Barry M Sunset Nail PaintWednesday, May 06, 2015
L-R- Do It Like A Dude, I've Been Pinkin, Peach For The Stars, The Way You Make Me Teal, Fuchsia Generation, Can't Get You Out Of My Red, You Drive Me Navy (OMG Just realised these are all based on songs haha amazing)
The Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Paint, aims to mimic the effect of gel nails, but without the need for an UV lamp. With 8 shades in the range and a special top coat to go alongside the colours, the Sunset collection had me intrigued from the get go.
I've never had gel nails before but have heard a lot of good things. From long lasting nail paint to shiny flawless colour, it sounds definitely up my street. However Barry M obviously knew how hard it is to get your bum to a salon to get this done, so have brought out a range that makes this way easier. So basically you paint your nails with one of the colours from the range, and then apply the top coat. Natural or artificial light will bond the polishes to the nail like a gel but without the need for an UV lamp and you can also remove the colour yourself with a normal nail polish remover.
I was interested to see how this would work, and I decided to try it out with Peach For The Stars, which is a bright almost neon pink colour which I love. There are some nice shades in the range, I would of liked to have seen some more pastels, but hopefully more colours will be released within time. The brushes are easy to paint with, and the colour is opaque and creamy. I did two layers, then applied the top coat. I cured mine with just artificial light as it was night time, but I didn't have to do anything in particular, just slightly aim them at the light.
Within a couple of minutes my nails were dry and were shiny. Recently, my nails have always turned out bubbly which is so annoying, but my nails were shiny and bubble free hooray! So I was most interested to see how long the nail polish would last. As much as I love Barry M nail paint, I do find it chips on me quite easily, if I don't wear a good topcoat it chips within a day. However this lasted four days without chipping and only chipped when I did a mega house clean. I was pretty impressed with that though, and even on day 7 I still have a couple of nails that are still in tact! The collection is said to last up to 10 days, but on me they lasted a good 4 days. Which I don't think is too bad at all :)
So I'm excited to try the other colours, I think I'm going to use the nude colour tonight and I'm excited to see what Barry M brings out next, maybe a nail technician jump out of a bottle to do cool nail art in your own living room? Actually not sure if I like the idea of that haha.