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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Polishes

Barry M 'Gelly Hi Shine' nail polishes | £3.99 each

When it comes to nail polishes, Barry M have to be unbeatable for getting quality and price bang on the mark. Being a complete sucker for anything that has the word 'new' on the packaging, I treated myself to some of Barry M's Gel polishes a while back now. I remember wishing they would bring out more colours as I was instantly sold on the glossy finish and faultless application and really fancied adding a few more to my collection. Well, I can tell you it was a very exciting day when I heard of the Spring Collection being released and I dashed into Superdrug at the next given opportunity.  I just couldn't decide on which one I liked best.. so i adopted the whole 'buy it in every colour' motto and ended up with a my hands full of all four colours, doing a little balancing act at the till with all my other beauty-related goods before almost tipping them over the poor lady about to zap them through. Standard shopping trip for me. She did have a little giggle with me at my 'forgot to pick up a basket but I shall battle on through' skills though..

As you can probably tell, I love a good pastel polish, me. Don't get me wrong, I adore my reds and classy darker colours, but pastels always look nice and fresh on the nails and cover up all matter of nail sins.  With Spring coming up, I will definitely be bringing out the brighter colours in my collection and I can't wait until I can pair these beauties with my summery outfits! 

The Spring Collection consists of 4 colours - 
'Lychee' being a lovely classic nude shade which is perfect for those understated days or for work/job interviews, and also not dissimilar to Models Own 'Utopia' (which I've wanted for ages!).
'Papaya' is a gorgeous bright peachy orange - which I'm saving until the sun comes out as I can only imagine how amazing it will look with a tan!  
'Dragon' is an adorable pastel pink that is a must-have for any polish collection - it looks lovely any time of the year and I've been wearing this quite a bit recently as it's so versatile!
'Greenberry' - Last but not least is my favourite of the Spring collection,  a beautiful pastel sea-green with a certain brightness to it that just looks so amazing when on the nails (if you liked Topshop's 'Green Room' then you need this in your collection!)

Application is faultless, and they apply smoothly and evenly from the first coat - they only require 2 coats for full opaque colour and don't show up any 'gritty bits'.  They also dry amazingly shiny - the swatches on the nail wheel above were left without a top coat just so you can see how perfect these polishes apply! I personally add a top coat afterwards just because I like to seal in the colour for prolonged wear time.. but if you're a bit of a lazy nail-painter, these will be right up your street!

Superdrug currently have a little offer on these polishes so if you have your eye on any of them I suggest you head on over to grab yourself a deal ASAP..

Have you tried the Gel polishes by Barry M? Love them as much as me? What's your favourite shade?

62 comments:

  1. Im dying to try these they are gorgeous! need to get my mitts on some ASAP xxx

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    1. Theyre such beauts!! Yess missy you really do! theyre so worth it - best barry m polishes ive tried x

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    3. I am definitely trying- thank you for the post and advice! Excited! Following :) Bex xx

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  2. I love the look of the Blueberry, Grapefruit and Greenberry - the shades are beautiful!

    fashion--geek.blogspot.com
    xo

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    1. Ahh yes me too - i love them all but i think Greenberry, Blueberry and Prickly Pear have to be my faveyys! x

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  3. they all look beautiful! greenberry looks amazing though, cant wait for summer now:D

    rufflesandlace44.blogspot.com

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    1. Oo yes i think Greenberry is really unique - love it :) bring on summertimeee! xx

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  4. I just got lychee and love it! I've got blood orange too but def need to get more colours they'll be perfect for spring/summer x

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    1. Theyre amazing arent they! I didn't get blood orange i convinced myself i didnt need any more reds..but i might have to just go ahead and buy the job lot haha xx

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  5. I have been umming and arring whether to get a couple of these as I wasn't sure how good the shine was but i can see they are pretty good and for £3.99 they seem pretty reasonable!
    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. definitely treat yourself lovely! they're really shiny and you wont even need a top coat :) x

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  6. I love all these colours and love how high shine they are. At the price I can afford to get a few!! x

    whatsonyourtulips.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. exactly my thoughts!! At that price i simply had to have all of them :) theyre really good - definitely give them a whirl x

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  7. These look really good i might have to get one next time im in the shops would you be able to check out my blog please http://oliviachalmers.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  8. The Greenberry and the Priekly Pear are stunning shades, love them! xx

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  9. I have blueberry and prickly pear and absolutely adore them..I did a post on blueberry..I really want to ry dragon..such a gorgeous shade..lovely post xx

    Shannen | shann-mariee-dee.blogspot.ie

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  10. I have two of these and love them dying to pick up some more shades! Lychee looks fab :)

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  11. i have the prickly pear one and i love it!xxx

    www.okfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Why have I not bought any of these yet?! I looove papaya and pricky pear! xo

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  13. All the colours are so beautiful xx

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  14. I received some of these for my birthday (some of the original shades) and absolutely loved them as I find them so chip resistant and easy to apply :) So excited by the pastel range, I got the pink the other day and can't wait to use it :D
    Love Holly x

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  15. I love Lychee and Greenberry, I'm a complete sucker for pastel nail polishes too! I need to try these Gelly ones, I haven't bought any yet!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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  16. I've never tried any Barry M polishes at all but OH MY LANTA I can see why you picked up all the colors. I wouldn't be able to choose either! I can also just feel the amazing quality coming through the nail wheel swatch and I can't believe how shiny they are! So jealous, wish I could get my hands on them! :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  17. Such amazing colours! Another product to go on my "need list" haha! Such a lovely blog, just found you whilst on a little blog hop = new follower :) x

    betweentodaytomorrow.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. My favourites of these have to been greenberry and blueberry, I bought greenberry this weekend, can't wait to try it, so jealous you have this collection, I've had to hold back from buying.

    x x x

    www.charlotelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. i absolutely love pastel colours, these are such gorgeous polishes so i too can see myself going to Boots and picking up them all, hehe!xx

    vintage teapot//fashion, beauty & life

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  20. Ooh Greenberry & Lychee are on my wish list - so pretty!! Xx.

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  21. Gorgeous colours, I have no idea which one I like most.... I might have to follow your lead and just pick them all up lol :-)

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. This post has made me want to go out and buy them all! I only have Blueberry and Prickly Pear and they're such gorgeous colours! Lovely post Beth :) xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Thanks for doing the swatches! Papaya and grapefruit look amazing

    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. wow! what one to pick! I've never really bought anything from Barry M not because i don't like them but my local superdrug barry m counter is always dead messy & i don't like it, such a pity though as everything is reasonably cheap :) greenberry & papaya look amazing to wear, especially papaya with a tan ;) two minds think alike haha :)

    xxx

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  25. I am going to try the pink and turquoise ones, love the look of these! good photos:)
    hope you have a lovely week! xo

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  26. you've made me want all of these! think i'll end up buying some tomorrow! :)

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  27. I realy want to try these, I've seen so many rave reviews about them! I just dont want to add any more nail varnish to my stash at the moment. Im being sensible! haha

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  28. I have grapefruit and green berry and i really want dragon but i cant find it :( x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Papaya and greenberry look just gorgeous! xo

    jodieolivia.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. I love these, there is not one let down shade in the collection! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Ohh thanks for swatching these! I was stalking them online since I can't buy them in stores in the US & it's so hard to judge a color based on the bottle. I think Greenberry was made for me! xx

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  32. I don't usually reach for Barry M but these new polishes are kind of irresistible, they're so high shine and come in a great range of colours. Lovely pictures, you've made me want them all!

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  33. Blueberry and Greenberry look amazzzzing.
    Really can't wait to try these out, especially if the sun decides to make an appearance some time soon!!

    xo
    http://verrism.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. Oh my god beaut im loving the 4 spring collection polishes i need them in my life right now :( they are soooooooooo pretty!! your painting skills on the nail wheel are superb!! haha :P

    Love Emily xx

    http://love-x-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. I love all of these, they look gorgeous! I adore these <3 I love the nail wheel :))) xxx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  36. Great review Beth :) I got Greenberry last week, love it, such a gorgeous polish! I love all the new shades! I laughed at the lack of shopping basket issue, I do that all the time...end up with my hands and arms stacked with products, trying to make it to the till without dropping anything, haha xx

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  37. I always forget to pick up a basket too aha. Prickly pear is such a gorgeous shade, very summer.

    xx

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  38. Barry M make my favourite nail polishes - the majority of my nail polish collection is Barry M! I hadn't bought any of these Gelly polishes as I was not quite sure what made them different to the usual nail polish, they seem pretty good though, need to get myself to Superdrug! :)

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  39. I'm in love with Papaya and Grapefruit, so going to pick some of these up! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  40. Papaya looks like the kind of shade i never have off my nails in the summer! perfect with a tan :)
    Anna x
    onthedressingtable.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. Love the lychee shade! Can't wait to try them out xxx

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  42. super jealous you have such a vast collection of these, they look amazing! xxx

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  43. Thanks for the review! I've been wanting to try out their gel polishes for a while now! x

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  44. Such a gorgeous Barry M line with stunning colours, I need to get myself some of these! xo

    http://iamncxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. omg the summery pastel colours look super nice!! i'm totally going to check out this collection by Barry M :)
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com/

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  46. I picked up Papaya and Grapefruit yesterday and couldn't wait to get Grapefruit on my nails hehe such a gorgeous colour! Greenberry and Dragon look like my next purchases :) xxx

    Imperfetto-x.blogspot.com

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  47. I have Prickly Pear and its one of my go-to shades. I'm really tempted by coral/peach shades for spring so might grab Papaya next time I 'accidentally' swing by their stand!

    thenotsosecretdiary.com

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  48. I know people that have bought these jelly polishes from Barry M but hadn't heard what they thought of them so thank you! - I've always loved Barry M and got addicted when I used to work in Boots years back haha! I will definately be trying them- thank you for the thoughtful post! Please check out my student friendly fashion/beauty blog- would really love some more followers it's a bit lonely over there! http://www.openmywardrobedoors.blogspot.co.uk/
    Becky :) XxX

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  49. I really want to give these a try, especially since I'm not wearing acrylics anymore, my nails do feel a bit fragile ;) and the colours are so pretty. x x x

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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  50. I want all of them. I only have three shades so far :)

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