Shine baby shine! Woohoo!
That’s what my nails have been doing all week. Why? Because gracing my fingertips has been the amazing Hi Shine Gelly Effect Nail Paint By Barry M.
An unusual colour choice for me as I usually go for reds, corals and oranges. But I felt like being a little different so I went for this colour – BLUEBERRY.
The coating on this polish is great. The RULES state you should be able to coat the nails in three strokes. I’ve never been able to do this until now, even while using some of the best nail polish brands available. The Gelly Barry M brush is the perfect thickness and the liquid is a perfect consistency.
With this particular colour I needed 2 coats, on others I have only needed one. One huge added bonus is that I don’t need a top coat. The super shiny Barry M does all the glowing I need. The only tip I would give is that if you suffer from nail staining with rich colours, you will definitely need a base coat with this range as the colours are intense. My friend used the deep green ‘Watermelon’ shade and when she attempted at taking it off she looked like the swamp thing has eaten her fingers. With a base coat, it will just protect your nails from staining a little more.
So why was I so impressed.?
Average wear for me with this polish is between a whopping 3 & 4 days chip free depending on house much of a domestic goddess I have been. This is better than most polishes that usually last 2 days max on me.
Here is the evidence:
DAY 1 – Excellent. Been at work all day and perfect!
Day 2 – Just the same as yesterday. My normal nail polish has usually chipped at this point or at least faded.
Day 3 – First signs of wear and tear. Thump now has a small tiny chip in the centre and colour fading slightly.
Day 4 – Still good to go apart from one nail on my left hand which has given up. Just the ends fading but not a nightmare just yet!
Overall 4 GOOD days of perfect wear. If you’re not fussed about perfection it could easily pass day 5. 🙂
It also works for my super impatience. I popped out of the shower. Did my nails. By the time I had brushed and dried my hair my nails were also touch dry. This is also down to the fact that I don’t need a top coat because this polish really is super shiny.
I can’t wait to try the other colours, definitely my number one nail polish at the moment. Good going Barry M.
What’s your fave nail polish? Any tips or tricks?