Manicure Monday: Barry M Gelly Polishes

Today has been a beautiful day in London- why can’t every sunny Monday be a bank holiday. I spent it in the park with friends and family but managed to get some time to swatch a few nail polishes to share with you.

The Barry M polishes seem to be quite popular at the moment, I mentioned before that I was begining to fall out of love with Barry M as they just weren’t doing anything new but they have recently brought out some exciting new things!

I have been very impressed with the colours from their Gelly Hi-shine range and have been giving them all a good go. The application is where I would say this nail polish is let down a little, as it is quite thick you have to be very careful not to overload the nail especially on the second coat as it will easily move the first coat. Other than that the finish is great, very shiny as you would expect. It dried really quickly and I don’t have any particular problems with chipping. Where the range shines is the colours as there are some real gems!

Key Lime*
Probably the one that caught my eye first as it is quite a daring colour in my opinion. Its a yellow based green and if Kermit the Frog ever became a nail polish this is what he would be. Also quite similar to Ciate Mojito which I blogged about a while back, but much cheaper.

Very bright orange which I think would quickly become a summer favourite with everyone although it didn’t apply as well as I had hoped.

Left to right
A bright peach, a darker sister to the famous Barry M Peach Melba
Passion Fruit*
Initially I really wasn’t too fussed about this colour but it’s actually very pretty. A bright red which leans slightly to the pink side but really beautiful! (and I never like pinks or reds)
The one polish I would say there is nothing special about, just a boring barbie pink with a very slight shimmer. Although others may like it isn’t for me!

Left to right
Needed another coat but is a beautiful colour! A beautiful mint green/blue which really accentuates a tan
A dark turquoise
Blue Grape*
I LOVE this shade which is a bright navy, it reminds me of a higher end nail polish I shared recently but I’ll feature that in a dupe post soon! I also posted a picture on Instagram of me wearing it…

I also had a bit of fun using a few of the colours and the Barry M nail pens on one of my friends nails…

*Limited edition and part of Summer 2013 collection
What colour is your favourite?
ps please ignore my cuticles they need some TLC!
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  1. 6th May 2013 / 8:14 pm

    All of these colours look gorgeous! Definitely going to purchase them.


  2. 6th May 2013 / 8:14 pm

    I popped into Superdrugs JUST to pick up the Greenberry shade…it is soooo gorgeous! Can't wait to put it on my nails! 🙂

    Aysh xox

    • 6th May 2013 / 8:21 pm

      I agree although it's not for everyone! X

  3. 6th May 2013 / 8:18 pm

    I will deffo be getting key lime and guava they are gorgeous shades! I have a few of the gelly hi shines i am getting on well with them im glad barry m are bringing out some summer shades! Lovely post! Xx

    • 6th May 2013 / 8:38 pm

      Yeah so am I, especially as they're so affordable! X

  4. 6th May 2013 / 8:18 pm

    I need to try these, I love the blue! Gorgeous! Xx

  5. 6th May 2013 / 8:20 pm

    Really nice colors, especially like Passion Fruit and Key Lime-that one looks great on you:)

  6. 6th May 2013 / 8:25 pm

    Need to get papaya! x

  7. 6th May 2013 / 8:32 pm

    i've heard so many good things about the gelly nail polishes, i must pick some up next time i'm at the drugstore! xxx

    • 6th May 2013 / 8:39 pm

      Yeah I think they're great for the price! X

  8. 6th May 2013 / 10:07 pm

    The Greenberry one is so pretty! I really need to try these Gelly polishes from Barry M xx

  9. 6th May 2013 / 10:10 pm

    Close between papaya and blue grape, have to give it to papaya

  10. 6th May 2013 / 10:24 pm

    Love blue grape!!! <3

  11. 6th May 2013 / 10:58 pm

    so many nice colors and the leopard mani is so cool 🙂

    • 7th May 2013 / 4:03 pm

      I forgot to swatch Lychee… Opss! But it is one of my favorites too!

    • 7th May 2013 / 4:03 pm

      It would look great! Let me know how you get on! X

  12. 7th May 2013 / 5:59 pm

    I'm slowly acquiring more and more of these gelly polishes – they're my favourites and the moment and they keep brining out such lovely shades. Greenberry looks gorgeous in your swatch so I think that's next on my list 🙂

    Gem xx

    flutter and sparkle

  13. 9th May 2013 / 8:28 am

    Totally cute blog you have here. (: I'm looking for more international blogs to follow and to get in toutch with now that my own blog is international again. (:

    Ohhh and I looooove Key Lime and Guava. 😛

    Greetings from Denmark.

  14. 11th May 2013 / 12:54 pm

    Those colors are so beautiful! I really love Mango!


  15. 12th May 2013 / 1:22 pm

    These all look great. I am loving BarryM polishes they have such a great range, the Mando and Key Lime ones are my fave.

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