Barry M Green Berry Gelly

First of all I’m sorry it’s taken me sooo long to blog about the new Barry M Gelly Nail Paints – I’ve been slowly working my way through a backlog of photos in my ‘unblogged’ folder! Anyway, Barry M have recently released four gorgeous new Gelly Nail Paints in the colours Green Berry, Lychee, Papaya and Dragonfruit as part of their Spring 2013 collection.

Green Berry is an absolutely beautiful turquoisey-aqua green creme polish, it’s very Spring-Summer appropriate and lovely and eye-catching!

Barry M Greenberry Gelly Nail Paint polish Green Berry turquoise aqua creme gnp12 spring 2013 collection bright hi-shine uk blog review swatch swatches


Barry M Greenberry Gelly Nail Paint polish Green Berry turquoise aqua creme gnp12 spring 2013 collection bright hi-shine uk blog review swatch swatches

Barry M Greenberry Gelly Nail Paint polish Green Berry turquoise aqua creme gnp12 spring 2013 collection bright hi-shine uk blog review swatch swatches

Barry M Greenberry Gelly Nail Paint polish Green Berry turquoise aqua creme gnp12 spring 2013 collection bright hi-shine uk blog review swatch swatches

Barry M Greenberry Gelly Nail Paint polish Green Berry turquoise aqua creme gnp12 spring 2013 collection bright hi-shine uk blog review swatch swatches

Barry M Greenberry Gelly Nail Paint polish Green Berry turquoise aqua creme gnp12 spring 2013 collection bright hi-shine uk blog review swatch swatches

Barry M Greenberry Gelly Nail Paint polish Green Berry turquoise aqua creme gnp12 spring 2013 collection bright hi-shine uk blog review swatch swatches

I’ll start by saying that this shade of colour is one of the few that my camera absolutely HATES – it took me well over 300 photos to capture a few which looked vaguely the same shade as the actual polish! Even these look a tiny bit more vibrant than the polish in person… If I was more adept at photo editing I would make them slightly less vibrant and slightly more blue… only slightly though, you will see what I mean when you pick up the polish yourself. Anyway, these are as close as I could get to the actual colour and there’s not much difference. Green Berry is super duper pretty, it’s definitely one of my favourite shades for the warmer months and unlike a lot of minty greens, it doesn’t make your fingers look bright pink (despite what the photos tell you!). Its closest cousin in colour from my collection is probably Topshop Green Room – I’m planning on doing a comparison of the two as soon as possible!

Application:

The first coat of Green Berry went on beautifully – it glided on very smoothly. However make sure you try to polish your nails with as few strokes as possible as it quickly becomes streaky the more times you polish the nail, especially on the 2nd coat, and it starts to drag. It’s always best to try to paint your nails in three strokes: middle, left and right, from cuticle to tip, but especially important with the Barry M Gellys. I think it’s because it has a slightly thicker formula which makes it last longer and gives it a higher shine (hence the ‘gel-effect’) but it means you have to be a little more vigilant on application. It dries pretty quickly which always surprises me with the Gellys as I always think the thicker formula will take longer but it really doesn’t! It can still gather sheet marks after a couple of hours though so be careful to apply a good few hours before bedtime or use a quick-dry topcoat. The final finish of the polish is super super glossy – you really won’t need a topcoat for shine. It has that wet-look PVC clothing shine to it – I love it, and totally need a black Gelly nail paint! The shine lasts for a good few days too.

What do you think of Green Berry? Which of the new Barry M Gelly Nail Paints have you tried so far?

You can buy Barry M Green Berry from Boots.com where they are currently on offer (buy 2 Barry M Nail Paints and save £1) and Superdrug.com where they are also on offer (buy 2 for £6), as well as instore and at Barrym.com, for a very reasonable £3.99!

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Barry M sent me Green Berry Gelly for unbiased review consideration.

  • Oh my goodness, this has just solidified my NEED for this polish. I knew I needed all the new Gellys, but the more I see blog posts of this one in particular, the more desperate I am! It’s right at the top of the “birthday polish wishlist” I’ve emailed my husband…!

    I love this I love this I love this. A black gelly would be AMAZING!

    • That’s such a good idea! Think I may have to copy you and sneak a wishlist into my boyfriend’s room lol! It’s very pretty 😀 and I agree, we need a black gelly!! xx

      • Haha, well it’s only a few weeks to my birthday now so I’m starting to drop hints… by which I mean I said “I’m emailing you a big list of my most coveted nail polishes and you can pick some for my birthday!” I highly recommend this plan. It can’t possibly backfire.

        Campaign for black gelly! Rah, rah, give us black!

        • Lol!! It sounds like a superb master plan! 😀 and yes!!!! xx

  • This is an amazing colour! I haven’t seen this in store yet but I think when my spending ban is over then I will definitely be picking up this and Ridley Road xx

    • Good idea! They are available online and sometimes they have free delivery, not that I’m enabling you or anything! 😛 xx

  • Charlotte Bone

    This looks so beautiful. I so need these gelly polishes!

    • They are definitely must-haves! xx

  • Michelle

    Oh my goodness, I just love these minty greens right now. If I could have 1 of every brand that’s made one I’d b a happy girl!

    • Me too! Ahh haha I know what you mean, there’s so many! xxx

  • I bought the Dragon Fruit from this collection and it was only as I came to actually apply it to my nails that I noticed it had the slightest shimmer to it!! Such a wonderful surprise! Although I am unsure if this translates to the nail at all as I already had my heart set on adding my OPI Teenage Dream over the top of it. But I guess that’s what this lovely blog is for! 😀 xx

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  • Daena

    I LOVE greenberry :3 its one of my favourite Barry M Gelly ones, along with Prickly Pear and Satsuma 😀 – Definately one of the best Barry M formulas out there

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