I have to admit since starting collecting nail polish, the first brand I fell in love with was Barry M .
Affordable with hundreds of textures and shades , I seemed to grow my collection from 1 to near a hundred in little more than a month .
It was hard not to at the time as I seemed to be going through a nail painting phase and with the endless colours continuing to come out I just kept adding them.
Luckily for me , I have since had to slow down due to other brands joining my collection but I did get this lovely new shade last month and thought I would share it with you.
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine have been one of the collections from them that I have not had the joy of trying yet and so when I got the Almond shade , I simply had to place it on my nails to see how the formula had changed since my spending spree last summer.
Almond Gelly Hi Shine can be bought from Barry M for only £3.99.
Only £1 more than the polishes I bought when I started collecting them.
OK so I am not nuts about the neutral tones on my nails, (no pun intended) , but since summer has disappeared, I have been looking for a little less colourful shade and escape those purples and red tones I seem to be slowly falling for this Autumn.
The Almond polish by Barry M to me seems a little less than what I was expecting.
I had looked at reviews on the shade before getting it and was surprised to see that the pictures of those reviews revealed a lot a darker shade than it is .
This is not dark almond at all, in fact it is very fresh and light .
The shade is a very light taupe tone , easy to apply and quick drying .
I did not notice any smudging or streaking with this polish and the formula was a little thicker than the usual colour polish from Barry M and went on no bother at all.
It only took two coats to get the perfect opaque finish.
I actually think this polish would be great in all seasons and go with many others as a duo.
For having Hi Shine in the name , I was expecting a little more shine to the finish but it does not , just a little not exactly the HI SHINE I would have liked.
Would love to give the other shades ,especially the summer colours , have you tried them yet?