Saturday, 1 March 2014

Barry M Silk Nail Effect Polish Swatches & Review: Meadow, Heather & Mist

Hi everyone,

Today I've got swatches of some of Barry M's Silk Nail Effect polishes to show you. These pretty pastel shades give a matte finish with a subtle shimmer - perfect for Spring.

There are six polishes in this collection, you can see the full range on Barry M's website. I have three to show you today; Meadow, Heather and Mist and I am very much in love with them!

Barry M Silk Effect: Mist, Heather & Meadow


Meadow in the sunshine


Heather was a very difficult colour to photograph. It's a lilac colour indoors but looks pink in the sun, as you can see in the second picture.

Heather in the sunshine


Mist in the sunshine

These polishes are so pretty and delicate! I love a matte finish, but what I love most about the Silk polishes is the added subtle shimmer. When the sun catches them the shimmer is absolutely gorgeous! The bottom picture for each polish shows it in direct sunlight, or you can see a round-up of them below.

My swatches show 3 coats of each polish, however you can easily get away with just 2 coats as there's not much difference between 2 and 3. 1 coat was very sheer, but perhaps it would be suitable for if you wanted something less obvious for at work, for example. The formula is lovely and smooth; it applied very easily, dried quickly and the finish feels luxurious.

For £3.99 each these pretty pastels are a bargain, I'd definitely recommend picking some up for Spring, I know I'll be getting a lot of use out of them. I'm also looking forward to using them in some nail art.

What do you think of the Silk polishes? My favourite is Meadow, which is yours?

Barry M's Silk Nail Effect polishes are now available on their website and in Superdrug, Boots and larger Tesco stores.

If you are interested in seeing my swatches and review of Barry M's new Spring Gelly polishes in three gorgeous pastel shades, click here.

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  1. Beautiful swatches! Meadow is my favourite too. I also love your Gelly swatches, I'm getting all three of them :)