Sunday 27 September 2015

Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Glitters

Hello! I have a very exciting post for you today! Barry M have treated us to even more new polishes, this time in the form of two Gelly Hi-Shine glitters - 'Sparkling Amethyst' and 'Sparkling Ruby'. These are the first Gelly Hi-Shines to have glitter and I really hope they won't be the last! I have both of them to show you today - read on for more info and swatches!
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Glitters @acertainbeccaa
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Glitters @acertainbeccaa
'Sparkling Amethyst' is a deep purple bursting with sparkly glitter. It applied super smoothly but just a little sheer and patchy on the first coat. It looks a lot more like a raspberry colour on the first coat:
Barry M 'Sparkling Amethyst' (One Coat) @acertainbeccaa

A second coat evens out any patchiness and deepens the colour to match the bottle. Below is two coats and topcoat.

Barry M 'Sparkling Amethyst' @acertainbeccaa
Barry M 'Sparkling Amethyst @acertainbeccaa
Barry M 'Sparkling Amethyst @acertainbeccaa

'Sparking Ruby' is a deep ruby red full of gorgeous bright red glitter. This was much closer to the colour in the bottle after one coat than Sparkling Amethyst. Again it applied smoothly but a little bit patchy and sheer on the first coat:

Barry M 'Sparkling Ruby' (One Coat) @acertainbeccaa
It evened out perfectly on the second coat, and the colour deepened slightly. This one really reminds me of Dorothy's shoes from the Wizard of Oz. I have a similar pair somewhere that this has inspired me to go and dig out of my wardrobe.

Barry M 'Sparkling Ruby' @acertainbeccaa
Barry M 'Sparkling Ruby' @acertainbeccaa

Barry M 'Sparkling Ruby' @acertainbeccaa
As with all of Barry M's Gelly nail paints, both polishes dried quickly to a shiny, plump looking finish. The glitter didn't dry gritty or textured, but I did add topcoat to help bring out the sparkle of the glitter that little bit more. They were also really quick and easy to remove - no need to worry about fighting to remove the glitter!

I absolutely love these and think they will be staples for the colder months, especially as we get closer to Christmas. Sparkling Ruby would be a perfect glittery festive red. These are both exclusive to Superdrug and are available in store now!

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See you in the next post!
Becca x


  1. Ohhh I really do like these two colours!!!!

    1. I knew you would! I've got Sparkling Ruby on now and I'm loving it! :) x

  2. I'll definitely be making a purchase at superdrug soon :)