Friday, 30 January 2015

Barry M Gellys Spring 2015 - Fondant, Sky Blue, Cotton

Hello! 

You may have seen my post last night showing you a quick preview of Barry M's Spring 2015 range (if not then have a nosey here). Today I've got swatches of the three new additions to their very much loved Gelly Nail Paint range!


A picture of Barry M Spring Gelly 2015 - Sky Blue, Cotton, Fondant


L-R: Sky Blue*, Cotton*, Fondant*


Fondant
A beautiful lavender shade that's perfect for Spring! I can't decide if this suits me or not but it's still very pretty. For some reason it looks pink in the picture above but it is most definitely the lavender shade you see below.
Two coats, no top coat


A picture of Barry M Fondant from Spring Gelly 2015



Sky Blue
I love blue polishes! The formula of this was quite runny and required three coats rather than the usual two for Gellys. I'm not a fan of the formula but the colour is definitely me!
Three coats, no top coat


A picture of Barry M Sky Blue from Spring Gelly 2015


I have compared Sky Blue with Elderberry and Huckleberry. As you can see they're all very different but I wanted to give you a better idea of the colour of Sky Blue.





Cotton
When I first looked at Cotton in the bottle I thought it was an off-white and maybe similar to Coconut, but after trying it this morning it is definitely just white. That sounded so stupid, how do you even describe white! Clean? Bright? Anyway, it's a definite white, no hints of any other colour in there!
Two coats, no top coat


A picture of Barry M Cotton from Spring Gelly 2015


I think you have to be fairly brave to wear all white nails and I'm not quite there, so this is going to be my new favourite white base for nail art instead.

I have compared Cotton with Barry M's Matt White and Coconut. Cotton and Matt White are the same colour but Cotton has the shiny finish and chip-resistant formula of the Gellys. Cotton is much more opaque too, requiring two coats whereas Matt White requires three.





Formulas
I've already mentioned that Sky Blue was quite runny. I found Fondant and Cotton to be slightly thinner in consistency to the previous Gellys but they are still very easy to apply and all three have the glossy, gel-like finish that we have come to know and love of the Gelly range. I'm a big fan of Barry M's Gellys and I'm really liking these new additions!


Availability
Fondant, Sky Blue and Cotton will be released in Superdrug on 11th February, and Boots on 18th February, priced at £3.99 each.


What do you think of these three shades? Which is your favourite? Leave me a comment below!


*Sample

22 comments:

  1. EEEEKK! I need! I love your nails btw xxx

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  2. These colours are so beautiful, I can't decide which one is my favourite! Oh well I suppose I'll just have to buy all of them.

    Hannah xx

    www.granitecitygirlblog.co.uk

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    1. I still can't decide which is my favourite either!

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  3. Great post Lauren, I need to get swatching cx

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to seeing your swatches Vicky!

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  4. These are gorgeous! I love every shade!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  5. Fondant looks absolutely gorgeous, perfect for spring! xx

    Toasty

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    1. It seems like Fondant is everyone's favourite at the moment!

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  6. I'm not usually a fan of pastel nails, I don't think they look right on me at all.. however I really like to look of 'Fondant'.. may be one I have to purchase :)
    Natasha x
    www.natashaparisblog.co.uk

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    1. I'm the opposite, I absolutely love pastels! I don't think they look great with my skin tone but I love them too much to care haha. It seems like Fondant is going to be a popular one :)

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  7. Love all of these, my favourite is fondant. Can't wait for them to come to the stores!x

    rebeccaanneox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Fondant seems to be a lot of people's favourite! :)

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  8. I'm definitely going to have to make an online order to get these!

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  9. Yay for Cotton, that one's top of my list, but tbh I hope they'll all come home with me! Strange that the formula is different, I can't decide if that's good or bad as I do find the original Gellys to be rather thick, especially after a few uses. Hmmmm time will tell I guess x

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    1. I think most people found the original Gellys to be a bit thick, but I prefer thicker formulas. These were still easy enough for me to use though :)

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  10. I love the looks of Sky Blue and I might have to go and pick up Cotton too! I've loved Barry M Nail Paints for years, especially their pastels! Its lovely to see more in the range.

    Eloise x

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    1. I love pastels too. Pastel collections are my favourites, and neons (I really hope Barry M bring out some neons this year!)

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  11. Thanks for the compare with Coconut! I was wondering what Cotton and Coconut would look side by side when I first saw Cotton. Think Coconut will stay my fave!

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    1. No problem. I thought they looked quite similar in the bottle so thought a lot of people would be interested to see the difference :)

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