Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Swatches - Grapefruit, Plum, Pomegranate and Watermelon

May 08, 2013

In this post I will be showing you some swatches of the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine polishes from my collection.
I really love this brand, and when I tried the Gelly formula I came to love them even more.
These polishes have a great formula; it's very pigmented, opaque and very glossy! I can't wait to put my hands on some more colors from the new collection.
Meanwhile, here are the swatches of the polishes I own from this great line.

Grapefruit is a bright and sweet pink. It's it's a very pretty color, I can't really describe it, but it has a neon look to it, and a bit of coral tint. It reminded me of OPI Suzi's Hungary Again from what I've seen in swatches (I don't own this color).
I used two coats for the pictures below. No top coat applied since it's so glossy, like all the polishes in this collection.

Plum is a dark purple shade, a beautiful color which I was happy to add to my collection.
I'm really love purples and I was looking for a good dark creamy polish - and this one perfect for me!
I applied two quick coats, I don't even know if I can call it two coats or one, since I applied the second coat right away while the polish was still wet. It had a great coverage with just one coat, but I wanted to enhance the color and the glossy effect, so I applied another quick coat on each nail.

Pomegranate is a dark red shade, very classy and gorgeous. You will be surprised to hear that this is only 1 (one!) coat of the polish. It's super opaque and gave a great coverage, so I was very satisfied.
I will tell you a little secret about this polish; I was getting ready to leave the house and go the a wedding, and of course I'm always so late late late, I had about 5 minutes to pull off a mani before I had to leave the house. I was in total panic, I can't leave with naked nails! So I recalled seeing swatches and reading about the great coverage of this line, so I decided to try my luck with this one - and it did the job! I had a perfect and super quick mani with just a base coat and one coat of this polish. Didn't even had the time to apply a top coat (shame on me!) but it was so shiny and dried so fast, that you couldn't even tell! I was super happy with this one ;)

Watermelon is a dark blue-toned green, I don't have anything like this in my collection, and even though I don't really like greens - I think this color is fabulous and I would love to wear it again.
Such a great and juicy color, love it! This is also two quick "wet" coats, no top coat.

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  1. Gimme that grapefruit! Looks so yummy! :-)

    [Lacquer: The Best Medicine!]

  2. These are all gorgeous, but Plum is to die for <3

  3. Every single one is pretty and I've noticed you have Barry M. colours I like :)