Today I have swatches of 5 shades from the upcoming Gelly collection* from Barry M. Despite the name, none of the polishes actually have a 'Jelly' finish so don't get too ahead of yourselves like I did and start planning your Jelly Sandwich recipes!
I'm still mighty impressed with the polishes though - their formula is creamy, easy to apply and shiny as hell! I didn't use a top coat in any of these swatches. For realz!
This is without a doubt the longest post I've ever published (there are a whopping 25 photos after the cut) so sorry if it takes a while to load! I promise it'll be worth it!
Plum is exactly what it says on the bottle - a perfect plum purple. Swatches are two coats.
This shade is a deep teal green. Very rich and regal, it's very much a winter polish. I used two coats for this swatch.
I would describe this colour as more of a post box red. It's really just a classic red polish which is kinda hard to come by these days! It's the most jelly-like from the collection as it's slightly see through (if you look carefully, you'll see my nail line right through the polish). If you're fussy about this, a third coat would cover it but I stuck with 2 this time.
I think this is my favourite from the collection. Sky blue works well to describe the shade, it's so soft and almost powdery. I haven't had much luck with pastelly blues in the past but I think I've finally found one I'm happy with. It took 3 thin coats to apply streak free but 2 thick ones would do the same job.
This is a close contender for the title of my favourite. I used two coats for these swatches.
It's royal blue with a teeny hint of purple which reminds me of indigo denim. It's almost a TARDIS blue.
There are a total of 9 colours in this collection. The others are Pomegranate, Satsuma, Prickly Pear and Grapefruit which look something like this....
Barry M Gelly Nail Paints are £3.99 each and will be available on the Barry M website from September 21st.
You can pick them up in Superdrug from September 26th and Boots from October 3rd.
*The items in this post were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own. See my disclaimer for more information
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