Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in Grapefruit


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?

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  1. I've read very mixed reviews on these, will have to try them out myself! xo


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    1. They're definitely worth a try as I do think they're lovely shades, but it's the drying time that puts me off!

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  2. Such a gorgeous shade. I only have two so far.. I have to use my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri or I have to wait for an age :) xx
    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Oooh I'll have to check that out, thanks Gemma :)

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  3. I love the sound of this colour and think the range looks fab. I can't stand it when polishes don't dry though, ruins the effect. I tend to do nails at night and wake up with smudges :) oops!
    Leighton Denny miracle drops are a godsend at drying super fast.

    prettylittleus

    Kate xx

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    1. I'm the same, I always end up with imprints from my hair too if I haven't left them long enough!

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  4. Ooo this is a lovely shade for summer. I don't think I'd have the patience though... my nail polishes have to be dry within a minute or I smudge and ruin them haha!

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    1. I definitely don't, I like mine to be dry almost instantly haha!

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  5. I love the Gelly Hi Shines! I want this colour now to add to my collection!! :-) XX

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    1. I really like the look of Lychee :)

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  6. I love the colour but I'm so impatient when it comes to nail varnishes! xxx

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    1. They could pose a problem if you're impatient but the colour range is so lovely!

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  7. I have been lusting after these ever since they came out, but have read so many mixed reviews about the formula being a pain, so I haven't picked any up just yet. The shades are gorgeous though, love this pink! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Yeah I think they're one of those products that you need to try for yourself before you make your mind up! x

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  8. This is gorgeous! I've just bought Lychee and I love it, Think I'm gnna have to pick this one up too! xxx

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    1. Wish I had grabbed Lychee, it looks gorgeous!

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  9. I find one coat is the way forward with these. it does dry quicker, also I use a fast drying top coat. x

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    1. I did plan on using one coat but this ended up a bit streaky. Whether that's down to my nail polish application though I'm not sure! x

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  10. I'm really keen to try these new polishes, but haven't heard many positive things about them :( x

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  11. I love the finish of those polishes, I wish we had them in the states! I don;t think the drying time would work well with me though, I always smudge my nails xx - Boho Vanity

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  12. I love these polishes! bought another 3 today! haha. This pink is so pretty, it's my fav out the 4 I have xx

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