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