Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Barry M Gellies!

Ahhhhh, these little babies were hiding in my unused polishes and I decided that they needed an airing - and to be used in a mani together. Presenting Blackberry (darker polish) and Prickly Pear (paler polish, obvs). 

The first thing to note is how shiny these polishes are - gel like indeed! The Prickly Pear is a bluey lavender-like pale purple. It's very sheer - this is 3 coats! Unlike other polishes (no names, ahem, cough, Models Own, cough) there was no bubbling, even though the coats I painted were pretty thick. 

Please note that these look dull because I got sheets marks on them - I was soooooooo sleepy.

To test the theory that the Blackberry was a one coat wonder (a view put forwards by many bloggers) I decided to test it in a tape mani. What? A tape mani? Me? I know, pick yourself up off the floor, it is indeed a massive shock:) Lol. Sorry, but it was the ideal way to test it.

And it worked a treat. It went on smoothly, dried quickly and was perfect in one coat. I think if I was wearing it on it's own I'd do two coats, but still. And the colour.......oh the glorious colour. It's so autumnal and sexy and shiny and deep and yummy. Flipping amazeballs!

Ps - please excuse the shabbiness and lack of clean up in this mani - it was a bit of a rush job as I'm keen to start work on a bit of a personal nail challenge.......all will be revealed soon:)


  1. Ooh, these are lovely colours! May have to reappropriate some of my student loan for these... ;)

  2. Well, it's buy two and get an effect polish free at