Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Barry M Christmas Glitters 2014 - Boots Exclusives - Starlight and Moonlight*

It may have only just hit October but Barry M's Christmas Glitter Nail Paints are already hitting the shelves! There will be five in total, two being exclusive to Boots, two to Superdrug, and one to Tesco.

The two I have to show you today are exclusive to Boots - Moonlight*, and Starlight*.

A picture of Barry M Christmas Glitter 2014 - Starlight and Moonlight
L-R: Moonlight, Starlight

Chunky holographic glitter.
I have swatched this over a few colours to give you a better idea of how it looks. Which is your favourite combo? I liked it over Forest from the new Silk Collection best, although I love it over black too!

A picture of Barry M Christmas Glitter 2014 - Moonlight
A macro shot of Moonlight
Swatches of Barry M Christmas Glitter 2014 - Moonlight
Moonlight over Forest (main picture), Black (bottom left), Chai (bottom middle),
Matt White (top right), Cardamom (middle right). 

Gold glitter and stars
Starlight contains more stars than Moonlight. Again I have swatched this over a few colours to give you a better idea of how it looks. I liked it best over black as it looked like a night sky but I thought red was more Christmas-sy! It looks lovely over Orchid too.

A picture of Barry M Christmas Glitter 2014 - Starlight
A macro shot of Starlight
Swatches of Barry M Christmas Glitter 2014 - Starlight
Starlight over Poppy (main picture), Orchid (bottom left), Black (bottom middle),
Gold Foil (top right), Matt White (middle right). 

A swatch of Barry M Christmas Glitter 2014 - Starlight
Eeeek! I didn't realise how messy I had painted this nail until I got this close!! Apologies!

There's certainly no 'fishing' for glitter required with these polishes, the pieces are really densely packed into the clear polish. I often find with glitters that contain chunky pieces as well as fine pieces that the chunky bits get left in the bottle and you have to scoop/fish them out. Not with these though - I found I was getting 1 or 2 stars on my brush per 'dip' with Moonlight, and 2 or 3 with Starlight. I'd advise wearing a top coat over them as it will prevent the stars and chunky red bits from catching on things and falling off.

A picture of Barry M Christmas Glitter 2014

I personally think it's a bit too early for Christmas nails, I'm still struggling to put my summer neons to the back of the draw, but I am looking forward to using these when the time comes! Getting tinsel and mini baubles out for the pictures has got me very excited for Christmas though!

Starlight and Moonlight are available to buy in Boots now along with the rest of Barry M's AW14 releases (see the ones I have swatched so far here - the rest are coming very soon!). The Christmas glitters are limited edition as far as I am aware and will be priced at £3.99 each.

What do you think of these glitters? Let me know your favourite colour combo too!

Check back tomorrow for another Christmas glitter swatch - Twilight, exclusive to Tesco!

*Sample - provided for review


  1. These look lovely, i love barry m polishes!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  2. Omg I need to get my hands on these! Such beautiful photos <3

    Love the blog!

  3. Already Christmas polishes? I am not such a big fan of these types of glitter polishes, but both of them look great on your nails!

    1. I'm not usually either as they can often look bulky, but I like that you can get a nice thin layer with these so that they're not too OTT!

  4. Oh my gosh these are so pretty, I love the stars in the polish. I usually hate glittered nail polishes but these look really lovely, can't wait for christmas woo!!
    Jamie xox Reaping Beauty

    1. Me too! I'm starting to get into the Christmas mood now :D

  5. Wow wow wow these are soooo pretty!! These make me so excited for Christmas! I bet every manicure I do consists of glitter over Christmas :p. Love your swatches, I especially like Moonlight :) xx

    1. Haha Christmas is definitely time for a glitter overload! Thank you :)

  6. These are so beautiful! Just had a look on the Boots website and they're already out of stock, need to get them!

    1. Oh no! I hope you manage to get your hands on them!