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25 Jun 2016

Summer gelly range, Barry M

Aside from all of the political news of recent, it's officially summer now and I can't wait to introduce these babies to you! I ordered all four of these Barry M rose coloured summer shades
from Boots online and they're all so beautiful and compliment each other so well.

I first have to apologise for Pink Lemonade having no label in my photographs! I experienced the frustration of being sent the most scratched and damaged bottles from ordering them online and ended up removing the label as it was scratched beyond recognition. Most of the polishes also chipped somewhat, though I have tried to avoid exposing this in my photos.
Anyone else experienced this? The formula inside is fine but I'm making mental notes to purchase in store in future. They are all lovely for accentuating a tan and the names sound so edible! From left to right, we have Butterscotch Sundae, an ecru caramel beige, Pink Lemonade, a strawberry milk pink with a vintage vibe, Acai Smoothie, a darker lilac pink, and Cream Soda, a milky coconut off white. I used the 2 for £5 offer online, but they retail at £3.99 each.
I've been so impressed with the formula of these! They are so likeable, uber shiny and glossy and look so pretty on the nails, especially juxtaposed with tan skin. They are all pretty easy to apply, although the lighter shades can be streaky and it can be tricky to apply multiple even coats without the polish drying all clumpy and smudgy. My favourite to apply is Acai Smoothie as it instantly goes on so lovely, glossy and opaque and barely needs another coat.
All of the shades seem to have equal longevity and lasted about three to four days before beginning to chip. This only gave me an excuse to try out multiple colour combinations haha!

I'd been growing out my nails specially so it was so nice to treat them to some strawberry ice cream shades! I hope you're not too hurt by the news of the EU results, I'm not sure what to think yet but I'm certain we can pull together in this new age and make it great I also have a little life update and travel diaries coming soon! Have you tried Barry M polishes? 

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  1. I love all four colors! They're so perfect for summer :) Bummer that they came scratched, but at least it didn't affect the polishes themselves :)

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. Thanks so much Sharmili! I'm so glad haha, it made me realise that I really do judge a book by its cover, or in this case a polish by its bottle haha :D I was completely wrong! ♡

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  2. Lovely review, I'm you're overall satisfied with the product despite the first frustration :)
    Your blog is so lovely btw! <3

    Micky♡
    Princess From Jupiter 

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    1. Awww how kind, thank you so much Micky! I'm so picky when it comes to packaging for my photos haha xD ♡

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  3. These are lovely colours! I don't own anything from Barry M so i might need to go shopping soon!

    Amy x
    amyrosexoxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Amy! I really recommend them, Barry M usually stock every shade you can think of :D ♡

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  4. I love barry m nail varnish, especially the gelly formula. I have the cream soda shade and its my favourite right now!

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Becca! I love the gelly formula too, it makes it so much easier to apply for me :D ooh lovely! ♡

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  5. Gorgeous colours! I love the Gelly range they do, have you tried any of the Coconut Infusion range? They have some beautiful summer colours too x

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    1. Aw thanks so much! I haven't tried any yet but I've heard so many good things, hopefully I can pick some up nearer my birthday :D ♡

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  6. These are all absolutely gorgeous! Even though I'm not the biggest fan of pink, I'm all about that pastel/dusty pinks. Too bad it's really difficult for me to get a hand on anything from Barry M- because if they were more available, I'd probably have everything from all the ranges, haha xx

    http://wanderlustgirl-kb.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really sorry to hear they aren't available, try ebay as I usually go there for products that are less available in my country :D ♡

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  7. these colours look gorgeous!!! xox

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  8. Ooh, these colors look really dainty and sophisticated.

    Jorj | Mad Cherry

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    1. Aw thank you Jorj! I love my vintage pinks :D ♡

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  9. Such gorgeous girly colours! I love Barry M nail varnishes x

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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    1. Thank you so much! They all have really lovely formulas, they're really nice to apply :D ♡

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  10. Such pretty colours!

    Beth x

    www.ohsoaugust.com

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  11. All of them are amazing ahh! Now I want my nails painted! Haha

    -Aizel
    //aizelnuttt.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much Aizel, haha the formula is so lovely and glossy! ♡

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  12. These are all the shades I'd immediately be drawn to in the stores, they look so summery and cute! Xx

    Jen / Velvetspring.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer, we both have awesome taste in nail shades haha! :D ♡

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  13. These shades are all gorgeous! It's a shame about the damaged bottles, though ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! I was quite gutted because I wanted to photograph them haha xD ♡

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  14. I'm loving all of these shades! They look perfect for the natural look & for weddings! Can't believe what I'm reading about the damaged bottles though - I had no idea that Barry M were like that!

    Lizzie Bee // mysticthorn.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much Lizzie! Maybe they'd been knocked about in Boots warehouse and they didn't want to put them on the shop floor :( sad but glad the formula is still okay! I've experienced the same with a foundation from there before also ♡

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  15. I like the formula of Barry M gelly polishes and those colours are to die for! I love that they match your blog design too! :-D xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you so much Helen, so sweet! Haha I love my vintage pinks too much, I can't stop matching to the theme xD ♡

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  16. These look like such nice and minimal colours for the summer- especially like the 'Acai Smoothie'
    Feel free to check out our latest post x
    LOOK LOVE WEAR

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    1. Awww thanks so much, so glad you liked it! :D ♡

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  17. I love love love Barry M polishes. Especially the Gelly Hi shine ones. The Pink Lemonade looks just like the shade I've been looking for. I'm going to have to pick it up next time I'm in the UK. We don't have Barry M in Sweden :(
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. Awww Mona, thank you! I'm very sad to hear you don't have it there, try checking on ebay :D I always look on there for cosmetics that aren't as ready available in my country ♡

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  18. These colors are so gorgeous; I especially love Pink Lemonade! I've yet to try Barry M polishes, though I always hear such good things about them. Lovely post! xx

    -Moll

    www.mollymac13.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Molly! So glad you liked it and it's so true, I really recommend them and they are super affordable so I love to pick up many shades at once :D ♡

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  19. Ohh these are such a cute nailpolishes!

    www.blossomikebana.com

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  20. What an amazing post, I adore Barry M for their nailpolishes,they are simply the best. Lots of love, Marina xx

    mylifeasmarinaa.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Marina, they are really brilliant! Thanks for stopping by :D ♡

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  21. These polishes are such gorgeous colours, so perfect for this time of the year! I just discovered your blog and ADORE it! Your content is so good and I love your layout! I just followed you and joined as a member too :)

    Lots of love,

    Mollie Quirk from www.theperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww wow, how kind!! Thanks so much Mollie, I'm so glad you like it and it's lovely to meet you! :D ♡

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  22. hey elizabeth great post. love the nail polishes, great for spring and summer!
    thanks for the comment on my blog, I followed you on bloglovin. I would be so happy if you followed back!

    Regards,
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa, so glad you liked it! Awww thank you and of course! :D ♡

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  23. I like all of the colours, they're all so subtle and feminine, and I think they'd pretty much go with anything to add a bit of colour.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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    1. Aw thanks so much Amy! I love that they are gentle, barely there pinks, but are still perfectly opaque :D some that I've bought in the past have turned out on the sheer side! ♡

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  24. Pink Lemonade is my favorite but they are all such a beautiful colors! Love them x :)

    www.beautiliciousd.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Beaut, so kind!! ♡

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  25. I love the Gelly Hi-Shine range, they're such a lovely formula! Cream Soda and Pink Lemonade look like just my shades ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. Aw thank you Jess! I agree, the formula is so lovely and they go perfect together :D hope you're having a great weekend! ♡

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  26. I really like the shade names of these and they are really cute colours. I think I have one Barry M nail polish which is quite good. I wouldn't mind getting a coral one for summer time. Great offers with boots lately also!

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. Haha they sound so delicious, I just want to eat them xD thanks so much Ellen, there have been some lovelies! Definitely shopping in store next time though :D ♡

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  27. I agree with you, my favorite one is the Acai Smoothie, but they all look pretty and sweet, although I don't know about this product before, I think it's a good product since you like it :)

    xoxo,

    |CHELSHEAFLO BLOG|
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    1. Thank you so much Chelshea, I love how they all go together! I'm so glad you liked it :D ♡

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  28. I love these shades! It's a shame they arrived a bit battered and were streaky to apply but overall they sound very good, four days without chipping would be a miracle for me so I'll have to try these.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk | Amy x

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    1. Thanks so much Amy!! I really recommend them, or buying in store over ordering online haha :D ♡

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  29. Love the strawberry shades, makes me realize it's super! Great review <3

    http://www.lauramacij.com/2016/06/simply-beautiful-at-claire.html

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, so glad you liked it! ♡

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  30. Omg! These are all pretty!! I love the colors. Pastels are really my fave :D

    trulyfionaa.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww thank you Fiona!! They're my favourite too, especially vintage pastels *heart eyes* :D ♡

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  31. I love the colors! I always hear so much about Barry M nail polish. I wish we had it here in the States. Lovely post!

    x. Cattleya

    alittlecattleya.com

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    1. Thanks so much Cattelya! I totally think we should have each others stores haha, I really want a Bath and Body works here in the UK :D ♡

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  32. Love Barry M varnishes but i havent tried the gels, these picks compliment each other so well, i think the coconut one is my fave, theres something about cream/white nails right now!

    Dana
    fashiondew.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Dana, I really recommend the gels as the formula is so glossy and pretty :D I'd love to try the coconut infusion range - in an off white or pink shade of course haha! ♡

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  33. The shades are beautiful! I love pastel colours:)

    beautydreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  34. Such pretty colours! I have this formula in a pale blue, and really love it - these ones might have to make their way into my collection, too!

    Erin xx
    islandbell.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Erin, I'll have the try the pale blue variety, I'm a sucker for pastels haha! ♡

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  35. Loving your photos hun, they're so romantic and elegant! :) I've never actually tried Barry M polishes, I usually stick to Essie but these look pretty amazing! x I like the soft shades you picked out, I think they're so feminine and lovely for summer months. <3 Will deffo be checking these out! Thanks for sharing, kisses. x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Wow thank you so much Kay! I haven't tried much of Essie but I'd like to :D thanks so much, I love how they all go together, hope you're having a great weekend! ♡

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  36. Wow they're all gorgeous! I love Pink Lemonade xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks so much Kiran, so glad you liked it! ♡

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  37. Nice shades. :)
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  38. Ah Barry M do some seriously gorgeous colours! Such a shame about the damaged/ scratched bottle though. (And twice as annoying because you're photographing them)!
    Your blog is so lovely and ethereal looking! I love it :)
    Laura x FloraLooTwo

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  39. Oh my what a gorgeous colour selection! I haven't used Barry M nail polishes in years, but this is definitely making me feel like I should give them a try again!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  40. Beautiful blog Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by mine recently. These nail colours are so pretty! Perfect for Summer. I really like Barry M's Gelly ranges :)

    Eb x

    www.eboniivory.blogspot.co.uk

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