(Swatched L to R: One coat of Huckleberry, two coats of Huckleberry, one coat of Sugar Apple, two coats of Sugar Apple)
I love a good pastel, me. Despite not being able to wear them, I'm still a huge fan of those girly, candy-coloured shades, so often resort to playing them up on my nails - somewhere that won't completely wash me out! I've seen some gorgeous shades out there for SS14, but the milky nudes Barry M have released in their Gelly Hi-Shine collection (my favourite finish from BM!) really caught my attention.

I've already professed my love for the formula of these gels but let's sum it up - an average of 5 day wear without a top coat, two coat opacity and a brush that fans out beautifully and is easy to work with. They're a great price point (£3.99), and for 'drugstore' I think they're one of the best polishes going.

I picked up Huckleberry (a milky almost white blue) and Sugar Apple (a blue toned seafoam green) and instantly fell in love. I wore Huckleberry (my favourite) all week this past week and it survived typing all day at work, and it took two showers and a bath for even the tiniest chip to appear. Sugar Apple is gracing my talons today and will be for the rest of the week probably, and the colour is absolutely gorgeous on. It's a really bright, fresh colour that looks really perfect for the time of year. I found applying Sugar Apple a little easier, which is strange, because formula and brush should more or less be identical between the two, but I found the lighter colour of Huckleberry made any tendancy to streak a lot more visible. Still! Two beautiful colours and for that price? I'm not arguing.

Very enthusiastic thumbs up from me - have you guys found your perfect spring nail colour yet? What are your favourite 'drugstore' nail polishes?

5 comments

  1. Love this pastel shades! I always think blues and greens look so neat on the nail.
    x

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  2. I've never really been sold by the Berry M line as everyone seems to love them but Huckleberry is so pretty, I'm tempted to give the range another try! x

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin

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  3. Love love love! The colors are fantastic, and I love the gelly line! I wish they were easier to get here in the states though D:
    Blushing Biddies

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  4. I'm in love with these minty green/pastel blues this Spring! These look gorgeous, I'm also a massive fan of Barry M's polishes I can;t fault them! xx

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