Barry M BROW KIT Shape & Define

As I’ve been using Benefit brows a go go and brow zings for years let’s just say based on price point I was quite skeptical about the performance of BarryM’s brow kit.

IMG_5370.JPGNo disrespect BarryM I love lots of your reasonably priced products, however when it comes to brows I tend to think you have to spend more money to get good results…boy was I wrong!

Packaging is basic and neat, the set includes a handy mirror, mini tweezers, double ended applicator, brow wax, brow shaddow and a high lighter. What more do you need to keep your brows in check?
IMG_5369.JPGThe wax is a good colour and perfect texture for creating a good shape and tame strays.
The shaddow is a great colour match for my brows, you can build it up for a darker shade, the downside is if your brows are fair this will not be the product for you as it only comes in the one shade.
The high lighter is subtle, I’m not crazy about it but if does the job!

IMG_5373.JPGThe tweezers are great emergency on the go kind if tweezers, they work really well but simply to small to have the patients with for regular at home brow grooming.

The double ended applicator brush is brilliant! One slanted, one rounded. I use both to create a nice shape.

The mirror is just the right size, not too small making it easy to see what you are doing.

IMG_5374.JPGA swatch of the wax, shaddow and high lighter. Sorry it’s not the best of lighting in this photo.

IMG_5372-1.JPGIf you read my holiday make-up bag must haves post in July you will remember that this was included, which really put this product to the test in sweltering heat day/night plus chlorine pools and of course the salty sea water exposure while holidaying in Turkey.

IMG_5368.JPGThe verdict…you passed with flying colours, ok I did need a few touch ups in the hot sun but the staying power was impressive, it certainly didn’t slide off my face while I was sweating when sun bathing or come off in the sea or pool.

Now the biggest question is do I switch back to Benefit when this finishes or do I repurchase? At less then half the price at only £5.99 I think it’s a strong possibility.

What do you guys think?

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Sunday DIY Nails

My Sunday Night DIY Mani
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Shape with Soap & Glory File/buffer

Prep with Essie Fill the Gap base coat

Paint with 2 coats of Barry M Gelly polish in Blood Orange

Seal with Seche Vite Top Coat for a glossy shine

Treat with CND Solar Oil to condition and protect cuticles

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DIY Manicure

Products that I love that make my DIY manicure almost idiot proof.

1. Lightly buff nails with a 4 way nail buffer
2. Massage in nail cuticle serum
3. Gently push back cuticles using your nail
4. Add one coat of polish to both hands
5. Wait a few minutes before adding a second coat of polish to both hands
6. Apply a fast drying top coat immediately
7. Finish with a nail oil painted round the edges of the nails

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20121217-005130.jpgThe results!

Ruby Woo

Gwen Stefani being my chosen style icon I really LOVE wearing red lipstick.

My all time favourite for colour choice and staying power is Mac in Ruby Woo and Russian Red both matt.

The blue tones in these red’s suit every skin tone and even make your teeth look a brighter white! I also use a lip liner, Barry M is my favourite.

MAC Ruby Woo £15
Barry M no.3 red liner £2.99

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