Spring has sprung! – Kiki London: Gel Polish Review*

*PRODUCTS WERE SENT TO ME TO REVIEW*

Maybe… It feels a bit more like spring than it has in previous weeks, at least! Although they are predicting some snow over Easter weekend… Anyway, I thought I’d show you some bright and fun gel polishes from Kiki London, compared to last months colours which had a more wintery feel. Just to re-cap Kiki London are a UK based gel polish brand, with 42 shades available (and more to come!). I checked with them about animal testing and they’re apparently cruelty-free. Although it currently doesn’t say so on the website, they did say they’re going to work on putting it on there… I’ll investigate this further for you!

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Barry M Aquarium Collection

Barry M Aquarium Collection

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I’m sharing the Aquarium Collection with you today, even though the first 6 colours were released in Spring 2014 and the last 2 in September the same year. This is going to be a picture heavy post… be warned.

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Barry M Silk Collection

Barry M Silk Collection

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Today I have the Barry M Silk nail paints collection, which was released back way back in Spring 2014 but I finally have them all and as spring isn’t that far away now I thought these would be good to share with you, so enjoy!

Barry M Silk Collection

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Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Cotton and Sugar Plum

Swatch Sunday: Barry M Gelly – Cotton and Sugar Plum

Hello 🙂

Today I have 2 of the newer Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine collection in Cotton and Sugar Plum. Both of which are great.

Barry M Gelly - Sugar Plum

Barry M Gelly - Sugar Plum
2 coats

Barry M Gelly - Sugar Plum
2 coats

Barry M Gelly - Sugar Plum
2 coats + topcoat

Barry M Gelly - Sugar Plum
2 coats + matte topcoat

Sugar Plum reminds me of Rhossili from the Summer Matte collection from 2014, but I would say it is one shade lighter. It’s a gorgeous fuchsia pink that is perfect for summer. You could probably get away with 1 coat of this it’s so pigmented but I used 2 just to smooth everything out. This is their summer 2015 release.

Barry M Gelly - Cotton

Barry M Gelly - Cotton
2 coats

Barry M Gelly - Cotton
2 coats

Barry M Gelly - Cotton
2 coats + topcoat

Barry M Gelly - Cotton
2 coats + matte topcoat

Cotton is the first white Gelly – hurrah. It’s a pure white and is opaque in 2 thin coats – also hurrah! This is perfect alone or for a base for nail art, etc. 🙂 I love that Barry M decided to add this to their collection, I actually think it’s better than their Matte White. This was released alongside Fondant and Sky Blue for Spring 2015. They have strayed from the fruit/food names now! Which I’m kind of sad about.

Thanks for visiting 🙂

C x

Barry M Spring 2014 Gelly Hi-Shine Swatches

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I have some more Barry M for you today, the Gelly Hi-shine Spring 2014 collection. There’s only 3 in this one and it includes Sugar Apple, Huckleberry and Rosehip. They’re stunning pastel colours and I wont just be using these for spring! I picked up Huckleberry and Sugar Apple when they came out but only recently purchased  Rosehip, as I’ve said before I’m not a massive pink fan so I was hesitant in buying this one, but I couldn’t have a polish missing from the collection! . The photos all show 3 coats with no topcoat.

Barry M Spring 2014 Gelly Hi-shine

First up is Sugar Apple, a soft mint/turquoise colour. I applied 3 coats of this, although it COULD get away with 2 if it weren’t for close-up photography. It applies well and dries fairly quickly like most Barry M polishes.Barry M Sugar Apple Barry M Sugar Apple Barry M Sugar Apple

Huckleberry is up next, it’s a lush very pale sky blue colour. I LOVE this one and I think it’s my favourite out of the trio. I would say this one definitely needs 3 coats, as it’s still a little patchy after 2, it could do with a little more pigmentation, but again it applies well and dries pretty quickly if you don’t apply the coats too thickly.Barry M Huckleberry Barry M Huckleberry Barry M Huckleberry

Rosehip, a very pale pink, again needs 3 coats. This one doesn’t apply as well and isn’t as pigmented as most Barry M polishes but it still a nice colour so if you think it’s worth the wait of 3 coats go ahead! 🙂 Barry M Rosehip Barry M Rosehip Barry M RosehipEven though they’re meant to be spring colours, I can see myself wearing these throughout the year. They’re so pretty! The one thing I’m a little disappointed in they’re slightly less pigmented than most Barry M’s but it’s doable – they only need 3 coats and for £3.99 each who can argue!

You can purchase these at Barry M online, Boots and Superdrug.

I’ll be uploading the swatches and comparisons for 4/6 of the Summer 2014 Barry M Gellies within the next few days so stayed tuned for that!

Thanks for visiting!

C x