Monday, 4 November 2013

Manic.Monday: Barry M Bright Purple

I don't think that anyone has missed that purple is one of the biggest makeup trends this season. But purple comes in so many different shades; we've seen some gorgeous rich plum berry colors, subtle lilac, metallics and smoky aubergine vampy shades. All gorgeous in their own way, and I thought I would stay on trend and show one of my favourite purple nail polishes - it's the shade Bright Purple from Barry M.

Barry M is one of those brands that you see mentioned by bloggers and vloggers several times a day, particularly when it comes to nail polishes, and for good reason. The brand dates back to the 1980's when it was founded to address a gap in the market for colorful and vibrant shades. And the rest is multi colored nail polish history. Since then polishaholics like myself eagerly scout the Barry M stands in Boots and Superdrug on regular basis (hrmmm - weekly actually...) for the latest polish fix and I'm sure I'm not the only one who'll turn into a kid in a candy store, with the enormous range of products available. You can find a shade in every color of the rainbow, not to mention more than 15 different glitter polishes and then we have all the amazing effect polishes like sequins, matte effect, feather effect, magnetics, textured, foils, jellies, crocs and crackles. Oh my goodness, no wonder it's impossible to walk out of a shop with just one single nail polish - I would even go as far as to say that it would be rude to do so!

It's not just about the wide range of colors, the formula is also one of the best, beating some premium brands hands down. It's a nice and dense texture, that's not to runny and it dries quickly on your nails. The brush is very average - not skinny and not wide, but it does the trick and it's of a good enough quality that it doesn't streak or leave any pesky hairs behind. With a lot of the polishes you get a nice coverage, about 80% opacity with just one coat. With the normal polishes I always go for two coats and for me that's perfect since it creates a glossy look that even without a topcoat is brilliant enough to create almost a mirror like finish which you can see in the photos (I'm wearing two coats but no topcoat for once). On me, most of the colors last about 3 days before they start to chip which I think is fairly standard (in some cases more than premium brands), and if you keep in mind that all the polishes cost between £2.99 - 4.99, this to me is amazing value.
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The shade Bright Purple is a vibrant and dynamic purple with a subtle pink hue and a yellow undertone, which creates that almost neon like glow. Amongst all the dark and gloomy shades that are so popular at the moment, this is a cheerful and radiant statement that still nods towards the purple trend. Despite being so energetic the shades is very wearable and against a mustard or ochre top it's a beautiful, creative contrast.

If you are not in the UK, but you've seen enough great reviews about Barry M nail polishes that you want to give them a go, don't forget that you can buy directly from the Barry M web site, and they do ship internationally - with some exceptions, but I would definitely recommend that you check out the Barry M website.

78 comments:

  1. Wow, I like that colour :)
    Look at me and see my nail polish colors, now I've got ten :) ("Nails, nails, nails)
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    1. Thanks a million - it's so vibrant and bright, it makes me happy just to look at it :o). Xx

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  2. thanks for the comment honey! I'm following now, hope you could follow me back! xoxo

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    1. Hello Bianca, thank you so much - am following you as well and hope you'll visit again soon! Have a super day :O). Xx

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  3. I am so in love with Barry M nail polish but sadly it isn't available here in South Africa ( I usually have to stock up when in the UK) so am excited to see that they possibly ship here! Thanks for that, will check it out now. The quality is incredible and their Gelly range lasts about a week on my nails. I don't have oily nails so polish tends to last longer.

    xoxo Abby

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    1. Hiya Abby, I agree with you - the gelly range is amazing! I hope they release some new shades in it soon :o). Have a super day! Xx

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  4. I'm crazy for purple this fall. Not just on nails I love the eyeshadows too. This shade looks beautiful. I'm not sure if I have tried Barry M already ( I have 100+ nail polishes. Some of them never used). Maybe I have a polish at home. I'll check it out.

    xx Mira

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    1. Hiya Mira!I know what you mean, it has happened that I've come back from the shops with a nail varnish that I already had... ooops... LOL. Xx

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    1. Thank you so much - it definitely brightened my morning :O). Xx

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  6. I'm going to do my mani today and I'm already slightly sick of those autumnal dark colours. Might give a bright purple a go! :)

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    1. Hi Zuzana, I know what you mean - I even put on baby blue the other day - talk about going back to summer colors :o). Xx

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  7. The color its beautiful.
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    1. Hello Kirsty - thank you so much - a bit like that lovely pink coat you've been showing ;O). Hope you see here again soon :O). Xx

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  9. Love the polish! You can get Barry M in some stores in Ireland, but it's few and far in between :(
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    1. Oh dear - if you come to the UK, bring an extra suitcase for all the lovely Barry M shades :o). Xx

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    1. Hello Astrid - thank you so much - I loved what you did with the Halloween mani :O). Xx

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  11. Love this shade, i think i need it!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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    1. Hiya Hannah, I feel like that about most shades LOL. Xx

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    1. Thank you so much - it's really vibrant and fun! Xx

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  13. Such a great colour. Love purple. :-)

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    1. Hej Ann-Sofie - thank you so much, it's a happy and fun shade :o). Xx

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  14. such a pretty shade :) xx

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    1. That's so lovely of you - thanks a million! Xx

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  15. that colour is so beautiful, defo have to get myself one! xx
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    1. That's so nice of you - thank you! Hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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  16. When I go to the UK definitely taking back a suitcase of Barry M.

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  17. Hi Charlotte, how are you? I hope you are well. I *Heart* Barry M Product - especially their nails polish, i love that colour and i'm always on the look-out for new shade of purple (seriously cannot get enough of the colour - ask my husband!) make-up. Next-time i'm out i will look out for it.

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    1. Hiya Anna, sounds familiar ;). if you do get it, let me know what you think of it :o). Xx

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  18. Love this color!

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  19. This purple shade is so classy and perfect for the fall. The nail polish looks great, love the dense texture!:) Kisses! xo

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    1. Thank you so much, that's really nice of you :o), Xx

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  20. Love the color. So great in autumn. :)
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    1. I agree and it's a bit brighter than most shades as well :o). Xx

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  21. I love this bright purple colour- I need a dress in this shade too!! xx

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    1. What a great idea - I think I might get one too :o). Xx

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  22. Barry M nail polishes are SUCH good quality, and they're amazing value for money as well! And the bright purple is a luuurvly colour :)

    Sharlotte

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    1. Thank you so much - I completely agree, they're amazing value for money :o). Xx

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  23. Gorgeous colour. That picture of your nails looks so professional! ^_^
    Maria // thefashionsucker.blogspot.dk

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    1. Hello Maria! Thank you very much - that is so nice of you! Hope to see you back again here soon :o). Xx

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  24. It looks great! I'm currentl wearing Barry M's Vivid Purple haha but this one kinda looks better!

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  25. That is such a beautiful shade! I'm really into purples lately (seems like everyone does!) and purple nail polishes are definitely a favorite for fall!

    allthingsglitterandbeauty

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    1. There are lots of gorgeous ones to choose from, but I wanted something a bit more energetic and less berry shade :o). Xx

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  26. Such a beautiful shade, a bargain too :) x

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  27. Love the colour, Barry M stuff is so underrated xx

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    1. Hiya Holly - I know what you mean, for me it's actually better than a lot of the other "must have" nail polish brands :o). Xx

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  28. Oh my I love Barry M! I tend to dislike purple but this looks so amazing on you...cheeky little photographer! you're tricking me into buying something purple!!! Wonderful post!

    Andrea xx
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    1. :) thank you very much, I'm very happy to tempt you into getting purple :O). Xx

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  29. This is a gorgeous color! And I am not a big fan of purple (:

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  30. i am in love with this color :) very pretty !!
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    1. Thank you - it's so lovely and energetic :O). Xx

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  31. This is such a happy color! I love it! A perfect pick-me-up on chilly days!

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    1. That's exactly how I feel about it - thank you! Xx

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  32. PURPLES THE BEST COLOUR IN THE WORLD :)
    <3 chloe-anna
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    1. :) - thanks a million, seems we have another fan :O). Xx

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  33. I have to get my hands on Barry M! And this purple polish is pretty :)

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    1. It's a brilliant brand with so many gorgeous shades to choose from :o). Hope to see you here again soon :o). Xx

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  34. Love this shade!

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  35. The colour is beaut x

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    1. It really is lovely and vibrant - I highly recommend it :o). Xx

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  36. Love Barry M & such a pretty colour! :)
    L xo

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    1. Hiya Lizzie, thanks a million - it's sure to brighten your day :o). Xx

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  37. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous shade! Ahh so many things I want to buy!! Beth xox

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  38. This is a gorgeous shade. I love purple polish & BarryM do so many amazing shades
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    1. Thanks a million - yes I could get one in each shade I think :o). Xx

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