Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Barry M Jelly Nails Review

Barry M nails in Papaya and Greenberry

At the weekend I popped into my local Superdrug and thought I'd dip my toes into the Barry M Gelly nail paint world. I hot footed it straight to my nail salon for a repaint. With the sun shining my nails needed something more fun than their usual red and I went "crazy" with a mix matched colour scheme. Even my manicurist was surprised and said "new colour" when I pulled them from my bag.

For the weekend I throughly enjoyed the bright colours of Papaya and Greenberry and my friend spent most of Sunday claiming she was jealous of them but sadly they weren't as well received in the office Monday morning with many people asking "what have you done with your nails"! And I can't deny I didn't feel my usual self without my uniform red.

These paints are very popular in the beauty blogger world and whilst they could happily have their place for my toes, weekends and Summer holidays I'm not entirely sure these colours are for professionally. The high shine is definitely there but I do feel like they're very thick and I am reminded of painting my nails with tippex at school. They take longer to dry than other colours I've used and I am left with some smudges which is unusual for me but that could be down to my impatience!

Please note that my nails are acrylic tips.

Barry M nails in Papaya, Greenberry and Prickly Pear

Superdrug had a 2 for 3 offer so I also have a lilac shade to try next and I think this one will be more subtle and I'll stick to one colour on all nails.

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  1. Now they do look different. Lovely colours but not sure for my nails. I also need stuff that flows well as I'm not the best at getting a good finish! I should be like you and take my own choice to the nail salon, sounds like a top idea.

  2. Hi Victoria,
    I like the ideas of the trendy colours but when I put them on, they really don't suit me. It's a bit of a joke with my manicurist that I only ever have bright red, dark red or bright pink. Sometimes the classics are the best? I have bio-sculpture gel polish and there isn't a huge range of colours but it does last brilliantly and help strengthen my nails.
    Hen x

  3. I think it's good to shake it up now and again!

  4. I was looking at the first pic and thinking that it looked quite thick varnish.

    Not sure they'd be for me, so your review has been very handy and saved me some pennies! Ta for that!

  5. It does look quite thick, think I will give a miss. Not that my nails are capable of looking pretty at the moment xxx

  6. Love those nails, so pretty!



  7. Nothing worse than a gloopy nail polish - love the colours, though! x


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