I ordered and received this lovely nail paint from Barry M. I love Barry M, it is a good formula and well priced. This one is no different, it went on well, dried fairly quickly and looks lush. It is packed with multi coloured small glitter particles, and is predominantly blue, silver and red suspended in a pink base. I put on China Glaze Coconut Kiss as a base, and then 2 layers of Silver Cascade. I haven't had a glitter on for a while and had an urge to have 'blingernails' again. I love glitters, but when I put this one on, it looked a little familiar in a very good way. I pulled out my swatched OPI MAAH and compared them, and whilst not a full on dupe, they are close. Close enough for me to be happy wearing my very affordable Barry M and save my MAAH for special occasions, without feeling that I'm missing out. Silver Cascade leans more towards a pink tone where as Mad as a Hatter leans towards purple, but still its a reasonable dupe and I am happy its in my collection. Pics you say? Oh go on then, if you like, the one on my nails is the Barry M, and the one on the swatched falsie is the real deal OPI Mad as a Hatter, as always my pics are click-able so you can see the detail:
Great find! I actually think I prefer the Barry M polish, which is great because I'll never get MAAH, haha :D I've never tried Barry M before, so maybe this should be my first!
It is a great polish, I don't think you'll be disappointed :)
I was wondering if these were dupes! I'll stick with my Silver Cascade!x
Great find!! I've been trying to get MAAH for a while now. But I refuse to pay those prices!! So now to find a place that ships to the US! :D
Chrissy try http://www.barrym.com/info/customer-services.asp?id=1#delivery Barry M themselves ship worlwide :)
The Barry M. only appears to have silver, red and green particles, whereas MAAH has like 6 or more different colors. Plus it seems that you painted the Barry M. over a purple base? Therefore, while they're from the same family of silver-based multiglitters, they are definitely not dupes.
Thanks for the comments Jannine :) I did say that I painted it over purple base, China Glaze Coconut Kiss to be exact, and I also said it has differences and is not a full on dupe, so I have to agree lol!
I have a question- what technique do you use to get glitter off? I had a very bad falling out with CG Dollhouse a month ago (took me over an hour to get it all off) and I STILL can't face glitter!
Alice glitter is deffo a pain in the arse to get off! It takes me about ten minutes or thereabouts per hand, as I do them one at a time, using the 'foil method'. There are loads of tutorials on this on the net anyway but basically it works like this. Take a piece of cotton wool, or remover pad or whatever your chosen material is, and put some remover on it as you normally would. Then you put the pad on your nail, and wrap the whole nail/end of finger in tin foil to stop the polish evaporating too quickly and to hold the pad on your nail. Then wait about ten minutes (for the remover to disintegrate the polish part) leaving only the glitter, and your glitter polish should now just more or less slide off with little or no rubbing and scrubbing :)
I hope that helps :)
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