Product Type: Barry M makeup
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Barry M Gelly Nail Effects
Member Name: doriee
Barry M Gelly Nail Effects
Advantages: great colours, doesnt chip, great shine
Disadvantages: stains the nails
Recently I've been trying to grown my nails, I've bitten them all my life so I'm finding it hard to get out of the habit as I know that my hands will look more feminine and I'll feel much better about my hands. It doesn't help that I work at KFC so we have to keep our nails short so I'm stuck in the mind set of I may as well carry on biting them then. To help me get out of this mind set I decided that I would always keep them painted whenever I wasn't at work to stop me from biting them because the look nice and nail varnish tastes bad.
I'm really fond of the darker shades and more subtle shades when it comes to varnishes instead of the bright pastel and neon colours. So browsing around boots looking in the Barry M section I notice a set of new nail varnishes which are "gelly" I had no idea what this was to be honest with you but the colours were very appealing to me. There are nine shades in this collection altogether and when I spotted the dark green shade I knew I had to have it.
I've always been a fan of olive greens and dark greens because they're colourful but subtle at the same time, I don't have to worry about these types of shades clashing with any make up or outfits so I don't need to change the shade when I'm going for an interview or a night out and It's perfect for every day wear. This is £3.99 and is fairly new out so this is available in boots and super drug and on the Barry M website alone with various other websites that stock Barry M products and the price is only £1 extra on top of the normal range.
This is called watermelon but it doesn't exactly look the same as an actual watermelon, it's more of a deep teal colour but it is very eye catching and I love it. The gelly range gives a high quality and professional shine to the nails, or so they say. After applying one layer of this the colour was pretty weak but I knew it takes usually about three layers to get a good strong colour. This dried really quickly which was great because I don't like to spend a lot of time on doing my nails I just like to get it over and done with. Before I knew it I was applying the second coat which provided a much fuller colour than previously.
I found I only needed to apply two coats and just touch up the edge of my nails in the corners were I had missed due to my stupidly short nails. This had a really nice smooth finish which had a high shine to it as well, there were no streaks or brush marks in the polish, I was really pleased with the outcome of it. I had a few days off work at this point and in those three days it didn't cheap, peal or smudge in anyway, I needed to take this off for work but didn't have any nail varnish remover at hand so I had to pick this off, and it was really stuck to my nails it took me about any hour to pick this off and then my sister handed me some remover where I finished the job. This came off easily but to my dismay left my cuticals and the edge of my nail green stained, which was a pretty colour but not good when I'm trying to take it off.
Summary: a great shade of the gelly range