So, who says pastel nails are just for spring and summer? I have loved wearing deep wine reds and navy on my nails, but last week I got a craving for something lighter and stumbled upon Barry M Blue Moon

In the bottle it looks light blue with a pretty aqua shimmer but once it’s painted on the nails the shimmer is almost invisible. The formula is very sheer, so it took three coats to get it this opaque. I really like the colour though and it seems different to the other light blues I have, I actually like that it’s sheer! 

If there is any pastel shade you can wear in the winter it’s definitely light blue. If it’s good enough for Jo Malone’s Christmas collection, then it’s good enough for me! 

Discuss this post

  • Sarah morethanadored

    This is such a lovely pastel shade! I always love your recommendations for nail polish because we have quite similar taste :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  • liza prideaux

    Such a pretty colour.
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  • harleanrose

    Like you I’ve been loving nothing but the darker shades but it’s definitely a good idea to bring out the pastels to switch things up!

    xx Harlean Rose

  • Dirty Blonde Ambition

    Beautiful color!! I love it. You should check out RGB Dew. It’s a pastel, cucumbery green. I haven’t been able to wear anything else since I got it. It’s gorgeous and completely cold-weather appropriate.

    xx Lauren
    Dirty Blonde Ambition

  • What Lauren Says

    I have had this polish for a while and I love it as well! I think it’s going to look even prettier with a glitter top coat! x

    Lauren | What Lauren Says

  • Chloe Francis

    Oooh the colour is absolutely lovely! Xx

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  • Camille
  • Holl JC

    This is such a pretty colour, another awesome one from Barry M, I think! x

  • Emma Be Beauty

    Love cool pastel blues for winter.

  • Eleri Roberts

    This is one of my all-time favourite nail colours :) apt all year x

  • Evelyn Morales

    Looks nice and some pastel colours are still in trend for A/W. I want to try a nice powdery pink on my nails next!!

  • sian whitby

    love this colour, its nice to see some bright shades since autumn is all about the darker colours :) sian x

  • Maddy

    Love this colour, it looks so gorgeous!

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  • lizzy orr

    beautiful colour x

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  • Tori Russell

    That colour is so pretty!! Pastels are my favourite nail colours, even in the winter!

  • Martyna

    lovely colour, reminds me a bit of Essie Mint Candy Apple xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  • molly

    i have this and its such a lovely polish, pastels are my favourite so why not wear them all year round? xx

  • Megan Lillie

    Such a pretty shade!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  • Shopaholic

    Lovely! Too bad I’m trying to pull back on the polish purchasing at the moment…

  • Ysabella Lalu

    I love this colour! I need to try this one <3

    Check out my Emeral City shade here: x

  • Victoria Reilly

    I’ve had this shade for so long and it really is one of my favourites to wear all year round!

    Vickie xo | vickieblogs

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  • hsg

    One of my favourites, and a close dupe for Chanel Riva, too.

  • Holly Gardiner

    I’m a weirdo right, but I proper love how the colour matches the subtle colour scheme on your blog haha…such a gorgeous colour!!

    Holly Mixtures

  • Simplybeautifulelegant

    great post!xx

  • Cara Louise

    This looks like the perfect icy blue for winter – I think it would look amazing with a white shimmer over the top!

    Cara | Pop

  • Emily Knott

    I love this colour! I have been wearing Essies cocktail bling for the last 2 weeks, it is grey with a blue base and I love it!

  • Moira Parton

    It looks so pretty! x

  • naomigabriella♥

    Such a lovely shade! I’m wearing Nails Inc Elizabeth Street at the moment, I feel like it makes my hands look a little more tanned than they are in reality :)

    Naomi from NaomiGabriella

  • Amber Hunter

    This definitely isn’t the most traditional autumn shade but I can never say no to pastels, especially a gorgeous pale blue like this!
    Lovely Notions

  • Emily Allen

    I think a cool pastel blue can definiately work at this time of year, I’ve had this polish for so long gathering dust at the back of my collection I will have to give it some love now :p xx Emmi

  • Zoë Baldwin

    Love the light blue nail! Totally loving pastels right now because it’s summer in Australia x x

  • Jacqueline

    tiffany blue nails are perfect right now.. actually any pastel polish really.


  • Isabelle Van Otten

    Gorgeous colour, too bad it’s so sheer.

    x Isabelle Taking Chances

  • Imogen

    Lovely colour Lily! I may go pick this up as an alternative christmas colour :)

    Imogen – A Rendezvous with You

  • Sylvia Tran

    Very pretty. Also inspired me to paint my nails a baby blue.


  • Carly Jade

    This is such a lovely shade – reminds me of snow and ice! Definitely not just for summer! :)

  • Nicki Iodice

    This is my favourite shade. I have 10 different nail varnish brands in this colour. The Barry M textured nail varnish is probably my favourite!

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  • Kyllie

    Creo que no tengo ningún esmalte en ese tono… ¡y me encanta!

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  • chockycake1

    Yup have that one and it’s lovely. :-)