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Layla Cosmetics Softouch Nail Polish Review

Posted on March 31, 2014

Hi Guys!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend? Let’s kick this week off with a nail polish review! I haven’t written a nail polish review in quite a while so thought this would be a nice change 🙂 Today’s review is of this gorgeous Layla Cosmetics Softouch Nail Polish in 07 Red Passion.

layla red nail polish

Now I’m not gonna lie, I’m obviously not down with the lingo and wasn’t actually sure what ‘softouch’ meant, so I didn’t know really what to expect with this one! Softouch, it turns out is basically a semi-matte finish, and by semi-matte I mean it’s not a complete flat ‘chalky’ matte, it has a slight sheen to it. I hope that makes sense?

layla cosmetics red nail polish

The bottle is an unusual shape and appeared to be quite generously sized, but it’s actually a pretty standard 10ml. On application the polish appeared glossy and spread well, the formula and consistency were spot on and this polish comes with a fairly large brush so it was easy to apply.

layla softouch nail polish review

The polish then dried to this lovely semi-matte finish. I was really surprised with how fast it dried – there’s nothing worse than flapping your hands around for what feels like hours on end, only to think your nails are dry, and they’re actually not and get marked! This is definitely one of the fastest drying polishes I have used.

red matte nail polish review

I used two coats of this polish and I’m very impressed, I was quite happy with two coats but if I had more time I’d have gone for three as you can very slightly see through.

red softouch nail polish

So what do you think? I’d love to hear if you’ve tried Layla nail polishes?

I hope you enjoyed my review! xxx

Barry M Matte Nail Paint in Nude Vanilla Review & Swatches

Posted on December 10, 2013

Hi Guys!

I know I’m a bit late to the party with this one, but I’ve finally succumbed and purchased a Barry M Matte Nail Paint!

barry m matte nail paint review

I have quite pale skin and I do love a good nude colour so I went for the lightest option – Nude Vanailla, which is a nude grey toned beige, with the slightest hint of lilac. The rest of the colours in this collection are dark, wintry colours including black, brown and burgundy.

barry m nail paint review

As expected the polish has a slightly different consistency to standard polishes, the formula is thicker than a normal polish, I wouldn’t say it was harder to apply, but just slightly different if you’re not used to it. The thickness means it can tend to drag, but once I got that hang of it it was fine to apply. I would say it also takes a bit longer to dry than normal polishes.

barry m matte

I also think the finish is more of a satin than a matte, but I really like it! I messed up my index finger nail so the next day I put another coat on top, and if you look at the above and below pictures you’ll see the polish is really matte on the first day of application then settles to more of a satin finish.

barry m vanilla

I do really like this polish, I hope they bring some more colours out! Have you tried it?

I hope you enjoyed my review! xxx