Saturday, 14 August 2010

Barry M - Tangerine nails

Whilst pursuing the aisles at Superdrug I casually walked by the Barry M stand and this little number grabbed my attention, it was practically shouting at me.

It's a colour I haven't seen before, so I'm assuming it's new, either that or I have been living under a shell. It's number 136 Tangerine and it's exactly the colour of a juicy tangerine with a slight golden metallic finish.

It's basically the nail polish form of the Nars multiple tint in Turks and Caicos, I had to have it.


Like most Barry M nail paints, this one was easy to apply with no streaks. 2 coats are enough but I applied 3 as I wanted really bright and vivid 'in your face' nails.


Perfect for short nails and for summer although the UK seems to confuse it's seasons almost everyday... *Sigh*

Price: £2.95

NAIL RANT: Every time I try I try to grow my nails square they split, chip and break off. It's like all they ever want to be is rounded, I recently purchased a Sally Hansen nail hardener so I'm hoping that will do the trick. I used to have VERY long nails that looked beautiful and fake, and now they are always short because every time one breaks I cut them all off to even them out. *sob* but I guess this way it's more hygienic and you can get away with outrageous colours. However, Tips are welcomed!

56 comments:

Kim said...

wow orange nails looks so nice on you , hun! :) I like the summery vibe on this one! :) Hope you can follow me :)

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Pretty color. I have not done orange nails since forever.

Kim said...

Thnaks so much for the follow! :) Really appreciate it A LOT!

VexintheCity said...

I prefer creme oranges.

Metallic/shimmer oranges look awful on me unfortunately.

Houda said...

Im very hungry now Muhsine and your nails look rather appetizing!Stunning colour I bet it would suit anyone!

Muhsine said...

@Kim no problem, cute blog. :)

@Vexinthecity metallic is harder to wear, but I doubt it looks awful on you :) I have a beautiful creme orange from Nails inc! X

Tali said...

LOL if ONLY we had some effin' sunshine!

Seeing you monday!! :)) ee soo excited!! xox

Muhsine said...

@Houda Oh no! I'm specifically trying to avoid food related posts - and I go and post about a nail colour called 'tangerine' typical!!! Well I have managed to sneak some nail polish on as it's the time of the month. Inshallah I'm going to do some hijab related posts. Stay tuned. X

Muhsine said...

@Tali Wa wa wiwi :) I'm excited too, I almost didn't know what you were talking about and then I clocked on, the miserable weather is making me forgetful! :) X

Get Gawjus! said...

the colors seems gorgeous for this season hun! I have the exact same prob wiv nails and have cut them off now :(

DesignerSpray said...

I would wear that colour if the sun was out. 'cause when the sun is out I usually step out of my front door covered in bright colours, whether it be lipstick, nails, my cardigan, you get the picture, hehe.

XxX

Tugba said...

Looks great Muhsine :) I was in town today and I did not see this colour :( WHYY :( Would have bought it.

Ok I had the same problem with my nails but then I started using nailtiques nail protein. I did a post on it check it out http://tugbaseckin.blogspot.com/2010/06/back-home.html. I tried everything in drugstore and nothing would help. I then looked on makeupalley and this had amazing reviews and it def deserves them. U MUST TRY OUT :D SOO GOODDD


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Muhsine said...

@Tugba thank you, I just looked at your Istanbul pictures, I didn't realise I missed it so much :( X

Francesca♥ said...

i have this one! absolutely love it too. only have good things to say about Barry M polishes! ♥

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Anya said...

I love that colour! I bought a drug store brand but it ended up being translucent! It took almost 4 coats to cover the nail♥

Parisa said...

I have this too, orange is amazing for our skintones :)
I used to be the same as you with my nails, but the best thing for them is Bio-Oil. I massage a drop everyday onto the nail area, focusing on the cuticles and rub til fully absorbed, I honestly swear by it, so it's worth a try! :)

xxx

dani@callitbeauty said...

this is so pretty! especially for those with tanned skin. i normally hate orange but in small doses, i kind of like it :p.

-dani
http://callitbeauty.blogspot.com/

Imogen said...

That's lovely! :) You should defo try the Perfictil Hair, skin and Nail Tablets. My Nails used to always crack and chip at the ends, but since I bought these and started using them, my nails feel so much stronger!

Sophie-Lou-J said...

hey , i used to have the same prob with my nails as i was a horrible nail bitter and when i started to try and grow them they were very brittle and had no shape to them.
My top Tip is to grow them a little so that they have whites on them all at the same length and then cut them down short again with a toe nail cutter ( nice and big) and then just round off slightly the edges of the new short sqaure nails so that their not ruff and file the sides of your nails straight aswell to create a square on the sides aswell as the square top created with cutting them x if you keep doing this everytime they are semi good length they should as mine have and my friends have grow nice and strong from cutting them down and square and shouldnt be so brittle.
sorry its an essay , hope this helps x
Sophie-lou
www.sophie-lou-j-says.blogspot.com
hope you can follow x

Tugba said...

@Muhsine IStanbul is such an amazing city. I wanna live there one day :D My dream.

Ooo I dyed my hair and I used the Belle Colour that you recommended. Its great. Only lightened couple of shades but I'm happy :D THANKSSSSS

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Mari said...

Oh, I love Barry M nail polishes and this one looks adorable. Unfortunately on my nails it will not look that good with my really pale skin. On your complexion it is amazing.

Louisa said...

Wow beautiful colour! :) I might just have to pick this colour up. My nails are pretty short too and this colour this looks gorgeous on your nails.

A little nail tip: I heard that if you soak your nails in milk it makes them stonger and less prone to breakage :)

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Louisa said...

Wow beautiful colour! :) I might just have to pick this colour up. My nails are pretty short too and this colour this looks gorgeous on your nails.

A little nail tip: I heard that if you soak your nails in milk it makes them stonger and less prone to breakage :)

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Dandelion said...

that color is AMAZING

hatchat said...

It's not a new colour, I've had it for a long time- but haven't worn it for a while(I might just do that now)! It's a good thing you're not missing out any more :)

-Hattie xxx

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jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) said...

very summery. i like it on you!

Catanya said...

That is a wondeful shade to match NARS Turks and Caicos!
I really like those kinds of colours for the summer season. I have tried some Barry M nail polishes and I consider them pretty good value for money. I just wish there was Barry M here in Spain since I have to get them online!
XX

neekeexoxo said...

The orange nails really suit you! It looks so summery even though the weather hasn't really been a proper summer :)

sabina said...

i have this nail colur and its gorgeous.
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Simone said...

I haven't seen this colour yet but when I do, I will definitely get it! Gorrrgeous! x

Ruzanna said...

wow nice color! Looks like henna - perfect for brides me thinks ;)

maphi said...

i love the colour !!! its oh so hot even if theres only rain in the uk at the mo :) xx


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mlpdm said...

OMG .. i didn t know this color .. I simply and truly love it .. thanks for that discovery
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WelshBeautyBlog said...

I love this colour, i'll definitely be picking this up!
I haven't worn orange since my honeymoon, I wore OPI's atomic orange but I really like the golden glow to this Barry M one.

Shopperita said...

The color is gorgeous!

Alice said...

Omg, I have this! It's a gorgeous colour, isn't it? =D

Perfectly Unordinary said...

That IS a bang in your face colour! I like it, although I couldn't wear it myself, wouldn't suit me. :(

The Bristol Beauty Blog said...

Love the colour - put feel your pain - my nails are in a terrible state and keep breaking at the moment...x

glamour rouge said...

Suits you :)
Pretty colour for summer x

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Leanne OCD said...

What a fab colour on you! I use OPI Nail Envy as a base coat. Have you tried that?

Beauty Addict said...

I have been using Catrice base coat and Flexitol cream. It works wonders!

jellytelly_ri-chan said...

lovely color!!! so vibrant for the season!!!! I've never put on orange before. the first ever orange for me right now is OPI summer's fit a bit. but this is really pretty!!!

Schnelle Couture said...

that color looks great on you. Sally Hansen should do the trick. I swear by her stuff. I used to get acrylics and years ago then I finally decided to let my real nails grow in but they were damamged so badly...after a few months os Sally Hansen's they were healthy again! Good luck!

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3ate4 said...

Lovely colour! At least it we can pretend it's 'summer' in the UK!

rasha said...

hi muhsine !
ramadan kareem
i just bought stereo rose mac skinfinish and i found the product it self (the powder) not stuck on the container when i touch it its moving ! i hope u understand me sorry for my bad english
what should i do help me did u face that problem with your msfs ? :(
thnx alot

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Tessa said...

Hi! Nice blog you got there!
I'm a follower now :)

Maybe you can check out mine as well and become a follower?
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tina_mbc said...

Excellent summery shade!!!
Another hit for Barry M, huh?

xx

PS: It works beautifully against your skin colour hun!

Rianna Bethany said...

I have exactly the same problem and my friend kate suggested using a nail and hand cream every day, thats what she does and she's got the most amazing perfect nails!
Rianna xxxx

eva said...

have u tried HEROME extra nail treatment? it works magic. i used tohave awfulnails and everytime i put nail polish on,it chipped within a few hours and were v. soft. now a nail polish is not a problem. i highly recommend it. its a dutch brand, u can find it online!

roxy said...

Just found your blog and i love it. You're absolutely gorgeous!

i love the nail polish on you, very summery!

roxy
http://roxybeautyblog.blogspot.com/

FASHION PROJECT said...

love this colour !
i am now following your blog.
feel free to follow back :)
love FASHIONPROJECT x


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Sugarpuff said...

Loving Barry M! that colour is lovely :)

meli-xo said...

Hi just stumbled upon your blog after searching for a Ciaté cookies and cream review!
And saw that your nails split or break, I used to have that problem too and tried a lot of products but a few months ago I bought "Boots (as in the drugstore) nail strength solution"
It's is an AMAZING price at three pounds for what it does, I apply it as an undercoat every time I paint my nails, it's really quick drying so that's a plus too!
Hope this helps.

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