BEAUTY HAUL | FT. BARRY M SILK NAIL PAINT

Wednesday, 19 February 2014


I arrived early to work this morning - half an hour before I started - so I couldn't help going into Boots and taking advantage of their 3 for 2 offer. Barry M's Silk Nail Paint was launched in Boots today, and in Superdrug earlier in the week. I quickly snapped up my favourite colour and continued towards the much hyped make-up products of 2014 so far.

Barry M Silk Collection Nail Paint

This new Barry M collection is available in 6 shades: Paint Pink, White Pearl, Brown Truffle, Green Meadow, Blue Mist and Purple Heather. The colours available are veering towards pastel shades so it will be interesting to see whether Barry M adds anymore colours to the mix. I chose Blue Mist because blue is my favourite colour, and I found the rest to be quite pale. The idea of the Silk Collection is to give your nails a matte finish with added sheen. It's hot on the heels of the matte polishes that Barry M have released but with an added shine for a Springtime feel.

The polishes are available for £3.99, which is pretty decent for a new release. Look out for an NOTD featuring the polish soon!

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm

I have mentioned this before; I never used to wear any products on my lips until fairly recently. I been using Maybelline's Baby Lips and Soap & Glory's set of lipglosses. I hadn't missed the blogger hype surrounding these balms so I wanted to give one a chance. There are 10 shades available but my local Boots seemed to only stock the brightest/unsuitable shades for me. I decided on Elusive, which is a dusty pink, after swatching it on my hand. It felt really soft when I tested it so I'm excited to give this a proper go soon.

This is another matte product - matte is very on trend at the moment isn't it?! It costs £7.99 so hopefully it was worth the money.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Lightweight Primer

Before I tell you anything about this product I need to tell you that I'm completely in love with Benefit's Porefessional primer. I've heard mixed reviews about this primer but I want to see what it's like for myself. I can't keep spending over £20 on a primer - it's too expensive so I'm hoping this might be quite effective. I have massive pores on my T-Zone and on my cheeks, and I often forget to put primer on but it really makes a massive different. This one feels a bit like applying silicone to your skin (I tested it in the shop) and I'm a bit worried it might clog my pores but I will avoid slapping lots of it on my face.

This is also worth £7.99. There doesn't seem to be a massive amount of product inside but I'm hoping a little goes a long way.

How have you been spending your money this month? Have you tried any of these products - let me know your thoughts! 

love, Cally

17 comments :

  1. Heard really good things about the primer! I really want to try it!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. I tried it this morning for the first time - I wasn't massively impressed, especially when compared to the Benefit Porefessional but I will try it for a bit longer to review it xx

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  2. Ooooh how did I not know about the new Barry M collection? Love a bit of Bazza M! I am definitely gonna pick up a Revlon Crayon in my 3 for 2!! Great post!

    Kate | raspberrycheeks

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    1. Thanks lovely! I only found out about the collection via Twitter. I've used the polish from the post and I'm impressed so far :) x

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  3. I love the revlon matte balm, I have it in the shade elusive too!

    Katie,
    beautyandkatie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm yet to try it, I'm worried it's too pink but I'll give it a go. I like matte shades - the finish is usually amazing x

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  4. I must resist the 3 for 2 offer... But the revlon matte balm is so amazing, I have it in the same shade and I have been loving it

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

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    1. The offer is much too dangerous for my bank balance haha. It's good to hear you've been loving the balm - I'm planning to try it this weekend x

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  5. I love the Revlon Matte Balms but i'm not sure on the Baby Skin primer. I think I still need to try the Benefit one.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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    1. I tried the primer this morning and I definitely wasn't impressed. The Benefit is amazing, I'd 100% recommend! x

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  6. I need that Revlon balm xx

    www.definitelymycupoftea.com

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  7. I really want to try the silk polish. Will you be doing a post about it? ox

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    1. I will be doing a post about it soon so look out for that :) x

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  8. Lovely post! I have yet to try the Baby Skin primer but it is on my beauty wish list, i have heard such great things about it :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. I'm going to write a review for it so look out for that! I tried it this morning and it wasn't the best but I'm going to try it a few more times to decide x

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  9. I havent tried any!!! Definitely got my eyes on the matte balm now xxx



    www.jesscaedmunds.com

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    1. There's a lot of shades available on the website! My only concern is that they are really bright and I'm not a fan of bright lipsticks. I hope you manage to find ones you like :) xxx

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