Having accumulated a whopping (not really) £6 of Boots points I found myself pining after the new Barry M Gelly polishes. I was originally after Watermelon, but there were none left in stock and I walked away with the shade Grapefruit instead.
Grapefruit is actually a neon pink, brighter than I had initially expected. I can imagine I'll get a lot of use out of it when the sun starts shining, as it's a fab Summer shade. The brush in the bottle is the same narrow brush that I've seen in other Barry M polishes, which I like for a more precise application. Formula wise, it has a very thick, almost gloopy consistency and I actually found it a little bit tricky to apply without it appearing lumpy. With this shade you need at least two coats, as with one it appears streaky, which is disappointing for such a bright, in-your-face colour.
What really got to me about this polish was the drying time. I waited and waited, and waited some more and it still wasn't completely dry at two coats. I ultimately ended up with smudges and lines on each nail, which really affected the high-shine appearance it's supposed to provide. There was a lot of chipping after 24 hours, but I wouldn't rule out using it again as it does give a lovely gel-like effect when applied properly.
Have you tried out the Barry M Gelly polishes? What are your thoughts?