Barry M Gelly – Watermelon

After my last post on these Gelly Hi-Shine nail paints from Barry M I revisited them and have to say I’m not sure my initial thoughts were accurate. They’re still not as super high gloss as I’d like but I’ve worn them a few times without top coat and I don’t hate it. The only thing I really need is a little something to protect the tips of my nails from chipping so I’ve taken to adding glitter tips and voila.. problem solved! This particular shade is very on-trend for winter and although Christmas has technically passed now the tree-green is still a little festive. So they’re not my favourite formula’s, they are one coat opaque but they take an age to dry and although they’re glossy they don’t totally negate a topcoat so it’s kind of pointless but they’re just glossy enough to make do when my top coat’s run out and my nails are bare! Are these the equivalent of Laundry Day nails?

Available online here for £3.99

Miss BB



  1. 29 December, 2012 / 7:12 pm

    I reviewed this not too long ago. I agree that they do chip quite badly but the colours are so pretty I just put a glossy top coat over the top which seems to do the trick! Have you tried any other colours? x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      29 December, 2012 / 10:52 pm

      A couple but I find the same issues

  2. Gemma
    29 December, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    I’ve not tried any of the Gelly polishes yet, they just don’t appeal to me. I think the standard Barry M polishes are all amazing, with a top coat! xx

  3. 29 December, 2012 / 10:06 pm

    I’ve tried the standard Barry M polishes and I have to say the formula for them isn’t great. However that colour looks so pretty, so I may have to try it out just to see if there’s a slight improvement 🙂

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    • missbudgetbeauty
      29 December, 2012 / 10:42 pm

      I don’t use my regular Barry m’s so often anymore but this is much nicer

  4. daisy
    29 December, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    Why are your teeth so yellow? do you smoke?

    • missbudgetbeauty
      29 December, 2012 / 10:39 pm

      Nope, never. What a strange comment to leave on a nail polish post

      • Daisy
        2 January, 2013 / 3:29 am

        You would look a million times better if you whitened them

        • missbudgetbeauty
          3 January, 2013 / 10:10 pm

          thanks so much for that!

        • Pippa
          28 March, 2013 / 9:20 am

          Just because she’s a beauty guru doesn’t mean you get to be so rude!!! Gee Whizz. Some. People.

          Never noticed your teeth before love!

  5. 30 December, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    That colour is right up my street, definitely my sort of thing. I simply don’t look after my nails though, and can’t paint dark colours on successfully. Hmmmm, one for the 2013 resolutions list perhaps!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      30 December, 2012 / 5:57 pm

      My nails need some seriously TLC right now too

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