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Tuesday, 5 February 2013


Morning lovely readers!!

Today is my post on reviewing the amazing new exotic fruit inspired shades of Barry M's Hi Shine Gelly Nail Paint! Four new beautiful pastel shades to add to their collection for 2013 that will give you an instant buzz of Spring excitement!

I'm sure most of you would have tried the Barry M Gelly range when they first hit the shelves last summer.
But for those of you that haven't...they are nail polishes but with a fantastic twist.
They're easy to apply, give an extra shiny, freshly manicured finish but without the fuss of salon visits, prices or UV lamps. They go on smoothly, without streaks or patches and they set (just like jelly!) giving an even finish. As they have a slightly thicker consistency you don't need to use as much, making the bottle last longer - tick!!
But best of all it has a glossy, eye catching shine! I love it when products do what they say they will so this Gelly Hi Shine definitely doesn't disappoint!

The new colours:
First is Lychee (GNP10). I would describe the colour as a beige-y, very pale grey or mushroom. The kind of shade that will go with most colours, which is great if you have a range of colours in your wardrobe. You don't have to think too much about your clothes & nails clashing! Equally it looks great if you wear a lot of black & muted tones as it gives a slight monochrome feel. For this shade I applied two coats as its such a light colour. I found it dried particularly fast too. Something that is very high on every girls nail paint wish list!

Next is Papaya (GNP13). A beautiful pastel orange/coral colour and my personal favourite. It's the perfect colour for Spring that will carry you right through to Summer too! I found just one coat of this beauty was enough to get the same gel effect (but I added another as I wanted it to last as long as possible because I love the colour so much!) I've had this on since Saturday and its still looking pretty good! A couple of small chips which aren't that noticeable and still has that great shine.

The third fruity shade is Dragon Fruit (GNP11). This is a lovely pink colour with a slight shimmer to it so it will subtly show on your nails in the right light. With this I had to use 2-3 coats to make it look thick and gelly like but again it dries relatively quickly. (Not as fast as the new Barry M Textured Effects nail paint dries! But more on them later in the week...!) This is a very girly colour but will suit all skin tones.

And last but not least is Green Berry (GNP12). Sophie's favourite. She found that just one thick coat did the trick. She loved the shade and loved that it's not similar to any other colour that you can buy out there. As you can tell from the name it's green but its almost a turquoise shade.

They didn't need it because of the glossy shine but I also added, and would recommend, a clear top coat on all colours to prevent them from chipping.
All four new shades sum up a perfect Spring colour pallet and make me think of pretty flowers and little lambs jumping around on fresh green grass!

'So how much are they and when can we get our fingertips on them!?' I hear you cry!

Each new Barry M Hi Shine Gelly nail paint cost only £3.99 and the launch dates are:
Superdrug - February 13th
Boots - February 20th
Products will also launch on barrym.com on February 13th


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