I'm very excited to start reviewing Barry M polishes and show you a bit more from British market. Today I have review and swatches of the new Exotic Summer Gelly Nail Paints which have been recently introduced. This new release consists of 7 new Gelly shades but despite the name 'Gelly', they are well-pigmented and do not have jelly formula. Instead, they are creme shades with high-gloss finish. Let's have a look...
Coconut - Ivory white with beige undertones. Coconut is great multi-tasker so whether you want to wear it by itself or with some nail art over it, it's a brilliant shade. The formula was good to apply but slightly less pigmentation so I applied two thicker coats for full coverage. it dried fast and glossy.
Elderberry - pale grey-ish blue creme. It is not a shade I would pick out of a rack but it will be great for winter season. Elderberry is also a bit sheerer so I needed two thicker coats. The formula was easy to work with, fast drying and glossy.
Almond - pale mauve creme leaning towards taupe shades. Interesting colour..I'm not sure it should in summer collection but for those preferring 'nude' or office-friendly colours it will be lovely. It applied nicely and two coats were nicely opaque. Drying time was fast as the other shades.
Olive - pale olive green creme. It is only my personal opinion but for me, this colour is downright ugly lol! BUT when I've done some awesome nail art over it I loved it! Two coats were fully opaque and it had nice formula.
Pink Punch - vivid hot pink creme. Now we're talking summer! I love this shade and it had really great formula. Two regular coats were fully opaque, it dried fast and glossy and it applied very nicely. Love it!
Damson - bright cobalt blue creme. Damson is gorgeous colour with again, great formula. It is well-pigmented and I've applied two thin coats. It went on well and dried fast and glossy. Don't miss the 'Mermaid Glitter Manicure' I've done with this shade!
Kiwi - vivid jade green creme. Last of the brights in this collection is a cute green. I needed two regular coats for full coverage. The application was easy and Kiwi dried fast and glossy.
I'm well-pleased about this collection as it has not only brights but kind of more neutral and pastel shades. The only one I wasn't over the moon was Olive. The last three bright shades (Damson, Pink Punch and Kiwi) seemed to have better pigmentation than the pale shades. But they all had easy-to-apply formula and fast drying time. They dry glossy so theoretically you wouldn't need topcoat but I would still recommend it so your manicure lasts longer.
Have a nice day! Lucie x