I tend to find that Barry M polishes chip quite easily, and I only had this one on for a day when it started to flake off. I also bought a top coat- Rimmel Pro Matte Finish, this gives your nails a really cool matte look, it's really interesting to watch it turn matte as it dries. So far I have had no chips at all, although I did apply 2 coats, but so far it seems like a great product- it also makes your nails very smooth. It was about £4.99 I think, but it will last for ages as quite a lot comes out on the brush and I only had to dip it back in once while painting both hands. The brush is quite short and wide- it makes coating your nails very easy- it would be nice if all brushes were like this, the Barry M ones are long and thin and I found it difficult to cover my nails in only 3 strokes.
|Mushroom. Excuse the rubbish picture quality|
|Rimmel Pro Matte Finish- seen on top of Mushroom|
I will definitely be using the matte polish on my other nail varnishes- I think red or black will look great, but I also have a gray polish to try on my feet with the matte coat on top- the possibilities! I think I may make the effort in future to try out new colours and paint my nails more often. My mac eyeliner ran out the other day too, and I had to buy a really cheap Collection 2000 one to keep me going as I cannot afford the £12 plus shipping for a new mac one. I used to use the cheap one all the time as a teenager and it used to be really good, but they may have changed the formula as now it's rubbish- it takes about 3 coats to look thick, whereas mac takes one. You certainly get what you pay for, I may have to look for another one- Natural Collection have cheap makeup, but their products are really good so I might look there. And my mascara is running out arhghhh, definitely asking for makeup for Christmas, maybe a big box of mac products? Haaa.
I also took a couple more pictures using Hipstamatic on my phone, just throwing these in at the end for fun:
|Cath Kidston mug- holds so much tea!|
|very well used Topshop ballet pumps|
Sorry if any of these appeared before, my brain is frazzled by my dissertation, two chapters of which have to be written in the next 2 weeks...eeeeek! Sometimes I hate work.