Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Swatch: Barry M Aquarium: Pacific and Mermaid

Good evening lovelies

I have to say the Barry M Aquarium collection has been my favourite new release of the year so far. Tonight I am showing you two of the six polishes from the collection and I am absolutely smitten!

For this beautiful manicure I used Pacific, a metallic blue green and Mermaid, a shredded glitter topper.

Pacific is a sheer duochrome blue to green polish; I used two coats for these pictures and am really pleased with how it photographed. After a little online reasearch I learned that you should swatch duochromes over a black base so I will definitely try that next time but for now I am so pleased with how Pacific looks.

On my ring finger only I applied one thick coat of Mermaid which is the perfect glitter topper to compliment the gorgeous colours of the sea found in Pacific.

Mermaid is a shredded glitter topper. It has a clear base and contains little shards of blue, green and gold glitter goodness. I used one thick coat of Seche Vite top coat to smooth it out and make all the little shards lay perfectly flat.

How do you like these two polishes? They are just the perfect pairing as far as I am concerned and I will certainly use them again and again. I did buy the other four polishes in the Aquarium range so look out for those swatches coming soon :-)

Lou xx


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    1. Thank you :). I'm so pleased with this collection x

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    1. I'm so glad you think so. I love these polishes :)

  3. Stunning!!! Love the color shifts, and that glitter is so fun!

    1. Thanks Jamie. I'm loving this chunky shard glitter too :) xx

  4. Uhoh... Need need, want want, haha! I think they both look absolutely stunning! :) xx

    1. My goodness I'm such a bad influence ;)). Honestly I can't recommend this collection enough. I love it more than the silks xx