Barry M will launch a collection of Hi-Shine Nail Paints exclusively on the Barry M website on
the 21st of September before being launched in Superdrug on the 26th, then in Boots on the 3rd of October.
The polishes will cost £3.99 each and come in 9 shades : Plum (Purple), Blackberry (Navy), Watermelon (Dark Green), Blood Orange (Red), Blueberry (Light blue), Prickly Pear (Light Purple), Satsuma (Orange), Grapefruit (Pink) and Pomegranate (Hot Pink).
Can't quite wait unto the 21st to see the polishes? Well I have a few to share!
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Watermelon*
Despite having a summery name this shade really couldn't be more perfect for the upcoming
Autumn/Winter season, Watermelon is a deep teal shade that is the perfect blend of blue and green
and is opaque in two coats but is one of those shades that you can get away with one coat
if in a hurry!
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Blood Orange*
Blood Orange is my idea of a perfect red, it is bright, bold and timeless.
Again this had good coverage in two coats but in some lights you can see my nail line
so some may feel the need for three coats.
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Blueberry*
Blueberry is the most beautiful cornflower blue and by far my favourite shade in the collection,
it isn't all that dissimilar to Essie Bikini So Teeny only this is cheaper, far more glossier in coverage
and is not a limited edition so all round a winner!
This only required two coats to become opaque.
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Prickly Pear*
Prickly Pear is a light lilac shade, it has a light milky tone and is very easy to wear.
For me this is a spring/summer shade but there is no denying that it is gorgeous
and one that looks fabulous with a glitter top coat.
Again this required two coats to become opaque.
These polishes are very easy to apply with great narrow brushes,
on the whole the formula is fault free and does not streak nor does it dry patchy.
I found Blood Orange to be the least opaque but red polishes tend to be notoriously fickle,
Blood Orange may require three coats before becoming opaque but the rest of the shades I tested
became opaque in two coats, dried quickly and to a super glossy finish so much so there really
is no need for a top coat other than to prolong wear.
All in all I can see these flying off the shelves when they launch later this month
and rightly so as the shades are beautiful and a wonderful formula with a small price tag!
What do you think?