Friday, 8 March 2013

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Polishes | Lychee & Dragonfruit

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint - £3.99 (Link here)

Hey there dolls! It's finally the end of the week so I'm definitely in high spirits. It seems that Spring is well and truly on its way and you know what that means - it's time to dig out the pastels and florals! Well, maybe not quite yet as the weather has other ideas, but the Barry M 'Gelly Hi Shine' range definitely says otherwise. I don't think you can ever go wrong with good old Barry M. They have such a large range of colours, and at £3.99 a pop where can you go wrong? I'm quite the nail polish whore and these two little beauties have been such a lovely addition to my ever growing collection. 

Gelly Hi Shine's have a very glossy finish, and as I've been donning matte nails over the past few months it was a gentle reminder as to how much I love gloss finishes. I was spoilt for choice in terms of colour, but after oomphing and aahing for several minutes I went for 'Lychee' and 'Dragon Fruit'. Lychee is a gorgeous muted beige which is super wearable and super versatile. I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of nude and brown nails, they go with any outfit you can think of. Barry M's 'Mushroom' has got to be one of my all time favourites, and I like to think of Lychee as its little sister - is that maybe a bit weird? Dragon Fruit is definitely a colour you can't go wrong with either, especially as Springtime is underway. I have an entire box of pink polishes, and these particular shades are the ones I most prefer. A candy pink which reminds me of Barbie, which isn't too in your face but still looks beautiful. 

I do find these to be that little bit gloopy when it comes to actually applying them, but having said that you can't become picky when you're paying under £4 for a product which will last a  hell of a long time. I always apply a base coat before a fresh pop of colour along with a top coat, so I never find that my nails chip anyway but the staying power of these is great too. Some polishes begin to fade and just look a bit unhappy after a few days, but these colours continue to look fresh with that just painted look. Sure, I still need two coats of both colours, but I don't expect a miracle - I haven't yet found a nail polish which I only need the one coat!

Have you tried the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Polishes?


  1. Such pretty colours! Must get my hands on these! x

  2. I love how shiny a finish these give. They look gorgeous colours, defnitely think I will be trying these out.

    Gillian from x

  3. I bought the colour! x

  4. I love these, such pretty colours, perfect for spring/summer!

    Simply Abbi xx

  5. Love the pink colour!

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  6. Sarah McCluskey12 March 2013 at 13:19

    After reading your blog i brought the candy pink! it is amazing thank you for introducing me to them :) i lvoe the colours they have aswell x

  7. I love these colours! I picked the new Gelly colours up the other week and they're going to be perfect for summer! I think these polishes are better quality than the normal Barry M ones xxx


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