Thursday, 28 March 2013

Barry M Gelly Effect Nail Polish - Review

Hello Lovelies!

My first mixed review today unfortunately guys as although I love the finish of this product, it’s all a bit of a faff.

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint

The product which I am referring to is the Barry M Gelly Nails, I bought these off the back of Fleur De Force’s review that it only took one coat and you had lovely looking nails. Now, my reviews are from the point of view of me as a busy girl who has very very little time during the day to do things such as my nails. I was sold on the “One Coat is all you need” bit and I’m not sure how true that is. Maybe I’m rubbish at painting my nails, but after one quick coat they weren’t left looking as though I’d paid for a manicure by anybody’s stretch of the imagination.

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint

I like to layer my nail varnish up as I think that you get a lot better finish and I honestly think that if I took the time to do that, then this nail varnish would look really good, but with just one thick coat it looks lumpy in places and if I tried to neaten up say near the cuticles, it became gloopy and almost ruined the entire nail.

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint

I would like to make a point of saying that I haven’t tried this nail varnish when taking my time and I haven’t yet found one that I can just slap on, wait a couple of minutes then go. The thing that confused me slightly about this polish was that it was held up fine about 5 minutes after application when I washed and dried my nails and put my shoes on, but what knackered it was me rearranging my tights. Luckily I was early to work and was able to redo it but my thumb nail is chipping already and I’ve not done particularly much today!
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint

I have also tried to baby blue colour and that was a lot better, I don’t know if it just stands out more because pomegranate is such a vibrant colour? But with the blue I did I use two coats and did take my time over it and it turned out lovely.

The other thing I am wondering is; are you actually meant to shake nail varnishes before use? I heard from a beautician friend a few years ago that this is the worst thing you can do for a nail varnish as you’re separating the particles and ruining the consistency, so I’ve never, ever shook a nail varnish, but I have noticed that it says to on the bottles, so maybe that’s partially where I’m going wrong? Let me know in the comments below.

On the whole, I love the colour of the polish and I’m sure that when I can sit and spend half an hour over it I will definitely fall in love with it but in terms of a quick fix on my way out to work, I’m not impressed. It’s as good for value as all of the Barry M Nail Varnishes which at the moment are on 2 for £6 at Superdrug and “Save £1 when you buy 2 Barry M Nail Polish” at boots so it’s not going to break the bank either.

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