Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Part 2- Spring Collection

I honestly thought I had posted these a while ago but just noticed that it was still a draft post, damn my inferior memory. Better late than never right?
I am loving all these spring colours people are bringing out in the last few months. Honestly, there was a time when I would never even think about using a pastel shade, let alone buying a whole collection, I used to stick to blacks, purples and blues, but you cant drag me away from them now.

The second part of Barry M’s Gelly’s has 4 Polishes in bright shades for Spring and keep in line with the fast drying, hi-shine polishes from Part 1.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit is what I would refer to as a Barbie Pink. It’s not quite baby pink, it’s not quite bright pink, it’s kind of inbetweeney. It has a very subtle shimmer, something which none of the others in the range have. This is visible in the bottle but once on the nail, it almost disappears except in direct light.


This was the colour that really caught my eye when these were first announced. It is a gorgeous turquoisey-jade colour and really pops next to any colour. I’m already nearly halfway through this bottle.


Papaya is an orangey-peach colour. When I saw the promo shots for the colours, I was hoping that this was going to be a very light peach colour, but the orange tone to it seems quite prominent. As you can see from the pic, this colour played havoc with my camera (I really want an SLR) but I have no idea why. I’m not too find of this one one its own to be honest.


Lychee is a light nude-beige colour and I have fallen for it something chronic. Although I knew my love for Greenberry was instant, I didn’t think I would be excited about this one much, I do love a good nude polish but they don’t excite me. That changed when I swatched this one. It is so subtle and creamy and gorgeous, I defy anyone not to love it.
These all apply the same as the last lot of Gelly’s, they are shiny but still just as shiny as normal Barry M Nail Paints.
So, as with Part 1, I stamped these over white to see how good they were, and these exceeded my stamping expectations. These are all pastel colours, and in Part 1, the pastel or light shades did not stamp very well at all but these are all pretty great.

Lychee gives this gorgeous subtle stamp to the nail (which has given me a mani idea).
 Papaya was the boldest and stamped really strongly.
Greenberry held its gorgeous colour and still stood out quite well.
Dragon Fruit was the worst stamper of all, it stamped strongly but was not as bold.
Overall, I am really glad I bought all of the Spring Collection and these will get quite a bit of use during the Spring/Summer months.
Have you bought any of the Gelly Nail Paints? Will you be buying any of the Spring Collection?

Author: Chrissie

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