Thursday, 1 March 2012

Barry M - Lilac Foil

This is Barry M's Limited Edition Lilac Foil. I got it in Superdrug last year, it came free when you bought (I think) two other Barry M nail varnishes.  I tried looking for it again recently to send to a friend in the States, and I can't find it anywhere, so I suspect it really was a limited edition!
lilac foil 5
This is two coats, with topcoat.
lilac foil 4
This a lovely smooth metallic lilac polish. Application is a little tricky at first, as it's so smooth that it can show brush strokes, and any lumps look really obvious. I did two very thin coats, and the second coat certainly covered some of the imperfections from the first coat. Topcoat also helped. It's still not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it.
lilac foil 2
I love how shiny and smooth this is, and the colour is really pretty and springlike. 
lilac foil 3
I haven't given in to the stamping craze yet (I keep looking at Konad sets on Amazon, and managing to resist, but oooooh, I want some!) but I'm betting that this would look really pretty with something stamped over it in black.
lilac foil 1


  1. Maybe you could try this? I've seen it in stores 'on my side of the pond' ;-)

    1. Nooooooo! No no no no no, I am NOT going to start stamping, I'm NOT! I'm NOT!

  2. They'd still got lilac foil in my superdrug last week, would you like me to grab you a bottle or two? I'm sure I've got some other bits & pieces I need to send to you anyway, so it's no big problem. (Be Weds before I get to town though.)

    1. Oooh, really? That would be fab, thank you so much! One bottle is enough, it's for a merkin swap. Thank you! :D

    2. Nay probs chick. I've got to go to town anyway, and it's almost like buying polish for me, except I don't get into trouble for it that way. Apparently I have Too Much Nail Polish.

    3. There is NO SUCH THING as TOO MUCH POLISH!!

      WOuld you like a Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure? Or shall I send you some money?

    4. I keep telling him that, but he doesn't believe me!

      A Hidden Treasure would be aces, I'll get your lilac in the post tomoz.

    5. Cool, thanks! I'll nip to town tomorrow too.

    6. On its way to you... should be there by Fri-ish, depending on the vagueries of the post office

    7. Ooooh, how exciting! Yours is ready to post tomorrow too, yay! Thank you!

      Ariadne Elise will never crack our mysterious conversational code!


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