Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in ‘Grapefruit’

Barry M GNP Grapefruit

I’m easing into brights on my tips for spring and summer, and I’m doing it by throwing the occasional coral or hot pink into my usual pastel-and-nude rotation. One such shade is ‘Grapefruit’ from Barry M’s Gelly Nail Paints.

Like other shades in the line, this one is opaque, pigmented, and bright. It wears well; it’s been on my nails for five days and I only see one chip and barely-there tip wear.

What I really love about this line of polishes is the thickness and shine; they really look like gel nails without the fuss of foil and acetone to remove them. The brush is also really wide and lovely, and it doesn’t hurt that it costs £3.99. The downside is that they’re extremely difficult to acquire outside of the UK, but for my British readers, get yourselves down to Boots and try this formula if you haven’t already!

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Review: Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in “Dragonfruit”

Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Dragonfruit

In the age of Shellac, most nail polish brands have come out with high-shine gel-esque formulas. When Barry M released their Gelly Nail Paint, it got rave reviews and I must say, it’s pretty fantastic.

The formula applies smooth and is opaque in two coats. It lasts about 3 days without chipping, which isn’t a particularly long wear-time, but it is super shiny, and that makes up for it in my mind. (As you can see from the photo above, the formula is extremely glossy.)

The colour “Dragonfruit” is a really bright bubblegum pink, which isn’t the type of shade I’d normally choose. However, it makes a really nice pop of colour on fingers or toes.

If you can get access to Barry M, I’d definitely recommend giving this line a try!