Barry M has recently released three new pastel shades as an addition to the Gelly Hi-Shine family. I've picked up one of them - Sugar Apple which is very similar to famous Essie Mint Candy Apple. Originally I wanted to get Huckleberry, which is more of a blue-mint shade, but in the end I went for pure mint. Third shade Rose Hip is a light pastel pink and reminds me of Essie Fiji.
I really wanted to love this nail polish - it seems perfect - glossy minty shade from my favourite drugstore nail polish brand. I own many other Gelly Hi-Shine colours -and sadly they compare so much better than Sugar Apple. Firstly, it is a struggle to apply - first layer is ridiculously streaky - and the second covers the nail, but the formula is so hard to work with! In comparison, I own Barry M Lychee which is a dream to apply with only one layer needed! Secondly, the nails chip like crazy! I never had such huge problem like this with Barry M nail polishes and after reading few reviews I can confirm that it is not just the case of my bottle. Even applying various top coats doesn't help and I find myself having to do my manicure again after two-three days - frustrating! All in all, a gorgeous, perfect-for-summer shade, but sadly the formula has taken the turn to the worse.