Friday, October 12, 2012

British Invasion! Barry M. Denim and Models Own Indian Ocean

Be prepared: the British are coming!

And they brought some pretty fantastic polish.

Back in June when I went to London for my cousin's wedding, I, like any good obsessive polish hauler, spent a large part of my vacation trolling every Boots and Superdrug for goodies to bring back home...much to the boyfriend's chagrin.  Poor guy thought we'd sight see...ha!  I showed him.

Anyways, two of the beauties I bought were tucked away in my untried drawer up until this week when I felt bad for neglecting them.  I first pulled out Barry M. Denim, which, as it's name suggests, is the perfect shade of denim blue.  However, the color is saturated with silver shimmer that radiates from the bottle and looks magnificent on the nail.

The application was absolutely amazing and applied like butter in two coats.  Hands down, the best Barry M. polish I have tried so far.


The shimmer kills me every time.  It's really just amazing.  

Anyways, I wasn't ready to take off Denim but thought it needed a bit of sprucing up, so I whipped out another neglected Brit -- Models Own Indian Ocean.  A sheer iridescent shimmer, the color is in fact duochrome, flashing between blue, silver, and pink in any light.  I decided to layer one coat of that over the Denim and look what happened:



See how pigmented the shimmer becomes?  The duochrome factor actually makes this mani look as if it has burnt edges (which I love!), maintaining the light navy on the ends and glowing a purply pink core color with hidden tints of orange in certain lights.  In real life, this was also super reflective, which just made the shimmer look even more amazing.  


To say that I love this would be an understatement.  Hence, I hereby publicly apologize to all my neglected international polish.  You too will have your day in the sun!

20 comments :

  1. Wow this is an amazing combo!!!!

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  2. Thanks! I was super impressed myself!

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  3. They look beautiful together! Gah! Indian Ocean! It's so pretty...

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  4. It's even prettier in real life!

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  5. ugh Indian Ocean is stuuuunning!

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  6. Thanks, Amy! It's really quite a gem.

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  7. Ok, so "Denim" is aaaaamazing, but then here comes "Indian Ocean" and HOLY MOLY! Two fantastic polishes!!!

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  8. Ha, I love your enthusiasm, Jamie! But I felt the exact same way!

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  9. These two look amazing together! I don't have any Barry M or Models Own but each of these polishes looks awesome. :)

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  10. my oh my...Indian Ocean is gorgeous!

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  11. soooooooo pretty *_______*




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  12. This is such a great combination!!!!

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  13. Hi Amanda, I'm British!!!... And I am invading the nail art blog world! Hahaha... Really like your designs and love this post :)

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  14. I'm not a guest... I'm me!!! Lol :)

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  15. I've been wanting Indian Ocean for eons...this just made me want it more!

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  16. It's pretty, so I don't blame you ;)

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