Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Barry M Gelly Nail Varnish Review

I've  heard some great things about the new Barry M 'Gelly' nail varnishes, how high shine they are in order to recreate a gel manicure at a fraction of the cost and their lasting power: apparently two weeks without chipping. For £3.99 I thought I would give it a go, I'm actually glad I paid with my Boots points because I am so disappointed with this product!

The colour I bought, Lychee, is an absolutely stunning shade of nude and I couldn't have been happier. It is recommended you only use one coat but actually I needed two. No bother as I normally apply two anyway.

As I spend the majority of my life clicking away at the keyboard (occupation unfortunately) I thought I would be amazed at their lasting power as normal nail varnish chips off within a matter of hours with me. Well, it lasted a whole two days. I suppose it's better than nothing but nothing like the two weeks I was hoping it would.

It's safe to say I won't be purchasing these again in a hurry, I know they are only £1 more than most nail varnishes but considering a large proportion are available on the market at £1 alone, I think I will rather stick to them in the future. I'm really quite put off buying expensive nail varnishes as they have no lasting power whatsoever, I would love to be wowed by something that can last me more than a day! Does anyone have any recommendations out there for me?



10 comments:

  1. I'm sorry this wound up being so crappy. :( I still recommend Essie and OPI polishes despite the pricetag they are much better quality and as a fellow keyboard clicker I am always on the hunt for long-wearing polishes.

    I know you text me asking if I had any nudes but I don't currently the best shade I have is Essie Fiji which is an incredibly pale pink (almost white) I also have Splash of grenadine and another which I forget.

    Y · http://www.techbunny.net/

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  2. I love the colour, shame it doesn't last very long!

    Helen xx

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  3. I bought one of these a couple of weeks ago and was so disappointed! Unremarkable to say the least! :)

    Annie.x

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  4. I'm glad I read your review, as I was about to pick up some of these! And, like you said, might as well pay less for something similar! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  5. Mine chipped off quite easily as well! Do love this colour though!

    Sophs xx

    The Sopho Diaries

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  6. I LOVE colour... shame it doesn't last long. Although I do tend to change my polish every three days so It might not be such a pain for me... Is the colour worth it... Hmm I might have to pop into boots/superdrug to have a better look :)

    Love, Rachel

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  7. The colour is amazing <3
    Unfortunately it just doesn't last xo

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  8. Aww noo! I'm sad this didnt work for you :( I got this colour and the red. I can get 3 days from the nude and I got a whole week from the red. I absolutely love them! The gel like texture stops me chewing at them as well (very bad habit!)

    - Bryden xx

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