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Friday, 24 January 2014

NOTD: Duchess

One of the sad things about Christmas as an adult, is buying your own stocking fillers - I wanted my boyfriend and I to have a couple of little things to open when the kids opened their stockings on "Christmas Morning" (in inverted commas because we had the kids at ours on Christmas Eve, and thus celebrated Christmas with them a day early), and although I did ask him to pick up anything little and cheap that he thought we be suitable, I inevitably ended up buying a few bits and pieces for myself, around about the 22nd of December. One of those bits and pieces was 'Duchess' from Barry M's Royal Inspired Textured Nail Paint range, which I'm wearing two coats of here over my trusty OPI Nail Envy as a base coat. I've also applied a coat of Jacava London's Top Coat, although I think another coat would be needed to completely smooth off the texture. 'Duchess' is quite difficult to describe, it's a sort of nude/rose-gold shade consisting of super-fine, densely packed glitter with slightly larger pieces of round glitter. On the nails, it's certainly striking and one I've really been enjoying wearing; as with almost all Barry M polishes, it applies beautifully, dries quickly, and lasts reasonably well (three days with no tipwear or chipping!). It is also a lot easier to remove than I'd anticipated, which is a definite bonus!
Barry M Duchess Royal Swatch NOTD
Barry M Duchess NOTD
'Duchess' is available to purchase from Boots and Superdrug, priced at £3.99 for 10ml of product - though both stores often have Barry M on promotion so they're definitely worth looking out for to save a few pennies. What are your thoughts on textured polishes - do you like them, or would you rather top coat over it and just enjoy the colour? Do you like the look of 'Duchess'?

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  1. Omg I absolutely love this!!! Im going to buy it today and do my holiday manicure with it :) insure whether to topcoat...Ive found textured polishes sometimes chip quicker!

    1. I would usually agree but this lasted really well by my usual polish standards, never mind textured polish! It does look lovely with a topcoat too, though, so maybe better safe than sorry :) xo

  2. WOW...that's all I have to say and its stunning :)

    Pink Frenzy

  3. I have a couple of these polishes but I haven't got this one! It looks like two different colours in your pictures, very cool :)

  4. This is definitely very striking. Love the shade & glitter :-)

    x Roch & Tash x

  5. I've just fell in love with this colour, it's so beautiful. I think i would double the top coat and just have the colour rather than the texture, in hope it would stay put longer. Can i also agree with the christmas stocking situation as i found myself buying my own also. :) xx Becki xx

  6. Love this color!! It's so pretty!

  7. Such a lovely shade! I have one of these in a black and red but they are a bugger to get off, they just shred the cotton pad to pieces haha

    Cat x | LilacGhosts


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