Barry M polish haul.

Hey look, I bought more nail polish. The mantra I like to live by is incredibly meaningful you see, and it brings much purpose to my life. Want to know what it is?

You can never have too much nail polish.

Deep, right?

And as Boots had their mega points event on at the weekend and Barry M are currently BOGSHP (not quite as catchy as BOGOF, but it still persuades me to part with my money), I decided to invest. I hadn’t tried any of the Gelly collection yet for some inconceivable reason, and I was also intrigued by the Confetti polishes, so what better to try than those two? Or, er, 6?

First up, the Gellies.

gellyFrom L-R, we have Passion Fruit, Mango, Blueberry and Guava.

And then the Confettis – I was relatively constrained here, and only bought two.


From L – R – Sour Apple and Licorice.

Right, I’ve only tried two of them so far, because my nails don’t have the strength and I don’t have the patience to swatch all of them. So for now I’m wearing Guava with a top coat of Sour Apple, and they look gooood together. Guava applied great – two coats and it was completely opaque, and it’s lovely and glossy too. It’s also a really eye catching colour, nothing like any other in my 150-odd collection. Sour Apple looks lovely when it’s on, but it’s not as confetti-heavy as I expected – I was going to use it as an accent nail but the sprinkles are too sparse really – it would take a good few layers to get it anywhere near opaque and the clear base just seems too thick for that. So I was a little disappointed in that respect, but then I put it on every nail and it looks so lovely I’ve forgiven it and would recommend it after all.

Here’s a snapshot of what it looks like on my nails. I’m sorry about the poor quality, and the fact that my nails are about 2mm long at the minute.



SUCH bad swatching skills. This is after 24 hours of wear – I’m not cut out for nail blogging, clearly,

Next test: Mango and Licorice. I’ll report back…



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