I’d had my eye on the Nails Inc feather polishes since their press release early in the year but wasn’t sure enough I’d like them to decide to buy myself a bottle. Luckily for me, Barry M came out with their own version recently so I snapped up a bottle of their ‘confetti’ polish in Dolly Mixture.
Here’s a close-up of the polish – a mixture of yellow, white, orange and light blue bar glitter. This is a lot of layers because I wanted it really opaque – the base is Essie Lapis of Luxury but I don’t know if you can see it at all under all the glitters. In fact, I think I applied way too much (it was a bit dark in my front room and I couldn’t tell if it was opaque enough) – the nail varnish got really thick and my whole thumb peeled off after only a day and a half. I think that was my fault more than the polish’s, though!
Overall I’d say I liked this polish. I think it looks more like feathers, fuzz or fluff than like confetti – sorry Barry M – but I like the colour combination and I think it gives an unusual, pretty finish. I’ve already ordered a second feather-type polish from a different brand so look out for that soon!
Here’s how I incorporated it into a manicure:
The checked nails are in nice eighties pastels: a base of Boots 17 in Sherbert Lemon, with China Glaze Kinetic Candy (blue) and Barry M Gelly in Dragon Fruit (pink). I don’t know exactly what effect it gives – golf trousers and a fuzzy jumper, maybe? – but I like it!