Cherry Pie : Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish

22 April 2015

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish

Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish
Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish - £4.99 each
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Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish
Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish
Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish

I feel like Barry M sneaked up on us a bit with this launch. All was quiet in the Barry M camp after the release of the Quick Dry polishes and then bam, they go and drop the new Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish range.

Don't be confused by the word 'Sunset' in the title, this represents the range of shades, which are all lovely summery, sunset shades. The polishes aim to give the look of professional gel nails at a fraction of the price and without the need of a UV lamp. The range consists of seven shades and a topcoat.

Personally I feel Barry M has been a bit cheeky here with the topcoat as apparently the shades only cure like gel nails if you've used the topcoat. No other topcoat will create the desired effect but I feel like the shades could have come with the topcoat 'magic' within them, instead of us having to spend another £4.99 on a separate bottle. The range of polishes are the most expensive in the Barry M brand at £4.99 so you have to spend at least £10 for this special gel like finish, unless, like me, you can find them on offer. They were buy one get one half price when I picked these up so not too bad. As I said, a little bit cheeky but it's business at the end of the day!

I picked up the shade Fuchsia Generation, which is a gorgeous deep fuchsia colour. It applies really nicely, with a really fanned out brush, making it easy to cover the entire nail in one swoop. It's recommended you use two coats. It dried super quick, as did the top coat and once cured, your nails are left super shiny and gel like.

Now here's where things take a turn for the worse as after not even 24 hours my nails started to chip, and I don't mean little chips either, I mean great big flakes were coming off. I'm pretty sure I did everything right (how hard is it to apply nail polish?) and I've seen such great reviews about these elsewhere so I'm pretty disappointed that they didn't even survive 24 hours.

I guess from now on I will be ditching the top coat and using the Fuchsia Generation on its own as it's such a lovely shade. I might give another shade a try with the topcoat in case I've just got a duff bottle but if I do, then it was almost £10 not very well spent.

Have you tried the Barry M Sunset Daylight Curing Nail Polish? Let me know in the comments how you got on with it.
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28 comments

  1. So bad that this has chipped so quickly :( xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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  2. I agree- bit cheeky to say you need both! Such a lovely shade though!
    Caroline x
    www.seekingellejay.blogspot.com

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  3. This shade is so pretty xx

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  4. What a disappointment, to say that the polishes are meant to be gel effect as well I would have though longevity would be pretty good. Think I might give this one a miss I already have so many polishes that last almost 7 days without a top coat xx

    http://www.rinicawrites.com

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  5. Love this colour =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Oh no that's so bad I am so glad I read this review now as it might have been something I would've have tried, beautiful colour though xxx

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    1. I love the colour, it's such a shame that it wasn't so good!

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  7. You know Cherry this is how I feel about these having now tried them. Whilst I think the formula of the polish itself (I have the same shade as you) is fantastic in terms of application, the brush too I think is also an improvement for Barry M, I do think that the top coat is a bit of a gimmick. I haven't seen any difference in the finish, they look just as glossy with a normal top coat and for me it hasn't given any real gel effect.

    Whilst mine did not chip off as badly as yours I did start seeing tip wear just the next day. I'm going to carry on using the normal polish itself and see how I get on with a normal top coat.

    Amy x

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    1. Very much a gimmick I think, sad I fell for it!

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  8. Oh dear...I would of expected better from Barry M! But I keep seeing it in store was so close to purchasing. Glad I didn't now, and what they have done with the top coat is a bit cheeky!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  9. This shade is so pretty! So disappointing that they chipped because that colour is gorgeous! Is the finish meant to be much different from their Gelly polishes because I love those and find they have a great high shine finish already built in xx

    Love and Marmalade

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    1. I don't think it's much different to the gelly polishes to be honest! They are so good!

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  10. I had a sneaky feeling these sounds too good to be true! I just don't get how special top coat is or how the effect starts to develop in the sun! ;)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. It's a bit of a PR stunt I think!

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  11. wow that looks super shiny *.*

    passingfancyy.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh dear what a shame it only lasted 24 hours before chipping. I think Lauren from The Naily Mail has been testing out how long these last and she got up to nine days with no chipping. I guess different nail varnishes last different amounts of time on different people! I rarely find a nail varnish that lasts more than a couple of days on me x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  13. I got the same shade and applied it as recommended, the same day I found the whole nail had chipped off; really was disappointed as the colour is so pretty. I'm going to try it once more.

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