Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Barry M Once Upon A Time

I was lucky enough to win one of Barry M's infamous Twitter competitions a week or so ago and they asked if there was anything in particular I would want to try. I've always loved the look of the 'Once Upon A Time' nail paint (also in love with the name) so I requested it and voila! Here it is. 

As you'll probably know, I'm heavily into glittery nail polishes at the moment and I really think this one has the 'wow' factor. It has thick, iridescent/holographic strips of sparkliness, which to me look like amazingly glittery hundreds and thousands or something. It's a really bright Barbie pink mixed with silver, which would be amazing for any Christmas parties coming up! It was a bit of a hassle to apply I will admit, it took about 2 carefully-placed coats and took a while to dry, but I still love it. I would probably recommend sealing it with a topcoat though (I didn't) as it feels quite rough to the touch, almost like you could pull a few of the sparkly 'strips' off. 

I think it would look great applied on top of a bright pink or silver polish, but I absolutely love how it looks on its own. It costs £2.99 and is available at Boots and Superdrug, as well as online. Have you tried many of Barry M's glittery polishes? I definitely have my eye on a few more!
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