Barry M Frosted Cupcakes Strawberries & Cream

I’m such a sucker for shimmer & glitter, if it’s sparkly; I have to have it. So as soon as I saw the Barry M Frosted Cupcakes range I knew I’d buy one. The one I chose is Strawberries & Cream, a very pale pink with flecks of white translucent glitter. It genuinely does look like cupcake frosting, especially up close.

This polish is quite similar to the Essence shade Engaged, which I reviewed at Christmas, here. Strawberries & Cream is a lot less satin in its finish though, drying to a shiny but slightly frosted effect. It also has larger flecks of glitter than Engaged. They’re both equally as pretty but I much prefer the finish of Strawberries & Cream. It’s such a delicate colour & would be ideal for a wedding or even just every day wear at work.

Application was easy, the square brush makes it easy to control where the polish goes and the thick consistency of the polish ensures a smooth & even application. Photographs show 1 coat of Essie First Base, 2 coats of colour & 1 coat of Essie Good To Go. Although the polish was perfectly even and opaque after 1 coat, force of habit always compels me to apply 2.

I bought this polish from the Superdrug website here, and it was £3.99. I had to buy online after searching in both big Boots stores & a large Superdrug store in town and finding it sold out in all 3 on 3 separate occasions. I think that speaks for itself and I can certainly see why it is so popular!

Let me know what you think!

Rimmel London Chin Up, Buttercup

I took advantage of a 3 for 2 offer on nail varnishes today in Boots and this week’s manicure and pedicure is one of the colours I bought. Chin Up, Buttercup is a bright yellow shade, I’d say it was more lemon than buttercup coloured though. It’s almost neon, very eighties and I love it!

Application was easy and I only needed 2 coats to get the colour opaque, this polish is from Rimmel’s 60 Seconds Super Shine range and the brush is really easy to use due to the square shape. I much prefer square brushes and they are a dream to use and make shaping the polish and avoiding flooding your cuticles a breeze.

I would absolutely recommend this polish, it’s so bright, sunny and summery – it looks great on my toes, I can’t wait to show it off in sandals. Photographs show a base coat, 2 coats of colour, and a top coat. Although it is slightly brighter in real life than it is in these pictures. Thanks for reading!