The Not-Gel Gel Top Coats

Not-Gel Gel Top Coats

I must confess, I’ve never had a professional gel manicure. I don’t get manicures all that often, because I feel like I can do an equally effective job at home thanks to the magic of YouTube. As such, I’m especially fond of at-home gel options (like the Sally Hansen one); however, gel that you cure with a UV light can be incredibly difficult to remove, and I’m just not about that life.

Enter the gel-wannabes. Read more!

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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!