COMPETITION: Barry M Aquarium Collection Presents ‘Mermaid Nails’

When I was little I wanted to be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. I yearned to be friends with a crab while singing about gadgets and gizmos a-plenty (whozits and whatzits galore.) There’s something a little bit magical about mermaids, the texture of their tails and the shimmering nature of their scales. This springtime Barry M are bringing a little bit of Ariel to all of us with their Aquarium inspired collection of nail varnishes and effects. I’m not normally one to rave about Barry’s nail varnish, but with this collection of six polishes they’ve really got me hooked. (Sorry.)

Available in two mini collections (with red or green undertones,) the Aquarium sextet includes two strong shades of polish and two more delicate interpretations, as well as a complementary textured topcoat. All six varnishes include hint of two shades and a touch of gold, which catch the light to create a ‘petrol’ type effect. The colours are really quite strong and provide a true-to-bottle effect in two coats, as well as helping to smooth the nail and disguise any imperfections or ridges.

Not normally one for sparkles or topcoats, I really fell in love with these two topcoats as soon as I saw them. Unusually featuring chunks of foil an irregular shapes, they remind me of seaweed and create a striking look on the nail. They almost look like nail foils and can be arranged delicately on the nail to create the look you want; brushing the topcoat on doesn’t work particularly well, so you do have to take a more artist approach to dabbing and blotting!

Because this collection is just so damn awesome, I’m giving the whole lot away to one lucky reader. That’s SIX Barry M nail polishes (the entire Acquarium collection) worth Β£3.99 each, available to you before they launch next month. Want to win? Just enter via the widget below. Good luck!

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121 Comments

  1. Aerin Downs
    February 22, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    They are not really my cup of chamomile but they look nice :)! Berrie-Blogs| Beauty Blog

  2. Anonymous
    February 22, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    Ariel: [referring to Eric] You don't even know him! King Triton: Know him? I don't have to know him! They're all the same: spineless, savage, harpooning fish-eaters

  3. Katherine Lawford
    February 22, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    "who says my dreams have to stay just my dreams?" this collection looks gorgeous!

  4. Janine Ryder
    February 22, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    love the colours!the little mermaid was one of my fav films as a child too, loved disney.

  5. Megan
    February 22, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    Amazing shades, love them!

  6. Tracy K Nixon
    February 22, 2014 / 4:57 pm

    "Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor!" Sebastian

  7. Vcarr41
    February 22, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    You got your own style, now let it come through. And remember no matter what, you got to be you. -Sebastian

  8. Lubka Christova
    February 22, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    I love the metallic shine on the whole set. Love love them all and would really use them a lot!! :))Lu,www.balgarka.co.uk

  9. clairew137
    February 22, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Have you lost your senses completely? He's a human, you're a mermaid! -King Triton

  10. Anonymous
    February 22, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Ariel: [after Rescuing the Prince] Is he dead?Scuttle: It's hard to say.[Place's his ear to Eric's foot]Scuttle: Oh I can't make out a heartbeat.Ariel: No look, he's breathing. He's so beautiful.Love the shades, Barry M are my favourite brand by far! x

  11. Sharlotte.
    February 22, 2014 / 5:40 pm

    "children have to be free to live their own dreams" Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

  12. Helen Brooks
    February 22, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    Oh wow, wouldn't be able to choose a favourite I think they are all gorgeous xx

  13. headsy12
    February 22, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams? –Ariel. I would like to live by this one.

  14. Kerry Freeman
    February 22, 2014 / 6:08 pm

    These are very nice and would love to try!

  15. Linda Toth
    February 22, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    My new love is Barry M, because it is very innovative. I can find new products on the Barry M aisle all the time.

  16. Emily Isobel
    February 22, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    Absolutely love the colours in this set! Emily xxbellemibeauty.blogspot.com

  17. Sarah@Blusherobsession
    February 22, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    my fave film ever. the bit at the end when ariel say i love you to her dad always makes me cry

  18. susan martin
    February 22, 2014 / 6:32 pm

    those poor unfortunate souls! it's sad! but true! this one long to be thinner and this one wants to get the girl,and do i help them ! yes i do. with beautiful nails i might just do just that lol

  19. Sophie Lovegrove
    February 22, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    Do I need MORE nail varnish? Um yes!!

  20. Sparklz and Shine
    February 22, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    Aqua shades are magnetic where I'm concerned!

  21. Beautyat40andbeyond
    February 22, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    They are gorgeous. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  22. Rachel R
    February 22, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    "You're not getting cold fins now, are you?"

  23. mummy24
    February 22, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?Ashleigh

  24. vicki
    February 22, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    I have never seen the Little Mermaid :o(

  25. Just me Leah
    February 22, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    "The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake." Ain't that always the way in life?Love these, even the details on the lid are great. x x

  26. Pretty Purple
    February 22, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    wow, amazing colours :))http://prettypurple92.weebly.com/

  27. Margie
    February 22, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    Oh my gosh, these far too many great lines to pick out one! An adorable film.Thanks for hosting this gorgeous giveaway, I'd be so very delighted to win. I'm a huge nail Polish addict x

  28. Lauraloo
    February 22, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor (Sebastion is my fave) x

  29. Lorraine Tinsley
    February 22, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor, such wonderful things around you what more are you looking for

  30. Kathy Cakebread
    February 22, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    these are lovely

  31. Marion King
    February 22, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    i love the blue's they are fantastic

  32. Kerry Manners
    February 22, 2014 / 9:11 pm

    The seaweed is always greener is somebody else's lake – Sebastian

  33. Vikki Sanderson
    February 22, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    My favourite ever Disney movie!!!"Jeez, man, I'm surrounded by amateurs. You want something done, you've got to do it yourself. "

  34. Anonymous
    February 22, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    'This one longing to be thinner, that one wants to get the girl and do I help them? Yes indeed.' I love the Little Mermaid, wish I was a mermaid πŸ™ Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Leighanne Flaherty
    February 22, 2014 / 10:24 pm

    My favourite line is…'What makes someone special? I suppose it all depends. It's what's unique in each of us' – ArielLove those colours, they look great on too x

  36. Aashfaria Anwar
    February 22, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    These look gorgeous!

  37. katie skeoch
    February 22, 2014 / 11:33 pm

    We Got A Hot Crustacean Band!

  38. spooky nat
    February 22, 2014 / 11:45 pm

    WHO SAYS MY DREAMS HAVE TO STAY MY DREAMS.

  39. Penelope Hannibal
    February 22, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    Scuttle the seagull: "I haven't seen this in years it's a banded bulbous snafblatt"In fact I love all his lines particularly when he makes up names for things.

  40. Alison Too
    February 22, 2014 / 11:57 pm

    I've never actually seen the little mermaid before!

  41. Natalie White
    February 23, 2014 / 12:02 am

    "Listen to me. The human world is a mess."!

  42. Bex
    February 23, 2014 / 1:14 am

    who says my dreams have to stay just my dreams

  43. Hayley
    February 23, 2014 / 6:55 am

    'Hm. Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you.'True πŸ˜›

  44. Helen Gray
    February 23, 2014 / 8:53 am

    Scuttle:Β [Looking throught the wrong end of a telescope, shouting as if Ariel was far away] Whoa! Mermaid off the port bow! Ariel! How you doin', kid?[Ariel pulls down the telescope]Scuttle:Β Whoa, what a swim.Scuttle is awesome, would believe The Little Mermaid came out 1989? I was 7! I feel old

  45. Anonymous
    February 23, 2014 / 9:00 am

    "You gotta-bat your eyes–like dis. You gotta pucker up your lips–like dis."Thanks for running the competition. Jacqui S

  46. Claire R
    February 23, 2014 / 11:17 am

    "He seems kind of hairy and slobbery to me!"Claire xwww.desperateblogwife.com

  47. Anonymous
    February 23, 2014 / 11:44 am

    This mermaid needs ocean beautiful nails!

  48. Jenifer - Kitsch N Sync
    February 23, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    Love Barry M polishes, these look georgous! & The Little Mermaid is my favourite Disney film!! "The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake." …according to Sebastian the crab! πŸ™‚ xx

  49. Hayley
    February 23, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    "Flounder, don't be such a guppy."

  50. Roshni K
    February 23, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    These polishes are AMAZING! I remember loving these types of polishes when I was younger. Roshni’s Journey

  51. Simone Mcdonald
    February 23, 2014 / 5:16 pm

    those poor unfortunate souls! it's sad! but true! this one long to be thinner and this one wants to get the girl,and do i help them ! yes i do.

  52. Kinia Regulska
    February 23, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    "What makes someone special? I suppose it all depends. It's what's unique in each of us"- Ariel πŸ™‚

  53. Daniela Maria
    February 23, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    These nail polishes are so stunning! My favourite line from The Little Mermaid is "Who says a dream has to stay in a dream?" love that line!I'm also having a giveaway and would love for you to enter! πŸ™‚ – MAC GIVEAWAYDaniela xo

  54. Lj Baker
    February 23, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Ursula: Come in. Come in, my child. We mustn't lurk in doorways. It's rude. One might question your upbringing.

  55. Tara-Jane Bloomfield-Gerdes
    February 23, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Really like this collection! The green is probably my least favourite, but I love all the others!Tara xoxwww.headlinebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  56. shpeksyy
    February 23, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Oh, no, no, no, no, no. I can't stand it! It's too easy! The child is in love with a human. And not just any human. A prince!

  57. Jo Gallifrey
    February 23, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    I can't wait for these to be in store

  58. Carly Jade
    February 23, 2014 / 10:08 pm

    It's a dinglehopper!!The Little Mermaid is literally my favourite film ever haha πŸ™‚ Love the iridescent shades in this collection :)www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

  59. Rhoda
    February 24, 2014 / 12:06 pm

    "Sebastian: Down here all the fish is happy / As off to the waves they roll / The fish on the land ain't happy / They sad 'cause they in the bowl / But fish in the bowl is lucky / They in for a worser fate / One day when the boss get hungry. Fish: Guess who gonna be on the plate?"

  60. Danielle Stevenson
    February 24, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Never underestimate the power of body language πŸ™‚ Urusla is the best in that film! Danielle @mrspogs

  61. ashleenaaaa
    February 25, 2014 / 7:42 am

    who says my dreams have to stay just my dreams

  62. Laura Linsey
    February 25, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams

  63. Daisy Craydon
    February 25, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    She don't got a lot to say but there's something about her.

  64. Becky Smith
    February 25, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    I used to love the Little Mermaid when I was younger, but I haven't watched it for years and I've got a bad memory so I can't remember any of the lines πŸ™ I loved Under the sea though 'darling it's better down where it's wetter take it from me'

  65. Teresa Lee
    February 26, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    Down here all the fish is happyAs off through the waves they rollThe fish on the land ain't happyThey sad 'cause they in their bowl

  66. carlene j
    February 26, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    Scuttle: I haven't seen this in years, this is wonderful! Ariel: What is it? Scuttle: A banded, bulbous snarfblatt. Ariel, Flounder: Oh

  67. Anonymous
    February 26, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad – Ariel.

  68. Amie Goodwin
    February 27, 2014 / 1:14 am

    Scuttle: It's a dinglehopper. Humans use these little babies to straighten their hair out. See? Just a little twirl here and a yank there and voila. You've got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over.

  69. Anonymous
    February 27, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    These are beautiful, need to get me some mermaid nails

  70. patanne1
    February 27, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Oh Flounder you're such a guppy!

  71. jill36
    February 27, 2014 / 4:58 pm

    Have you lost your senses completely – He's a human, you're a mermaid! ~ King Triton

  72. Happy Homebird
    February 27, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    "Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?" ~ Ariel sam fernley@happyhomebird

  73. Niksi McCready
    February 27, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    Barry M have got to be my No 1 all time favourite nail polishes, I'm a little sad to say I have every nail paint and every effects polish that has come out by the company. But I would give a kidney to try this collection too. Thank you for an amazing giveaway. x

  74. Anonymous
    February 27, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Sebastian Hm. Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you. Hazel Rea – @beachramblerI almost knew this DVD off by heart when my daughter was small – we loved it!

  75. Frankie CH
    February 27, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    (Scuttle) Have I ever been wrong? I mean when it's important!

  76. Laura Nice
    February 27, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Great question! I love that film but think its -Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?

  77. Rebecca Gransden
    February 28, 2014 / 10:13 am

    "Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor!"

  78. Jess | Just Jesss
    February 28, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    I don't think I've ever seen The Little Mermaid, but I do love the look of these nail polishes!! :)Jess xo

  79. joanie
    February 28, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad

  80. Suzanne Jackson
    February 28, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    Darling, it's better down where it's wetter, take it from me… lol

  81. Claire Long
    February 28, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    You can get it if you really want. But you must try, try and try. You'll succeed at last. Quoted from the lovely Sebastian πŸ™‚

  82. Amy lou
    February 28, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    You pucker your lips like this, you flutter your eyes like this! – sebastian.My favorite disney movie! xx

  83. Shelley Stevenson
    March 1, 2014 / 2:45 am

    Hmm I dont know.. he kinds of hairy and slobbery to me .. πŸ™‚ loved the little mermaid.. and fab polishes !

  84. kasza
    March 1, 2014 / 7:39 am

    "Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor!"

  85. Jo Mckissick
    March 1, 2014 / 9:48 am

    UNDA DA SEA!!

  86. Kirsty Cooper
    March 1, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    favourite quote from my favourite film!'the Seaweed is always greener, in somebody else's lake!'

  87. annie
    March 1, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    love all the colours

  88. Megan Davies
    March 1, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    It's a dinglehopper. Humans use these little babies to straighten their hair out. See? Just a little twirl here and a yank there and voila. You've got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over.

  89. Gemma Clark
    March 1, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Who says my dreams have got to stay my dreams? ……this really sums up how I want my daughter to grow up

  90. Lila B Taylor
    March 1, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams? soooo true!

  91. Ellie M
    March 1, 2014 / 4:31 pm

    Sebastian: The human world is a mess. Sad but true…

  92. Ser
    March 1, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    love em all its too hard to choose just 1.

  93. Paula Harvey
    March 1, 2014 / 5:46 pm

    The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake

  94. Tiffany Callan
    March 1, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor. Sebastian πŸ™‚

  95. sjw01
    March 1, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    children have to be free to live their own dreams x

  96. zeenie
    March 1, 2014 / 9:49 pm

    What makes someone special? I suppose it all depends. It's what's unique in each of us

  97. ali thorpe
    March 1, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    Ooh, am I the only person who hasn't seen it? I've seen Splash though!

  98. shirlz51
    March 1, 2014 / 10:58 pm

    HE'S A HUMAN,YOU'RE A MERMAID

  99. Solange
    March 1, 2014 / 11:05 pm

    "Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor!"

  100. Jane Middleton
    March 1, 2014 / 11:37 pm

    Never seen it

  101. Alison
    March 2, 2014 / 9:30 am

    "who says my dreams have to stay just my dreams?" Love the colours in the collection

  102. Rachel Butler
    March 2, 2014 / 10:13 am

    Sebastian: "The human world…..it's a mess"

  103. Clyde Mactavish
    March 2, 2014 / 10:41 am

    seaweed for mrs if win !!

  104. beckslayer
    March 2, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    love it great for some amazing nail art!

  105. Julia Marsh
    March 2, 2014 / 12:16 pm

    You gotta kiss the girl <3

  106. leighanne palfreu
    March 2, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad πŸ™‚

  107. Laura Caraher
    March 2, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    Ariel, listen to me: the human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they've got up there! -Sebastian Very true! These shades are gorgeous

  108. Melissa Bakhsh
    March 2, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    The whole of 'Part of Your World'!Possibly the best Disney song going πŸ˜€

  109. Alice
    March 2, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Ooh, these colours look beautiful.I think my favourite quote would be the whole of Under The Sea, I think I played that on repeat for about a year when the film first came out!

  110. Emma
    March 2, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    I watched The Little Mermaid religiously when I was little, my mum even made me and my friend mermaid costumes!

  111. Sam P Toms
    March 2, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    "If only I could make him understand. I just don't see things the way he does. I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad" Fingers crossed for these shades X

  112. Madison
    March 2, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    "Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?" – Ariel

  113. Gail Bennett
    March 2, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    Ariel: 'Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?'Lovely thought πŸ™‚

  114. laura jayne bates
    March 2, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    i love the song kiss the girl

  115. Justine Meyer
    March 2, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    "Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor!"

  116. Anonymous
    March 2, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams πŸ™‚

  117. Lolly Elle
    March 2, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    These polishes are amazing love love love!

  118. AlisonM
    March 2, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor! from Sebastian πŸ™‚

  119. Susan Race
    March 2, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?

  120. Natalie Crossan
    March 2, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    When they sing Kiss the Girl :)Instagram – natalielara1989 Pinterest – missnatalielara Bloglovin – Natalie Crossan πŸ˜€ xx

  121. Katherine
    March 2, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    Sebastian: Hm. Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you.

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