Lilac Nail Lovin' and The Zara Saga

12 February 2012

Lilac nails have always caught my attention but I'd been struggling to find the exact shade I was after. 

You know what it's like when you have an image in your head of how you want something to look. I kept seeing a lot of very pale lilacs like OPI's 'Rumple Wiggin' and dark lilacs like Rimmel's 'Ultra Violet' but never light and bright!

Well the search is over, I've found that illusive perfect shade and for once in my life it wasn't even from an expensive brand.  Introducing (although it's been around yonks) Barry M's Berry I/C Nail Paint!

Barry M Berry I/C - A lovely lilac nail polish


Practically perfect pale pastelly purpleness! I'm in love! 

I'm clearly going to need to stock up on this one before heading back to Korea. As you probably spotted in the post, I picked it up in my high-street beauty haul. It was £2.99 so I figured it was worth a shot. Usually a fan of slightly more expensive nail polish brands like OPI, I was surprised by this polish.

I liked the colour but what I wasn't expecting was to like how this polish goes on. It was so easy to apply (a good consistency and streak free) and I only needed two coats when I usually find cheaper polishes need three. Admittedly I still used three coats but that's because I'm a bit OCD about my nails not because it was necessary! I also went ahead and spruced things up just a touch with a coat of China Glaze 'Snow Globe' as an accent nail. I think it's the perfect combo....what do you think?

As if I wasn't chuffed enough with the new polish, I finally (been wanting one for a loooong time) spotted, and of course, promptly bought....a contrasting tuxedo blazer!

I literally went in to Zara, all in a huff, to return the ill-fitting-major-disappointment-waste-of-postage-money-I-am-not-shopping-here-ever-ever-again items from my previous post and then walked back out with this.

Oh Zara...why do you do it to me?! How will I ever give you up?!

Love can be so cruel.

xxx

73 comments:

  1. Such a lovely combo and that snow globe glitter looks so pretty, adding that to my wishlist!

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    1. I LOVE Snow Globe, it's one of my best buys because it goes over the top of almost any colour to look pretty :)

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  2. I have this same shade and I love it ... I think I may have to buy snow globe as it looks gorgeous! xx

    http://lickthegunwhenimdone.blogspot.com/

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  3. I bought all Barry M pastel shades last week :) they are amazing! This one is definitely my favourite :) xxx

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  4. I've been looking at this blazer for ages but i'm a little scared of how to wear it. Would love to see how you style it.

    Ria x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm sure I'll be in it quite a bit just as soon as the weather decides to warm up! I'm thinking of wearing it with skinny jeans and floaty tops or maybe to add some structure with a maxi dress.

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  5. I got this shade for my birthday, its a great colour. and I may well add a glitter glaze to my nails next time i use it, thanks!
    x

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  6. I've been meaning to buy this shade! Love the blazer too :-) I really love reading your posts xxxx

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    1. Aw thank you sweetie :) Glad you enjoy reading!

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  7. That colour is gorgeous, and the glitter looks great over it too!! love the blazer too xx

    http://gach-rud-emma.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love that shade of polish, so perfect for spring
    xx

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  9. Ooh, I love the nail color! And that blazer is perfect!

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  10. The blazer is absolutely amazing, you could definitely dress it up or down, and a must have in the wardrobe!! Awwe loving it <3 <3

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  11. its so funny how you say it, but I love zara too, and that blazer!!!
    actually, i just bought a new blazer from zara too, just yesterday! =)

    cheers, carla
    misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, Zara is great. I'm sure it's been getting better and better recently.

      Which blazer did you buy?

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  12. I love this shade of Nail Polish, it is on my to get list :)
    Also that blazer is so lovely :)

    Laura xoxo
    http://call-of-beauty-xo.blogspot.com/

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  13. gorgeous colour! i love lilac nails at the moment; i used no. 7 and it reminds me of spring so much :)
    http://vckyv.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep exactly why I love lilac on my nails. Even if the weather here doesn't seem like Spring is on the way at all at least my nails do! :)

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  14. That shade of lilac is really gorgeous. Am also thinking of trying the whole lilac trend even though I am not much of a fan of purples.

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  15. Love the nails with the glitter, looks so pretty! I have something very similar on my toes at the minute hehe :) xx

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.com/

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  16. great combo, love this nail polish CG <3

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  17. I love the exact same polish - I find the brush really easy to paint with too, and the polish is the perfect consistency!

    Stephanie xx

    www.theglamguide.com

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  18. Oooh i like your nails, something i'd of never thought of doing, but somethig i'm definately going to have to try! And your purchase from Zara - GORGEOUS! xx

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  19. Your nails look great, I love the glitter accent nail! I've been loving the lilac color from Sally Hansen, it's not as bright as yours but still it's really pretty.

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  20. Love the blazer - and the Barry M polish is such a yummy shade!

    Jen x
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful color! You've such nice nails, jealous :)
    The blazer is absolutely fab!

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  22. beautiful blog, love your way of writing :)

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  23. Such a pretty color, perfect for spring :)
    xo Jac

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  24. that blazer is AWESOME! I just bought one in grey with black details, but it is too freezing to wear it. xx

    next2mee.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, that's my problem too. I think it'll be a few weeks until I can wear mine :(

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  25. I've been eyeing one of those tuxedo style blazer for a while now :( Love ur blazer! ;p

    http://lifewidmorbid.blogspot.com/

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  26. The blazer looks so chic and your nails so pretty! I love the subtle glaze on the accent nail. Hmm, I might give this a shot x

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  27. Love the nails! I like the glitter on one nail trend too... Think I might try it myself :)

    Cute blazer too!

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  28. Such a gorgeous shade. Really love the blazer too.

    This Brunette Speaks

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  29. I've been wanting to try Barry M... I always hear such good things about it. Too bad it's not available here. And I have the same blazer! Can't wait to see what you pair yours with :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  30. Have been looking for a contrasting lapel blazer for ages! Thank you X

    CULT style

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  31. I love-love-love this colour very much and I think I'll never ever betray it for some other colours :)

    http://nastya-said.blogspot.com/

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  32. such a pretty colour!X

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  33. My fave barry m colour....been wearing it this weekend with a matte topcoat...it looks so nice!!xx

    ltlyl-fashionandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  34. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that nail colours and the glitter with it. looks Fab!
    Evelyn xx
    http://furcoatsbutdefinitelyknickers.blogspot.com/

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  35. that's a very nice combination. the color and the sparkles remind me of a princess. and oh my, i can see why you had to walk out with that blazer.

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  36. I love this pastel colour >o<~!I have a pastel blue on right now haha ^o^

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  37. oh my what a beautiful lilac polish shade!

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  38. I am loving this colour and the glitter polish looks perfect.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  39. o I just love this color...it's gorgeous!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  40. I love that colour! Rimmel do a beautiful lilac too.

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    1. Yep, I think it's the one I mentioned at the start of my post right? It's a bit dark for what I was after although it was still a pretty shade :)

      x

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  41. Ciao :)
    I follow you :D
    and i love these colours ...good manicure :Dand amazing jacket !!

    wow

    Marie
    http://iintothegroove.blogspot.com/

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  42. hey lovely!
    great post, very pretty :)
    would you maybe like to follow each other?
    xx

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  43. iv got that nail varnish xx

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  44. i love the nail polish! thanks for following, i am now following you back on both gfc and bloglovin .
    love.
    http://fashionhunter4u.com

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  45. Very cute! I love lilac it's so girly :) Make sure to stop and check out my Mary Kay giveaway!

    xo
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  46. perfect nails. i have never seen lilac look so good!

    http://missmollyfashions.blogspot.com/

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  47. That is an amazing polish color! You carry off pastels so well... can't say the same for me! );

    Also, that Zara blazer is amazing - what a lucky find! (:

    valourandlace.com

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  48. omg soooooo pretty im gonna try this :D
    im a new follower of yours hope you can view my page and follow back sometime :) xx

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    1. Thanks for following me. Of course I can pop over to your blog. I'll stop by soon :)

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  49. Great colour! Love pastels!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  50. I love the lilac color!

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  51. Love your blog.. Im following..x

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  52. here I am - rockin like an hurricane!!;)

    kisses gorgeous!!

    loved you returned! sure following you!!! love your style!

    kisses



    http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com/

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  53. With a relationship like that - one that gives you such beautiful things... you have a long, bumpy road ahead of you!! xx

    Ahka Vintage SHOP
    Ahka Vintage BLOG

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  54. I am in love too! such a fragile but sexy color, very beautiful

    http://yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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  55. I love that colour and the glitter. Great blogxx

    http://elefont-at.blogspot.com/

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  56. How do you make your nails so beautifully shiny and glossy looking! i love love love it all! :) xx

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  57. Such a gorgeous combo!! They look so shiny too
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  58. Very nice colour combination!

    Zoe xoxo

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