Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Barry M Mulberry Pink

Mulberry Pink is a polish that I've had for quite a while, about a year, and it took me until last weekend to use it.  It was sent to me in a package from my pal Nathalie along with a couple other Barry M polishes and a plethora of other little treats.  These images are from earlier in the week when my nails were longer (read:  more annoying).





While I was wearing this one I couldn't tell if I loved it or hated it.  I think that by the time I removed it my verdict was more on the love it side, but this is a strange color.  On the one hand, it has that "edgy neutral" thing going on, which is very cool.  On the other hand, it looks kind of dated and 80s.  But I think in the end I thought that it really was more of an edgy neutral and I decided that it looks really nice and elegant on my hands.  

I used three coats here.  The formula was fine, a little thin.  Unfortunately I guess the chemistry of this one just didn't agree with my body because hours after application I had a huge chip on my thumb.  Which I noticed at lunch with my boyfriend and two friends, and which prompted me to say, "Awwwww what the fuck?!" kind of loudly.  Class all the way, people.  Class.  All.  The way.  

So what's your opinion on Mulberry Pink?  Edgy and sophisticated or dated and too 80s?  

17 comments:

  1. This kind of reminds me of the Essie Resort Collection color Lion Around. I like it a lot as sort of a funky neutral with a little bit of sparkle (and it's nice to let my nails breathe after so many days of dark colors!)

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  2. I like it! If it were frosty, I'd say "dated" but it's not.

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  3. I like it too, it's a safe colour. Elegant is the word that crossed my mind when scrolling through your photos. This year OPI Tickle My France-y has been my go-to polish when I have no idea what I feel like or I get bored of brights. I'd love to find another neutral that I love as much.

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  4. gigidob, Tickle My France-y is ALMOST my favorite polish of all time. Almost! Wagon Trail beats it by a hair. I wear TMF constantly (it's actually on my toes right now). My newest favorite neutral-ish color is probably OPI Steady As She Rose, so if you haven't tried that one yet you might want to give it a go. I'm also really fond of Bare It In Trafalgar Square.

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  5. Great pink! So soft and pretty :)

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  6. I'm not the biggest pink fan but that is a beautiful color!

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  7. It's definitely a nice colour but I don't think I'd classify it as an edgy neutral either. I agree with the other comments, sometimes you need nice soft neutrals to kinda 'detox' from other brights. My favourite detox colour is Bubble Bath, the perfect solution to too many neons and vampy colours. :)

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  8. I don't hate it...but I do agree it reminds me of my polishes from the 80's - that's not all bad however - I have been looking all over for a great terra cota shade that was made by many in the 80s and one of my all time favs...try and find anything in that hue range now? I Keep looking for that shade range to come back - but so far not in this fall's collections. Este Lauder made one called Adobe that is one of my all time fav shades - and Mary Kay made one close to it (not odd since the same manufacture made Mary Kay's polish that did Este Lauder's polish back then - no idea who makes them now. I am getting so I like the mauve pinks again. I have been away from them long enough. Last one that I was addicted to was when Not So Bora-Boring came out and another OPI that was around that time back in the mid 90's (black label days but still in the classic collection along with Nomad's Dream). I don't think of these mauvy tones as grandma colors anymore. They are growing on me again. A great cream mauvy shade is something ever collection needs. Maybe a darker one than this is however.

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  9. Another StephanieJuly 27, 2011 at 9:32 PM

    I wouldn't run out and buy it, but at the same time, I wouldn't kick it out of bed, if you know what I mean. I'd probably glitter-fy it.

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  10. beachgal, have you tried OPI Kreme de la Kremlin? Or Sinful Colors Vacation Time? Both are nice terracotta shades.

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  11. I feel like if Bare It In Trafalgar Square got really embarassed (or stayed in the sun a little too long), this is the color it would turn. I think it's definitely more on the edgy sophisticated side.

    Also, I think the reason I love this blog so much is because you keep your nails short. Since we're coffee twinsies I'm just happy to find someone else that appreciates a short nail. One time for retail slaves! (woo!)

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  12. lmao I always swear in public like that. I'm the worst.

    I love that color. I love the 80's. I love dusty pink =) And I love YOU

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  13. Yeah, I'm kinda sitting on the fence on this one. It's the kind of colour I think looks nice on other people, but then if I try it on me it doesn't feel quite right. Is it me, or does it look more peachy than pinkish?

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  14. I don't think I'd call it peach. It looks pink to me, but I could be totally wrong. Sometimes my color perception is off, and I'll be the first one to admit it.

    Miss you, Kelsea!

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  15. oh my goodness it looks like pink mulberrys, we used to eat mulberries with mil and sugar, the not quite as ripe ones were pink

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