Sunday, 24 November 2013

Barry M Royal Collection - Countess


I haven't swatched any nail varnish for ages and probably wouldn't usually dedicate a whole post to one single polish. However, this Barry M nail varnish deserves it.

This shade is 'Countess' from the current 'Royal Collection' of textured/glitter nail varnishes. It's the perfect purple shade with highlights of gold and lowlights of deep purple and browns. Purple is the most common shade in my nail varnish collection, so I really don't need any more, but I just couldn't resist picking this up! The swatches on my nails are awful in these pictures, but hopefully you can see some of the colours coming through from the bottle. 

The application of this polish is amazingly smooth and easy to keep neat, sometimes I find glitter is hard to keep neat around the edges, but this is no problem. The glitter pieces in the polish are very fine, almost halfway between a shimmer and a glitter. One coat was so very close to being opaque, but two coats really gives the full effect of the polish. A topcoat really improved the shine of this polish and showed the true variety of tones too. Surprisingly, it wasn't even that hard to remove either! I usually avoid glitter (because I'm lazy), but this came off without too much trouble. 

Have you tried any of the Barry M Royal Collection? What do you think? 

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15 comments:

  1. Oh this colour is gorgeous and definitely very regal ;) I'd love it aha :)
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  2. Oh gosh, I love it! It's perfect for A/W. Glitter polishes are indeed a pain to get off but they look so pretty!

    Tara xo

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  3. Haven't tried it yet because, like you, I find glitter polish to be a bit tricky. However it looks great and I think I will have to treat myself! x

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  4. This is a beautiful shade, purple is my fave colour and this one's perfect for this time of year x

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  5. I've just wrote a review of this and I love it!! When I put a topcoat on, it gave it a gorgeous brown colour. I love it haha xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

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  6. Oh! Gorgeous shade, and so unique as well. Seems like too good to be true, it even removes well? Must. Get. Now. :D x

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  7. This color is so pretty, I've just done a Would you rather Make up edition on my blog and decided to tag you. Would you mind having a look? <3

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  8. I love this colour, agree it's the perfect purple shade, especially for AW :) x

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  10. this looks like such a pretty shade and i haven't brought a new nail varnish in ages, i'll have to check out the royal collection! x

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous, you have such nice nails.

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  12. I hear ya on the glitter sister, too much of a faff half the time! Saying that, if it's a finer grain like this it would sway me, love the gothic purple too! <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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