Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Review | Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints Review Belle-amie
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints Blueberry Grapefruit Prickly Pear Plum Review Belle-amie
Left to right: Blueberry, Grapefruit, Prickly Pear & Plum
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints Blueberry Grapefruit Prickly Pear Plum Swatches Review Belle-amie

I have always been a huge fan of Barry M's nail paints and over the years, I have collected quite a few of them! The quality and range of their nail paints is amazing for how cheap they are. One of the latest collections to be released was the "Gelly Nail Effects" which are meant to look like gel nails. I fell in love with the colour selection and decided to pick up two in Blueberry and Prickly Pear. I was then lucky enough to win Chelsea's, from Through Chelsea's Eyes, giveaway where I received 2 new shades in Grapefruit and Plum (plus another Prickly Pear which I gave to my mum because she loves lilac nail polish!).

I'll be honest and say that when I first tried these nail paints, I was rather disappointed! I found that they applied really thin and streaky and just didn't live up to the standard nail paints! However, I later found out that you need to apply these nail paints much thicker than normal nail polish in order to have an opaque finish. Or, you could build up lots of thin layers for the same result, but I don't think I would have the time to do that. In the photo I am wearing 2 thick coats of each polish and as you can see the result is lovely! These polishes are really nice to apply and the finish is opaque and glossy without the need of a top coat! But, because you need to apply so much nail polish, the drying time is so long! They take forever to touch dry and even after then you have to be extra careful because it's so easy to smudge and ruin the polish. I also find that once they are dry, as there's so much polish on your nail, they're quite easy to peel off and chip so a thin layer of top coat is essential to keep them on your nails!

Despite these faults, I think these nail paints are lovely and absolutely perfect for Summer! The colour selection is amazing and there isn't a shade that I wouldn't buy. If you love the look of bright, glossy nails then these nail paints will be perfect for you. There is also a Summer collection of shades which include: Lychee, Dragon Fruit, Greenberry and Papaya, all of which look so pretty. Papaya and Dragon Fruit are definitely the next ones to buy on my list though, especially that Barry M nail paints are usually on offer!

Have you tried the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints?

34 comments:

  1. I love this range of nail polishes! I didn't find that it took ages to dry though, I used two coats of the polish and the drying time was as long as most Barry M polishes are x

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  2. I love my one I have. Plum looks so good. May need to invest! x

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  3. I have the Plum one, tried using it once, never again! It just would not dry - 2 hours after I painted them, they were still smudging and very tacky to the touch x

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  4. These all look to lovely! My favourite is definitely blueberry!
    xxx

    http://just-a-teenage-heart.blogspot.com

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  5. I was thinking of buying these but from what I can tell they don't live up to the gelly finish? I do LOVE the normal BarryM nail paints though!

    Charlotte xxx
    http://charlottesconfashions.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Thats a pain that they take a long time to dry, I would end up smudging all of mine. Although I do love the colour range and blueberry is my favourite. x
    www.fromnicolewithlove.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I am really liking plum from your photo xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. They are really pretty love plum! :) x

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  9. really want to try the coral colour looks perfect, I have the green one and the lilac and light blue. They really are my favourite ever nail polishes!

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  10. Haven't tried these yet but really want to!! They are so pretty!

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. The prickly pear one looks really nice! http://fluffyelephantsmiles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. This range looks so absolutely gorgeous... I've fallen in love with all of the colors I've seen around the blogosphere!! I just wish Barry M was readily available here in the states :(

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  13. Those colours are so pretty, im currently on a ban on buying nail polishes and this isnt helping! x

    www.justshazea.blogspot.com

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  14. I've invested in Watermelon for my giveaway -

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    Lovely review! I love the colour prickly pear, very pretty

    Meg

    xxx

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  15. I have plum and pomegranate, need to pick up some more colours though. They're such a lovely polish, even if they take ages to dry x

    srslylou.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I love all of these colours in this collection! :) XO

    Honey
    www.imhoneyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I LOVE the colour of 'grapefruit', but gelly paints could never work for me as I would peel them off after ten minutes!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  18. So pretty, I got Pomegranate the other day. Love it <3
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  19. I've been meaning to try these for so long! Grapefruit is perfect for the summertime!x

    www.youcantastethebrightlights.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Grapefruit is a stunning colour! Not something i'd normally go for but i think it'll be perfect for spring! Definitely getting it! xx

    http://velvet-ghost.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. i need to get this! Grapefruit looks amazing and so does plum :)

    please check out my blog, if you have the time?
    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I already have some of these! but, not gonna lie, want every single colour!

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  23. Woah they are making me drool. When I saw them in the bottle I liked the look of Prickly Pear but on the nails my god I want them all!
    Kerry | Kerralina x
    P.S. I'm having a giveaway if you wanted to take a peek!

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  24. Oooh plum is gorgeous :-)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I am planning on getting papaya too as its lovely! but before that I need grapefruit in my life!
    hareem x

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  26. I need to try these, the colours are amazing!

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  27. Prickly Pear is soooo nice, I'm trying to find a reason to jusify buying it (I have so many nail polishes)

    Lovely pictures too :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  28. Love prickly pear and grapefruit :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  29. These look amazing! Love prickly pear! xo
    http://hollieappleby.blogspot.com/

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  30. I have most of the Gelly collection now, but must get my hands on Grapefruit though! :)

    Laura's All Made Up ♥

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  31. I love prickly pear! I'm looking to continue on my collection of nail varnishes... I used to just buy them at random but now I know the specific brand and type of colors I want, so saving up for all the ones I'd like should be interesting!

    Becky xx

    Come visit me at: http://tiedyeandteacups.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. I love gel polishes so I am going to have to buy these! I am your newest follower from the Friend Connect Blog Hop :)

    Justina @ http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

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  33. Your nails are beautiful! Plum looks like such a lovely colour. Grapefruit is prefect for Summer.

    www.XxClaireLouisexX.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. these look lush. Just found your blog and love it! I added a button to my page too. Think your photos are great quality and well written reviews, def a new follower x

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