NOTD - Barry M BlackcurrantSaturday, January 09, 2016
You may have seen my Autumn beauty haul post back in october (see that post here if not) where I picked up a few beauty items including the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine nail polish in Blackcurrant.
I have been using Blackcurrant on my nails quite a lot recently and thought I'd show you how the polish looks on the nails and as always with my NOTD posts I'll also give you an overview of how the polish applied and wore etc.
I knew the polish would be dark as it looks very dark in the bottle and almost black but you can see it is a very deep red/purple/plum shade so I thought it would transfer onto my nails like that. When I applied the first coat it was a lovely deep red shade and I loved it.
One Coat of Blackcurrant
Unfortunately once I applied a second coat the polish completely changed and was very dark and looked black.
Two Coats Of Blackcurrant No Top Coat
I was really disappointed with the polish as it did look black, there were no traces of any deep red at all as soon as I applied a second coat which is needed as one coat is streaky so there is no way I could only use one coat. I decided to add some glitter to my nails and used the OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse polish on my ring fingers and then to finish off my nails I used my favourite top coat the Essie Gel Setter top coat to give a gorgeous shine and salon gel look.
I think the glitter adds a really nice touch and the Essie top coat gives a fantastic shine. I did like the finished look of my nails once I'd added the glittery accent nail but I am really disappointed in the shade of Blackcurrant as it does just look like a black nail polish which I already have, if you are wanting a deep red/purple shade then please don't make the same mistake I did and think that Blackcurrant will give you that. The polish applied well, I do wish the brush was wider but it isn't hard to use, I used two coats of the Blackcurrant for the finished look, it is glossy without a top coat as you'll see from the photographs but the Essie top coat adds a brilliant shine and also gives a great wear time, Barry M polishes don't tend to wear well on my nails but with the Essie top coat I wore this nail look for 7 days before removing it.
If you would like to create this look you can find the Barry M Blackcurrant polish at Boots here or from Superdrug here. The OPI My Voice Is A Little Norse is available here at nailpolish.co.uk for just £5.95 which is a fantastic price for OPI, nailpolish.co.uk is one of my favourite sites to buy nail polish from. The Essie Gel Setter top coat is available to buy from Boots here for £9.99.
Have you bought a nail polish and been disappointed with the way it transfers onto the nails?
Thank you for reading, much love as always