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September 20, 2013

On My Nails This Week: Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Papaya

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swatch and review drugstore gel polish coral pink orange

I bought Barry M's Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Papaya a really long time ago (when it first came out) and I haven't reviewed it until now for one reason, I just don't get along with this colour. I love how it looks in the bottle and I love the colour itself but it just doesn't suit me. I've been wearing it all year - mainly on my toes - because I love the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine formula and I hate being completely wrong about a purchase. However, the more I use it the more I realise that it's a unique shade. I haven't seen anything quite like it since I bought it and I think I hadn't seen anything like it before I'd bought it either - which might explain why it surprised me so much. It isn't a pink, it isn't a coral - if this was a lipstick I might feel more comfortable with it, but it's inability to be categorized does bother the part of me that obsessively organises everything.

In short, I love the formula, on my nails it lasts really well and is also incredibly glossy. I also love the colour itself. However, I'd only purchase this if you're willing to give something new a chance because this shade surprised me - and I'm still not quite sure if it was in a good way or a bad one. 

Do you like the look of 'Papaya'?

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  1. Not sure if it me but the colour is gorgeous. Love a good glossy nail polish. And it's great for adding some colour to the not so bright weather.

  2. I love the look of it, the perfect summer shade x

  3. The Barry M Gelly nail polishes look really nice! I love the colour selection too. That one is definitely a unique shade!


  4. Love the Barry M nail polishes,this is such a great colour!

  5. I have this, love the colour, but not a huge fan of the formula or brush, unlike everyone else. There is some beautiful colours in the range though :)xo

  6. I really liked this one! Not sure how much use I'll get out of it over winter as it's definitely a summer colour I think. I tended to wear it with the Barry M confetti topcoat in 'Dolly Mixture' over it, made the colour of it a bit less intense! :) :) xx

  7. I really like this colour, I have Passion Fruit which is a slightly more red based coral but I love this one! I love the formula and how glossy they are too :) Your blog is so cute xx


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