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Saturday, 13 April 2013

NOTD: Models Own in Juicy Jules and Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Prickly Pear

It's taken me a long time to purchase any of the Gelly Hi-Shines from Barry M and I'm not really sure why... Fast forward from 3 weeks ago and I've now got a mini collection of six shades which I'll be reviewing once I've finished swatching but, spoiler alert, I really like them! Prickly Pear is a beautiful pastel lilac which is perfect for Spring. I decided to pair it with Models Own Juicy Jules just to inject a little girly glamour into the look. I've recently been on a week long varnish ban to give my nails a rest since they were beginning to get a little dry and even flaky in some places. I can report that after some intensive moisturising they're back on form and look lovely and healthy! I definitely recommend taking a week out and applying some thick moisturiser (I used The Body Shop Shea Body Butter) if your nails are looking less than perfect. It felt really weird having naked nails for so long and I feel much better now I have my colourful talons back!


I think this is a fab combo. Sadly the glitter wasn't photographing very well but I can assure you it looks lovely and catches the light beautifully with pink and green shimmers. I'm wearing two coats of Prickly Pear here and one coat of Juicy Jules. This is the first time I've tried to do something like this using a glitter polish but it was really easy and worth the little extra effort.

Have you been embracing the Spring shades lately (despite the weather not cooperating)? What do you think of my look?

Lauren

21 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,really nice colour choices! I really must try glitter at the top of my nails soon. X

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  2. I love this style of nail art it's so cute the colours are gorgeous too!! :) x

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  3. This looks lovely, the glitter is perfect!
    I love the Gelly polishes, I have about six too, they're so good :)

    Jesss xo

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  4. These are so cute! Juicy Jules is such a gorgeous nail polish, one of my favourites by Models Own - I'm still yet to try a Gelly polish but they look lovely too! xxx

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  5. I love prickly pear and this is such a gorgeous combination!

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  6. OOOh that looks very pretty! I recently bought my first Barry M jelly too in Lychee which I will review on my blog pretty soon. Having also left my nails 'naked' for a few days I saw a huge improvement in their strength, it deffinitely works x

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  7. Uuuuuuuugh Lauren you're killing me!! I keep seeing these polishes everywhere but sadly they don't sell them in the states T__T Oh well, I'm at least glad that you're enjoying them and I can't wait to hear your review on them all :D

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  8. Lovely effect. They are such great polishes!

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  9. I love prickly pear, it looks amazing with the glitter x

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  10. Love this NOTD! That colour is gorgeous xx

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  11. I love the added glitter! I still need to try the Barry M gelly nail varnishes! Everyone raves about them!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  12. Ahh I love the glitter! Princess nails! xx

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  13. I love prickly pear so much! I need it in my life :( the glitter goes really well with it too!xxx

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  14. ooo what a cute combo! I really love the hint of sparkles, I am so going to try this out! xo

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  15. Such a pretty combo! I wear a similar one sometimes with lavender and silver glitter :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  16. Thanks for the review :)
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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  17. Hi Lauren, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  18. I do this with my nails so. It looks so cute and not too much pesky glitter polish to remove after!!

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