Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Barry M Hi Shine Gel Effect Nail Paint review!

So after hearing a lot about the Barry M Hi Shine Gel effect Nail Paint and knowing that bright nails were bang on trend for S/S 13, I just had to try it out! I bought the shade Green Berry as I don't have any light greens in my nail polish collection and it looked nice and cool and on the shelf.

I tried it out the night I bought it as I was so excited; I really want to get gel nails done professionally so I thought this nail varnish would be great until I finally got around to it. Personally, I found the polish quite difficult to apply. I don't know if this was just me applying it wrong or anything, but my nails ended up looking smudgy and "blobby" (for want of a better word!). I found that you had to apply quite a lot to cover the whole nail without it looking patchy, and this ended up looking as if I'd put too much on! I had used a base and top coat, which helped slightly. As for the colour, I wasn't too sure once I had applied it. I think I would much prefer the colour in Spring, as for now I think it is slightly too bright. It could also be purely because I wear a lot darker or neutral colours, so it may grow on me.

I would definitely buy the product again in maybe a creamy colour, as the green may have just put me off the polish initially. You can see a picture below of my nails - is it just me being rubbish at applying nail polish?!

Leave a comment below if you've tried this polish with any opinions or tips! Thanks for reading :)


  1. I think the green suits you, it's sad it didn't apply that well though. It's so shiny!

    E x

    1. Thank you so much :) I really want to try a few other colours, I don't want to judge them all based on the green!

      I really appreciate you reading my post :) Checking your blog out now! xx


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