Saturday, March 22, 2014

Polish Review - Barry M.'s "Arabian"

Hello all!

Barry M. has just released the new "Aquarium" Collection, available at Superdrug and Boots for £3.99. This collection contains four ocean-inspired duochromes and two complementary chunky glitter overcoats, and all of the colours look absolutely stunning!

I'm trying to curb my Barry M. obsession (seriously, it's getting ridiculous), so I limited myself to one at the moment and picked up "Arabian," which is unlike anything I have in my collection. It's a showstopping serpent green with gold duochrome, and is so spectacular and shimmery when it catches the light! Pictures simply cannot do it justice.

Barry M.'s "Arabian", 2 coats

Different lighting

These polishes consistently surprise me with their high quality finish. Duochromes and metallics run the risk of showing brush strokes, but "Arabian" applied completely smoothly, not a brush sroke to be seen! After two coats it was completely opaque. I'm on my third day of wear and there isn't even a suggestion of chipping, even at the tips which are usually the first to go. Colour me impressed!

If you're looking for a really unique green or just love duochromes, I highly suggest  "Arabian". Next on my list is "Caspian", that gorgeous looking rose gold. Watch out "Caspian," I'm coming for you!

Have you tried the Aquarium Collection? Any hits or misses?

xo hannah


  1. Reminds me a lot of OPI's "Just Spotted the Lizard".. I'm very impressed with the lack of chipping!

    Ellie xx |

    1. That's the one from the Spiderman collection, right? If I remember correctly the colour is quite similar but there were definitely more brush strokes happening!

      xo hannah