love Barry M products because they are just so cheap that it means that I can buy and experiment and not worry too much if I don’t like something. The range is absolutely huge and within that they have some rubbish products but they have more good than bad especially because of how inexpensive that they are to buy.
I love their nail paints and as well as plain colours they also have some with effects too such as the Gelly nail paints which give a really high gloss finish.
The colours that the Gelly nail paints come in is really fun and vibrant too and there are loads of cute colours to choose from.
The Gelly nail paints give a high shine gel like finish to them and they come with a chip resistant formula. They have a really high level of pigment in them which gives a smooth and vibrant colour and surprisingly for a cheap polish you only need one coat most of the time.
The colour dries to a really glossy and shiny finish and it is definitely evident that these are high shine and not just a normal polish. They look amazing and make my nails very striking. I never really keep polish on that long as I like to change the colour quite often but when I am wearing these the colour is quite strong and resists chips even when I knock my nails which is impressive since I have used polishes which cost £20 and chip when I knock them.
I have these in several different colours and all of them are great and the best thing about them is that they only cost £3.99 each so you can buy a few and experiment with different high shine colours without breaking the bank.
This nail varnish is by far one of the best out there at the moment. They have a great range of colors and they are perfect. I think that they have great coverage and the jelly effect leaves them looking extremely shiny and and it lasts for ages.
I am a MASSIVE Barry M fan anyway but these nail polishes are really good!
I saw them in the shop & really liked the Blueberry shade, so immediately bought it. When I got home I applied 2 coats and a clear top coat and it last for 5 days without a chip. Even nail polishes that claim to be non-chip, chip anyway, but this was incredible. Plus it did have the 'Hi Shine' as promised and they looked really healthy.
I love them as it looks like there constantly wet that how SHINY they are and they don't need a TOP COAT. Some people may think they are a little expensive for a nail varnish however with the super shiny last and beautiful bright colors then they are definitely worth it.
I have fallen in love with them ! Applied it straight away and it dries within a few minutes and around 5 days later, the shine and pigments of the colors are still so bright and glossy after at least 5 days , absolutely gorgeous definatly going too buy more colors!!!
I would definitely recommend this product to any one that wants the gel effect on their nails without having to pay the high price of visiting a salon!
I try and paint my nails frequently to keep them looking good but have been getting a little fed up of polish either looking dull or chipping quickly. I therefore recently went on the hunt for some new nail polish that not only helped solve these problems but also was in a reasonable price range. On a trip to Boots I spotted the Barry M Gelly High Shine Nail Paint priced at just £3.99 a bottle
The nail paint comes in a large variety of different colours, I opted for ‘passion fruit’ which is a bright coral colour. The polish comes packaged in a small square glass bottle allowing you to see the vibrant colour inside. The lid is sliver and screws onto the bottle with the application brush attached to the inside of the lid.
The nail polish states that it provides a glossy finish in just one coat and has a chip resistant formula. To apply the nail polish it advises you to firstly apply a base coat, then shake the bottle well before applying ½ coats and to finish with a top coat.
I have used this nail polish several times since I purchased it and have been very impressed with it. Firstly it is easy to apply, the lid of the bottle which also acts as the brush handle is easy to hold and the brush glides the polish over the nail easily and smoothly leaving an even coating. Even with one coat I am able to achieve a nice even covering and the colour is bright and glossy and my nail tip does not show through the colour. It also dries very quickly and hardens rather than being tacky for a long time. The colour I chose was very bright and I did use it the first time without a base coat which I would not advise as the colour did stain my nail. As far as longevity goes then this is one of the best polishes I have used as even one coat lasts 2-3 days before any chips being to appear and if applied with two coats and a top coat it lasts even longer. Since using this polish I have had several people comment on the colour and shine of the polish on my nails. You do need to have a good quality strong nail polish remover to take this polish off as it is quite a task but if you do apply a base coat as directed then it does make it easier.
Overall I have been very impressed with this nail polish especially for the cost. It is as stated glossy and doesn’t chip as easily as some other brands. I also loved the vibrancy of the colour I purchased and others in the range and will certainly be purchasing some more in the near future. 5 stars from me.
I have always loved barrym nail polishes since i was a teen so when they released the gelly formula i was keen to give it a go. When they were first released i honestly wasn't crazy about many of the colours but their new autumn colours for 2014 are just gorgeous and much more up my alley.
Most recently i bought a gorgeous fall mustard colour and a deep brown colour called cocoa. I bought mine from superdrug and paid £3.99 a bottle for them which is a great price for a nail polish so definitely no complaints there! They are easy to pick up in boots and online too.
The bottle is square which makes it easier to hold whilst painting your nails and the lid gives good grip too. The brush is a nice size and easily allows you to paint your nail in three strokes. The formula is gorgeous and thick and slicks on really well. I find 2 coats is perfect in any of the shades to get a super intense colour and you could probably get away with one if you were in a rush. The polish dries in average time for a polish and it is super high shine when it dries, it looks just like a professional gel polish, i was really impressed for a high street brand.
It lasts fairly well, i got 3 days totally chip free which is good going as i am a mum of 3 young children so constantly using my hands and have them in and out of water. A top coat would probably help make it last even longer.
Its easy to take off and ive not had any problems with it staining my nails either.
This is one of my favourite nail polishes by far and is my go to for high shine pretty nails!
Barry M gelly shine nail paints are by far some of the best nail polishes on the market and at such an affordable price I can see myself continuing to buy these for a long time.
They come in such a wide variety of colours from bright to neon to pastel, you name it, it's probably there. The gel formula comes off so opaque on the nails with just 2 coats and leaves a gorgeous "gel effect" shine. It is quite thick and does take a little longer to dry than thinner nail polishes. However when it has dried fully it is just as glossy as the initial application and lasts well on the nail.
I don't start to notice chipping in this nail polish until at least 2 weeks of wear. Due to its gel formula, it does tend to peel off easily once it has become chipped and I would recommend taking all of it off before reapplying rather than touching it up. I have never experience staining of my nails with any of the colours I own and it comes off extremely easily with any nail polish remover.
The brush in this nail polish is quite long and holds a lot of product so it is important that you wipe off the excess on the side of the bottle before you apply it to your nail. The brush spreads out nicely to create an even coat across the nail in 1 or 2 swipes. The polish settles beautifully on the nail leaving it smooth and evenly covered.
At £4 this nail polishes are so affordable and great value so I would definitely recommend them to everyone.
I am a loyal Barry M nail varnish customer and I must say most of my collection is this brand with most colours and the occasional effects one. I also always use Barry M undercoat and topcoat which I also love.
When I saw this gelly collection I was intrigued to see what the gelly was actually going to do, however I loved one of the shades and so decided to try it out. The shade I bought was a nude colour and as usual it went on really nicely, and did seem a slightly thicker texture than their usual polishes.
To use this I would lift the brush and wipe off the excess from one side, using the wet side to paint the nail. Whilst painting on the nail it connected and sank in nicely together and did give a thick gel appearance which was nice. I didn't feel the need to go over them again but I did anyway, however I feel that with the lighter shades this may be neccasary. I also used this with my Rimmel matte top coat varnish and the shine dies down straight away so I know often paint all my fingers the same shade, and then matte my ring fingers and thumbs! :)
I really liked the way this had gone on and once dried I liked the overall appearance, and I would definitely purchase more from this range. I would like to add however that I don't know if it's just me, but the Barry M nail varnishes seem to be so overpowering in scent.. I know all nail varnishes obviously smell but these seem extra strong. Just a side note - this could be just me :)
Because I am off on holiday soon I want a long lasting nail colour (I’m only taking hand luggage so can’t pack nail polish to repair chips so want something that will last for the four days I am away without paying out for Shellacs).< /b>< /b>
So when I saw this from Barry M I thought I would give it a go as it promised to give that Gel like look (although it doesn’t promise to be long lasting) and having read reviews I thought it would be perfect. < /b>< /b>
*What it promises*< /b>< /b>
According to Barry M “Hi shine Gel effect Nail Paint provides an extra glossy finish”. So I thought I would give it a go to see whether I could get that Gel look at a fraction of the price. The colour range is quite good although it does focus on bright neon and fashion colours. < /b>< /b>
*What you get*< /b>< /b>
I bought the Coconut colour which was a pale pinky nude colour. Applying the polish was ok the packaging was fairly standard for a Barry M nail colour and the brush was a standard size so fairly easy to apply on that score but the nail polish was quite thick which wasn’t ideal. < /b>< /b>
I applied two coats but was quite disappointed as it was far from Hi-Shine (the whole point of buying the nail polish) it just looked like standard nail polish which is ok as I like the colour but it only lasted about a day and a half and looked a bit uneven because it was so thick. < /b>< /b>
*Conclusion*< /b>< /b>
At 3.99GBP it is the same price as the SEVENTEEN Gel colour which also isn’t that shiny but lasts so much longer so I would rather buy that one. Maybe other colours are shinier of this but the coconut is a bit of a washout. < /b>< /b>
I am in love with nail polishes. Barry M was a brand I had never even tried until just over a year ago and I had been missing out.
There products are fantastic and the Gelly Nail Effect Paints are no exception. These nail polishes are highly pigmented and have a very gel-like shine finish. These are not Gel Polishes and do not require UV sealing, they are normal nail polishes with an added shine.
Do not expect these polishes to last like UV Gel polishes do as they are prone to chipping after a couple of days, depending on what you get up to.
Although these polishes have the high shine finish, I often paint a top coat over them to further enhance the shine and staying power. You definitely require more than one coat to achieve full coverage, I have been known to paint 3 coats, although I am a bit of a perfectionist and need to see no natural nail colour at all.
I have purchased these polishes in a few colours so far and have been very impressed with the quality, especially for such a fantastic price.
The Barry M Gelly Nail Paints (or Hi Shine Gel Nail Paint to give them their full name as per the Boots
website) comes in 17 colours:-
They retail at £3.99 each in Boots and Superdrug but can be picked up a little cheaper from places like Amazon.
The polishes aim to create a professional gel look leaving nails looking super glossy in just one coat.
I think that Barry succeed in this aim. I have a few different shades of the Gelly polishes and you definitely do only require one coat in order for your nails to be fully opaque.
Also, the longevity of these polishes is fantastic. I have nails that are notorious for chipping but I can wear these polishes for up to a week without any chips, usually I get a couple of them around the edges of my nails after five days wear. I'd say that's pretty good going for a nail polish and that it really displays how strong the formula is.
The only negatives I do have are that if you apply a little too much it does look very gloopy on the nails and the finish isn't so nice, and secondly, they o take a little while to dry.
Other than those little niggles, the Barry M Gelly nail polishes definitely come highly recommended from me and I particularly love the shade Lychee if you're looking for a place to start.
After years of dealing with my nail polish instantly going dull and chipping within minutes of wearing it - i finally discovered Barry M Gelly Nail Paint and what a life saver!!
First of all i notice it only takes 1 coat to get the perfect coverage! It's not patchy and goes on perfectly. The drying time is perfect - literally 2 minutes in my experience!!
My favourite thing about the polish is obviously the 'high shine' - it looks like you've been and had shellac nails done at a salon and thats what i love most about the polish!
There must be something in the nail polish that makes it less likely to chipping as i managed 5 days without a single chip! which is completely unknown in the world of normal polishes which seem to chip the moment you put them on!!
I would highly recommend buying this polish (in any colour of your choice) if you want salon finished nails without the cost! It's available at most good retailers (superdrug, boots etc) so its so easy to get hold of!!
Im a nail technician and find it very hard to find long lasting nail polish at a reasonable price. This polish comes in a lot of different colours, which is a huge advantage. This polish was easy to apply and lasted on my nails for just over a week. Which in my opinion is excellent as normal polishes tend to only stay non chipped for a couple of days. It leaves a shiny finish and gel like feel. Its perfect on your toes as it lasts a lot lot longer. So ideal if your going on holiday, and don't want to go to a salon. I purchased mine for around £3.50, but I have seen them cheaper than this, so best to shop around. The only bad thing I could say about this as the brush can sometimes turn tacky if left unused for a space of time. But I would recommend this product, it is a must have!
Barry M offer an extensive range of nail colours and today, I will be discussing my use of 'Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint'.
The Gelly range includes approximately 18 different shades including pink, orange, lime green and blue shades. Barry M promise that this nail paint will leave nails with an 'extra glossy finish' by applying just one coat. It also has a 'chip-resistant' formula. It is recommended that you apply a base coat to prevent your nails from staining and then one or two coats of nail paint. You can also follow with a top coat if you wish to.
The packaging for this nail paint is very simple yet quite attractive and eye catching. The nail paint is presented in a tough, clear glass bottle with a silver lid. The bottle holds 10ml of nail paint and the shade name is printed on the bottom of each bottle.
~Where To Buy~
A 10ml bottle of Gelly Hi-Shine is available from Boots (www.boots.com) and Superdrug (www.superdrug.com). Expect pay around £3.99 per bottle. Boots currently have a special promotion running whereby you can receive a second bottle of nail paint for 1/2 price.
I may not be a girly girl in most respects but do I love painting my nails. I look after my nails well and like them to look pretty and presentable. I own a number of Barry M nail paints and recently added this Gelly Hi-Shine one to my collection after reading some positive reviews. I bought shade 'Pomegranate' from Boots. I bought two nail paints and received a Limited Edition one for free! I was spoiled for choice when it came to choosing between the various shades on offer. There is an excellent selection and there is likely to be something there to suit everyone. I chose Pomegranate as I wanted a nice shade to brighten up my nails for a party as I was wearing a black dress and black shoes.
The first time I used this nail paint, I only used it on my toe nails and opted for a slightly different shade on my finger nails. Both nail colours were from the Barry M range but different collections within the range. I have to say though, I much prefer the overall look of Gelly nail paints and have gone on to use Pomegranate on my fingernails too. I have been impressed but not 100% satisfied with my Gelly Hi-Shine nail paint. Let me discuss further...
The nail paint itself is quite thick and I have noticed that the contents of my 10ml bottle are going down quite quickly when compared to other nail colours that I own. Within the bottle, Pomegranate is a gorgeous red shade which, at times, appears dark pink. The wand attached to the inside of the silver lid is a good length and features a good quality brush with a durable yet flexible feel to it. The lid is a good shape and size to hold which makes applying the nail paint very easy indeed as I have more control over it.
The nail paint takes very little time to apply. After applying a base coat and giving the bottle a quick shake, my nails are ready to be painted. This nail paint glides over my nails very smoothly and doesn't appear gloopy or make much mess considering how thick it is. I find that a sweep up the middle of my nail and then at each side more than sufficient to fully cover my nail. Any mess around the sides of my nails is easily removed with a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover.
With my toenails, I found one coat more than sufficient. Barry M do not give any indication of how long this nail paint should take to dry but I would say my toenails were touch dry within a few minutes but I allowed at least ten minutes to ensure there was no smudges. Pomegranate looked lovely on my toenails - a bright red but not a vampy sort of red. The shine very noticeable and looked really good in my opinion. I actually applied the nail paint to my toenails nearly 2 weeks ago and aside from a very small chip at the bottom of my big toe on each foot (courtesy of my shoes), the nail colour is intact and still looks perfectly shiny so top marks there.
I have used this colour a twice on my fingernails now and really love how it looks. I initially applied a single coat to my nails and found that the colour was very vibrant and attractive. When I held my hand up to the light though, I noticed that the area around the tip of my fingernail was ever-so-slightly visible through the nail paint. A second coat covered this up perfectly and the result was super shiny, pretty red nails! The shine is enhanced further when the light catches my nails but I am happy with how it looks in general too. The nail paint feels very smooth on my fingernails and looks vibrant with an all over, even finish. There is definitely a high-shine finish with this nail paint and it looks much shinier than other nail colours that I personally own. Perfect for a party! My son keeps asking me if my nails are still wet because of how shiny they are which is quite funny.
I find that this nail paint is fairly hardwearing. It had excellent longevity on my toenails but they don't get as much exposure or work to do as my fingernails do. As I do a lot of typing, dishes and general household chores, any nail colour on my fingernails rarely lasts. I have noticed that within 3 days or so, the nail paint has started to chip very slightly on the tips of my fingernails. I usually top it up slightly with a tiny bit of nail paint and it is no longer noticeable. I haven't noticed any major chipping even after 5 days have past. I don't feel the need to apply a top coat and there is definitely no need for additional shine from a top coat either. When I decide that I want a change of nail colour, this nail paint is easily removed by dipping a cotton pad in some nail polish remover - no staining and no issues with my nails drying out.
Overall I have been happy with the quality and performance of this nail paint. I was impressed by the hi-shine that it offered and found the Pomegranate shade to be really nice indeed. I wish that it was as hardwearing on the tips of my fingers as it was on the rest of my nail but other than that, I have no issues with this nail paint. The finish looks really good in my opinion and I love the gel like appearance. I cannot afford to go to a salon and get my nails done regularly so having the option to create a gel like finish at home for just £3.99 per bottle is highly appealing. I can highly recommend this nail paint and will be purchasing more shades soon. I feel that I made a good choice with Pomegranate as it is a stand out shade.
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I first used this nail varnish when I was getting ready for a uni night out. Me and a few friends were all getting ready together in a friends room, and we decided to raid her nail varnish - and I was so glad we did! She always has really well painted nails, and even after a week her nails will look as if they are freshly painted, compared to mine which seem to chip within hours of me painting them.
The nail varnish seems very thin, which when I first started to use it seemed like a bad thing. After the first coat, whilst I was really pleased at how easily it had painted onto my nails, the nail varnish just didn't seem vibrant enough and seemed almost watery. When I put on the second coat however, the colour intensified dramatically and left my nails looking amazing! I have honestly never found a brand of nail varnish that leaves my nails looking as glossy as this nail varnish.
Needless to say, the next time I was in superdrug, I just HAD to have a look for myself to see how expensive it was. As I approached the Barry M counter, I was concerned that it was going to cost a fortune. However, it was £3.99 for a 10ml bottle, and there was a deal on that when you spent more than £6 you got a special edition hot pink colour naill varnish free! This meant that I got 3 great new nail varnishes for less than £8! Needless to say I wqas ecstatic!
I love the appearance of well manicured nails, which I will frequently paint with one of the many colours contained within my large collection. Despite owning well over 40 nail polishes I wanted a vibrant blue and initially purchased one from Avon, which was immediately returned, as it looked nothing like the colour in the bottle when applied to my nails. As a result, I decided to make my purchase from Barry M, as I have had nothing but positive experiences with their products and I was delighted to discover the perfect shade in the Gelly Hi Shine range with this review discussing Blue Grape, which carries the reference numbers 317, GNP 17.
At the time of making my purchase I hadn't realised that the polish was part of the Gelly Hi Shine range, as it was the vivid blue shade that captured my immediate attention. It was when I arrived home that I learned that the Hi Shine polishes claim to provide an extra glossy finish with one coat in addition to a gel like finish. It is also claimed that the polish contains a chip resistant formula, so I was intrigued to discover how it would compare with the traditional polishes from the Barry M range.
The square glass bottle contains 10 ml of polish and offers an easy to grip chrome coloured screw top lid and as a result I am able to maintain a comfortable hold whilst applying the good consistency polish. As with all of the Barry M polishes that I have used, the brush is of a sufficient size with quality bristles that do not fan out and knock the surrounding skin. Consequently, I can easily paint each nail with three sweeps beginning with the centre. As Blue Grape is of such a vibrant shade I initially applied a base coat so it would not stain my nails.
Due to the high level of pigmentation one coat offered a bold and even colour without any lighter patches, which impressed me especially for such a vivid colour. However, to ensure that my polish would last as long as possible I applied a further coat, which did not compromise the colour, which can sometimes be the case with dark shades. The colour displayed on my nails was identical to that of the appearance of bottle and I love the glossy shine, which is more evident than Barry M's normal nail polishes although I am unsure of the gel like finish claim. I always finish off by applying a layer of top coat, which seals the colour and enables it to last longer.
Whilst I adore using vibrant colours I find that they normally begin to display chips especially on the tips of my nails within a day or so following application and I anticipated this to be the case with the polish. However, I was highly impressed, particularly as my nails are constantly knocked whilst carrying out day-to-day tasks, as two days later their appearance was as good as new and it was only on day three that I noticed a few very minor scratches and chips located at the tips of a few nails. At day four my nails had chipped in a few more areas and whilst I would apply a further coat when wearing a lighter polish, such a bright vivid colour would be difficult to disguise, so I removed the polish, which came away easily with normal remover.
As the vivid blue colour isn't appropriate for me to wear for work I now tend to wear it on my toe nails, which looks fabulous when co-ordinated with black sandals. I find that it lasts at least ten days before it begins to chip, which is excellent longevity for a polish that retails at £3.99 from stores such as Boots and Superdrug. Whilst there is a huge range of colours contained within the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint range, Blue Grape is the only one that I've tried and due to the reasons discussed above, it receives a high recommendation from me together with four stars.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I have now tried quite a number of the Barry M products ranging from crackle effect to textured and now it was the turn if the Gelly nail polishes here are my thoughts.
This comes in a small square glass bottle like the normal nail polish but instead of a plastic matte black top there is a shiny silver plastic lid. This is to indicate the shine the polish will create. The font used here is also different to the normal one with a slight retro feel and in white instead of gold. Just like the other bottles this is good quality and easy to stack with my other bottles. The brush inside the cap is thin enough to create some quick nail art but is also thick enough to get a whole nail done easily.
This I meant to be really shiny and it is. As usual you will need a top coat but make sure you pick a shine one so you don't ruin the effect. The colour goes on really easily and is fairly thick. If you wanted the look to be quite sheer just one coat would do, but I like two as I like a thick coat of nail polish.
This lasts a little longer than the normal effect, instead of the usual 3 to 5 days this lasts up to 7 days with a top coat, this is really great quality.
These really create the effect the are meant to, take only a minute to dry and are really easy to use.
Price and Availability
These can be bought online at many stores and also at Boots and Superdrug and retails fro around £3.99 and the is quite often a deal on them too.
Great quality product, with hi shine and lots of colour , I will purchase again.