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Quick Review: Barry M Nail Effects Gold Foil

 Design: The name kind of gives it away. This metalic polish available in both Silver & Gold is designed to mimic the look of nail foils.

Use: This is what I would call a One Coat Wonder. It goes on really well, dries fairly quickly, lasts ages! And if you don't paint it on too thin works best with one coat as for 2 some reason it become super fragile with 2 and refuses to dry properly. As with most metalics you do get brush strokes on it but they're not too visible.

Verdict: I'm on a quest at the moment to find the perfect non-glitter Gold polish. This is my new favourite. It's a true gold. It's not bronzey, its not orangey or too pale. It's a proper yellow gold and I've had nothing but good comments since wearing it for the last week!


Inside
Outside with Glitter Accent

Up Close & Slightly Blurry 

Personalised False Nails
If you've been keeping up with my twitter you may have noticed the odd post annoucing that I was painting sets of false nails. This is part of my new venture to (eventually) professionally work in Nail Art. I'm going to be taking college courses not just in Nail Technology but specialising in Nail Art and will be offering my services up in the coming months. And for those of you not in the greater Belfast area or looking for something a bit quicker, I'll also be selling pre-painted designs much like the ones you see above through this site for a bargainous £5, so keep an eye out for that appearing and if you have designs or colour combos you want to request drop me a line! I would love as much feedback as possible on this to make sure it all goes well.

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