I cannot tell you how long I have been wanting this nail varnish! It was killing me seeing all the wonderful reviews of Barry M Gelly Hi Shines and not having the shade I was dreaming of, in my collection lol
…But I finally got it, and I was far from disappointed. Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in *Lychee* was the shade I wanted from day 1, when Barry M announced their launch on Twitter. For various reasons from stock availability to silly inconveniences, it didn’t make it home with me until the other week.
There may have been one or two issues with the formula (as you will see with Luxxe Appeal below) but the shade is perfect. Gentle and comforting, whilst being bang on trend. The Hi-shine property is just an added bonus as it leaves a glossy finish similar to a salon quality manicure.
I took my inspiration for this look from a manicure I did previously (Models Own Nude Beige and Champagne) which used a ring finger accent. To progress from that I added some cute little silver rhinestones. After two coats of Barry M Gelly Hi Shine *Lychee* I put a teensy amount of nail glue on the bottom of the rhinestone and placed it on my nail, sealing it with topcoat. The accent silver nail was done using 17 – silver.
Not having used many adornments in my manicures, I am very happy with this look and would definitely try something similar again.
For me, the main issues when using this, was that it didn’t glide freely. It is similar to a creme varnish. It wasn’t too thick, but it was certainly lacking in fluidity, which isn’t good when trying to get round the cuticles. Also I found that I had to wait quite a while for it to dry as it would easily get imprints or little pieces of fluff on it.