Skip to main content

Fridail: Barry M Glitterati 'Catwalk Queen'

Please excuse me while I go and die of Fresher's Flu for a moment. *coughs*

Just kidding... A cough, sore throat and mega killing headache won't get rid of me that easily! :)
Today I'm bringing you a polish that I bought on Wednesday, but wanted to buy at the weekend. I actually got 2 polishes on Wednesday (oh dear, I really need to stop).

Left is "VIP" and right is "Catwalk Queen" which I'll be showing you all today! The "Glitterati" polishes are brand new to Barry M as of last Wednesday (24th September) and came out in a sparkling total of 6 shades, ranging from pink to a dark multi-glitter-explosion. 

However, Catwalk Queen is the perfect shade for all your mermaid-y people, applying as a beautiful light green-blue shimmertastic shade. 

Before I throw more images at you, I want to stress that these are all of Catwalk Queen and that one polish only. The colouring looks slightly different in each one because of how much lighting was seeping on to my nails. So some pics look more blue, and some pics look more green. But that's just how it looks in real life. Also, keep an eye on the shimmer-ness of it because like, wow. Just wow.

Something else that amazed me and that I absolutely 10000% adore about this polish, is that it's just so darn smooth! I expected it to feel similar to the Royal Textured Glitters. But noooo, the Glitteratis are a beautifully soft, smooth experience. And a top-coat makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. Trust me, I checked. You can't even see the difference. Two of my nails on all of these pictures are actually topcoated. If you can tell me for certain which nails these are, I may give you a prize. It may be a really bad prize, but a prize is a prize, right?

These last two pictures are taken with the flash on, just to see what it would be like. The only difference between them really is that there's a line of clear... flashiness? I don't even know... You can see the glitter parts a teensy clearer I guess, and how they're reflecting the light, but that's pretty much it!

So Barry M, my bank account now hates you, though my nails definitely love you- you've done it again! Thanks!
You happy readers can also be the proud owners of Barry M's Glitterati polishes for £3.99 a piece from Boots and Superdrug. 
See you all on Monday for another swatchy swatchy! :)


  1. I'm not sure what camera you're shooting with, but if you use a DSLR then you can shoot in raw format and correct the white balance afterwards - this will get rid of those pesky lighting effects. :p

    I've been eyeing up these polishes on blogs all week - I'm still not convinced I *need* them, but they sure are pretty. And this is a lovely colour!

    1. I'm using a "compact dslr" apparently- it's a Nikon coolpix something haha, my dad messed with the settings though and set it to like auto-everything sooo I don't have a clue :')
      But I'd totally recommend the polish if you're tempted :p

  2. I think I'm in love with this nail polish it looks stunning!! I love Barry M <3

    I have just done a Liebster Award post and you are one of the bloggers I have nominated, you can find your questions on my blog :D xx

  3. It's a lush polish! :D
    N'aww thank you! I'll do it for tomorrow :D xx


Post a Comment

I read and reply to every single comment, so make sure you leave one! (No verification needed)

Popular posts from this blog

Avril "Mille et une nuits" #32*

*This post contains an item sent to me in exchange for an honest review. Here it is a nail polish by Avril, called "Mille et une nuits" - No32.

Hello folks!

How are you all doing? How am I doing? Where am I? Who am I? So many questions...

To answer a few... I hope you are doing fine.
Yes, I am fine thank you.
I am in England, once again. For a long while this time.
I am Rachel, as always. And I have been missing from the blogging world for a couple of months.

The past 2 weeks I have spent job-searching (with success, yay!), catching up on Suits, and binge-watching Scandal. I want you all to go and do some homework and watch Scandal so I have somebody to talk to about it. Seriously.

Anyway, a few months ago I was lucky enough to be contacted by Avril - a french beauty brand which pride themselves on not testing on animals, and ensuring any of the ingredients used are also not tested on our furry friends. I highly respect this, and think that all companies should follow their …

Life Update ft. New Glasses!*

*This post contains a product that was sent to me in exchange for an honest review. This product is the pair of glasses you see in this post, and any posts which include my face in any future posts. Thanks!


I'm writing this whilst listening to the General Election results. I'm not going to get into politics here though, this is a safe politics-free zone!

I've been semi-missing the past few weeks, I know. Many apologies. However if you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen a couple of posts! And just in case you don't, here they are for you:

First of all actually, I had a little haul from BornPrettyStore, and bought the following stoofs:

And then did ma nails. (That's what I do here, generally after all).
A post shared by Nail Parade! (@nail_parade) on May 23, 2017 at 1:10pm PDT

A post shared by Nail Parade! (@nail_parade) on Jun 5, 2017 at 10:33am PDT

That's all the nail stuff really. I did however, get some awesome new glasses with many thanks to Gl…

Swatch Watch: Barry M Gelly 'Papaya'

Greetings folks,

Today's featured polish is one of my top picks for Summer pretty much every year. It's a Barry M Gelly polish, which I summarised all of the colours for (at the time) a few years back. You can check that post out here if you want to see the awesome variation of colours!

Papaya, however, is I think the first of the Gelly polishes I picked out. It's a pinky-orange/peach colour (wow, great describing skills, I know), that seems perfect for cocktails and beach-style weather. That weather is also known as Summer in most countries (and occasionally the UK). Of course, it has the beautiful gel-like shiny finish with it, which can be enhanced with a shiny topcoat, or even a gel-style topcoat if you want to go all out!

Most images in this post were taken with flash to try and capture the true colour of the polish. In some lights it looks more orange than peach, but I feel that all the images here show the true colour it appears in a few different light settings.