If you follow me on Instagram or read last weekend’s InstaLIFE post, you’ll have seen that I was lucky enough to win 13 Barry M nail polishes – their new Summer Matte collection and their new Summer Hi-Shine Gelly collection wahoo!!! I thought I’d swatch and share them with you here!
I have featured many of the Gelly Hi-Shine collection in my Midweek Manicure posts and always find them to be absolutely beautiful colours and, as the name suggests, having an amazing glossy shiny finish. The 7 new Summer colours from this range are no exception and I love how there are some bold brights represented, as well as more muted pastel and nude colours creeping in from the popular Spring colour palette too.
Pink Punch – bright summery pink. It really is punchy! How amazing is this shade?! It literally screams girls summer holiday to me!
Kiwi – a bold turquoise toned green. I think this is my favourite of the lot and just the sort of colour I like to wear in the summer.
Damson – a bright purple toned blue. This shade reminds me a bit of the Gelly Hi-Shine Blue Grape polish, but is a few shades lighter and almost with lilac undertones. How good does it look next to Kiwi?!
Elderberry – a lovely pastel grey toned blue. This is a really wearable, every season colour which I think will suit all skin tones.
Olive – a yellow toned nude khaki colour. This is my least favourite of the bunch and I don’t think it really suits my skin tone. I think it would look fab on darker skin but the muted yellow shade of the polish is too similar to my skin for my liking.
Almond – a beautiful taupe / mushroom colour. Ooh this is definitely going to be a favourite of mine in Autumn! I like my summer polish to be really bright so will be saving wearing this for a couple of months yet but it’s a lovely shiny nude which I think will suit everyone and every occasion .
Coconut – a good coverage ever-so-slightly-off-white colour. This was one I was most excited to try as I am OBSESSED with white nails and can’t wait to use this for a full manicure.
I love matte nails but previously only had black and nude colours (also by Barry M). I was so excited to get swatching these bad boys – I mean look how bright and beautiful they all are! Who said matte nails had to be dull?! They each scream summer to me and I love how they’re all named after exotic places (except for Rhossili, which a quick Google told me is in Wales! This doesn’t seem too exotic to me, but maybe if you’re from somewhere far flung like Copa Cobana it does?!)
Malibu – a beautiful royal blue. I would love a pair of jeans this colour!
Cancun– a stunning green toned turquoise. I think this is the matte colour I will get most wear out of.
Waikiki – a yellowy lime green. This was the matte colour i was lusting over in the shop when try first came out. It’s so unusual and works really well as a matte shade.
Rhossili – a gorgeous bright purple (actually more purple than the picture above shows). If this colour sums up Rhossili I want to go there!
Miami – bright flamingo pink, it’s almost neon! I think this is the most aptly named of all.
Copa Cabana – a red toned coral. I never reach for red nail polishes but love how the matte effect works with this shade.
Have you tried any of these polishes? Which one is your favourite?