Showing posts with label French Rose. Show all posts
Showing posts with label French Rose. Show all posts

8 February 2022

Topic Tuesday: Favourite Pink Polishes


Pink isn't a colour I often reach for, but if I had to choose it would a neon such as Nails Inc Great Queen Place or a deeper, more muted pink like Barry M French Rose.


  

28 December 2020

Nail Polish Battle 2020: Top 3

Having completed all of the seven colour categories the following polishes won each round;

Tonic - Jinx // UberChic - If You've Got it Haunt it // Barry M - French Rose // Fancy Gloss - Magma // Danglefoot - The First Avenger // ILNP - Eclipse // UberChic - Say Boo and Scary On

Harder to chose my top three as they were all already up there in favourite tier. Jinx is a very holographic silver polish and the other two are both darker shifty duochromes.

Tonic - Jinx // Fancy Gloss - Magma // ILNP - Eclipse

  

21 December 2020

Nails: Top 5 Winter Polishes 2020

As today is Yule, the Winter Solstice signalling the start of the official winter season in the Northern Hemisphere I thought now would be a good time to share my top five winter polishes. I have done similar blog posts in previous years 2019 (here), 2018 (here), 2017 (here) and 2016 (here).


Red Dazzle was the first polish I picked, would it be the festive season without a red? I thought a glitter would be really good, and I have had this for over five years so time to use it again!

W7 Red Dazzle

Nightshade is an almost black cream polish, while red and sparkle is nice for this time of year a dark polish is nice for new years, particularly with a glitter gradient.

Barry M Nightshade

For a glitter gradient I like using Born to Sparkle, it is a rose gold hex glitter with small standard glitter in a clear base.

OPI Born to Sparkle

And because it is nice to have something that isn't as in your face this season, French Rose, I think this would be a nice nude pink polish on someone with a darker skin tone than me but on me this is a dark enough polish that doesn't come off as nude. You could also use Born to Sparkle on top of this.

Barry M French Rose

Finally Let Your Love Shine is a beautiful glass flecked deeper red polish, this one is more traditionally festive than the Red Dazzle above. I haven't worn this polish nearly enough!

OPI Let Your Love Shine

  

5 December 2020

Nail Polish Battle 2020: Pink and Red

As it is December, it is time for my annual nail polish battle. I find it interesting to look back over the year at the new polishes I have acquired and seeing which ones are my favourites.

Since last years nail polish battle I have 67 new nail polishes which is 15 more than last year. Today I am looking at pink and red ones.


It wasn't too difficult to choose my top three because pink isn't my favourite colour. My photo doesn't seem to be all that colour accurate for some reason but the individual swatch photos are more accurate.

Barry M - French Rose // OPI - All About the Bows // Rimmel - Bold Burgundy

All About the Bows is a very bright almost neon pink shade, a good summer shade.
Swatch-OPI-All-About-the-Bows

Bold Burgundy is almost the opposite to the OPI, a deep burgundy shade. Something I reach for more in the autumn and winter.

And the winner of the pink and red battle is; French Rose. Surprising as it it lighter, but it is dark enough on my skin tone to not look like a nude polish.

  

25 November 2020

Swatch: Barry M - French Rose (Rose Tinted Gelly)

Barry M Rose Tinted Gelly polishes aren't tinted, they are fully opaque in two coats. Crushed doesn't have any dupes in the Gelly polishes, although Rhubarb is similar.


Colour | Berry
Finish | Cream
Opacity | Two Coats
Brush Type | Flat, Wide, Rounded Cuticle
How Much | 10ml
Collection | Rose Tinted Gelly Autumn 2020