Hello everyone! Today I'm back with a NOTD and it's a nail polish that I've wanted to try for a long time - the Barry M Gelly range! Out of the many colours, I chose Blue Grape as I don't have a colour like this in my collection, however there are so many pretty colours to choose from.
The whole point of this formula is it is meant to be "gel-like", very pigmented and super shiny and glossy, which I must admit it is. For me, it was nearly opaque in one coat but I decided to go for two, which is impressive considering that for some Topshop nail polishes, you have to do at least 3 coats for it to be opaque.
When on, the polish and colour is extremely vibrant and super glossy, which for me is a bonus as I love shiny nails. However, I was really let down with the lasting power of this polish. It says that it is a "chip resistant formula" however for me that just wasn't the case. I don't know if I got a dodgy one or if my base/top coat don't go well with this polish (let me know what one you use!), but it just didn't last on me at all. I've seen so many reviews of this polish (not this exact one, just the Gelly range in general) saying how well it lasted and how it lasted for a week without chips.
For me, that was not the case. Not even a day after applying this nail polish I had chips on 3 of my fingers, and not just tiny chips, I mean big chunks had came off. So, I reapplied as I just thought maybe I had applied it wrong or something.. But the next day, honestly, nearly all of my nails had big chips in them and I didn't even do a lot and had just applied it as normal, so I ended up just taking it off after 3 days of wearing it. I'm really disappointed with the lasting power but again, I am really unsure why on me it didn't last but on so many other people it did, as I have genuinely seen dozens of brilliant reviews over them and their lasting power.
Saying that, the shade range is brilliant, there are so many colours to choose from and it really is opaque in one coat (almost for me, but it was close) and it is so shiny, just for me it didn't last long. I will try again though, it could have been a fluke!
So, that's about it for this post, thank you for reading. What are your views on the Gelly range, have you tried it, and what did you think of it if you did?
Have a lovely day, and don't stop smiling. :)