Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Prickly Pear: NOTD, Review and Swatches

I always gravitate to purple nail polishes so Prickly Pear was an obvious choice from the new Barry M Gelly range. A unique pastel purple with tones of blue and grey. I love the formula of the original Barry M Nail Paints so I was excited to see how these matched up.

Firstly I found the formula quite thick which made it hard to apply neatly and meant it took a while to dry fully. I also found I preferred three coats of this as I found two coats chipped easily. These are long lasting and 'hi shine' on the nails though I think I left this colour on for nearly 7 days with only a little bit of tip wear. I'd be happy to work with the formula and the longer drying time to get the amazing finish and long lasting colour. I also have the shade Green Berry, somewhere between a turquoise and jade green, which looks really bright and shiny on the nails but I had the same problems with the formula.

Barry M Gelly Hi  Shine Gel Effect Nail Polish - Boots - £3.99

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Love Georgia xxx


  1. I hate it when nail polishes take ages to dry, I haven't got enough time to sit around and just wait for them! haha I still really want this though, it's a lovely colour, and your nails are so nice! The perfect length and shape!
    Eleanor x


    1. Thanks. Me neither I always forget and end up with dents in them , too impatient xx