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, 

Anne.

China Glaze My Little Pony Toppers | Swatch & Review

Upon seeing the pictures of the new China Glaze My Little Pony collection, they didn’t really do anything for me. I wasn’t originally going to get any of them. Until I saw JessFace90 swatch them. You can watch that video here.πŸ‘‡

https://youtu.be/FXaTxLqNc-Q

The only two that really grabbed me were to two toppers, ‘Hay Girl Hay!’ and ‘Let Your Twilight Sparkle.’ So I bought them both. 

This is a macro of ‘Hay Girl Hay!’πŸ‘‡

Here you have white micro glitters that shift different colours in different lights and angles, in a clear base.

This my first swatch photo.πŸ‘‡

The photo shows two coats over a black base.

This photo is the same but I added a matte top coat.

Now one coat over a white base.

The formula is quite thin, a little goes a long way. I didn’t have any trouble dispersing that glitter evening. It kind of did it itself. It does have slightly larger glitters in there that you can’t really see over the white, but you can over black.

Now on to ‘Let Your Twilight Sparkle.’ I think this is my favourite of the two.

Here is my first swatch photo.

The picture shows one coat over a black base. This is my favourite look out of the lot. This polish has purple to blue shifting duo chrome micro glitters in a clear base.

This photo shows one coat over a white base.

The formula is the same as ‘Hay Girl Hay!’ Maybe a little thinner, but it depends on your application.

Can we all just take a second to truly appreciate this beauty! 😍

Let me know if you get these!

Thank you for reading,

Anne.

Models Own – Obsidian | Swatch & Review

Hi everyone, another nail polish review blog for you today. 

I’m going to start off by saying that this is one of my all time favourites. It’s a black jelly base with silver glitter and holographic hexes. Here’s my swatch video. 👇

So, it’s a two coater. Which is good. It kind of comes out grey on the first coat, but the colour deepens on the second coat. You get a decent amount of glitter on the nail but it does take a bit of manipulation to disperse those holo hexes evenly. It is quite a thick polish, but it isn’t the type of formula that works with thin coats. I had to apply two relatively thick coats because the colour just doesn’t transfer to your nail, you get a tiny bit of streakage. (I don’t know if that’s a word but it is now. 😝) So thicker coats definitely works best, that’s probably why I only needed two. 

Like a lot of glitter polishes, it does dry matte and dull. But a thick coat of top coat works wonders. It really brings out that shine. 

This polish gets a 3 out of 5 from me.

Thank you for watching and reading! If you have any enquiries, feel free to email me at aeaf1999@gmail.com. 

Anne. 

O.P.I Make Mine Sparkling Swatch & Review Video

Here is my swatch video for @opi_products Limited Edition Make Mine Sparkling duo set. I love this duo, they go really well together. The navy blue is a ONE COAT WONDER! It’s amazing. It has a gorgeous smooth formula and it dries really shiny. Then there’s the glitter polish… Which I’m sure is supposed to be a topper. But then why does it have a blue base colour? So I tried it on its own, which did not work. It definitely needs to be sponged on or used as a topper. Enjoy the video! 

China Glaze – Bring On The Bubbly | Swatch & Review Video

The third and final polish from the China Glaze Ring In The New Year 2015 trio is Bring On The Bubbly! I love this polish as a topper. Though, if you want to use this as a base colour, I would definitely recommend sponging it on. In the video I show you 4 coats and you can still see my nail. I’ve really enjoying swatching this collection.