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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21 comments:

  1. I've never tried a gelly paint but seeing the high shine finish makes me desperate to pick one up!

    Amy | The Little Koala

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  2. Love the look of watermelon. Not tried them yet but will definitely be picking one up soon! :)

    www.missmollyhope.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. OOh I want these. My husband gave me all the Barry M Textured polishes as an early Mothers Day present as he is away offshore. Would like to try these too xx

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  4. Would love to try them :) I have few on their way to me :)

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  5. Glad I found your post on these - Not seen one yet and was reluctant to buy but now I'm off to Meadowhall to purchase. Many thanks and great photos!

    Yorkshire Pud
    x

    yorkshirepud123.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I have pomegranate and love it, i'm a huge pink polish fan. I do love the look of watermelon but always forget to pick it up, i think it will be really nice for the spring x

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  7. I was in England last week and I forgot to buy these. I'm sooo regretting it! They look so pretty!

    Francesca
    http://petitfaon.blogspot.it/

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  8. I really need to try these, they look great. Thanks for the post :) Katie B @ Minerva Collection – UK Handbags & Jewellery

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  9. I'm such a sucker for Barry M nail varnishes, I want the whole collection xx
    Lisa | MISSLISA.co.uk

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  10. The colour range of the Gelly Hi-Shines is so pretty! I just wish they were more opaque with one coat as I find I have to do 2 rather thick ones just so they look nice! xx

    belle-amiebeauty

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  11. How long do you guys find it takes to dry

    www.blackandwhitesheeps.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. The formula looks amazing, I'd love the try the nude:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  13. The watermelon one is such a gorgeous colour !

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  14. I've wanted to try these for ages! They look lovely :)

    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Ooooo I actually really like the jelly look of these!! Really pretty colors, too :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  16. I loooove Pomegranate! ^^ Let's hope they are available here somewhere because these look lovely and sound great!

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  17. I am IN LOVE with Prickly Pear!

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  18. I tried these and found them really gloopy and difficult to apply. It's such a shame because the colours are lovely. It pained mr to write a negative post on nail polish!

    Ashleigh x
    bellesnbows.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Yet to try but the colours are striking, I think I will have to give it a go xo

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