Wednesday, 20 April 2011

NOTD: Barry M Peach Melba

A few months ago, Yu and I realised that her University town is my home town - small world?!  After months of tweeting, we finally met up last week and we had such a good time!  The highlight?  Pretty much jumping for joy that the small, local Superdrug has expanded it's previously tiny range and now stocks Sleek, MUA and Accessorize among many others.  We must have looked like complete nutters....

You can read all about it here (Yu puts it better than I ever could..!) but needless to say, we both purchased some new Barry M nail paints - it would have been rude not to!

First up to try....
Barry M Peach Melba


Peach Melba was on my nail varnish wish list and it does not disappoint.  A supposed dupe for Illamasqua's Purity, it is gorgeous creamy peach that looks almost nude in some lights but neon in others.  The application was a little streaky - nothing to really moan about - and whilst two coats would have been plenty, I opted for three to ensure a perfectly smooth and opaque finish.

Unfortunately my attempt of duping Seche Vite with China Glaze's fast dry topcoat is not really working out.  It is nowhere near as fast and as you can probably see in the picture, it recedes on the tips even when I cover the free edge.  Any recommendations for a fast drying top coat that works - with no health side effects - would be really appreciated!
xxx

19 comments:

  1. That color is so pretty!! I use Essies Good To Go top coat. I haven't tried Seche Vite but this one's pretty good!

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  2. Such a pretty colour but it looked so awful with my skintone. I gave mine away in the end! Looks really nice on you!x

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  3. Woot woot, love it! :) I was told that the Nubar Instant Freeze is good - they sell it on Feel Unique! :)

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  4. this is such a sweet colour and looks lovely on you :) x

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  6. ahh looks so pretty! i looked for this in notts but they didn't have it in boots or superdrug! did you buy it in leam? xo

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  7. This colour looks amazing on you! If only they had Barry M in Canada!

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  8. I love this colour! They didn't have it when I popped into Superdrug as I was looking for it, ended up getting a mint one and lemon... Will get this as soon as I see it though :) xxx

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  9. @It'sPeachy - Barry M have really excelled themselves with this one! xx

    @Aseya - Ooh thank you for the recommendation! I really need to find something that works! xx

    @Zoe - Oh no! Such a shame because it's so pretty but I can imagine it not suiting some people :( xx

    @Yu - I'll check it out now! Thanks doll xx

    @Milly - Thank you sweetheart xx

    @Molly - Superdrug in Leamington! They have just updated the stand so had all the really recent colours and products! xx

    @Sandhi - Thank you! If you ever want me to send anything over, let me know :) xx

    @Charli - I really want the lemon one too! Next time..! Definitely pick this up if you find it, so pretty! xx

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  10. This colour looks so pretty, I really want it! It looks like a perfect peachy colour for summer <3

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  11. Oh i LOVE this color!! I mentioned it in my blog actually.. but haven't managed to get my hands on it yet! It looks so nice! X check out my blog if you have a free minute, I've just started out :) http://www.solitarycupcake.blogspot.com xx

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  12. This colour is so gorgeous! Definitely going to be checking this out soon! :)
    I've just found your lovely blog and I'm now following, please follow me back :)

    www.hazzaapee.blogspot.com

    xxxx

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  13. This colour is so gorgeous! Definitely going to be checking this out soon! :)
    I've just found your lovely blog and I'm now following, please follow me back :)

    www.hazzaapee.blogspot.com

    xxxx

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  14. Oh i LOVE this color!! I mentioned it in my blog actually.. but haven't managed to get my hands on it yet! It looks so nice! X check out my blog if you have a free minute, I've just started out :) http://www.solitarycupcake.blogspot.com xx

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  15. Such a pretty colour but it looked so awful with my skintone. I gave mine away in the end! Looks really nice on you!x

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  16. thats such a pretty colour x

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  17. gorgeous colour! i recently tried illamasqua purity, and it is too opaque.. looks like an orange mixed with an opaque white painty colour and results in a less than beautiful look.

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    1. I have been wanting to try that colour for ages but may steer clear now..! xx

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