• Emily de Molly

    No Love Lost
  • High Elbow

    Crummock Water
  • Dots!

  • Pocket Money Polishes - I Want Candy

  • Pocket Money Polishes Magic

    Gradient: Chanel Paradoxal and Dior Waterlily
  • Emily de Molly - Serenity

  • Fellrunning

    Dryburn Moor
  • Elevation Polish - Opal

  • Darling Diva Polish - Serendipity

  • Derwentwater

  • Pocket Money Polishes - Summertime

  • Nail Lacquer UK

    Eat My Cake
  • Scofflaw - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

  • Hodge

  • Chanel - Taboo and Peridot

  • Chanel - Bel-Argus and Azure

Friday, 19 April 2013

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Lychee - swatch and review

Barry M Gelly in Lychee
Barry M Gelly in Lychee

I love pale, creamy nude shades like this one. This is a warm buff tone, without any hint of pink. It's a little bit darker than OPI My Vampire is Buff and a lot less pink than B.Complete Piglet or Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude - I seem to wear these light nude shades a lot!  I'd planned to use this as a base for a glitter mani, but I liked it so much I ended up just wearing it on its own for a couple of days!

The formula is dense and rich, with lots of pigment. The effect is got is super-opaque and this is just two coats with Seche Vite quick drying top coat. I found that Barry M Lychee didn't self level very well on the second coat, but my SV smoothed this out like a dream. I really like the formula and opacity of the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Polishes, this is the second one I've used; I reviewed Papaya a few weeks ago.

Barry M Gelly in Lychee
Barry M Gelly in Lychee 
This last pic is in slightly warmer light:

Barry M Gelly in Lychee
Barry M Gelly in Lychee

I purchased Barry M Hi-Shine Gelly in Lychee at my local Boots. Barry M polishes are readily available in the UK at Boots and Superdrug or directly from Barry M's website. Internationally, Ninjapolish sells Barry M polishes and ships worldwide.


  1. wow! this colour is so flattering on your nails!

    1. Thank you! I love it, it's really easy to wear :)

  2. This looks great on you - it's slightly yellow on me.

    The Barry M Gellys are wonderful - I now have them all except, weirdly, Papaya! I can just tell that colour won't suit me!

    1. Lol, but I suppose we're lucky there's such a wide range of colours, so there is something that suits everybody!

  3. Looks great! I need to get me some Barry M's...

    1. Thank you! You do, probably - they have some good colours and, in the UK anyway, are cheap and easy to get hold of!