Candy Striping

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am completely obsessed with the new pastels Barry M recently released in their Gelly line. I know not ALL of these are new and I didn’t pick every one up (there’s a pink for example I was fairly certain I had a dupe for already) but I thought I’d share the ones I’m really enjoying and striping them seemed a bit more interesting than alternate nails.


L-R / Huckleberry, Cotton, Sugar Apple, Coconut

I know people will ask how I did it but it’s simple, it’s not particularly neat (anyone can see that) but I pain a little of each nail at a time, waiting for it to dry the same as I would a full nail and then the next section and so on.. not rocket science but a pretty effective ‘nail art’ that anyone could give a go. When I’m not sure what colour to wear I usually do this or half and half nails and I ALWAYS get comments on them.. funny for so little effort!

The new shades are super creamy, 1 or two coats to opaque (including the white) and as chip resistant as any thicker, gel-like formula.. not as long wearing as thinner ones but much quicker to apply and a nicer finish so if you don’t mind frequent manicures then these are for you! I’ve developed quite a collection of the Gelly range now (want to see a full swatched collection?) and am yet to find one I really don’t like so if you haven’t tried them yet I’d highly recommend them – also if any of you have tried the new Plumpy top coat I’d love to hear your opinions.. on the fence about it but think I will have to give it a go and compare to my regular Seche Vite!

Miss BB



  1. Lisa
    11 March, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    Oh these are lovely! I’ve been eyeing up the Sugar Apple for a few days now along with the Dragonfruit shade and they are currently idling on my superdrug wishlist. You may have just given me a shove towards the checkout..

    Lisa x

  2. Zoe
    11 March, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Love love love these nails! The sugar apple shade is gorgeous.


  3. 12 March, 2015 / 8:14 am

    So simple yet so beautiful! I’m pretty rubbish with nail art so can’t wait to give this a go. Great post, thanks! x

  4. 13 March, 2015 / 3:25 am

    we love a little DIY nail art! The blue and white go so well together!

    M + K

  5. Sarah McDaid
    14 March, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    I always see people do ombre nails or stripped nails and feel there is some crazy method thats just not achievable to someone who doesnt own every nail art tool under the sun so thank you fo this! You jut don’t think it would be that easy 😛

  6. Kiera
    15 March, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    I would love to see a swatched collection of these polishes! I have a few and I love them. Loved this post xx

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