Another non-challenge holiday post! I've been wanting to start swatching my collection for a while now, simply because I have so many gorgeous polishes that I don't really get the chance to show off. So here's the first in what will hopefully be an extensive series of posts showcasing polishes that I believe everyone should own!
The first polish I chose is by Barry M and is a relatively new release of theirs, 325 Denim. I'm sure anyone in the UK knows that Barry M is generally the go-to brand for cheap, basic polishes. Recently though, they've started releasing some really beautiful and quite unique shades. I think my next swatch post will be another of these releases, Copper, which I bought at the same time as Denim and I view them as a pair since they work well together. Today though, I'm focusing on just Denim.
|One coat of Denim - look at the pretty matte finish arghsobeautiful|
|Two coats of Denim.|
|Two coats of Denim - the silver shows up well in this picture.|
This is a dark, denim-blue polish with a hefty amount of fine silver micro-glitter, which dries to a semi-matte finish. In some lights there seems to be a sprinkle of light blue glitter but it's barely noticeable. The thing that really makes me adore this polish is the application. It's a true one-coater, going on smooth and thick on the first coat and drying extremely fast as well. I usually do two coats just to give a bit more depth and because my nails are naturally ridged and a bit rough. The only issue is that you can't use topcoat if you want to retain the beautiful matte finish - unless you sandwich it - which means chipping is going to happen more quickly.
I was incredibly impressed with Barry M for this - a really unique polish with utterly flawless application and a beautiful colour. And I think most people would agree that the name fits perfectly too! Everyone needs their perfect pair of jeans, and now I think everyone needs this perfect Denim for their nails too ;)
(Jeez, how cheesy. Somebody stop me if I start doing lines like that at the end of every post.)