Then I tried out the Barry M nail paint! I had high hopes for this product - there had been lots of great reviews about it, but it wasn't a great result for me.
Firstly, this is a very thick nail paint and I found it very uneven when applying. Also, it smudges really easily so it's not very practical. I applied two coats.
I will say however, that the hi-shine is definitely there (although the images don't show this very well) and Prickly Pear is a nice shade, but probably too light for me. I'm not great at applying nail polish, so perhaps this one wasn't the best to try out solo!
I also bought this is Grey, so when I've tried that out I'll let you know if it's any better or worse than this shade. Also, I'm really no expert when it comes to nails and when I was looking for a base coat I was all about the price being low, so perhaps a better base coat could have improved the results?
Let me know if you have any tips and if you have tried this nail polish out, what did you think of it?