Sunday, 16 September 2012

Barry M Gelly Collection Swatches: Plum, Watermelon, Blood Orange, Blueberry and Blackberry

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
Plum is exactly what it says on the bottle - a perfect plum purple. Swatches are two coats.

Barry M Gelly Plum Swatch

Barry M Gelly Plum Swatch

Barry M Gelly Plum Swatch

Barry M Gelly Plum Swatch

Barry M Gelly Plum Swatch

Watermelon
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.

Barry M Gelly Watermelon Swatch

Barry M Gelly Watermelon Swatch

Barry M Gelly Watermelon Swatch

Barry M Gelly Watermelon Swatch

Barry M Gelly Watermelon Swatch

Blood Orange
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.

Barry M Gelly Blood Orange Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blood Orange Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blood Orange Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blood Orange Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blood Orange Swatch

Blueberry
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.

Barry M Gelly Blueberry Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blueberry Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blueberry Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blueberry Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blueberry Swatch

Blackberry
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.

Barry M Gelly Blackberry Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blackberry Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blackberry Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blackberry Swatch

Barry M Gelly Blackberry Swatch

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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21 comments:

  1. These look like they have great coverage! No probs with loading times for me on iphone, didnt have to wait at all x x x

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  2. WOW, these look awesome!
    xx, apolishedjezie

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  3. I was hoping for jellies, but these are still pretty. Loving the teal.

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  4. Your nails are perfectly shaped and swatches as always amazing

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  5. Watermelon is stunning! It reminds me a bit of Essie Going Incognito, which is one of my favorite greens!

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  6. Beautiful swatches, and love all the pictures - nice job!

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  7. Aww, I thought they were proper jellies too! The colours in this collection are great though; I love them all but Watermelon is my fave. Can't wait to get these!

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  8. Beautiful, must get this collection soon!

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  9. i love blackberry the best...but blueberry is really not my type...

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  10. Plum is yum! Those you swatched all look lovely and the others look tasty too. x

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  11. I love jellies! I wanted jellies. Nice colours but still disappointed.

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  12. I think when they say "Gellies" they're mimicking a Gel manicure, as in the newer style more durable polish? Not a "Jelly" polish that's slightly translucent.

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  13. I wish they were actual Jelly polishes. I love a good Jelly finish! But these are beautiful!!

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  14. I have these but my bottles of "plum" and "blackberry" are reversed...i.e. the blue is called "blue plum" and the purple called "blackberry" either way I can't wait to paint these babies onto my nails.

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