Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Gelly Hello - Sun - Shine!

With a product as talked about as the new Barry M Gelly Hi - Shine range I always find myself being a little cautious. Too often have I brought into the hype and been faced with disappointment. However I was looking for a bright turquoise with which to paint my talons recently and thought that for £3.99 I may as well give the range a chance.

Damn am I glad I did! The formula of the polish is quick think and even one coat is pretty opaque, two is ideal but if you were in a rush getting away with one is totally plausible. The brush is a great shape and size and I found application really easy, something I though I might struggle with due to the 'gellyness'. The colours are vibrant and the perfect addition to any spring / summer wardrobe. As you can see I ransacked the shelves of my nearest boots for a few more candy coloured shades.

The original colour I picked up was the turquoise 'Green Berry', which was soon joined by the gorgeous lilac 'Prickly Pear', light blue 'Blueberry' and nude 'Lychee'. I'm in love with Green Berry and Prickly Pear but lychee hasn't wow'd me in the same way, I just think the nude isn't quite right for my skin tone. I've also just popped 'Watermelon' into my virtual basket which is the exact shade of the dark green 'stripes' of a watermelon. It's bloody gorgeous and extremely wearable which can be a hard thing to pull off in any sort of green.

The lasting wear of these guys is damn good too. I'm pretty good about my nails, a full on shape & buff mani/pedi once a week with 1 or 2 change ups in between, so I applied over OPI's Original Nail Envy and sealed with the Seche Vite Dray Fast Top Coat. Great wear for about 3 days with signs of wear around the tips starting to show up on days 4/5.

If you've got £3.99 and are looking for a little something to add a pop of colour to your outfits go grab yourself one of these babies. Worth the hype my friends. Worth the hype indeed.


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