A couple weeks ago, one of Rachel's friends came home from the UK with some goodies for us. When I learned that she was going to pick up things for us, I specifically asked for these nail polishes, especially because I've seen so many European bloggers/ Youtubers rave about them.
Barry M's Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints.... I think I hear angels singing. I have three shades in this line: Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Blue Grape. Though each bottle varies slightly in wear and application, all three of them, once dry, has an incredible shine that looks deceptively like a top coat.
|Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paints in: Grapefruit, Blue Grape and Pomegranate|
|Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Grapefruit|
Out of the three, Grapefruit was definitely the shade I was most excited about. I'm a sucker for pinks and this one is just... fab. However, upon application I wasn't extremely pleased. I saved this shade for last, and it look almost 4 coats to get to opacity... Like really? Not happy.
|Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Blue Grape|
Blue Grape, on the other hand, was just fantastic. Opaque after two coats, Blue Grape is a bright cobalt blue (deceptive name!) that matches with my college's colors and was a great way to show some school spirit at our opening football game. Lasting power, with an additional topcoat, came in at a week and a half.
|Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Pomegranate|
Pomegranate was the clear winner of these three nails polishes. It was opaque after only... ONE coat. Yes, you read that right! I am pretty terrible at doing my nails, so the less coats I have to put on, the better. A beautiful berry shade, Pomegrante just looks amazing on my skin tone right now, I couldn't be happier. On my nails, Pomegrante lasted nearly two weeks without chipping. ^______^
These total gems are only £3.99 or about $6. If you ever make that trip over to the UK,
I definitely recommend checking these out!Thank you, thank you for reading! Stay tuned next week for a haul that I've been waiting on for AGES. ^_^
*All abovementioned products were purchased with my own money. All comments are my own, honest opinions and observations.*