Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Barry M Once Upon A Time

I was lucky enough to win one of Barry M's infamous Twitter competitions a week or so ago and they asked if there was anything in particular I would want to try. I've always loved the look of the 'Once Upon A Time' nail paint (also in love with the name) so I requested it and voila! Here it is. 

As you'll probably know, I'm heavily into glittery nail polishes at the moment and I really think this one has the 'wow' factor. It has thick, iridescent/holographic strips of sparkliness, which to me look like amazingly glittery hundreds and thousands or something. It's a really bright Barbie pink mixed with silver, which would be amazing for any Christmas parties coming up! It was a bit of a hassle to apply I will admit, it took about 2 carefully-placed coats and took a while to dry, but I still love it. I would probably recommend sealing it with a topcoat though (I didn't) as it feels quite rough to the touch, almost like you could pull a few of the sparkly 'strips' off. 

I think it would look great applied on top of a bright pink or silver polish, but I absolutely love how it looks on its own. It costs £2.99 and is available at Boots and Superdrug, as well as online. Have you tried many of Barry M's glittery polishes? I definitely have my eye on a few more!
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58 comments

  1. So pretty it reminds me 100s and 1000s :)

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  2. Wow, loving this nail paint! :)

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  3. WOW! This looks incredible! I love glitter nail polishes, I will be keeping a look out for this one definitely!

    xoxo

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  4. Ooh very pretty, Barry M takes up most of my nail polish collection, but i don't have this!
    xx

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  5. very pretty! I can imagine it's an absolute mission to remove though. Still worth it for all those "wow your nails!" comments right? ;) xxx

    maisyetc

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  6. that looks lovely, i might have to try this... xx

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  7. best nails i've seen in a long time! i love that they're little strands too, like confetti. good luck taking it off, hehe- foil at the ready! x

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  8. Ooh these are amazing! I have a 17 glittery polish I am going to try out in a bit, got the gold and silver affect Barry M ones and I love them :)

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  9. Wow this is an impressive glitter! Really unusual, I'm going to keep my eye out for this when I'm next in Boots!

    xxx

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  10. Ohhh love this! Can't get enough of sparkles...I wonder how easy this is to take off?

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  11. Omg, I love the effect of this nail varnish! It is so pretty, and I too love the glitter nail varnishes at the moment. The colours are lovely too, if somebody said to me a multicoloured nail varnish looked nice, I'd laugh! It's so unique, I love it x

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  12. This looks really pretty, the strands of foil coming off would drive me insane though!

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

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  13. Oh wow! This is amazing, will definitely be on the look out for it now! x

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  14. this nail polish is incredible. i really want it!

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  15. i absolutely love glitter nailpolishes but cant hack removing them!

    these look lovely though :)

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  16. this looks beautiful! i'm a big fan of glitter nail polishes too :) xx

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  17. I adore this nail polish. I can't find it anywhere though except online so have to fork out twice the price because of p&p!

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  18. the different colours of the glitter polish are so pretty

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  19. that looks amazing! never seen a review of that one before.. x

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  20. Wow, this is really cool! I love the blue Barry M glitter nail polish, it's so nice. Such a pain to get off though, I use about 30 cotton wool pads to remove it all haha xoxo

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  21. I love this look :) Its soo unique :) xx

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE the nail polish!!!
    xoxo
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  23. woah, these look amazing! definately going to pick some of this up :) xo

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  24. Woaahhhhh! My eyes actually just lit up! This'll be great for my Xmas meal! Haha loveeeeeeee <3

    Rhiannon xo

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  25. I have my eye on the red glitter polish! I didn't even know that this one existed! It looks amazing, worth the hassle :) xxx

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  26. OMG I need to get this! It's like tinsel on your nails. I've been hunting for chunkier, multi-coloured glittered polishes and seeing as Rainbow Connection by OPI is out, I'm soooo going to go for this one instead - thanks for posting about it! xx

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  27. i love it..and as for the name, amazing xx

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  28. I'm buying this when I get paid - suchhhh a nice effect!!

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    xx

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  29. I love glitter polishes at the moment too! This one is a little bit different too and such a bargain.

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  30. Wooooow how pretty, loves it!! I'd say it's an absolute 'mare to remove though, I hate taking off glitter polish!! They're just irresistible though!

    Denise x

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  31. WOW! that is a glittery nail right there! :) It looks absolutely fab xx

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  32. *drools* It's like shiny sugar strands ^_^

    I have so got to get one!

    Florrie x

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  33. Wow!!! I have never seen this polish in store but will definitely be keeping an eye out for it!

    xx
    rococ0.blogspot.com

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  34. Lordy, I am in love with this nail varnish. Might have to make a trip to Boots solely for that tomorrow!
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  35. a-ma-zing. oh my god i need it!xo
    eeevc.blogspot.com

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  36. They look excellent! I really like glitter polishes for using when doing arts and craft around Christmas, using them on cards etc! x x

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  37. This is gorgeous! I bet it's a nightmare to get off though!

    Mollie xo
    molliemuses.blogspot.com

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  38. Ahhh wow this is so different to anything else i've seen! Looks lovely!

    xXx

    http://x-couturegirl-x.blogspot.com/

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  39. This is such a glittery and pretty polish, amazing for the christmas season xx

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  40. Wow talk about making a statement! It is beautiful!
    Sophie
    x

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  41. Oh I'm not a fan of this shade, I don't like the glitter strips. Just a personal preference thing.

    xx

    www.littlebitofheidi.blogspot.com

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  42. Woah! Might have to get my hands on a pot of that! Looks amazing :) xox

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  43. This nail varnish is absolutely amazing ♥
    I love your blog xxx

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  44. Love this colour! Your nails are so long and nice, I wish I could grow mine like this!

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  45. Wow this looks amazing! Perfect for the party season ;) X

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  46. wowzers! what a stunning nail polish!



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  47. I am yet to try a Barry M glitter polish and after seeing this I have to try one! Love this one it looks amazing! Perfect for New Year!

    I'm now following I love your blog!

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  48. OOOO MYYYY GOSHHHHHH ! I cant ell you how much I love this, it is actually amazing . thanks for the post now i am going to buy some. great post xxx

    poppymale.blogspot.com

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  49. This is gorgeous.

    Just came across your blog and now following.

    If you want to check out my blog its..

    http://www.fashionisbeautybeautyisfashion.blogspot.com/

    GemmaLouise-xo

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  50. THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! Looks like you've dipped your fingers in 100's and 1000's!
    I'm surprised we hadn't come across this sooner, or your blog, which by the way is awesome.
    We're following. :)
    JS xx

    http://januarysublime.com

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  51. Totally love your nails here

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    please check me out.. http://www.voirjour.blogspot.com, an up and coming vlogger, would love the support.
    ox

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