Cruelty-free & vegan
If you've read my blog for a while you'll know I have a real love for Barry M nail polish. After including this one from the new Speedy range in my Vegan Spring Wishlist it was only a matter of time before I added it to my collection! It's such a pretty lilac pastel that just screams sunshine and ice cream to me.
Despite the name 'Speedy Quick Dry' I wasn't actually expecting this formula to be any different to the classic. But it does indeed dry faster! Not super fast in seconds, but certainly a few minutes quicker than the usual nail polish. I am terrible for painting my nails and then immediately smudging them so this was a very pleasant surprise. The brush is also different to the classic nail paints, tapered and wider at the end. I actually really like this new design as it's quicker and easier to cover the whole nail.
After two days of wearing it, I decided to have a go at some nail art as I'd also picked up the Matte White. I used strips of sellotape, stuck on my hand a few times so they weren't too sticky, to cover the purple and then painted the white above that. Unfortunately it didn't make the nice crisp clean lines I wanted. For real nail polish pros check out Dahlia Nails, The Vegan Taff and Efflorescent Dream.
I finished it off with the clear topcoat which smoothed out the lines. This is now my second bottle of this topcoat as it's just so smooth and really helps to stop varnish from chipping. I've now been wearing this polish for more than a week and there are only a few small chips around my cuticles. Not bad at all!
What do you think of this colour? Any tips for easy nail art? I'd love to hear them!