Review: Barry M Gelly nails

This was a bit of an impulse buy. I saw this in Superdrug a day or two after they came out and I thought as they were called ‘Gelly Hi-Shine’ because they had the look of gel nails and that like gel nails, they hardly chipped.

I guess I should have done my research before purchasing!

(I’m so bad at doing nails, excuse how messy they are!)

I love the look of the blueberry colour, sadly it was sold out 🙁

But I do think the colours I got look great on, they are bright and are very shiny. I love the look the nail varnish has. 

But as you can see from the photo above, it was only a matter of hours before it chipped! I bought these nail varnishes because I assumed the Gelly name meant they didn’t chip as much – it chips more than any other Barry M nail varnish! I’ve now learnt not to assume.

Although these varnishes chip very easily, I would still recommend these if you only want to wear the nail varnish for one night or for a weekend as the colours available are so nice and I love the shiney look the varnish has! They apply really easily and so neatly which I love.

I bought these two in Superdrug and recieved a free web effect polish for Halloween which hopefully I will review soon! (But if I find it as difficult to apply as the croc effect which I promise to review back in March, I may not feature it anytime soon!)


  1. jennifer
    October 10, 2012 / 8:25 pm

    I was looking at this the other day and assumed the same as you, that it would sort of be like shellac! I don't think i'll bother now! lol thanks for the review 🙂 xxx

  2. Abbie
    October 10, 2012 / 9:36 pm

    oh my gosh, thank you so much for the review, i'm not buying them now haha!

  3. daisymay aka Chantele
    October 11, 2012 / 12:22 am

    Pity the paint doesn't last well coz the purple is a great colour!Daisy Dayz Enter my giveaway to win designer shades

  4. Jiglycious
    October 12, 2012 / 9:55 am

    what a lovely color <3ya I would love to follow each other, I'm following you now. It's your turn to follow me back ;)

  5. Anthea Lau
    October 13, 2012 / 5:28 am

    thanks for the love hon, I'm following you now, don't forget to follow back!Axx

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