Around this time of year I always start to crave darker colours in both my lipstick and nail polishes so was very pleased to be sent some of the new
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine nail paint to review.
|The lovely colours of the Gelly range|
I'm already a big fan of the nail paint range and for the price and finish think they are quite hard to beat.
|This is the Plum shade|
I was sent the colours "Pomegranate" and "Plum" both are which will be perfect for autumn/winter.
Its with a heavy heart that Ive put away my lilac nail paint but whether I like it all not autumn has arrived.
|This nail polish inspired me to wear pink and purple lipstick and eyeshadow. Do you match you make up to your nail polish? No, oh just me then.|
As the name suggests the Gelly range has an almost wet look high gloss finish which reminded me of the gel nails you can get done at salons. After a summer of wearing lots of matte nail varnishes this looks impossibly glamorous.
It went on easily and as with all Barry M nail varnishes dried fully in a matter of minutes (why oh why do so many nail varnishes stay tacky for so long? I have a life to lead I can't spend half an hour rendered useless by my nail polish)
|Purple nails, Purple Lipstick, Purple Lippy-I'm a walking grape!|
I'm wearing the plum shade in these pictures and think it works particularly well on short nails. It reminds me a lot of an OPI shade I had a while back called "William tell me about" which I loved.Its a really dark vampy colour and the high gloss stops it looking too emo.
As always with such a dark colour I used a base coat and whilst it looked pretty good with just one coat of polish for the thick gel like finish you do need two.
|Peek a boo|
Overall I'm absolutely loving these. My only slight grumble is that it seemed to chip a bit quicker than normal Barry M nail paint and I only got one full day of non chipped nails, by the middle of day two I had a few little chips, however this still out performs every other budget nail polish I have by a country mile and I'm definitely going to get a few more-well at £3.99 it would be rude not to.
The Gelly Hi Shine nail paints launch on www.Barrym.com September 21st
and hit Superdrug September 26th and Boots October 3rd
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