Gelly Hi-Sine Nail Paint by Barry M

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


I recently bought these two little treats because I fancied a bit of a change.  I have a lot of bright colours but I never really jumped on the pastel shade ban wagon...until now.
I spotted the Gelly Hi-Shine polishes by Barry M in a variety of different colours  and I wanted them all but thought I should try and curb my excitement a little and test out a couple first as I hadn't used these before.
I went for “Dragon” a light pink shade and “prickly pear” which is a pastel lilac colour.



tried the pink first as it just happened to go with the outfit I was planning on wearing that day.  At first I wasn’t too sure how I felt about the texture of the polish, obviously as the name suggests it aims to be more of a gel consistency but felt it was going on quite streaky and it took ages for the first coat to dry (you definitely need two coats with these) so applying the second coat while it was still tacky made the polish lift in places.
I ended up removing it all and reapplying, this time waiting longer for the first coat to dry before finishing with the second coat. This time I was much more careful with the application. In the end I was really pleased with the coverage and I was impressed by how opaque the colour was after the second coat as I thought it was going to let me down.



I have a very hands on job and am too lazy most days to wear a top coat but this polish lasted me for two days and just started chipping today which is why I have changed to the lilac shade. With a top coat this would last a good few days easy. Usually my polish chips the same day! I know I know i need a good top coat.
I have just applied the prickly pear colour today and this time took my time on application again I am really pleased with the end results.

Overall i would recommend these if you have the time and patience to apply it correctly, if you are anything like me you want a quick easy polish that will do with one coat this isn't a 
polish for you but it is a lovely change for those days when you have a little more time to spare.
For £3.99 you can’t go wrong, amazing value, especially as they were on offer for buy one get one half price in Boots : )
Price *****
Colour *****
Stayability ****

Application ***

Quality *****
You can buy this here

Toodle-oo

Lisa xx  



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40 comments

  1. Lovely summer colours I love hearing of a nail polish that lasts beyond a day!
    Photos great too.
    www.fairysbeautychest.com

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    1. Really is a luxury for me to find a polish that lasts so long, well worth the extra application time!
      Lx

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  2. Love these colors, I wish I could get my hands on some Barry M polishes.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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    1. They are a bargain too what a shame!

      Lx

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  3. Oh, I am drooling over the purple color. What a gorgeous pairing you got. Thanks for the share!

    http://kaciethings.blogspot.com/

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    1. They were just what i was looking for il be going back for the pale blue and mint green

      Lx

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  5. I love both of them! I really want to try Barry M!

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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    1. If you can get your hands on them go for it hun!

      Lx

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  6. Lovely colors you have go t there! Always loved barry m nail polish!

    www.gwiyomistyle.net

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    1. Think im going to have to expand my collection!

      Lx

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  7. Im a massive fan of the BarryM Gelly nails! i want every colour!! x

    www.zoegeorgina.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha me too im glad they arent too expensive!

      Lx

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  8. amazing colors *_* your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  9. Try seche vite topcoat, you apply a thick coat over still tacky polish and it speeds up drying time and makes your mani last longer. I've got prickly pear but also recommend guava, it's a lush colour x

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  10. I LOVE these polishes! They're amazing!

    Lizzie xo
    beinglizzie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I honestly wasnt expecting to like these but im really impressed!

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  11. I really like the second colour. I love Barry M nail colours!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  12. Oh wow they're both such gorgeous colours. I find the formula a bit hit and miss, but it looks so pretty on the nails xx
    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Ye i know what you mean but im happy with the end result so good for the money.

      Lx

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  13. I'm so impatient when it comes to painting my nails. This might be something that's hard for me to work with, but I guess the end results is worth it.
    Emily xo
    http://daisylocks.blogspot.com/

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    1. I am the most impatient person and i got there in the end , once you get the timing right its fine.

      Lx

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  14. I own two of these gelly nailvarnishes. I have the purple, and the bluey one! I find the colours slightly difficult to wear, but love the finish of them :) great post.

    laurathinksabout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. they are unusual colours but thats what drew me to them i guess. Thanks hun

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  15. I haven't tried these polishes by Barry M yet but the finish seems to be amazing!! Lovely blog!
    Rachael x
    Rachaeleeno | Beauty, Fashion & Thoughts

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    1. i was impressed as i didn't hold out much hope after the first coat.

      thanks hunny

      Lx

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  16. Been hearing such good things about those polishes!! Really wish I could try those!
    Following you now hope you follow back :)

    http://itsjessicachoy.blogspot.com/

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    1. thanks hunny we will check out your blog.

      Lx

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  17. Love the colours! I haven't actually tried Gelly polishes from Barry M, need to get round to it x

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    1. I thought so too I am so used to just buying bright bold colours of darks that i fancied a change and these stood out. Definitely go and grab yourself at least one : )

      Lx

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  18. pretty colors :) never tried barry m but when i see them ill take a look at this line :D

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  19. I really love those nail polish colors!
    I'm following you.
    Kisses
    http://specialsensationsdiary.blogspot.com

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  20. Body painting can be so dangerous sometime that it can harm our body and skin so we have to use the body paint
    very carefully.

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