Barry M Frosted Cupcake Polishes - NOTD And ReviewSaturday, March 11, 2017
You may have seen in my most recent Boots Haul post that I picked up 2 of the Barry M Frosted Cupcake nail polishes (£3.99). I have used each polish a couple of times now and as always my daughters have been my guinea pigs and have tried them out too, so today I have a review and NOTD (nail of the day post) for you all rolled into one.
There are 4 shades in the Frosted Cupcake collection, Blue Velvet, Earl Grey, Marshmallow and Strawberries & Cream, each shade is a muted shade and has silver glitter particles running through it. I chose 2 of the shades, Marshmallow and Strawberries & Cream.
Marshmallow is a very pale muted creamy/greige shade, I thought it would be an ideal shade to wear all year round. The brush on the polishes is a nice wide brush, I like a wide brush as I find the polish easier to apply. After applying my base coat, my base coat of choice at the moment is the Nail HQ Growth, I applied 3 coats of Marshmallow to achieve an opaque shade, applying nice thin, even coats and allowing each coat to dry fully before applying the next, that stops any bubbling from occurring.
Strawberries & Cream
Strawberries & Cream is a lovely muted pink shade, the brush is obviously the same and I applied this shade in exactly the same way as I applied Marshmallow. I used 3 coats of Strawberries & Cream to achieve an opaque finish.
I really like the look of both polishes, they both looked a lot nicer "in real life" than they photographed so unfortunately my photographs don't show how nice they really do look. Both are nice muted shades that look lovely and can be worn all year round. They do have a textured feel to them because of the glitter but once topcoat has been applied they do feel smoother, you can still feel the glitter slightly, I do prefer a smooth finish but it didn't bother me too much.
I used the Essie Gel Couture topcoat with both shades, it is my go to topcoat and all my polishes last a lot longer when I use it. The first shade I tried was Marshmallow and I was so pleased how well it lasted, I had been wearing it for 7 days and removed it because I was going to my dads 70th meal out and fancied a change of polish but it would have lasted longer, it hadn't chipped at all in 7 days, I do put this down to the Essie top coat though as Barry M shades without a decent top coat don't last at all on me.
Strawberries & Cream lasted well too, but not as well as Marshmallow, it lasted for 5 days before chipping, still a good amount of time though and again probably down to the top coat I used. Cole, my daughter also used both shades, she is a makeup artist so in and out of packets all day and washing her hands a lot and she managed 4 days without chipping for both shades which is good considering how much she uses her hands.
I really like the Frosted Cupcake polishes I have, both shades are lovely neutral shades that will look lovely all year round, I thought they both lasted really well on my nails, that said, I think that will definitely be down to the top coat I used, but some Barry M polishes don't last well no matter what top coat I use, so I do think they lasted really well. The polishes apply well and have the nice thick brush which is a bonus and makes it easier to apply the polish, the polishes have an average drying time and both look lovely once applied.
The only negative I can find is the texture of the polish, I like smooth nails and really don't like to feel glitter in my polish but that is the only negative and it isn't ground breaking. I would definitely recommend picking up the polishes, all 4 shades are lovely and nice easy shades to wear. I do recommend using a good topcoat to ensure longevity.
You can find the Frosted Cupcake polishes on the Superdrug website here priced at £3.99, Superdrug currently have a 3 for 2 promotion on all Barry M products, so now is definitely a good time to try them.
Have you tried the Frosted Cupcake polishes? What do you think? Which of the 2 shades I have to do you like best? Let me know in the comments section below.
Thank you for reading, much love as always