Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in Blue Grape - NOTD #12

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. :)

Hannah, xx

55 comments:

  1. Awws, Its a shame that it chipped so badly for you. I've never had problems with this nail polish chipping and I really love this colour. Maybe try a good topcoat? maybe that would help with the chipping problem.

    Hope you have a lovely day! ♥

    *Yingcbeauty*

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    1. Maybe, I'll try and buy a different one and see if it makes a difference! xxx

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  2. I'm sorry it chipped so fast :( I usually find Barry M nail polishes really good and don't chip easily.
    Beautiful colour
    <3
    http://perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's really weird, I have no idea why they did! I'm convinced it was a fluke xxx

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  3. This colour is insane! Please do a nail care blog post! X


    www.pollywallyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I will do, I've been planning it :) xxx

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  4. Such a pretty blue color polish! Too bad it chipped to soon!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

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  5. Wow I've honestly never had the gelly polishes chip so badly on me, I love blueberry from the range but this shade looks so nice and glossy, I'm kind of tempted to get it anyway haha xx

    EmmiHearts

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    1. I know right! It's so annoying, I have no idea why it did xxx

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  6. I am LOVING this shade! I need to pick it up! As for the longevity - I've found it varies in this range, usually Barry M nail polishes are very good, but some shades just aren't... :(

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. Ah, well this makes me feel better then! I do want to try more xxx

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  7. What a gorgeous colour! I'm so rubbish at painting my own nails
    x

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    1. Practice makes perfect! Took me ages to learn how to do it xxx

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  8. Love the colour! I always get a bit scared of a royal blue on my nails ha x
    Everything Beauty

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  9. This colour is really bright and amazing. Great choice. Keep up the good work.

    LEJA

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  10. Love that color! That's really odd...I bought one of these too in the color prickly pear, didn't use any top coat (I ran out haha), and it didn't chip for a week! Maybe you're right and that bottle was just a bad one :(

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    1. P.S. I tagged you in the British tag, if you'd like to do the tag the questions are in my blog post! :)
      http://opaquemoonlight.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-british-tag.html#comment-form

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    2. Thank you Ashley! I'll get onto it ASAP :) I feel like I got a bad bottle, I do want to try more! xxx

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  11. This shade of nail polish is amazing! I love wearing it during all seasons! It never goes out of style :)
    xx
    Mia


    http://ssenescence.blogspot.com

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  12. OMG Such a gorgeous color! I haven't seen such a bright blue like that in ages
    Allison from www.mercuteify.com

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  13. That's such a vibrant color!! Too bad it didn't last. I'm pretty much a loser on maintaining my manicure, honestly, I don't even know why I still bother lol. Love your blog btw, following it now! x

    ♥ Erika from STYLE AND SUNDRY (http://e-rosales.blogspot.com/)

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    1. Thank you! I know, it's lovely, shame about it chipping so easily :( xxx

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  14. I don't often wear blue on my nails and when I do it's usually a rich deep blue, but I gotta say this one looks very nice!

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    1. It is, try it and see for yourself! xxx

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  15. Ugh, I hate when nail polish chips so fast. It's such a bummer because the color is fabulous. Although the name is kind of funny, Blue Grape. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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    1. It is a lovely colour, just wish it would last longer xxx

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  16. The shade is lovely! I think my Barry M polishes are very hit or miss with chipping - they either chip straight away or not for ages!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. Ooooh I'm definitely going to try more then! xxx

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  17. that color is so vibrant. too bad it chips easily.. :(

    Animated Confessions

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  18. woow I love that color! x

    http://littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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  19. Love it!
    Great blog, so I'm a new follower :)
    would you like to follow each other?

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  20. Funnily enough I've just blogged about my first experience with Barry M's matte range! I love the gellies, I had Rose Hip on my nails for most of the summer. I've also recently picked up Blackberry as I'm determined to find a blue polish that works for me! This one looks great on you. I tend to chip all my polishes pretty much immediately no matter what the formula!

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Thank you! I usually don't which is why I'm annoyed, I'm assuming I got a bad bottle or something xxx

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  21. I love Barry M nail polishes and this colour is insanely beautiful!
    I would love to stay in touch with you, so if you want to follow each other on google (GFC) and bloglovin, please let me know! x
    Beataba.blogspot.com ❃

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  22. great bright colour, perfect for coming into fall

    mon | http://www.monsemble.ca

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  23. It's such a shame that this chipped on you as I personally find that this formula works so well for me. The colour is undeniably beautiful!
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  24. That colour is so pretty! Shame about the chipping though!

    http://ramblesandbramblesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I have this colour and I love it! I found that it chips too which was disappointing xx

    Kay | What Kay Does

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    1. Aw, maybe it's just this nail polish then and not the rest from the gelly collection! xxx

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