Barry M Molten Metals | Swatch & Review

So recently, on one of my YouTube videos, someone commented asking what the Barry M Molten Metals were like. So, I thought I’d write a blog on that exact subject.

So I’m going to talk about three of the polishes, one from the first Molten Metal collection, and two from the latest collection. 

So, let’s get right into it.

I’m going to start with ‘Bronze Bae.’ This polish is from the first Molten Metal collection for spring/summer 2016.

This is a light bronze metallic polish. Here’s my swatch photo.πŸ‘‡

Pretty nice right? The photo shows three coats and no top coat. I have to say that I use this so much in my nail art. My bottle is almost empty. 

I’m going to say it from the get go, these polishes are thin. But from my experience, sometimes building thinner polishes up enhances the colour. But you do have to be careful, thinner polishes, these polishes in particular, do like to run. I got a bit of pooling in my cuticles several times. πŸ˜‚

Next is ‘Blue Glacier.’ This polish is from the spring/summer 2017 collection.

This is a gorgeous ice blue, cool toned metallic polish. Again, the picture shows three coats and no top coat. This polish has a slightly thicker consistency than Bronze Bae, but not by much.

Here is my swatch video of Blue Glacier, I only did the one application video because they all apply the same.

The last polish is ‘Holographic Lights.’ Also from the 2017 collection.

As far as I know, Barry M haven’t done a linear holographic before. So I was seriously excited to get my hands on this. Holographic Lights is my favourite out of the three. Again, this picture shows three coats and no top coat. The holo doesn’t show a lot in ordinary light, it just looks like your basic silver polish. However, you do get that gorgeous linear holo goodness in direct sunlight or artificial light, such as a desk lamp. 

Barry M retweeted my macro of the polish and people really liked it! 

So, all in all, I do like the Molten Metals. They are good, but in my opinion, they’re nothing spectacular. Certainly nothing to write home about. Well, maybe I’d write about Holographic Lights… πŸ˜‚ Holosexual over here. πŸ™Œ

Thank you for reading, 



MUA – Pitch Black

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be reviewing Pitch Black by MUA (Make Up Academy.)


These are relatively small bottles (6.2 ml) but for Β£1 I’m not complaining. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much out of such a cheap brand, but I was wrong! This polish is easy to apply and when done carefully, can be completely opaque in one coat!Β The brush is very small, so in some ways this done make for easy application, but I had trouble on my thumb nail, since it’s a larger area to cover.


The beauty of this polish is that it’s not thick at all, so it’s perfect for nail art. It’s highly pigmented as well. This polish is a little patchy, so if you’re using this as just a base colour, I would use two coats. But I used this as a base for nail art and it worked perfectly. There is one down side, without a thick top coat, this polish does chip VERY easily. I forgot to put a top coat on one of my nails and within two to three hours it had chipped. So always use a thick top coat or two or three coats of a thinner one.

In the picture below you’ll see my holographic star nails with one coat of Black Pitch by MUA.


So, it isn’t the best black ever. However, it certainly isn’t the worst! I would definitely use this again.

Thank you for reading!

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Bye! πŸ™‚