Saturday, 11 May 2013

Barry M: Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint

A self-confessed polish addict, there is nothing better than finding a nail paint that ticks all the boxes and still costs less than a tenner. Barry M is a brand that has been in my life since I started visiting Superdrug with my pocket money. As a teenager, it was the various kohl liners and smooth lipsticks in kaleidoscopic colours that caught my eye. In the last few years, however, it is the never-ending varieties of polishes that has enticed me. One of the first brands to produce the innovative Nail Effects paints, Barry M have continued to bring out new styles, colours and consistencies to stay in line with the ever-growing popularity for nail art.

Looking to capitalise on the trend for gel manicures, they have released new shades of Hi-Shine Gelly nail polishes just in time for summer. Easy to apply (even using your left hand!), quick-drying and with great consistency, these polishes dry with a high shine finish and a vivid colour. Worn with two coats a clear top-coat, these polishes have stayed put for a good five days and are of brilliant quality- especially with their budget price tag.

My current favourites in the range (pictured above) are Greenberry (a wonderful bright aqua shade that looks great with a tan), Grapefruit (a punchy pink shade) and Prickly Pear (a vivid lavender shade and great for pastel nails).

Have you tried the Gelly Hi-Shine polishes? What is your favourite shade?