Friday, 1 March 2013

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints

I finally got my hands on some of the new Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints. I checked my Boots card balance and I had over £15 on it!!! I have been buying all baby essentials there to collect points and treat myself at the end of the month. 
We are allowed to use Store points on the spending ban after all :)



I got three bottles and got £1 off one of them. I had to split it into two separate transactions though, to make sure that I can pay with points. It is so annoying. The shades I got are:

Prickly Pear- a beautiful pastel lilac, perfect for spring
Pomegranate- a very bright raspberry with red undertones
Watermelon- a dark teal green

I like the formula, but I am not as impressed as I wanted to be. Once the nail polish dries, which takes up to 30 minutes, the finish isn't as glossy as I expected it to be. The description says that "Barry M Hi Shine gel effect Nail Paints provide an extra glossy finish in just one coat" but  I need a top coat to add more shine. 

The colour payoff is great and you could get away with just one generous coat. I used two thin coats to achieve opaque colour. The brush is easy to use and ensures a streak free application, but I prefer wider brushes to be honest. I am not sure about wear time and chipping, because I removed the manicure the next day. I've heard from other bloggers, that the gelly formula lasts for over a week with no/minimal chipping.

Overall, I like the new shades and the formula is much better than the original Barry M Nail paints.
I also like the shape of the bottle and my Barry M collection is always growing, simply because of the affordable price tag and a wide selection of shades.

Have you tried Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints? What do you think?




Prickly Pear, Pomegranate, Watermelon

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