Sunday, 11 August 2013

Nails of the Month: July 2013 featuring Sinful Colors, Models Own and Barry M

I was so late with my Nails of the Month for last month that I thought I'd be more prompt with this months offering! To see my Nails of the Month for June click here or to view all of my Nails of the Month posts so far click here.

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Greenberry

I have already reviewed Prickly Pear, a purple shade, from the Gelly range here. I fell in love with Greenberry when the range was first launched as it's a unique bright green/blue shade. It's definitely a colour which will attract attention as the colour is practically neon and I've had compliments when wearing it. The formula is smooth, creamy and thick which means the polish doesn't dry quickly but once two decent coats are applied the polish is opaque, shiny and lasts well with only some tip wear. If I wouldn't be filled with severe guilt afterwards I would splurge and buy the whole collection and the new summer collection but at only £3.99 each I'm sure I can sneak one into my basket at Boots or Superdrug every now and then...

Sinful Colors in Easy Going

I chose a pale pink cream to match the ivory lace dress I wore for graduation (an absolute bargain from the New Look sale!). The cream formula polishes from Sinful Colors only need two coats as they apply quite thickly but this means that they take ages to dry and will scuff easily even after they feel touch dry so not a one to apply in a hurry. For £1.99 they have a great selection of colours and formulas available from Boots so they're a great alternative to more expensive brands.

Models Own in Coral Reef with Models Own Ibiza Mix (Hed Candy Collection)

Ibiza Mix always looks more appealing in the bottle then it does on my nails. For a summer appropriate nail I chose Models Own Coral Reef as a base and added one coat of the multicoloured glitter with flakes of gold, silver and blue. I think I prefer how dense the glitter looks in the bottle compared to the sparse effect on the nails. I'm definitely going to experiment with this shade again sometime soon to find a combination I love. Both polishes are available from Models Own or Boots stores for £5 each.

Models Own in Tropical Sun

I bought this last year from the Beetlejuice collection and it is one of my favourite summery polishes so I couldn't resist cracking it out when the temperature went above 15 degrees! The formula is a sheer metallic so sometimes I use a cream coral or peach as a base to make the shade opaque but I decided to use 2 coats alone. A full review of this polish I wrote last year is here. Available from Models Own for £5.

Love Georgia xxx

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