So it’s no secret that I’m a bit of a nail varnish nut and I particularly love Barry M Nail Paints. They’re fantastic value, long-lasting and come in a ridiculous array of colours…so there’s always an excuse to pick up a couple while I’m out shopping.
When the Gelly Hi-Shine polishes were released last year I picked up a few and instantly fell in love. The colours are gorgeous vibrant and dry quickly to a super shiny finish that usually doesn’t need a second coat or a top coat. I do usually apply a top coat to ensure the polishes last a few days without chipping (I am *not* delicate with my manicures!) but it’s certainly not needed for extra shine.
I’ve gradually been picking up the odd polish here and there and it was only after I bought the last polish from the Spring collection that I realised I had the full set, so I thought I’d do a bumper post and feature a swatch from every colour available, in case any of you were looking to buy any new shades.
So, onto the swatches:
First up we have Lychee, Dragon Fruit and Greenberry. These are all shades from the Spring collection and every single one is a winner. Lychee is an excellent nude shade and I’m not usually a huge nude fan but this looks great for day to day wear. Dragon Fruit and Greenberry and both absolutely gorgeous and make me long for summer as I know they’ll look awesome when I’m a bit more tanned.
Next up is Papaya, Satsuma, Grapefruit, Pomegranate and Blood Orange. Papaya is the last shade from the Spring collection and all of the others are from the original release. Quite a mixed bag here but I think Grapefruit and Pomegranate are my favourites. Papaya is pretty but I wish it had a bit more oomph and Blood Orange is lovely but it’s not a shade I wear too often as it is quite intense.
And finally, the purples, blues and greens. From L-R in the top picture: Prickly Pear, Blueberry, Watermelon, Blackberry and Plum. Watermelon, Blackberry and Plum all look awesome for nights out and always manage to withstand eight hours of me clunking around with a cocktail glass and dancing/doing shots/falling over/Gangnam Styling, so they definitely pass the test.
So that’s the full colour range for now, folks. Which shades are you favourites? Are there any others that you want to pick up after payday?