Product Type: Barry M makeup
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I gelled with this product!
Barry M Gelly Nail Effects
Member Name: pink_glitter
Barry M Gelly Nail Effects
Advantages: high shine finish, solid colour, only one coat needed
Although I have been trying to abstain from buying unnecessary beauty products lately, I did treat myself to a couple of new nail varnishes recently, convincing myself I deserved a treat as we were nearing Christmas! One of those I bought was from the Barry M Gelly collection. This is a new collection of gel-based polishes and I had been intrigued to see what they were like as I have always had very positive experiences with Barry M nail products.
When I bought my polish there were only a handful of colours available, but I noticed yesterday that a few more have been added to the range. I bought Watermelon, which is a dark teal colour, but also available are a deep red, a sky blue, lilac, purple, pink and perhaps a few others I can't remember.
The polish is packaged in the same squared off bottle as the normal polishes but instead of a black plastic lid, the lid has a shiny silver finish.
These polishes are said to give a high gloss finish in only one coat. The first time I came to apply the polish, I was immediately impressed. The colour is very strong and much more vibrant than it appeared in the bottle. I could tell immediately that they were not exaggerating about only needing one coat as the polish went on a solid colour.
I was impressed with how quickly the polish dried, I'm not sure why but I thought it may take longer than other polishes as to some extent it has a wet-look finish, but I would say that it was fully dry within around a minute.
The finish this polish gives is lovely. Unlike some other polishes there is no streaking and I do find that it gives a very shiny and professional finish with no brush marks left behind.
I was pleased with the longevity of the polish once on my nails. I had wondered if perhaps it would chip more easily since it only required one coat at a time, however it seemed to have reasonably good staying power and lasted around four days before the edges started to chip.
When I removed this polish, I did notice that it had stained the edges of my nails around my cuticles, so I'd recommend trying to avoid getting it on your skin. Every time I looked at the green tinge it made me think of Grotbags! Would probably have looked good at Halloween though!
I paid £3.99 for this in Superdrug. It is the same price at Boots. This is £1 more than the polishes from the standard range, but I still feel that it is a good price and the excellent finish is worth paying the extra for.
Overall, I am very pleased with this polish and hope to be able to acquire some more colours soon. As application is so easy and flawless with just one coat I would recommend this for anyone who usually struggles with getting an even finish or just for anyone wanting high gloss nails in a solid colour.
Summary: Another fantastic product from Barry M