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Monday, 16 December 2013

Barry M Base Coat Top Coat and Nail Hardener

barry m review 

I've been meaning to blog about this for ages but I find that when a product is meh, it doesn't really inspire much writing. I remember promising in THIS post that I would write a review and a month later, it's only just materialising. This topcoat from Barry M is good as just that... a topcoat. It's when products start making bold claims that it all goes down hill. When speaking to a beautician recently, she told me that no product can really strengthen your nails. It may do so whilst you use the product but as soon as you stop using it, they'll return to their previous condition. Essentially it's all down to genetics and good eating habits (something you don't want to hear around the Christmas period!)

I don't hate this basecoat/topcoat. It really does add a shine to the nails, however it definitely doesn't strengthen or harden the nail. I can't say I wouldn't buy this again as it does do the job I want it to, just a shame that it doesn't live up to its bold claims of a nail hardener.

Have you tried any good basecoat/ topcoats? I want to try Seche Vite.


  1. I Need a good top coat, Seche Vite is supposedly the best but its always fun to hunt around for others! Shame this one isn't all that good
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

    1. It is good as just a topcoat just not hardening of the nails :( what puts me off seche ite is the price, £7/8 for a topcoat seems like a lot when you can get good drugstore ones xx

  2. I recently bought Seche Vite and I love it! I've tried loads of drugstore topcoats but I feel they don't last as long and chip quite easily. Seche Vite lasts long, is super shiny, and really smoothes over your nail polish (great for when it goes a bit bumpy/nail art/glitter). I would definitely recommend it! :)

    1. Oooh you're tempting me now! I've heard such good things. I may have to buy it in the name of research ;)


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