Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Recent NOTD: Barry M Racing Green

I've been changing my polish more often than usual recently, so I've got more of a backlog of nails of the day pictures than usual, so there might be one of these posts every other day or so until I catch up. I put on Barry M Racing Green in honor of Michigan State University, the fine institution from which I got my degree, the colors for which are green and white. It's college football season now, so I want to support my team. I used two coats of the Barry M plus topcoat and had no chips in the three days I wore this.







I've read that this is a dupe for China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald, which is probably true, since I have Emerald Fitzgerald already. But this is special; it came all the way from England to me in a swap. And it has green right in the name, which seems to make it more appropriate for wearing when cheering the Green & White of Michigan State. I am delighted to be able to say the MSU beat our archrival, the University of Michigan, this past Saturday, on their home turf. That makes it three years in a row for the first time since the 1960s. Anything else the team manages to do this season is just gravy.

18 comments:

  1. Ooh, it's gorgeous! I love green. *sigh* :)

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  2. I love this color, I considered going to MSU but I ended up going to Utah State University, I still have a bit of a soft spot for the Spartans though.

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  3. I've been meaning to get this for ages. I did a Barry M order today and I didn't put this down. How silly.

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  4. LOL, I bought Finger Paints "Harvest Hues" on the day of the game so we could do our nails.

    In fairness, I offered to do a UM fan's nails with China Glaze "Solar Flare" and Orly "Royal Navy".

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  5. I love Barry M and really like this colour, it has such a pretty shimmer to it. I'm reluctant to wear mine after it stained my fingers blue! :P

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  6. That's a lovely colour! I have such a fondness for blue-greens.

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  7. you application skills are gorgeous. do you use a brush to clean up afterwards?
    is there even any cleanup?"?

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  8. Very nice shade of green!! And thank you for blogging about my giveaway in your previous post!!

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  9. Racing Green looks very nice on you :)

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  10. This does remind me of Emerald Fitzgerald, which is not a bad color to have a dupe of really!

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  11. I have this polish but it definitely does not look as good on me as it does you! I really like Barry M very much...
    Thank you for posting this...
    BV

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  12. Thanks, everyone!

    Gemx, strange about the staining; I didn't have any issues (though I did have two layers of base coat on and only wore this color for a few days).

    shortwidenails, thank you; yes, there is cleanup and I do use a brush a la MeganChair. Maybe one day I'll take some pictures before I get the brush out. :)

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  13. Mwahaha - this bottle is now mine!! ;-)

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