10 Jun 2009

NOTD: Barry M - Mint Green #304


Lemming killed!

I've been on the search for a true pastel mint green nail polish for a while, and at first I thought Orly Mint Mojito would be that shade, but from swatches I've seen it's much more dark green than I envisioned. Then MAC Peppermint Patti came out and it seemed perfect, but I really dislike MAC nailpolishes and think they're terribly overpriced and the quality is known for streaking.

When Barry M released some new fun nail polish colors this summer, I knew Mint Green was the perfect candidate. It's also a near perfect dupe of MAC Peppermint Patti if you missed out on that. Thanks to the lovely Emma aka MagpieSparkles who agreed to do a custom purchase for me, I am now in possession of this gorgeous nail polish. (She also sent me a few more Barry M polishes and other UK products as an extra - more on that soon!) The above picture is taken under a halogen spotlight, so not 100% color accurate - must try daytime lighting next time. It's a tad more green but nearly there.

I LOVE THIS!!!!!

Some have compared it to China Glaze For Audrey, but in my opinion, they are nothing alike. Mint Green is definitely more green toned, whereas For Audrey is more a turquoise-blue and less pastel. I'm also really impressed with the Barry M formulation - smooth to apply, good medium size brush, no streaking. I'll show you some more Barry M products and nail polishes soon, but so far I am really happy. And the good news - Barry M is so inexpensive! It's a UK brand but they now ship internationally, although their web store has proven a bit glitchy for me, hence the CP from Emma.

Overall, I highly recommend you try out Barry M polishes, especially if you like fun and unique colors! And at 2.95 GBP, you really can't go wrong.

20 comments:

  1. Yay! You nail are looking fierce!
    xx

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  2. I only tried this with one coat so far for a couple of hours. But I was happy to find this color. It is so pretty!

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  3. Tracey11:00 pm

    have you tried OPIs Go on Green nail polish?

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  4. OPI's Hey get in Lime looks like a perfect dupe for Peppermint Patti!! I love the color it's exactly what I envisioned. A light pastel "minty" green.

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  5. Thanks for introducing me to this brand! Not only do they look great, its animal friendly! yay! :D

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  6. I have this polish too, i love it too colour wise but find that it peels off in one huge rubbery layer, unfortunatley for myself im a picker so as soon as one goes they all go! Boo to me!!

    It is a great colour though!! I am dying to try the new lipsticks...i think they might be at the very top of my wish list at the moment!!

    xXx

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  7. wow your nails look super pretty! are they your real nails?

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  8. Ohhhh Julia, that's an extremely appropriate color as I too have gone green with envy looking at your beautiful nails. Barry M will be pleased, what a fantastic hand model you make and after this photo I am sure others will be lemming this colour too! Beautiful. xx

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  9. She sent me one of these too, now I want to try it!

    Your nails are so long, it's crazy!

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  10. Hello

    Love Your Postes

    you are so beautiful

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  11. I love this nail polish! I made a stripped design together with 293-Grey and it's super pretty!!!

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  12. I absolutely ADORE Barry M's Dazzle Dust in Cherry Red! Thank you soooooo so much for writing about this company! Seriously, I'm in love...

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  13. I have Mint Mojito and it's much darker and more green than this, I agree - and this is gorgeous. Totally agree that it doesn't look like For Audrey either - it's really a pretty, unique, hard to find green!

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  14. this is a really nice polish!!!!! it is so so so hard to find a decent green that is wearable on fingers. and oh, your nails are gorgeous!

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  15. Anonymous11:37 pm

    I'm wearing this polish (which I love BTW) & reading your blog when my four year old walks past & points out - "mummy your nails are exactly the same colour, but the ones on the computer are shiny & pretty."
    Why I oughta-!!
    *LOL* at least he's honest

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  16. Funnily enough I saw this in a shop the other day and was going to post a comment suggesting Barry M. Absolutely love the bright colours for eyes and nails! Speaking of brights - have you tried GOSH cosmetics? Got an eyeshadow quad of theirs recently and liked the bright colours.

    Thank you for sharing your tips and tutorials!
    x

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  17. Funnily enough I saw this polish the other day and was going to post as you mentioned you were looking for a good mint colour. Love Barry M bright nail varnishes and eyeshadows!

    By the way, speaking of brights - have you tried GOSH cosmetics? Just bought a quad shadow of theirs and really like the colours.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your tips and tutorials!
    x

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  18. Gorgeous color! I wish they sold Barry M in the states. When i tried to order online I never got a response back from them so I have no idea what is going on there lol.

    Gosh, your nails are incredible beautiful!

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  19. So glad you were able to get your hands on this. I thought Mint Mojito would be close too but then I added a lot of white polish to it to make it a mint hue. Worked pretty well. My lemming is now dead too:)

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