Sunday, 27 November 2011

Barry M vs Nails Inc.

This winter i am loving red/wine coloured nails (and lips).  Dark red nails are mature, classy but make a statement. They add a bit of grunge to a floral, feminine outfit and add a pop of colour to a dark outfit.
I must admit my nails have been red pretty much since i purchased the Barry M nail varnish towards the end of September. It's one colour i can't get enough off.

So i purchased the Barry M nail paint in 'Raspberry' whilst the Nails Inc nail varnish called 'Tate' i got free in either October or Novembers Glamour Magazine. And even though i knew i had a red nail polish already, i just had to have another because as i said, i love the colour so much.

The Barry M is slightly more pink - a proper raspberry colour (hence the name), whereas the Nails Inc is a true wine red.  Barry M's has also got a thicker consistency, the Nails Inc is lot thinner/watery but still both highly pigmented. I find the Nails Inc can be a little bit streaky sometimes and seems to chip a little easier than the Barry M. Overall, they're both very easy to paint on and only need two coats to get a full coverage. If you want a true red colour then i'd definitely go for the Nails Inc. But once the Barry M has two coats there is very little difference! The Barry M has a nice thick-ish consistency that makes it easy to blend in and achieve a streak free finish, though you have to work a little harder to make the Nails Inc streak free. Both have a nice glossy, professional looking finish.

I'd definitely re-purchase the Barry M (£3) over the Nails Inc (£11) anytime!

Barry M 'Raspberry'

Nails Inc 'Tate'



  1. I love that raspberry colour!!!!! It is really really nice!


  2. I prefer nails inc.!It's perfect <3

  3. Both lovely on you Nadia,I think I bought 3 Glamour magazines to get the nails inc ones!! Saved £££!


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