• Emily de Molly

    No Love Lost
  • High Elbow

    Crummock Water
  • Dots!

  • Pocket Money Polishes - I Want Candy

  • Pocket Money Polishes Magic

    Gradient: Chanel Paradoxal and Dior Waterlily
  • Emily de Molly - Serenity

  • Fellrunning

    Dryburn Moor
  • Elevation Polish - Opal

  • Darling Diva Polish - Serendipity

  • Derwentwater

  • Pocket Money Polishes - Summertime

  • Nail Lacquer UK

    Eat My Cake
  • Scofflaw - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

  • Hodge

  • Chanel - Taboo and Peridot

  • Chanel - Bel-Argus and Azure

Friday, 1 November 2013

Tape design nail art with Barry M Countess

Barry M Countess
Barry M Countess

If you're in the UK and you haven't bought Barry M Countess yet............ you ought to! This is my favourite textured glitter polish to date! I've already shown it shiny with topcoat and a glitter topper (Femme Fatale Hydraxia) but I wanted to use it in a nail art design to showcase it's texture, rather than just wearing it as a straightforward mani.

I applied a vampy base (Nicole by OPI Smile For The Glam-era, although I probably have half a dozen *similar* colours that would work equally well), topped it off with Seche Vite to get maximum shine then applied striping tape in a random pattern. I added a single, thickish coat of Countess and removed the tape before Countess dried. I worked on just one nail at a time here - I found I got the best edges on the textured polish by removing the tape as quickly as possible. The effect is subtle, but definitely noticeable - I got several real-life complements when I wore this! However, I  might like to repeat this mani with either a very light base, perhaps a creamy nude or off-white, or a bright colour for a variation on the theme.

Barry M Countess

Barry M Countess

Barry M Countess

Barry M Countess
Barry M Countess

Here's a macro in full sun - the texture of Countess looks like sugar crystals <3

Barry M Countess
Barry M Countess

I purchased Barry M Countess from my local Boots.