Sunday 24 March 2013

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint: It's Love!

Morning ladies!
I know I'm not the only one to be harping on about these particular polishes lately, and I'm not one for jumping on bandwagons unless I REALLY feel like I have to, but I've been enjoying these Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint shades so much recently and I really wanted to share the colours with you and give you my thoughts on the range. I'm not a massive fan of the regular Nail Paint but I've really been embracing these ones and have been very impressed. 

As you can see, the shades I have are...

GNP5 - Blueberry
GNP6 - Prickly Pear
GNP12 - Greenberry

There are a total of 13 shades in the range, so I have yet to even scratch the surface, but these were the ones that most appealed to me from first discovering the range and I'm sure I'll catch up eventually. I seem to be picking them at a rate of 1 per train commute to University as I just can't resist the Boots store in London St Pancras. 

Greenberry is just that little bit brighter than any other minty green shade I have in my collection (and I have about 7) which makes it a bit special in my opinion. This shade was all over my Instagram and I just fell in love with it immediately. I find it slightly gloopier and harder work to apply than the other 2 shades I have from the range, but I'm not sure if that's just because I got a dodgy one or whether the formula really does differ from polish to polish. 

Prickly Pear (bit of an odd name for a pale, greyish Lilac shade in my opinion) is so pretty. It's the palest out of the 3 and takes a little more building up than the others, which I could probably get away with a single coat of if I was in a hurry. This one definitely requires a second coat, but I usually always do a second coat anyways so it's not a massive issue. 

Blueberry was the first shade I bought from the range and I love it. For some reason I've been hankering after blue nails a lot recently and there are several other blues on my list. It's a lot brighter on the nails than it appears in the bottle in my opinion, particularly in natural light. I did a Monday Manicure post with it not long ago (Link) and teamed it with the Denim Nail Paint as an accent. 

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint costs £3.99 for a 10ml bottle which is a great price. I find the polishes to be extremely glossy AND long wearing (which is something I haven't always associated with Barry M polishes). I do tend to add a top coat just to protect it that little bit more, but the swatches above were done using 2 coats of Gelly only. 

I'm sure you all know where you can purchase these polishes by now (Boots, Superdrug, yadda yadda yadda...) but if you want more info on the polishes, mail order and to see the full range of shades, do check out

Are you loving Barry M polishes lately?? Which shades are your favourite?? What colours will you be wearing on your nails for Spring/Summer?? 


  1. I haven't tried Barry M nail polish in years but love these! I have a few and want to try Blueberry next :)

    1. The formula really is so much better isn't it! I find the original nail paints to be so wishy washy

  2. These colours are SO perfect for spring! GOrgeous xo

  3. I have pomegrante. And love it! xx

  4. i keep almost buying them then convincing myself i don't need them... i'm going to cave soon though cause i'm hearing far to many good things about them!

    Lauren x

  5. I have papaya and dragon fruit, but want to own the entire collection! I love this nail polishes! :)


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