Manicure Monday – Autumn Nails feat. BarryM

Autumn is my favourite time of the year for nail colours, although I do love pastels for Spring/Summer. I just can’t get enough of the deep Autumnal colours and BarryM are SO good at these. There’s something strangely comforting about dark purples, navy blues, browns and nudes and they’re so easy to pair with clothing. I’m awful in the summer, I’ll paint my nails bright pink and then spend over an hour trying to figure out what I’ve got that won’t clash with it. Whereas deep colours can be matched with almost anything.

Autumn Nails feat. BarryM


BarryM Vivid Purple has been an Autumn favourite of mine for a long long time. I think it’s almost 4 years old now and I’ve worn it every single year. I love how long BarryM polishes last, I’ve still got one from over 7 years ago (maybe more) that still goes on and dries perfectly, I’m sure BarryM will forever be my favourite high street brand for nail art.

Vivid Purple is a deep, slightly metallic, glossy purple, it looks almost black in some lights but that makes me love it even more. Unfortunately BarryM don’t do this exact colour any more as it’s part of their Classic Range that they’ve largely discontinued (sad face). However, Black Currant in their Gelly High Shine Range is very┬ásimilar and Plum is also a non metallic version of this colour.

I always top my nail colours with Orly Tough Cookie to give them a little extra shine. And to help them last a little longer. I do find BarryM polishes chip easily without a top coat.

Do you have a favourite Autumn nail polish colour? I’m currently eyeing up Black Pistachio!

Until next time,

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  1. Hannah Williams
    9th November 2015 / 11:37 am

    These are so beautiful Ami! Absolutely love the colour- I need to go and buy it! xx

    • 9th November 2015 / 4:05 pm

      It's gorgeous isn't it, the Black Currant is very similar so I'm going to buy this one before they discontinue the colours. Deep purples are my favourite for Autumn.

      Ami x

  2. Laura
    9th November 2015 / 1:19 pm

    I actually own this colour too. Such a shame they've discontinued it because it's a gorgeous purple! I'm obsessed with rose gold and metallic nails this Autumn, but I think I'll always love a deep purple for this time of year!
    Laura x

    • 9th November 2015 / 4:02 pm

      I think it's a shame too, I loved so many of their colours from the classic range but I suppose they have so many other colours, they can't keep all of them forever. I love metallic nails for Autumn, I can't wait to get the festive glitters out though.

      Ami x

  3. 9th November 2015 / 9:09 pm

    This is a gorgeous colour! Gutted they don't do it anymore but I'll have to check out the other one instead I don't own any colours like this and it's so perfect for Autumn!
    Amy X
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    • 10th November 2015 / 12:59 pm

      I always go to repurchase colours then sadly find they've discontinued them although they always do bring out similar colours in their Gelly Range so I can't complain. Thank you ­čÖé

      Ami x

  4. 9th November 2015 / 9:47 pm

    I love when autumn/winter rolls round so I go for broke with darker shades. This colour looks lovely, it's a shame it's been discontinued.

    • 10th November 2015 / 1:00 pm

      It's gorgeous isn't it, I'm the same, I painted my nails last week but thought it was far too bright and colourful for Autumn so I removed it!

      Ami x