Beauty : Barry M High Shine Gelly 'Blue Grape'

Friday, 9 May 2014

It’s been a while since I purchased new nail polish. It’s rare for my nails to be in good condition and long, but when they are I have to get some new colours to add to my collection. Over recent months I have heard a lot of good things about the Barry M Gelly nail polishes, so last weekend I decided to treat myself after seeing a 3 for 2 offer in Superdrug. 

Blue Grape is a gorgeous, colbalt blue, which as the line suggests provides a great shine! I usually reserve blues for the colder months, however due to the vibrancy of this shade, I think it is perfect for the upcoming summer months. Definitely a shade you could rock at a festival. In regards to application, I took two coats for an opaque finish. Which I am pretty happy with! The consistency of the varnish is slightly thicker than the regular nail paints from Barry M but that is expected when you are going for a gel effect finish. Even though this nail paint provides fantastic shine, I did apply a top coat afterwards – My current go to is Sally Hansen Instadry. I can’t paint my nails and not apply a topcoat, it seems ‘wrong’ if I don’t! This particular shade lasted a good few days before chipping

The Barry M Gelly polishes retail at £3.99 which is great value for money – even better when boots or superdrug have 3 for 2 offers on. The other shades I purchased were Papya and Pomegranate. I have just seen Corries post about some new shades coming out so I might have to add a couple of those to my stash too!

Have you tried this line of Barry M Nail paints yet?

Much love, 


  1. I've not tried this range of Barry M nail polishes, but this colour is absolutely amazing. Looks fantastic!

  2. Such a prettiful shade! I love the formula of these so really want to try it!


  3. such a gorgeous colour!

  4. I LOVE the Gelly polishes, and this colour is particularly pretty. Want! xx

  5. This is a stunning bold blue shade! The BarryM Gelly nail polishes are some of the best Ive used. Such a great colour selection too

  6. I haven't tried the barrym nail polishes yet but this shade is gorgeous :)

    xx Vivi

  7. I love this colour, and the gelly shine range in general :)

    Kate xo //

  8. For some reason I can't get into the Gelly polishes, they seem to look amazing and professional on other people (you included!) but they just seem to go all gloomy on me. Maybs I'm just applying them cack handed! xx

  9. Lovely colour! I don't own many blues, this is perfect for Summer <3 x

    Sarah @ xx

  10. Holy Moly! This is beautiful!!



  11. Wow, this is such a pretty shade!


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