NAILS: Barry M Sugar Apple

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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.


  1. This colour is perfect for spring, I love pastels especially mint green x


  2. I've had my beady eyes on this for some time - you have just confirmed that I need to buy it!! Looks gorgeous x

  3. Its such a shame the formula is crappy as the colour is beautiful.

  4. Beautiful colour but a shame about the formula :( I have Huckleberry which isn't too bad. Have a great weekend! xx

  5. Such a shame this doesn't work for you, I have some of the Gelly polishes and they've always been really good! The shades are so beautiful too.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

  6. Amazing colour for summer! It compliments gold so nicely! With a gold glitter will look like robin eggs! :)


  7. gorgeous colour! x

  8. REALLY wish we could get these in the states, I LOVE the Barry M Gelly formula! I thought I was lucky when I noticed they were on ASOS, but they go away once u change the store to the US store. *sigh* Soo pretty

    Blushing Biddies