Barry M Gelly Hi Shine are currently the most talked about nail paints. Barry M has always been known for their nail varnishes of good quality and value for money. These Hi Shine Gel effect Nail Paints are designed to provide an extra glossy finish, similar to a gel manicure. I absolutely love all the colours in this range, 'Lychee' was the one that stood out to me the most and after many trips to my local Boots in search of it, I finally tracked it down. 

For me this didn't live up to my expectations. If you are familiar with Barry M polishes you would know that the formulation wasn't quite the same. It is a little thicker than regular polish, which I imagine is due to the 'gelly' element. Upon applying I did notice some streaks, another layer would be needed for a desired look. A top coat would also be essential. As for the 'High Shine Gel Effect' I didn't notice too much difference. However, after trying them out on false nails, I liked the results a lot more and will definitely continue using the polish this way.       

Have you tried any of the High Shine nail paints? If so, what do you think? 


  1. I have this too and really like it, although it does nothing for my skin tone. I know what you mean about the about the streaks, and as it's so thick it's hard to even out :(

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  2. This is such a gorgeous colour! I'm still waiting to try out these nail varnishes!


  3. I love all the Barry M polishes. I find you need more than one coat with a lot of them to be honest x

  4. Really wanna try this!!

  5. I haven't tried them yet, but I had high hopes, it sounds like they don't live up to expectations, what a pity! It is a lovely shade though

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  6. I never liked this colour when I was in the shops but I keep seeing it on blogs and it's a lovely shade :) xo

  7. I love that color! I wish we had that brand in the states.

  8. I really love the colour of all the Gelly paints, but I just think they are a normal polishes once they've dried! xx
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  10. This has become one of my favourite nail polishes. I have tried a few other colours and they are all lovely. great review :)

    B xx

  11. I have Dragonfruit! It's so lovely but it makes my hands look weird because I'm so pale aha :( Love your blog!


  12. Such a nice nude colour!

  13. Adore the Barry M nail paint!
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  14. Love the colour :)

  15. Gorgeous nude! Love the way you present all the products ;)

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  16. I really want to try this now! Please check out me and my friend's blog '' Thank you!x


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