Barry M Sparkling Amethyst

Hello! I’m taking a quick break from pink to show you a mani I did last month, just haven’t got round to writing it up until now! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the new Gelly shades from Barry M released a couple of weeks ago. I can’t say I’m too bothered about the almost-black ones, but the sparkly purple and red are right up my street. Today I’m showing you the purple, Sparkling Amethyst.

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I’ve seen these called glitter Gellys,  but they aren’t really glitter. It’s more of a glass fleck, and it’s very pretty! I used three coats in the photos – the colour got richer after each coat and the depth of sparkles increased, I think three coats gave a better effect than two. I was very impressed with the formula too – thick enough to build up to opaque coverage, but still thin enough to show off those sparkles!

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The photos were taken in full sunshine, hopefully I’ve caught some of how it glows!

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Sparkling Amethyst has the new curved brush that was introduced with the Speedy range. I really like the brush, it is the perfect width for me and makes it very easy to get nice clean cuticle lines.

After a day or two, I stamped over it. I used Born Pretty Store plate BP-11 and Barry M Lilac Foil. The sun had vanished again so this is now overcast lighting.

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Such a fun stamping pattern! I’d been dying to use it since buying the plate 🙂

Barry M Gelly Sparkling Amethyst and it’s mate Sparkling Ruby are limited editions exclusive to Superdrug. The first Superdrug I went in had run out of Sparkling Ruby and had filled the space with Ruby Slippers instead, which is a red glitter topper, so be careful what you pick up!

Back to the pink next time!
Love, Jo x

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