I finally own the complete collection (thanks Mum)! I’ve always been a huge Barry M fan and was so excited for this release!
The incredible new collection has made me 100% certain that it doesn’t get better than this! I already own quite a few of the Hi-shine Gelly polishes and the formula is quite similar. In my opinion, the coconut polishes dry faster than the Gel. The Coconut Infusion polishes are infused with coconut extract & water to nourish your nails while keeping them looking amazing and more importantly, healthy. I usually keep my nails short as it’s more practical (and also necessary for my clinical placements). These polishes have helped them stay strong throughout multiple colour changes. I sometimes find constantly changing my nail polish can weaken my nails due to the strong chemicals in nail varnish remover but I haven’t had this problem at all while using these.
The Complete Collection
Barry M have released 6 new shades for A/W 16 – all beautiful fall colours that transition well into winter so you’ll definitely wear them a lot! The shades range from a smoky grey to a glossy red but also have some more subtle colours like a pearly oyster pink if you prefer to keep your nails a more natural colour.
The original collection included 9 different colours, some very bright summery shades and also some pretty nude shades for a more subtle look.
I found the formula to be pretty consistent throughout the whole collection. The polishes generally needed two coats to be completely opaque. They were all very glossy and even the darker shades didn’t stain my nails. I didn’t even feel the need to use a top-coat as it applied very evenly and lasted longer than I expected without chipping.
Most importantly, all 15 polishes are 100% cruelty free and vegan! They retail at only £4.99 from stores such as Boots, Superdrug, selected Tescos and the Barry M website. They’re really good value for money and are usually on offer. I find Barry M polishes tend to last a long time without the formula getting thicker with age. If you keep your eyes out, there are usually some good offers out there. Currently these polishes are ‘Buy one Get one Half price’ at Boots and ‘Free eye mask when you spend £6’ at Superdrug.
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