Franken-free Friday: British Invasion!

Happy Friday!
Today I have a few colors to show you from across the pond. I recently received these pretties from my friend Vikki in the U.K., and had to wear them all immediately. These are all 2 coats.

First up, Barry M Berry Ice Cream, a beautiful light purple creme.

I think out of all the non-U.S. brands I own, I have the most Barry M’s. I have a huge collection of them, because they are AWESOME. The application is always perfect, and I love their color range.

Here is another of the newer colors, Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream, a light blue cream that is bright, but not neon. I’ve seen this one pop up on a few other blogs lately, and I can see why it is so popular!

I thought it might be useful to include some comparisons for this one, so here are a few other blues. Thumb to pinky: Orly Snowcone, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue Blast, Zoya Robyn, Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream, and OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui. None of them are exact dupes, but the SH Insta-Dri is very close. Snowcone has much more purple in it, Robyn is more neon, and SSFS isn’t really close at all, but I included it anyway for reference!

Another nice U.K. brand is Boots No. 7. Although I only own a couple of these, I’ve had good luck with this brand and no complaints. Here’s Totally Teal, a dark jelly-ish teal. I have never considered teal to be a vampy color, but this sure does a good job of convincing me:

And lately for today…Boots Violetta, a dark purple creme.

As I mentioned earlier, I have a TON of Barry M’s as well as other U.K. and foreign brands…so I may have those for you next Friday! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend! 🙂

17 Responses to “Franken-free Friday: British Invasion!”

  1. woah- blueberry ice cream and violetta are gorgeous 😮

  2. That Totally Teal is gorgeous! And I love the two Barry M colors! Thanks for the blue comparison 😀

  3. oh wow totally teal is wicked pretty! you always have such clean and neat manis-loves! ❤

  4. you’re killing me. i NEVER splurge on no7 polishes because they’re ££ but now i have to after these. esp after finding out no7 beanie is a dupe for particuliere

  5. bellebathandbeyond Says:

    Oh wow! I’ve been on the fence about ordering from Barry M for the longest time because I had issues ordering from them a few months back. But because of your swatches, I’m tempted to reconsider!

  6. I’m planning to order nine Barry M nail polishes next week, and Berry ice Cream may have pushed me over to ordering ten 🙂 That Boots color is gorgeous too.

  7. Yay for British Invasions! I love Barry M too, so glad it’s readily available here.

  8. your application is flawless! I always look forward to franken-free fridays

  9. those colours are sooo beautiful! Thanks for sharing, the first colour is my fave! ❤

  10. totally teal is so pretty! i need a color like that.

  11. Loving all the blues including the teal! I’m eager to try Barry M nail polish.

  12. I “WANT” that first one. 🙂 They are ALL gorgeous.

  13. I have both those barry m’s and they are gorgeous!! In fact i’m wearing berry ice cream. I would love to see your other barry m’s 🙂

  14. oof, i need ice cream and blueberry ice cream so bad!

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  16. Wow I’m loving that teal color!

  17. Jackie S. Says:

    Love Violetta, great color!

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