Showing posts with label Countess. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Countess. Show all posts

7 April 2015

Nails: Dance Off

Base Polish: Barry M - Countess
Stamping Polish: Barry M - Silver Foil Effect
Stamping Plate: MoYou 108

15 May 2014

GOT: Textured Nails

I used Barry M's Countess from October 2013, A England's Sleeping Palace from August 2013 and A England's Ascalon from July 2013.

For these nails I began by doing a gradient with A England Ascalon and Sleeping Palace. This turned out to be a very subtle gradient. I then added some striping tape and used Barry M's textured Countess over the top of the striping tape and then I removed the tape revealing the pattern below.


Barry M - Countess

Striping Tape

27 December 2013

Battle of Nail Polish 2013: Top Three!

These are the polishes which made it in to the top polishes of 2013, if you wanted to see which polish won last year then click here.

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A England - Sleeping Palace | Sinful Colors - Snow Me White | Nails Inc - New York Noir

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Barry M - Blue Grape | ELF - Sea Escape | Barry M - Mango

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Leighton Denny - Be My Berry | Barry M - Greenberry | Layla - Flash Black 08

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The top three of these polishes for me would be: Despite there being a lot of Barry M the top three surprisingly don't appear in there. I do think that Barry M does deserve an honourable mention as during 2013 the brand brought out hit after hit (excluding the sequin texture trio). Clearly though 2013 was the year of the holographic's runner up polishes are...

3) Layla - Flash Black - This polish is so stunning, it has a strong holo running through it and it dances even when not in direct sunlight.

2) Essie - Leading Lady - This polish is a great festive red, has a subtle glitter running through it which makes it festive without it being over the top.
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And finally the top polish of 2013 is...

1) A England's Sleeping Palace from the Burne-Jones Dream collection. I like this one because it has a purple tone to it and of course it is a lovely holographic finish. The formula is perfect and the brush works fantastically. An A England polish came in at number two last year which goes to show how stunning, and works of art these polishes are.

22 December 2013

Nail Polish: Battle of Purples and Holographics

If you would like to see which nail polishes were battling it for the Purples last year then click here, last year there was no holographic polish battle. This year the battles will only be using the new polishes I have acquired since last year.

Barry M - Prickly Pear | Sinful Colors - Verbena | Ylin - Mood Changing Polish #7 | Ciate - Fade to Greige | Ciate - Cabaret | 17 - Royal Indigo | Yes Love - K033 | MUA - Deepest Purple | Barry M - Countess

And the winner is:
Very hard to choose the winner for this one. Coming second place would be Yes Love K033. I really like the colour of this one and the rubberized finish is something a little bit different. I chose Barry M's Countess as the winner because it is nice without topcoat but with topcoat is when it really comes in to its own, completely stunning.

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Moving on to the Holographic polishes
Kleancolor - Holo Blue | Kleancolor - Holo Chrome | Kleancolor - Kiss Goodbye | Kleancolor - Chunky Holo Purple | Kleancolor - Midnight Seduction | GOSH - Holographic | Hits - Hefesto | Hits - Dionsio | Hits - Apolo | Jade - Violeta | Jade - Magia Negra | Layla - Flash Black

And the winner is:
As much as I wanted Jade Violeta to win, Layla Flash Black wins because even when this is nowhere near direct sunlight it looks really stunning on the nails which is quite amazing.


31 October 2013

Swatch: Barry M - Countess Texture

Without Topcoat          |          With Topcoat
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A blurry photo to show how glittery the polish is: 
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2 October 2013

33 Day Nail Challenge: Mexican


Polishes Used:
Barry M - Blue Moon
Barry M - Countess
ELF - Yellow
Barry M - Matte White
ELF - Green Machine
Essie - Snap Happy

Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM01, BM315
Stamping Polish: W7 - Black