Barry M Magnetic - Neptune Sea

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

I keep buying magnetic polishes, I don't know why, because I am never that excited by them.  I think quite often my nails are a bit too long for the magnet so the effect doesn't look as great as it could do.  The original Barry M polishes weren't as good as the No 7 (in my opinion), although the magnet supplied with them is better, and they've got loads of different magnet designs. 

So, when I noticed the new shades of Barry M Magnetic Polish in my Boots the other day and thought I'd give them another whirl.  I like this shade as it is anyway, so I would definitely still use it, magnetic or not (*jusitification*).

Anyway, Neptune Sea.  I absolutely loved this.  I wonder if they've changed the formula slightly as this seemed to work a lot better than my previous batch.

Barry M Magnetic Neptune Sea

This is a lovely duochrome polish, with lots of flecks of glitter in, and flicks between being blue/green/purple at different angles.  I really like this.

To apply metallic polish, I tend to do 2-3 thin coats, and apply the magnet after each go.  Don't hold the magnet too closely or the polish will lift off your nails and the pattern won't look very good.  Doing it this way is probably more time consuming than one thick coat, but I think it gets a better effect, and the magnet pattern stands out more.

Barry M Magnetic Neptune Sea

Barry M Magnetic Neptune Sea

Barry M Magnetic Neptune Sea

Barry M Magnetic Neptune Sea

Barry M Magnetic Neptune Sea

Barry M Magnetic Neptune Sea

Barry M Magnetic Neptune Sea

6 comments:

  1. I think you are reading my mind. I was considering buying some of this today I even hovered over the nails inc stuff for a cool £13 currently sitting in my Amazon basket but I'm going to Boots today to try the Barry M first. I'll try the magnet after each coat, good advice. It will have to be a weekend job. Thanks for the tip on the Barry M Jellies too I was eying up the orange one earlier this week.

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    1. Oh, I really fancy the orange one. They only had the blue/green in the Boots I went into the other day, and I already have too many polishes in those colours so I showed restraint!

      Definitely don't pay £13 for it! The Barry M stuff and the Boots 17 stuff is pretty good. In fact, try the Boots 17 with the Barry M magnets and thats a winner in my opinion. I did a post about it here a couple of months ago:
      http://nuthinbutanailthing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/no-7-magnetic-polish.html

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  2. I saw that post this morning. I have bought a Boots 17 in green and a Barry M in Blue sparkle. I'm going to have a go at them tonight. Couldn't find the Neptune though, pity as that's a great colour. Got the orange too and then ran out before my husband realised what I was buying ;-)

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    1. Hehe, I like your style! I've just posted the green one :D have fun! X

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  3. The shade is great, but I'm not a fan of this shape... still nice though! :)

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    1. Thanks! I know what you mean, it's not the right pattern to look consistent over different size nails...

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