Saturday, 21 May 2016

Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paints

Since working in care, nail posts have been sadly lacking on my blog, basically due to the fact that I can't wear nail polish for work and I rarely have more than one day off at once, so it just seems a waste to put it on, only to have to take it off again less than 24 hours later! However, an unfortunate turn of events has left me off sick for a few days (ain't no running round after old folks on a sprained ankle!), so I decided to take advantage of this and paint my nails.
Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paints 1
I'd picked up a couple of Barry M's new Coconut Infusion Nail Paints a couple of weeks ago, which you may have seen in my Sunday Night Pamper Products post! Barry M say, "High-reflective colour infused with Coconut Water and Coconut Oil to hydrate and nourish nails. With clinical proven Hexanal for added strength and nail condition. For full benefit, do not use a base coat." Any excuse to skip a step of the manicure routine is fine by me! Coconut Oil and Coconut Water are very much the "in thing" at the moment so it's nice to see a drugstore brand hopping onto that trend!
Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paints
I picked up two shades; 'Surfboard' is a pretty pastel-pink, whilst 'Laguna' is a lovely periwinkle-blue which I've been wearing on my toenails - it actually matches the bruising on my poor sprained foot quite nicely at the moment...  'Laguna' went on super-smoothly to give a beautiful, opaque colour with two coats. I know toenails aren't quite such a test of longevity, but I've been wearing my two coats with no base or top coat for well over a week with no signs of chipping yet, which isn't bad!
Barry M Coconut Infusion Surfboard NOTD
'Surfboard' is a different consistency to 'Laguna' - it applies much more streaky and whilst two coats of 'Laguna' was sufficient, I really needed three of 'Surfboard' to get an even finish on my nails. That said, it does apply nice and smoothly and dries quickly, so it wasn't too much of a faff. It dries to a beautiful glossy finish, as you can see, so there's not really any need for a top coat - although it might help with wear time. Saying that, I've managed 48 hours at the time of writing with no chips at all so it isn't half bad anyway! I really like the brushes of these polishes, which are wider and flatter than Barry M's standard brushes, making for an easier & neater application.
Barry M Coconut Infusion Surfboard
Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paints are priced at £4.99 each for 10ml of product, which is a little more than Barry M's standard nail polishes but still not a bad price at all, especially considering they're currently buy one, get one half price at Boots! Have you picked up any of the Coconut Infusion Nail Paints yet? Do you like the look of the shades I chose?

xo
Follow

29 comments:

  1. Those are realy pretty colours! I feel your pain with being unable to wear nail polish at work. Its rubbish isnt it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is rubbish! I'm pretty sure it's better for my nails, though, they're a lot stronger now I don't wear nail polish regularly... xo

      Delete
  2. Omg that sound amazing!! I'm going to Boots and pick this up. xx

    www.annanuttall.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hope you love them Anna! I'd love to see what shades you choose :) xo

      Delete
  3. Surfboard is gorgeous. Two very lovely picks. My friends the same she works in the healthcare profession and she finds it crappy she can't wear polish to work. It's on for the weekend and off again by Monday lol x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I work alternate weekends so I don't even get those haha! Ah well :) xo

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. Thanks Heather! They're really pretty aren't they? The whole range is gorgeous! xo

      Delete
  5. I bet the smell amazing. Pretty colours too and great prices

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sadly they don't actually smell of coconut - I think Barry M missed a trick there! They're still fab for the price though :) xo

      Delete
  6. These shades are so cute! I also reviewed the range over on my blog and I can really confirm that they do make your nails lovely and strong and the colours are on point!

    Lottie xx
    http://lottielamour.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah that's good to know! I don't think I'll be wearing them enough to make much difference unfortunately :( xo

      Delete
  7. Surfboard is so pretty! I have yet to try Barry M nail polishes but I think they are available in Australia now. :)
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY | INSTAGRAM

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh definitely try them if you get chance Natalie! ♥ xo

      Delete
  8. Oooh Laguna is a gorgeous colour! Barry M are my favourite nail polishes xx

    Kimberley // thecolourchronicles.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're fab aren't they! Definitely one of my favourite brands :) xo

      Delete
  9. These colours are absolutely gorgeous! It's a shame you may need 3 layers though, I'm way too lazy for that and would ruin it while waiting. Though the colours are so nice it might be worth it. How amazing would it be if it smelled like coconut too? xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That would be amazing, I think they missed a trick there! Three layers is a bit annoying but not too bad as they dry so quickly :) xo

      Delete
  10. This is such a nice, informative post! I've genuinely heard so much about these polishes recently and I really must try them out for myself, as they look so stunning! You did a great review :)

    Jade xx | simplyjadey.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you Jade, what a sweet comment! They're really lovely polishes, hope you like them :) xo

      Delete
  11. I love the blue! I think I must be about the only person who doesn't love a wide brush...my nails are so narrow I may as well dip my whole finger in there 😂😂😂

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am obsessed with Barry M polishes, Surfboard looks soooo pretty! love this post xox
    www.laurajanestyle.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  13. I've been reading a lot about these polishes - my nails are not in the best condition so I should probably pick some up and let the coconut oil work it's magic. Very pretty colours you have picked xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. that color is gorgeous!

    http://villemo20.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  15. Gorgeous colours, the pink is my favourite. I love Barry M nail polishes x
    Sharon
    rosieloveslife.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oooh both of those shades are just divine x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Been wanting to try these for a while! Now 'Surfboard' is definitely on the top of my list.. it's beautiful!

    www.psychologyfoodandfitness.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Those look sooooooo gorgeous!!! :)

    xx SofiaaDot
    sofiaadot.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...