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Barry M nail polish review | Love, Maisie | Almond and Lap of Honour
Today I wanted to talk to you about my two new favourite nail polishes. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned countless times, my nail polish collection is eternally growing and I don’t think I’ve ever had a favourite shade for more than a month. So, as always, I found myself in Boots having a mooch around. I’m trying not to spend any money at the moment, but Jack and I had popped into town for a browse so I thought, hey, why don’t I check out the Barry M counter, as I’ve always really rated  Barry M and their products don’t break the bank!

Barry M nail polish review | Love, Maisie | Almond
The first of the two nail polish shades that I picked out is called “Almond” from the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine collection. This nail polish boasts to be a gel effect nail paint with an extra glossy finish. I’ve tried some Barry M polishes before but nothing from their Hi Shine range, so I was pretty eager to give this one a go! Alike gel nail polishes, I found the consistency of this polish to be super thick, which I loved because it meant I only needed to apply one coat, despite the bottle suggesting two. You could certainly go in and apply another coat, I was just really pleased with how it brushed up using just one!

I definitely support the extra glossy finish statement. You know how some nail polishes lose their shine after a day or two? Well, I’m both surprised and pleased to say that even at the end of the week, what was left of the polish on my nails was still as glossy as it was when it was applied! As for the colour, I’m no expert when it comes to describing things but I’d say that Almond is a stone/grey shade with purpley undertones that’ll go with pretty much anything! A pretty neutral shade but still oh so pretty!

Barry M nail polish review | Love, Maisie | Lap of Honour
The second nail polish that I picked up is Lap of Honour from the Speedy Quick Dry range. Lap of Honuor is actually one of six new shades added to this Barry M range. I’ve used a couple of the Speedy Quick Dry polishes before so I knew that they were.. well, pretty speedy when it comes to drying! Something else that’s just ab fab about the Speedy Quick Dry range is the names of the shades! For example, Eat My Dust, Road Rage, Get Set Go and Winning Streak. There’s just something so satisfying about a range of names in a nail polish collection having a theme, right?
I’d describe Lap of Honour as beautiful, pastel lilac shade that I think is perfect for this time of year! I’m off to Guildford this weekend and I reckon I’ll be rocking this shade on my fingers and my toes! 
Overall, I really rate both of these nail polishes and all of Barry M’s polishes that I’ve previously tried! Their lasting power isn’t absolutely amazing, but honestly, I’m still searching for a nail polish that is! What do you think, have you tried anything from either of these ranges? What did you think? Let me know! 
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  1. I have never seen almond before but its such a lovely colour! Going to go pick it up next time I'm in Boots or Superdrug!

  2. Barry M nail polishes are an all time favourite of mine – I think I probably own a few too many! I absolutely love 'Almond' here – must give it a go 🙂

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

  3. I looooove 'almond' 😀

  4. Yes yes, make sure you do! x

  5. I think Almond is own of my favourite shades ever now! x

  6. It's gorgeous right! x

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