossom, true to it's name and it looks great matte. This was 2 easy thin coats

Overall I'm really impressed, these dry quickly and I absolutely love the matte effect. I'd definitely recommend getting a few of these at least because the matte effect makes them really unique and they're more opaque than most shimmers. These will be available in Superdrug from tomorrow (12th February) and Boots from February 19th.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


  1. These are amazing! Loving the new range, and I'm planning to go and buy them tomorrow hopefully. Your nail polish always looks so perfect too - what's your secret?!

    Frankie x
    Curiouser and Curiouser

  2. They look cute - any chance to show some swatces with top coat? I would love to see how they look shiny :)

  3. These are gorgeous! :) Thanks for the swatches, we really appreciate the effort you put into the blog! :)

  4. Lovely swatches - the more I see of this collection the more I think I am going to have to get all of them because I can't pick favourites!

  5. Oh I kind of like this new BarryM effect line! They are really interesting and I think I'll have to get some... I especially like the pink!!

  6. hmmm I'm not sure, they look a bit '8 year old girl' Truffle is nice, but I don't think I'll be buying any of these. thanks for the review, I have ben looking out for a swatch post on these

  7. These are just so so pretty! This whole collection just went on my wish list. :)

  8. These really look like silk on your fingers :) can you do a tutorial on how you paint your nails? Your nail painting skills are absolutely perfect!

  9. These all look beautiful and absolutely perfect for spring! Great swatches :)

    Jess xo

  10. These look amazing, I cannot wait!

    Gem. x | www.slightgem.com

  11. I cannot wait to purchase some of these. I think my fave colours are the pink, white, blue and green. what tips to you have to stop them from chipping easy? As I always find my polish chips easy, dunno what I'm doing wrong.

  12. I love Truffle more each time I see it. Shame it was the hardest to work with!

  13. I really love how you've shaped your nails - I have short nails too and it's refreshing to see how lovely short nails can look! Loving the Heather one - I got it on Sunday and am wearing it now :-)

  14. Love this colours - have just bought the pearl one and want to get more - meadow is just gorgeous.

  15. For some reason 'satin' type finishes make my fingers look a bit greasy - sounds weird haha but I am sooo tempted by these, they look fab on your nails!



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