There's been a lot of buzz around the somewhat new Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail polish range and, naturally, curiosity got the better of me and last week I left Boots with a marginally lighter purse. As I have a pretty extensive polish collection already I settled for two bottles of the stuff, one shade being Lychee. The range boasts an array of bright, fruity colours which potentially renders this the blandest of the bunch but I think this has all the makings of a winner for me!
Barry M's Lychee is a pale beige-nude that I don't think pulls too yellow nor too pink- just a great-middle ground which I'm convinced all skin tones could rock. The consistency is quite thick and creamy, which along with the small-ish brush makes application a bit tricky in the sense that you feel you may pull the polish if you paint too haphazardly- maybe not one for those looking for a fuss-free, quick mani. Then again, once you've applied two coats (all that is needed for complete opacity) you are left with a gorgeously glossy finish, just as promised on the bottle. No need for a top coat with this bad boy.
Not going to comment on wear time as I don't wear nail polishes for very long and - as I always say - I think it depends on nail care from person to person. One thing I will say though is I've not stopped peering at my nails since adorning them in this, which must be a good sign! Boots currently have a promotion on where you can buy 2 bottles of Barry M nail polish and save £1 so I'm tempted to go back for a couple more.. any recommendations? What do you think of this shade?