Happy Friday guys! It’s been a little while since my last nails of the day post, so it seemed like time! My nails have been a bit of a state recently – they’re really weak and keep peeling and breaking. I’ve been trying to paint them less and use some nail oil to try and get them sorted out. But sometimes you just need pretty nails, so I went ahead and painted them recently with this gorgeous neutral shade from the Barry M Sunset Nails range!
I’ve been wearing a LOT of pastels and bright colours since spring/summer started, so it felt like time for a little change. Cue Barry M Sunset Nails in Dark Side of The Shroom (yep, the Sunset Nails range all have rather amusing names)!
Barry M Sunset Nails Daylight Curing Range
I own most of the Barry M Sunset Nails range – I’ve reviewed some of the other shades here. If you’re interested in how long the polishes last, and how they wear/chipping etc, that’s a pretty detailed review! If you haven’t heard of the range before, the idea is that they are ‘gel-like’ nails at home.
These nail varnishes ‘cure’ in daylight and are meant to have a gel-like finish, together with lasting longer and being more chip-resistent. You are meant to skip the base coat, and top your chosen colour with the Barry M Sunset Nails Daylight Curing Topcoat for it to work properly. I’m clearly not much of a rebel, as I’ve never tried them without the topcoat – so I don’t know whether that step really is vital or not!
Barry M Sunset Nails Dark Side of The Shroom
It’s been ages since I last used my Sunset Nails polishes, so I made a bit of an error… I used my usual Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base Coat without thinking. It clearly wasn’t very compatible with the Sunset nail polish, as the whole manicure peeled off in two days flat! They didn’t chip or anything, the polish just literally began lifting and each nail peeled off whole (I guess a bit like if you peel off a gel manicure…which, don’t, it’s bad for your nails!!) It’s a shame as I really liked my mani, but hopefully I’ll remember for next time!
To brighten up the look a little bit, I took my trusty Primark nail polish, AKA the polish with no name. I painted the top half of each ring finger in the sparkly, golden-taupe colour to add a bit of bling! It’s such a shame this polish has no name or number on it, as it’s so pretty and only £1! I got it quite a long time ago, but I’ve seen it in stores more recently, so keep your eyes peeled.
What do you think of this shade? Are you a fan of neutral nails, or do you always go for colour? Let me know in the comments!Follow