When it comes to nail polish, Barry M have to be my go-to brand. Ever since they released their 'gelly hi-shine' range last year (you can read my old post on them here) I've been twiddling my thumbs waiting patiently for them to bring out some new shades. Well, I can officially stop thumb-twiddling now - Barry M very kindly granted my wishes and released 3 new Spring colours that happen to be just my cup of tea. 'Rose Hip', 'Sugar Apple' and 'Huckleberry' are perfect for pastel lovers. The milky tones are just the ticket for the upcoming warmer weather and will look absolutely fabulous with a bit of a tan.
I'm such a fan of the Gelly Hi-Shine polishes. They only require 2 coats for full, opaque coverage - which is impressive to say how light these new colours are - it usually takes me a good few coats with pastel shades to get a good coverage on the nail but these don't take a great deal of effort whatsoever. My only bug-bear at the moment is the fact that my nails aren't half as long as they were last year - I'm trying my best to grow them back but at the moment - but these light colours seem to highlight the fact that my talons are looking less than top-notch. Of course, that's no fault of the polishes (they haven't exactly sprouted teeth and nibbled them away themselves - no fear - these aren't a new range of killer polishes or anything) - no - it's my own stupid fault for being so slap-dash with the ol' nail upkeep routine and giving in to uni stress. Worth baring in mind if you too haven't got the neatest of nails at the moment! Nevertheless, they look lovely once i've popped a glossy topcoat on and neatened the edges up a little - they actually make your skin look much more tanned - yay for summer! I love the 'milkshake' vibe that these polishes have - they're definitely a little lighter in shade on the nails than what they appear in the bottle - they have a strong 'white-ish' undertone to them but they're unlike any other pastels I have in my collection. I cannot wait to experiment with some floral nail art with them in the coming months... who doesn't love a good dose of floral nail art as soon as the sun comes out?! I know I certainly do!
It's well worth picking one of these up if you have a spare £3.99 in your purse (pre-pay day treat anyone?!) I think my favourite at the minute has to be 'Rose Hip' - it's such a lovely nude pastel pink and it looks really flattering and classy (even on my current stubby little claws). They apply just as nicely as the previous Gelly Hi-Shines, although you do need to be careful when painting - it's easy to make a bit of a mess with them if you're feeling a bit slap-dash - worth mentioning. Overall, I love them. Feel free to bring out more shades Barry M.... Just sayin'!
Have you tried the new range of Gelly polishes by Barry M? Which shade is your favourite?