Friday, 18 July 2014

The Life Aquatic

Since getting the Barry M Aquarium collection a few months ago I have to confess that I hadn't actually tried them. Jo swatched them here for you and although I quite liked the look of them I just couldn't figure out what to do with them. My initial thought was mermaid nails but I opted for this shell and seaweed look that I rediscovered in an old Company magazine. 

For the base I used Arabian* but felt as though it wasn't quite blue enough (it's the one I'm holding in this pic and it looks a lot bluer in the bottle than it applies) so I added a touch of Pacific* on one half of the nail. You can't really tell that there are two shades as the design covers quite a lot and my camera didn't pick up the colours very well. 

I like the design and I really do like the Aquarium collection but the colours are a bit full on for me on their own. 

Have you tried the range? What are your thoughts?




  1. Really cute design! I love this take on sea related manicures instead of doing a mermaid design :)

    1. Thanks Robin. Still think we might do a mermaid mani but maybe not with this range. E&J.xx


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