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33DC Day 17: Artwork With Your Favourite Brand

It’s day 17 and we’re now over the half way point in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. Day 17 calls for artwork with your favourite brand. How can I decide which is my favourite brand?

I love my Chanel polishes. I only have 8 of them – because they’re so expensive, so just an occasional luxury.

I love L’Oréal Color Riche polishes too. I have thirty-one of them. They are also expensive in terms of price per millimetre, as they only come in 5ml bottles. But you can often get them for £1.30 or so at Fragrance Direct. They last really well on me. Plus, I consider the brand one of my favourites because over the year that I’ve been painting my nails, when I have really loved a polish, I have bought a backup bottle. I have 6 backup bottles and 4 of those are L’Oréals.

But I think I should judge my favourite brand to be Barry M. I have forty-seven bottles of Barry M – that’s more than any other polish. It’s inexpensive, easy to get hold of, comes in a great range of colours, and the brand is great at quickly bringing new trends to market (thermal colour-changing polish next please, Barry M!)

So I’ve chosen three Barry M colours for a braided manicure.

Braided nails using Barry M polishes
Braided nails using Barry M polishes: Turquoise, Blackberry and Christmas Blue (SLE 2012 A)

I’m rather proud of these nails. I’ve only previously done one braided finger as an accent, so I’m pleased that I did a whole manicure.


Crumpet's Nail Tarts 33DC


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Turquoise
  • Briad colours: Barry M Turquoise, Barry M Christmas Blue (SLE 2012 A), Barry M Blackberry
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


Have a look at what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with:

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Inky Whiskers

Well done…me likey! <3


Ohhh I like these a lot, will have to give this a go myself!!

Claire Kerr

Go for it. They’re not hard to do – you just need a bit of patience to wait for each stripe to dry.