Friday, 31 May 2013

The Most Beautiful Thing I Have Ever Seen: Barry M Teal Review

Okay, tell me honestly...
Is this not the nicest most absolutely beautiful nail polish you have everrrr seen?!?!?!
Ladies and gentlemen, (yes, I know you're out there!) I give you:

£2.99 folks, two pounds ninety nineeee!!

*Warning: If you dislike irrelevant ramblings, scroll down to the larger, bolded words 'actual important information'. 
The words 'carried' and 'away' do not quite cover this...

I'm sorely tempted to insert the angelic heaven music I used in my post celebrating ze shoesies, but let's be serious, nothing else - not even this, is worthy.
Perhaps some relaxing ocean music would be more appropriate...

You know I like to set the scene, in a multi-sensory type way...
I cater to all you see ;)

Now, if the music hasn't sent you all to sleep, (and/or the bathroom) already...I shall continue ;)


Oh my god.
It's like the sea.
But not like Scarborough or something, I mean no offence Scarboroughians, but let's face the facts here, the North Sea is hardly the epitome of beauty...
I'm talking the sea on some Maldives scale of superbness.
The Ocean.
The shimmering Sapphire waters.
I can practically feel its cool warmth on my toes.
Or erm, fingertips, as it may be...

Since the second coat went on, (and the required level of opacity was reached) they've been attracting my gaze like some kind of freakish seductive siren, made from a few chemicals and colourants, trapped in a glass bottle.
If I had three wishes I would wish it to last forever.

Then maybe for a million pounds, but let's save that for another blog post shall we?
I'd also wish for world peace, using my final wish for the greater good - too kind and not at all materialistic, you see ;)

Maybe I should stop rambling and tell you some actual important information?
Firstly, in case the abundance of photos hasn't given the game away; this colour is a striking, shiny turquoise, with a kind of metallic and almost-but-not-quite duo-chrome finish. 
Secondly the application is like a DREEEEAMM! I'm usually semi-incapable of applying a thin, even coat, and almost always end up with a thick, slow drying and sticky mess, before I've reached beyond even the dizzy heights of 'base coat', but not this time.
Seriously - well impressed!
I managed two - yes TWO thin, and pretty much perfectly applied coats, (if I do say so myself) with minimal mess around the cuticles, and no bubbling!
I don't know if this is because my coats were thinner either, but my god this dries fast!
Possibly the fastest drying polish I have used to date, and in my Barry M experience, that's a first.
As far as removing this nail polish went, the greatness just continued; it was easy to remove using just my regular Boots nail polish remover, and left no stains behind on my nails - reeeesult!

I should also probably mention the gold sparkles, (not nearly as easy to remove! In fact a massive painnn) in the form of Barry M Gold Glitter, (partially inspired by Kate from Pretty Little Us, whose nail art capabilities are seemingly endless) I added to the tip of my fourth finger, in a sparkly accent nail type fashion...meant to emulate the sun. 

It's like a holiday on your nails!!

I only put a smidgen of it onto one finger, in an ombre style, so not to detract from the vastness of the sea.
Let's casually forget that in reality the sun is several million times bigger, because when you're on the beach, the sea always looks bigger.
Now going to shut up about suns and seas, I'm beginning to think it's real myself, and that water is going to pour out of my fingers at any second.

Could be useful though, I'm thirsty and massively can't be bothered moving to get a drink...

I would love to say it's also the first polish to make it through one day of Seche Vite wear un-chipped, but it seems, sadly, that nothing will ever conquer that beast.
Proper don't care though.

In conclusion, this polish is perfection.
Barry M is a genius.
And finally, all humans should behold, but beware this nail paint; its beauty may well seduce you all the way to Boots, Superdrug, or other leading stores...


  1. Mega LOLZ at the ocean description :)! It's defo more Maldives like! Aaaand eeeee thanks for the mention :) proper blushing here!

    Love Kate at prettylittleus


    1. Haha aww glad you liked :D and you more than deserve it :)

  2. That colour is sooo beautiful. Now I think about it, I'm not sure I own a single blue nail varnish, this one may be too good to pass up on (and for £2.99 why the hell not!)


  3. Absolutely love this and what a bargain! Love your posts girly! <3 x x

  4. Love that polish and it's such a gorgeous shade! I tend to prefer blue polish. Follow me via GFC and I'll follow you, doll. <3

    1. Now following girly!! Your blog is adorable xx

  5. This does look beautiful! I especially like the little splash of glitter :)

    New follower here - I found you on the bbloggers blog hop!

    1. Aww thank you so much! I'm following you too :)

  6. Haha! I love how excited you are over this - it is a lovely colour!

    Corinne x

    1. Haha I go a bit OTT sometimes :p thank you doll

  7. This is such a pretty colour x
    I found you via the bbloggers blog hop and am now following

  8. This is SO gorgeous! Lovely post :)
    I've just started following you on GFC and bloglovin' and I'd love if you could check out my blog too...


  9. That is such a gorgeous colour, love it with the glitter x

  10. I love this colour, and the statement nail with the glitter. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for sending over your link in #bbloggers last night

    Ambi xx

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  11. Gosh, this really is beautiful! I love teal shades and this one is great. Love the metallic finish and the gold glitter over top looks amazing! So wish we had Barry M. polishes here in Canada! xo


  12. Love this colour, I probably own it but it's most likely gotten lost in my own sea of polish waves (see what I did there? ;))

    Amy /

  13. This looks great lovely shade.
    I have a MAC giveaway open international if you want to enter :).


  14. This is such a gorgeous colour! The price is great too, may have to pick it up! x

  15. Gorgeous shade, love the blue and gold combination :)

  16. Gorgeous nails. I love the design!


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