I love pastel shades. If I had to choose between neon and pastels, pastels would win every time. I was looking round Boots the other day for some new summer colour nail polishes when I stumbled upon these little beauties. Barry M are famed for their large variety of nail polishes and also there nail effects. One of their latest additions is the Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints. Being the huge fan of Gelish that I am, these nail polishes sounded right up my street.
From left to right: Papaya, Greenberry and Prickly Pear
The great thing about these nail paints is the finish. As the name suggests, you are left with an ultra glossy 'hi shine' finish that you don't need to apply a top coat to. The Barry M polishes are easy to apply and quite opaque in colour, although Prickly Pear needs two coats to reach the true colour. The price is also great, £3.99 each but there are regularly deals in Boots and Superdrug making them the perfect little treat when you need a pick me up. Oh and I almost forgot the most important thing! These Nail Paints are amazingly fast drying. The one thing I hate about painting my nails is spending lots of time creating the perfect manicure and then accidentally knocking them. Its the worst feeling ever. But these are great a dry within minutes.
Even though you don't need to, I would still apply a top coat just to lock the colour in and keep your manicure chip free for longer. I really struggle to keep my nails chip free with ALL nail polishes. I think its the condition of my nails, as I've been an addicted nail bitter all my life which means the tips of my nails like to peel off.
I definitely recommend the Barry M Nail Paints. These Hi Shine Gelly Paints produce really good results and with a variety of colours all perfect for the summer you will definitely find something you like.
Quality - 4/5
Performance - 3/5
Colour - 5/5
Application - 4/5
Finish - 5/5
Packaging - 4/5
Overall - 4/5