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,