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Alice and Sophie

Thursday, 14 February 2013


Whether you're ignoring the flowers, cards & chocolates around you, having a single girly night in or out, or showing off to the world how in love you and your partner are...St.Valentine would be proud!! And we couldn't let the day pass without giving you a pink/red/sparky/heart themed nail art day!! So here are a few...

Happy Valentines Day to all our lovely fellow nail lovers!!

Enjoy xx

Friday, 8 February 2013


Hello readers!

Finally we have for you a look at the new Textured Nail Effects by Barry M!! A very quirky and different nail paint that you'll either LOVE or HATE. This gritty, grainy matte polish creates a VERY unique effect and comes in four different Spring/Summer shades named after famous haunts where Mr Barry Mero began his early working days in the markets of Ridley Road and Brixton. Ridley Road (Green) TNP4, Kingsland Road (Pink) TNP3, Station Road (Yellow) TNP2, Atlantic Road (Blue) TNP1.Once you've painted on the first coat the effect starts showing after a couple of seconds. If you want to be a bit different then this is the kind of polish for you!

First lets look at Ridley Road, a lovely pastel green. This colour is very similar to Barry M's Mint Green which is actually one of my favourites. Just one thick coat will do just fine but you can do an extra one if you want it to last a bit longer! I would suggest you use a base coat to protect your nails but not a top coat as you don't want to ruin the matte effect. This is such a lovely spring/summer shade that you won't want to be without - with the bonus of the quirky effect!

Secondly we have Station Road which is a very summery yellow with a slight shimmer. This colour is a little like Barry M's Baby Yellow or Lemon. With this colour you should definitely use a base coat as it may stain your nails a bit and when taking it off I suggest you wash your hands as the shimmer decides it wants to stay on your fingers! We used 2-3 coats of this as it does come out quite streaky with one. Alice tried this with a top coat - it doesn't look as good as it takes away the effect a bit however it makes the shimmer more noticeable. Again the effect makes it unique however someone has compared it to rust - not good.

Next is Atlantic Road which is a lovely pale blue. This reminds me a little of blu tack which has been stuck to come sort of fabric. I used 2 coats for this but 1 thick coat will do. Again it is a great spring/summer colour and the grainy effect really stands out. I think this colour shows the effect off most which really makes people notice the effect - this can be a good and bad thing! When wearing this I had a few comments on what it looks like, I think the best description was sandpaper!

Finally we have Kingsland Road which is a very pretty pastel pink. This is my favourite as it is a beautiful colour and the effect is subtle but noticeable! I used 2 coats as I wanted to make it look thicker. I teamed this up with the Greenberry Gelly Paint and they complimented each other perfectly. For this I did not use a top coat and the matte effect makes it stand out a lot more. As you may notice the effect is not as noticeable, you may want to use more coats to create more of an effect.

I found with all of these they dried quickly which is what we all want! They last well however, as they don't have a top coat they may chip slightly easier. I tried using a matte top coat just to protect them but you lose a lot of the effect :(

I know you all want to know when they are out so here is the final bit from me... These great nail paints are a wonderful price of  £3.99 and are available in Superdrug February 13th & Boots February 20th.  Products will also launch on barrym.com on February 13th

Enjoy! Let us know what your favourite is!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


Morning lovely readers!!

Today is my post on reviewing the amazing new exotic fruit inspired shades of Barry M's Hi Shine Gelly Nail Paint! Four new beautiful pastel shades to add to their collection for 2013 that will give you an instant buzz of Spring excitement!

I'm sure most of you would have tried the Barry M Gelly range when they first hit the shelves last summer.
But for those of you that haven't...they are nail polishes but with a fantastic twist.
They're easy to apply, give an extra shiny, freshly manicured finish but without the fuss of salon visits, prices or UV lamps. They go on smoothly, without streaks or patches and they set (just like jelly!) giving an even finish. As they have a slightly thicker consistency you don't need to use as much, making the bottle last longer - tick!!
But best of all it has a glossy, eye catching shine! I love it when products do what they say they will so this Gelly Hi Shine definitely doesn't disappoint!

The new colours:
First is Lychee (GNP10). I would describe the colour as a beige-y, very pale grey or mushroom. The kind of shade that will go with most colours, which is great if you have a range of colours in your wardrobe. You don't have to think too much about your clothes & nails clashing! Equally it looks great if you wear a lot of black & muted tones as it gives a slight monochrome feel. For this shade I applied two coats as its such a light colour. I found it dried particularly fast too. Something that is very high on every girls nail paint wish list!

Next is Papaya (GNP13). A beautiful pastel orange/coral colour and my personal favourite. It's the perfect colour for Spring that will carry you right through to Summer too! I found just one coat of this beauty was enough to get the same gel effect (but I added another as I wanted it to last as long as possible because I love the colour so much!) I've had this on since Saturday and its still looking pretty good! A couple of small chips which aren't that noticeable and still has that great shine.

The third fruity shade is Dragon Fruit (GNP11). This is a lovely pink colour with a slight shimmer to it so it will subtly show on your nails in the right light. With this I had to use 2-3 coats to make it look thick and gelly like but again it dries relatively quickly. (Not as fast as the new Barry M Textured Effects nail paint dries! But more on them later in the week...!) This is a very girly colour but will suit all skin tones.

And last but not least is Green Berry (GNP12). Sophie's favourite. She found that just one thick coat did the trick. She loved the shade and loved that it's not similar to any other colour that you can buy out there. As you can tell from the name it's green but its almost a turquoise shade.

They didn't need it because of the glossy shine but I also added, and would recommend, a clear top coat on all colours to prevent them from chipping.
All four new shades sum up a perfect Spring colour pallet and make me think of pretty flowers and little lambs jumping around on fresh green grass!

'So how much are they and when can we get our fingertips on them!?' I hear you cry!

Each new Barry M Hi Shine Gelly nail paint cost only £3.99 and the launch dates are:
Superdrug - February 13th
Boots - February 20th
Products will also launch on barrym.com on February 13th


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Mascara Monday!


Today we have something a little different...ok, quite a lot different!
I'm reviewing some eye make up we kindly got sent from Barry M!
Sophie and I are girly girls and we love wearing,trying & buying new make up as well as nail polish.
So when we received the new Barry M mascara and 3 new gel eyeliners (along with the 4 new Effects nail varnishes and 4 new Gelly Hi Shine nail varnishes) we were ever so pleased! And thought it would be rude not to dedicate a blog post to the eye make up too.
So today is Mascara Monday here at Cute.A.S!! (We will be doing our Effect & Gelly polish blog reviews later in the week, do not fear!)

I applied two coats of Barry M Lash Vegas Mascara, Jet Black. (The first photo is with one coat and the second photo is with two.) I usually apply two coats as I like my eyes to look a little darker and my lashes to look as long as possible! It lasted well, all day, and was easy to remove with a make up remover wipe. The best thing about this mascara is its spiral wand which means you don't miss any lashes out! Plus I could use the end of the wand to catch my bottom lashes gently without poking myself in the eye! As I have done previously with mascara wands in the past which have too many bristles at the very tip. The perfectly named Lash Vegas mascara is available in jet black and costs just £6.49.

I also tried out the new Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Silver. (Which I hope you can see well enough in the second photo of my eye!)
It also comes in Black and Champagne and these cost £4.59. This again lasted very well all day without smudging or fading which I was very impressed about!
I don't usually use gel or liquid eyeliners BUT I have to say I would definitely recommend these and I will be using them in the future!
The little brush is safely tucked away in the lid of the pot of gel. It just pulls out and clips back on so you have the brush there ready to apply the gel with ease with a good steady hand giving you a smooth, sharp line. No messing about! And exactly what you need to pop in your bag for a night out!
The Silver and Champagne colours are perfect for a night out/special occasion and the Black is great for everyday wear!

The NEW Lash Vegas mascara & Waterproof Gel Eyeliners are available in Superdrug from February 13th & Boots from February 20th. Products will also launch on barrym.com on February 13th.

Don't forget to check out our blog posts about Barry M Gelly Hi Shine and Effect polishes later in the week!!

Happy Monday xx