Monday, 24 February 2014

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Blueberry

Hi Beauts.

I seem to have a bit of an obsession with Barry M nail polish, and can't seem to stop buying more shades. I think so far, my favourite formula has to be their Gelly Hi Shine because they're so smooth to apply and look so glossy, hence the name 'Gelly Hi-Shine'. 
So far I have 3 shades in my nail polish collection but definitely want them all. One in particular that I've had my eye on for a while is 'Blueberry', it's such a gorgeous blue/purple colour and reminds me of Bluebells.

I could resist no longer and had to make a purchase before I talked myself out of adding yet another nail polish to my overflowing collection. I'm so glad I finally bought it and I'm kind of kicking myself that I didn't buy it sooner. 
This is most certainly a shade that would be perfect for the spring and summer seasons, however I don't play by the rules so I wear lights and brights in winter and darks in the summer, and vice versa obviously. Rock whichever shade you like ladies!

Like I mentioned earlier, this shade reminds me of Bluebells because it's not quite blue but not quite purple either. And from swatches I've seen, I think this could be a good alternative (not so much a dupe) for Essies Bikini so teeny.

I always find Barry M nail paints to apply smoothly and always only need 2 coats to get a beautiful opaque colour, but I do think because the Gelly Hi-Shine are so glossy, they do apply a little more smoothly. The finish is what you'd expect - glossy and gelly like, and what I love is that over the days the glossiness and shine doesn't fade.
Last but not least is lasting power. I'm kind of naughty with nail polish and never wear a base or top coat, but even without both of these I still get a good 4 - 5 days wear before I notice any chipping. I do think, if I wore a base and top coat I'd probably get another day or 2. This shade shall definitely be making it to my February favourites, that's for sure!

What's your favourite shade from Barry M?

Stacey x


  1. I love this formula and the shade is soooo pretty. I hope there will be more colors in this range soon :o) Xx

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  2. I have this shade, i love it, great for spring nails! x