Sunday, 19 June 2011

NOTD - Rimmel Your Majesty + Barry M Lavender Hexograms = Shiny Disco Balls!


I went on a girly night out last night, which I don't do very often, in fact, the last time was before Christmas! I've only been out for the evening 4 times this YEAR! How sad! One was a date night with the OH, one was a dinner party (and a pretty yawntastic one at that), the third was the wedding I went to. So last night I was able to get my dancing shoes on and have a drink and a dance and let my hair down a bit...ok a lot...

The top I was wearing was grey with silver and pink holographic sequins on - so would have perfectly matched my Pink Wednesday post this week. But I decided against trying to stamp with the colours I used and instead went for GLITTAH!

I applied 2 coats of Rimmel I <3 Lasting Finish in Your Majesty (my favourite silver, you can also see it here) and added lots and lots of Barry M Lavender Hexograms - square lavender gliiter (not sure why it's called hexograms) and small silver glitter in a clear base. There is no way you would ever get this polish opaque, it is definitely a top coat. I used about 2 or 3 coats of it, and blobbed it on really, but it dried quickly and was quite forgiving. Topped with Seche to smooth it out, although it wasn't as gritty as a lot of glitter.



With the top I wore - didn't match exactly but it still looked good!

Now, I got my bottle of Lavender Hexograms on Ebay at the same time as I got Silver Cascade. This was a few months back, when I first started getting back into doing my nails, so I didn't take much notice then, but the bottle it came in is different to the rest of my Barry M polishes. You can see in the pic below the bottle is taller and thinner than the Barry M's you see in the shops now. Have Barry M changed their packaging and I just got an old bottle? Or could it be a fake? It's not HTF or anything, as far as I know. I'm not bothered either way really, just curious.

Anyway, on my night out, I got a little tipsy on yummy cocktails, danced to cheesy music and woke up this morning with a bruise on my knee that I don't remember a good night all in all! 

I got some dotting tools the other day, so look out for a dotty mani coming your way :)

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  1. I can't believe how crap the lavender spread on the nail! Boo Barry M!

    That's an old bottle, I think they changed to the new design like 2 years ago. I actually have a Barry M bottle which is even older! Must have had it for like 5 years.

  2. I know, it shows up better on the nail than in the pics, but it's still really sparse :( Looks pretty like this though.

    I had some Barry M when I was younger but I don't remember what happened to my nail polish from then so I can't tell. I'm sure it's just an old bottle.

  3. Gorgeous mani . I love the hexagon glitters !

  4. Great blog! Just recently started following. That's just the old style of Barry M bottles don't worry, wish they still had that colour in shops though! x


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