Now I've had the Barry M Hi-Shine Gellys for months but this was the very first one I bought and always pick out when I'm not quite sure what to go with.
There nail paints caused quite a buzz when they were first released and I read such great reviews, no one had anything negative to say about them and I decided that I needed to have them in my life. Several brands seem to be jumping on the bandwagon and bringing out gel effect nail varnishes and I can't say I have tried any others to compare but I'm very happy with this one.
Prickly Pear is a lovely pale blue toned lilac, it's exactly the same shade to what you see in the bottle. Barry M claims that these are Hi-Shine polishes and I can confirm that, I don't need to use a topcoat. It has a gorgeous glossy finish that stays shiny for as long as you wear it. There's nothing worse than when a polish turns dull after a couple of days wear, I don't have the time to be changing my nails every couple of days. I'm really impressed with how these wear too, I find after a few days wear, I tend to get the odd tiny chip but that happens with most polishes and this lasts a lot longer than more expensive brands I've tried.
If I wasn't living in France, I would definitely be treating myself to more of these, Barry M have recently added more shades to the line and I can't wait till I go home to try these!
At just £3.99, they really are a bargain and can be often found on buy one get one half price of two for £6. You really can't go wrong. Barry M Nail Gelly High Shine's are available from Asos, Boots, Superdrug and Barry M.
Have you tried the Gellys? What did you think of them?