Saturday, 23 March 2013

Aqua Green Glitter Nails | Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine in Greenberry

BREAKING NEWS! We can report that Charlotte is still alive. Er, hi guys, it's been a while hasn't it. Almost a whole two months in fact, oops. I've had a lot going on in my personal life, some things I can share with you, and others which are a little too personal for the entire internet to know. I'll probably do an update post at some point. Anyway, the good news is that I'm back and heavily armed with blog content. I've missed you! 

It's hardly a surprise that I'm diving straight back in with a nail post, I just love nail polish. After seeing the massive hype sweeping my GFC bloglovin' feed (cheeky) that is the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail polishes, I couldn't resist, but then again I can never resist a nail polish. I instantly knew Greenberry was the colour for me, it became love at first application, and a perfect colour for the impending summer months... if they ever arrive. I just want to wack out my shades, coral lipstick and hear the sounds of the ice cream van! With my massive adoration for Models Own polishes, I had to add a coat of the hugely coveted holographic glitter Juicy Jules, it looks amazing when my nails catch the light - even more reason for the sun to come out.


However, as much as I loved the colour, I wasn't so impressed with the formula, and it's a real shame. I agree, it does live up to the label of 'hi-shine', but when it comes to the lasting factor, I found mine to be chipped after one day of wear - not impressed. But, I have to be honest, I'm willing to put up with this annoying element because the colour certainly makes up for it. It took two coats to achieve a glossy finish, but I reckon you could actually get away with one, I should also add it took a pretty long while to dry.

I'm glad I tried this polish out, and it didn't break the bank at £3.99, but I have been left a little disappointed by the lack of longevity. I'll still be using this polish a lot though, it's just such a beautiful colour. I guess I'll just have to hunt out a seriously strong top coat! I hope you're all well, I'm sure I'll be back soon.

Have you tried the BarryM Gelly Hi-Shine polishes?
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27 comments:

  1. I've wanted juicy jules forever, and now I want it even more! Lovely combo!

    http://danielleyc.com xx

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    1. it's amazing, just got for it and buy it :) you won't regret it. thank you xx

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  2. Really want to try the barry m hi shine polishes, they are such a lovely effect, love your top coat as well

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    1. try them! the colours are gorgeous, thanks xx

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  3. Glad that you're back :) Such a lovely color! I actually tried to buy it through ASOS but it had shipping restrictions :(

    Monica x

    http://thetotalopposite.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you lovely! beautiful isn't it, oh that's a shame :( x

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  4. Yey welcome back, loving those polishes!

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    1. thank you Rachael! beauts aren't they x

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  5. I hope everything is OK with you, whatever it was that caused you to be absent from your blog. Great pics and lovvvvve your nails!! :)


    Tia
    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you Tia, everything is getting better thankfully :) xx

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  6. Missed your posts lovely! It's great to see you back :D
    I've been debating whether to pick up any of these Gelly polishes and I'm still undecided. I've been eyeing up Lychee, their nude one, I might just grab one and give it a go!

    Mollie xo

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    1. thanks Mollie! go for it, they don't break the bank either :) x

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  7. Oh my! This is sooo pretty! The two together look amazing

    www.laurensibs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. beautiful isn't it, the holographic glitter just makes it look amazing x

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    1. such a gorgeous combo isn't it :) x

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  9. I definitely need Greenbarry, it looks amazing!

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    1. you need it in your life, it's an amazing colour! x

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  10. Yayyy you're back! Missed you on the blogasphere <3 Love love love the Gelly Barry M's... they are to die! Gorgeous nails honey xx

    Hopefully see you at Chicago's this Thursday <3

    Abbie xox

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    1. I am indeed back :) aw thank you lovely.

      Yes I'm planning on making an appearance, as long as I can find something to wear ;) xx

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  11. Pretty!! I really like the new Barry M polishes especially Lychee the nude one! I might just have to get this one too although I don't need any more!

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    1. I think you should definitely get it, it's an amazing colour! x

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  12. such an awesome combination of colours! love it!!!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  13. This is so pretty and sparkly! xx

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  14. Your nails look Fab x
    I would appreciate it if you could take some time out & visit my blog
    www.stylesfrillsandheels.blogspot.co.uk
    Claudia xx

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