Tonight I have the first polish I purchased from the new Barry M Gelly range. I have been very restrained so far and only bought two out of the nine colours released, of course the other seven will eventually find their way home with me but for now let us concentrate on Grapefruit...
This is a stunning shiny coral colour that dries to a mega high shine. The Gelly collection is designed to look like the very popular Gel finish manicures that last for about 2 weeks. They have that super shiny almost plastic looking finish to them but as they aren't set by using a UV lamp they wouldnt last as long as a real 'Gel' manicure.
From reading the press release I had hoped these would be one coaters but this shade definitely needed two coats for perfect coverage. Never mind as I love the colour and enjoy painting my nails so two coats is no hassle for me.
I stamped this pretty design using my new Konad M78 plate. Some bloggers have called this a faux marble effect - it reminds me of the design you get on top of a nice cream slice from the bakery :-). I used Konad White for my stamping polish.
|See what I mean..? Yummy|
Just one little swatch picture of Grapefruit before I stamped over it... two coats with no top coat. Gorgeous!
This was a super quick and easy manicure but it is so eye catching and I'm really pleased with it. Do you like the look of this new Gelly collection? Does this mani remind you of a cream slice?