Barry M Cotton

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince my favourite Seche Vite Porcelain nail polish smashed months ago I’ve been on the hunt for a lower cost replacement. I’ve tried various whites and regardless of cost they can be very hit and miss, I love Essie Blanc for example but it’s streaky, thin and takes 3 if not 4 coats to get an opaque finish. On top of that some of the nicest formulas to apply then crackle and look awful a couple of days in.. I don’t know what it is about white but it seems to be very tricky to get right. So given my recent obsession with the Barry M Gelly nail paints you can imagine how excited I was when several of my readers tweeted me pictures of a new WHITE launch from the range!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt arrived this morning and I only just applied it so I can’t give you a full review but application wise it’s definitely comparable to the seche vite, thick and glossy but still needs a top coat. Relatively fast drying as these glossier polishes go and only £3.99 – plus there’s almost always an offer on Barry M! I picked up a few new shades from their new pastel launch so expect a post on those along with a follow up on the wear time of this one very soon however I’m still yet to pick up their new ‘Plumpy’ top coat, have any of you given it a go yet? I’m loyal to my super thick Seche Vite for the ultimate gel nail shine but if I could replace it with a £2.99 equivalent I’ll be all over it!

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Miss BB



  1. 28 February, 2015 / 9:39 am

    I’ve never tried Barry M nail polish, but I think I will have to now! White nail polish is so cute and classy. 🙂

  2. 28 February, 2015 / 9:44 am

    I absolutely love Barry M nail polishes! This white polish from their Gelly range looks fantastic! x

  3. 28 February, 2015 / 11:31 am

    I love white nails ! I have the Essie ‘Blanc’ and love it, but didn’t know Barry M did a version as well. The Gelly nail polishes are great 🙂

    Kat |

  4. 28 February, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    I love how white nail polish looks with a tan!
    Emma xo |

  5. Lucy
    2 March, 2015 / 8:50 pm

    White polishes are the bane of my life! I love the Gelly range too but haven’t bought this one, hopefully it won’t be the next in my long list of ‘tested and hated’ white nail polishes!

    ox Lucy

  6. 3 March, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Love the gelly ones <3

  7. Robz
    3 March, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    I thought I was the only one who loved Barry M nail polishes!! LOVE the huckleberry colour you wore in one of your recent YouTube vids Miss BB, and just wanted to enquire whether you put a top coat of clear over your nails to make them last longer?

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