Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint by Barry M in Prickly Pear
So I know I am a bit late to join the bandwagon on these but I am so glad I caved in and gave them a try! We have all seen it when a product gets over-hyped. I don't know about you but sometimes it puts me off because you hear too much about it but then sometimes it draws me in and I just think I MUST HAVE IT! With the Barry M Gelly Polishes I definitely thought I must have this polish.
The Barry M Gelly polishes are available in a range of colors and are available for £3.99 each. The idea behind these polishes is that they are supposed to dry with the finishes of Gel type polishes and also with shine. Check out the Barry M website here for more details.
Two coats of the Barry M Gelly polish without a top coat
As usual I applied by base coat to my nail to protect my nails. Then I applied two coats of the Barry M Gelly polish in Prickly Pear. As you can see from the above picture the polish dries in to a solid color and also dries with a lovely subtle shine to it. I then decided to take a look and see what the polish looked like with an additional top coat.
Two coats of the Barry M Gelly polish with a top coat
As you can tell the polish looks even more shiney with a top coat. Personally I would always apply a top coat to any polish as it helps to prevent the polish from chipping. The fact that the polish dries with a shine however is great for those who don't like painting their nails or don't have the time to sit there and wait for various layers of polishes to dry.
So what about the polish itself? For me I have never known a polish to stay this long without chipping. This polish lasted a whole seven days without chipping which is pretty impressive. Also the polish never chipped away from the base of the nail or cuticle which a lot of polishes tend to do! The effect of the nail also did look like the gel manicures you can get professionally done! The drying time between each layer though is a tad longer than normal polish; but for the gel like consistency of the polish this is kind of to be expected.
- Great price at £3.99
- A variety of colors available
- Available internationally
- Stays chip free for a week
- Has a shine/gel nail finish
- The drying time can be a bit of a pain!
Have you tried these Barry M Gelly high shine polishes? Or do you want to? What are your thoughts? Please let me know in the comments!