Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Almond & Coconut photos, swatches

I think the gorgeous weather we've been having this summer has meant I've worn lots and lots of bright nail polish on my fingers and tootsies.  So when in Boots over the weekend, I was drawn to these two nudes from Barry M.  Now I don't know what this means for me because I rarely buy nudes, so either I'm looking forward to autumn or I've blinded my eyeballs with all the neons I've been wearing and needed to give them a break.  Either way, these two shades from Barry M's Gelly Hi Shine collection are now mine.

I chose Almond and Coconut.  Coconut I've read about on various blogs and Almond just stood out to me on the counter, so off home I went, looking forward to nudifying my nails.

So it looks like I'm really enjoying the off white nail trend that lots of brands have been working recently.  Coconut is a shade that makes you look tanned, can be used as a base for neons to make them even brighter and with just two coats I was able to get this finish.

Almond is a wonderful taupe shade that is my favourite of the two from first impressions.  It's the perfect greige shade and has purple undertones to it.  It also has a softness to it, that makes me think of cashmere and cosiness, and it's very chic and sophisticated altogether.  It's a great colour for the office (that's for you Orla!) and I know I'll get lots of wear out of it for the rest of the year.

These are well worth the €5.99 price tag and the Gelly Hi Shine formula is one of my favourites.  I rarely have to add that third coat that I usually would for opacity in photos and I can't wait to see what shades they have up their sleeves in the future.

So tell me, which one is your fave?  Come on, you have to pick one!

Oh and the ring is from Stella & Dot, more on that soon!


  1. Love this range, both of these are lovely but I think I'm more drawn to coconut as I have a few similar almond shades and you're right, it's a very wearable colour. Fab ring too!

    1. They'd better not stop making new shades in this range I tellya!

  2. Ooh these are pretty. I have a few that are similar to Almond so I'll probably not get that, but Coconut is gorgeous.....it's going on the list.

  3. I love the Coconut one x I'm gonna get it haha!!!

  4. I looove the almond colour, barry m do the best colours for nail varnishes! x


© Lovely Girlie Bits - Best Irish Beauty Blog Image Magazine Blog Awards & Aussie Blog Awards 2014 | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig