Thursday, 27 September 2012

Barry M - Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint

When I saw the initial preview of these new polishes from Barry M I was very excited.  Then I went and looked at them in store and decided I didn't really need any of them, as pretty as they were the colours are nothing new and I have some very similar in my collection which can be given the same high gloss shine with a top coat, so I decided to pass. 
Then, while reading other blogs online, I came across several reviews of the Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paints saying that they were suitable for stamping and I was sold again.  When I went back into Superdrug there was an offer one which meant if you bought 2 Barry M products you got a free Special Effects polish so obviously I was sold, who can turn down free polish?
I picked up 6, although I like the other three polishes I already have a red which stamps well and the two lighter shades don't seem to be quite so suitable for stamping with, so here's what I got:
Blackberry GNP 1, Blue Plum GNP 2, Watermelon GNP 3, Satsuma GNP 7, Grapefruit GNP 8, Pomegranate GNP 9
I chose, in order from left to right in the top two photos:
Blackberry - GNP 1
Blue Plum - GNP 2
Watermelon - GNP 3
Satsuma - GNP 7
Grapefruit - GNP 8
Pomegranate - GNP 9
I can't wait to try these out, if they do stamp as well as I hope then it'll mean I have lots of lovely new cream colours in my collection to stamp with, keep your eyes peeled for a stamping post testing them out very soon!  Edit: VERY soon in fact, after trying these polishes out with a stamping plate I had to post my, very favourable, results.
Along with the Gelly Hi Shine I got 3 free Special Effects polishes, Croc Effects in black (323) and Burgandy (343):
And a new, Limited Edition, Web Effects which I did a short post on here.
As soon as I track down an extra 3 or 4 hands I'll get a chance to test them all out!  Have you grabbed any of the new Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polishes yet, or taken advantage of Superdrug's free Special Effects offer?


  1. I'm supposed to be on a no-buy but could be tempted by these depending on your swatches and feedback ;-)

    1. I'm going to post up some swatches later today, I used them to stamp with last night. Let's put it this way, I fear for your no-buy... ;)