Thursday, 20 September 2012

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint Review

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. 

Plum Claws

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 September 21st
 and hit  Superdrug September 26th and Boots October 3rd

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