Monday, 10 September 2012

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint Collection Swatches



Here I have all 9 colours from Barry M's new Gelly collection to show you! 

Click the jump to see the post (it's very picture heavy).






I'm excited about this collection so I'm really happy to have the whole lot to show you!

About Gelly - At first I thought these were going to be jelly finish polishes, but it really does mean gelly rather than jelly. The finish is super super glossy, as you'll see in the pictures. They have an almost wet look and are very pigmented, so you won't be able to make jelly sandwiches with them. Opaque does not a jelly sandwich make!

These polishes are described as being 1 coat colours, but only a couple of them really are. I use 2 coats as a general rule for polish anyway, but I'll tell you how many coats I used on each swatch. Top coat isn't needed with these as they're so glossy by themselves, but I always use top coat in my manis anyway. It's just up to you. 

Blackberry

Before I start I will clear up some confusion: I received a very early batch of these polishes, and my bottles of Blackberry and Plum were mislabelled, so there is a chance yours may be too. In the picture above, Blackberry and Plum should be the other way around, and Blue Plum should just be called Plum. Confused? So was I! I wondered why Blackberry was purple! Anyway I have fixed my swatches now and they're all present and correct. So, on with them...

Blackberry is a dark royal blue. 2 coats here.

Barry M Gelly Blackberry
Barry M Gelly Blackberry

Barry M Gelly Blackberry

Plum

Plum is a dark plum-purple. I used 2 coats here. 

Barry M Gelly Plum

Barry M Gelly Plum

Barry M Gelly Plum

Watermelon

This one is my favourite colour from the collection! It's a lovely dark teal and is pigmented enough for one coat, but I used 2 thin coats as it was a tiny bit streaky on the first coat (I often find dark greens/teals/blues to have this tendency)

Barry M Gelly Watermelon

Barry M Gelly Watermelon

Barry M Gelly Watermelon

Blood Orange

This is a deep orange-toned red (hence, blood orange!) it's a beautiful colour and I don't think I have another one like this in the Helmer. It looks extremely juicy and kind of makes me thirsty! 2 thin coats here, though 1 would possibly be enough.

Barry M Gelly Blood Orange

Barry M Gelly Blood Orange

Barry M Gelly Blood Orange

Blueberry

And here we have my second favourite! This is a perfect cornflower blue. One of the most sheer ones in the collection, you'll need 2-3 coats of this to build the colour. It's such a nice blue and I can see myself wearing this quite a lot! 

Barry M Gelly Blueberry

Barry M Gelly Blueberry

Barry M Gelly Blueberry

Prickly Pear

This is a dusty pale lilac, and the most sheer of the collection. I needed 3 coats with this one to build the colour. The formula is really manageable though, so applying multiple coats was no problem. It reminds me a little of parma violets!

Barry M Gelly Prickly Pear

Barry M Gelly Prickly Pear

Barry M Gelly Prickly Pear

Satsuma

This is a coral orange and the brightest, most pigmented of the bunch. It almost leans towards a neon!





Grapefruit

The collection does not leave us without a pink! This is a lovely bright bubblegum pink and another of my favourites. 2 coats here

Barry M Gelly Grapefruit

Barry M Gelly Grapefruit

Barry M Gelly Grapefruit

Pomegranate

Lastly we have pomegranate. This is a gorgeous dark magenta. I used 2 coats

Barry M Gelly Pomegranate

Barry M Gelly Pomegranate

Barry M Gelly Pomegranate


And that's all of them! That's the most I've ever swatched in one go before. Phew.

Verdict

As you can probably tell, I'm very happy with these polishes. Barry M's tend to be glossy anyway, but these pack an even glossier punch (trying to get creative with words there, failing) and I love the gelly look. As I've mentioned, not every shade in the collection is one coat, but adding extra coats is no trouble due to the easy to work with formula that you'd expect from Barry M. 

Also, there's another reason I love them...they can be used for stamping!! This will be music to any stamping enthusiasts ears...

I did a quick stamping mani to show you -

I used Satsuma, Plum, Blackberry and Blood Orange. Shades like Prickly Pear and Blueberry won't work too well, but the darker are great.

Barry M Gelly Stamping

So happy they work for stamping!

Availability

This collection will be available at £3.99 each on Barry.com from September 21st, and will be in Superdrug stores from September 26th, followed by Boots stores on October 3rd.

Check out my other Barry M Gelly swatches: 


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24 comments

  1. these all look really nice! and i love that stamping look!

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  2. Loving Blueberry and Prickly Pear. Great post! Also, holy cow your nailbeds are long!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah they are pretty long, my nails themselves aren't though! It's deceptive!

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  3. Blue Plum is amazing, and I loooooove the stamping you did with them!

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  4. Great swatches! Your post has really helped me decide which colours I'll pick :)

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    1. That's good to hear, glad it helped!

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  5. Just seen these on nail polish direct... Have ended up buying them all after seeing this post - came onto you post to have a look and decide on which colours and they all look so fab that I bought them all

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    1. I'm glad my post helped! It's worth having them all!

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  6. I genuinely thought I cold pick just 4 but after seeing this post there is no point pretending... I'm totally buying all 9 xx

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  8. I want them all! You take awesome photos, I love the stamped mani!

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  9. Arghh! I thought I had escaped buying these and then you say they're stamp-able! Looks like barry M will be getting some of my wage packet this month too, despite my best efforts to resist!

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  10. wooo quite a collection there I have to say :D. Been waiting for these to be at Boots (for the points ●‿●) and the price is not that bad :D. Pity I have colours that are similar to those but I will look back on this post (with a follow as well ●‿●).

    Amz
    hypertofu.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Dying to see some reviews of this, looks really interesting, never seen anything quite like it!
    This content is nice content. I like very much this content. Thanks for shearing......

    Nail Lampe

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    1. No, they aren't that sort of gel.

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  13. I am in love with Satsuma and Pomegranate! Such beautiful colours :)
    Lovely blog!

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  14. Hey, I just wondered if you had any advice on drying the nails with these gels? I find even with a drying spray, I always end up with finger print marks, even if I'm super careful! So yeah, any tips on helping them dry?

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    1. That's strange, mine always dry fine! Try doing thin layers rather than thick ones and build them up if you need to. I've never used a drying spray, I'd recommend a top coat like Seche Vite or ORLY Sec 'n Dry.

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  15. it's a gorgeous collection! I love how they look, I'm definitely going to have to get myself some of these! xx Lucy

    xbeautybee.blogspotc.com

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  16. Love this collection! And, I'm so glad you cleared up the confusion with the mislabelled colours - I kept seeing them called different names on blogs and it made me not want to order in case I got the wrong colour ;)

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  17. OMG I need to get blackberry and Plum ... they look way better on the nails than they do in the bottle if that makes any sense at all :p

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