It’s taken me a little while to get these swatches of the new Barry M Gelly Nail Paints up; unfortunately a bank holiday weekend at the pub means I’ve been working from 11am til around midnight most days since I received them which has left barely any time to eat and sleep let alone test out new polishes! But I’m on my day off now so I’m getting on top of it! 😛
Barry M will be releasing 5 new Gelly Nail Paints on June 5th in Superdrug, and June 12th in Boots. The new shades are: Mango, Blue Grape, Key Lime, Passion Fruit and Guava. Today I have Mango to show you, a bright pumpkin orange shade. My favourite thing about this polish is that it’s the first true orange nail polish I own that is actually completely opaque… yes, really!
Mango is a lovely pigmented orange creme. It’s much more yellow-toned than last year’s Barry M Satsuma Gelly which is much more red-toned, and much more bright and saturated that Barry M Papaya Gelly. I really enjoyed wearing this colour, especially in the gorgeous sun!
All the photos show opacity at 2 coats – it was virtually opaque at one but I applied a second just to cover a few slightly sheer patches. Mango applied quite well – the trick is to apply thin coats but quickly. The polish dries quite quickly so if you are applying a thick coat slowly it will start to drag and will take longer to dry. Also the thicker the coat, the more air bubbles will get trapped in your polish. I did notice a few air bubbles on my nails despite careful application but maybe that was because it was so hot that day… I’m not sure. Anyway, they were smoothed out by one coat of topcoat and only visible if you were looking really closely at my nails. There were probably 10 or so per nail – how many can you see in my photos ;)? The polish dried quickly; the thinner the coat, the quicker the dry time. It dried to a lovely high shine so if I didn’t have the air bubbles I wouldn’t have bothered with topcoat.
Overall I really like this colour. I’m not always keen on yellow-toned oranges but this one surprised me; I actually really liked how it looks. It makes my hands look more tanned :P.
What do you think? Are you into orange nails or not so much?
Disclaimer: Mango was sent to me by Barry M for impartial review.