Barry M Blue Moon


Barry M, according to their website, is “the UK’s number 1 fashion cosmetic company.” I know they are quite famous for their affordable and pretty nail polish colors. If you’re in the US, you can find Barry M at Ninja Polish.

Blue Moon is a very sheer baby blue shade. Although it looks like a cream, it has a VERY subtle shimmer/pearl finish that I don’t think is visible unless you’re really examining the nail in the sunlight. I can definitely see why people like this polish. It’s easy to apply; very fluid and just glides onto the nail.

Now, the REAL reason I picked Blue Moon for my first Barry M shade is because of my hubby! His favorite football team (as in soccer) is Manchester City, and Blue Moon is their thing…they’re always singing the song, etc. Sometimes I paint my nails blue when they play and thought this would be a good shade to wear, since their color is baby blue! 🙂

What are your favorite Barry M shades? Any must haves?


Barry M Croc Effect in Black


As soon as I saw the Barry M Croc Effect polish, I had a burning desire for it! Croc print on the nail? Yes!!! Unfortunately, I got frustrated with it because I could never get it to turn out right. This polish has a trick to it!

I used Illamasqua Noble underneath as a base. The trick with this polish is to let it dry for a few minutes- not until it is completely dry, but until it is dry to the touch (so, still wet underneath). After that, apply one thin coat, and wait. And wait. And wait. This polish requires PATIENCE (not a virtue that I have). This takes about ten minutes or so, maybe a little longer. When it looks finished, apply a top coat if you desire.


Now that I have this figured out, I see myself using it a lot more! 🙂 This is UK brand of polish, but you can find it on Ninja Polish in the US.