Barry m gelly shine is really good for creating the gel polish kind of look. Unfortunately as expected it doesn't last as long as gel polish but leaves a really shiny finish and comes in a good range of colours.
Reviewed on Sun 27 Jan 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is red, combination with normal texture.
I love the glossy finish on this once it has dried. I have this in a Coral colour which I really like. The problem for me is that I am very impatient when it comes to painting my nails and this one takes longer to dry than others so I usually end up smudging or messing it up. It's my own fault though for not staying still for long enough!
Reviewed on Sun 06 Jan 2019
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is light brown, combination with fine texture.
My sister spotted this in poundland and so picked it up for me, Id never tried it before and i love it apart from the colour but it is a perfect substitue for a gel mani, I like the brush size and it is opache in 2 thin coats and has a beautiful shine. Its also quick drying. I great bargain for £1 im definitly going to get more from this range.
Reviewed on Fri 13 Oct 2017
I am in my mid 30's with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is red, dry with normal texture.
The gelly high shine polishes have a lovely finish to them, they are quite thick to apply and as such they take a while to dry completely especially if you are using 2 coats, if you have time they are definitely worth it.
Reviewed on Sun 12 Feb 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
I love these nail varnishes, they stay on for over a week with minimal chipping and work best if you apply a top coat as well. They come in a range of colours and are my personal favourite for a drugstore nail varnish. Only fault is that due to the thick formula they take a while to dry but once they have dried I have perfect nails!
Reviewed on Sat 14 Jan 2017
I am in my late teens with normal, light tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with normal texture.
I have about 7 of the 'gelly hi shines' and I absolutely love them! They are honestly my favourite nail polish,they take around 2 coats (sometimes 1!!) depending on the shade you get! They last around a week with either no or minimal chips so I expect they could last way longer
Reviewed on Sat 19 Nov 2016
I am in my late teens with oily, tanned tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
Just the same as all of Barry M's nail polishes, these have a beautifully shiny finish and dry up quickly on the nails. There is a wide range of colours to choose from and I can't recommend enough how good these are for a cheap price. Don't bother trying high end nail products - stick to Barry M and watch your savings go up.
Reviewed on Sat 23 Jul 2016
I am in my late teens with combination, olive tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
Love these nail varnishes as they give an amazing shine and looks as if you have gel nails! They have an wide range of high quality colours and I highly recommend this product to any one who is looking for a affordable nail polishes. However, sometimes I have found that they can chip quite easily so a topcoat would be advisable.
Reviewed on Mon 06 Jun 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with oily, black tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is black, afro with coarse texture.
Any of the Barry m nail polishes are amazing and my faviroites. But the gelly finish is definitely the best. It's long lasting and gives a lovely shiny finish. Aswell as this it's inexpensive and they often have deals on like two for six pounds I Superdrug. Would recommend these to everyone.
Reviewed on Sat 09 Apr 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with sensitive, light tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, dry with normal texture.
I love these nail polishes. They come in so many colours and always look great. The pigmentation is amazing and the formula is so smooth and dries much quicker than most other polishes. I find that with a topcoat these gel like polishes look so shiny and chip a lot less than the other Barry M polishes.
Reviewed on Sat 26 Mar 2016
I am in my mid 20's with dry, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with normal texture.
As a nail artist I cant live without Barry m. I've been using it for years and don't think I've ever had any complaints. It is so pigmented and drys quite fast but doesn't really work for water marbling which I do a lot of. Otherwise this is very pigmented and a great set of polishes and colours.
Reviewed on Tue 15 Mar 2016
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with normal texture.
Barry M never disappoints. I only have a couple of these ones, but they are really great to use and are long lasting with beautiful colour. They work brilliant along with a clear top coat. I love the fact they don't chip either and give a perfect gel like finish.
Reviewed on Thu 07 Jan 2016
I am in my late teens with sensitive, tanned tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with fine texture.
I really like the formula of these nail polishes. There's a good range of colours and it doesn't require as many coats as the original Barry M nail polish in order to give a good colour pay off. Also, they are chip-resistant and super glossy!
Reviewed on Mon 28 Dec 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, tanned tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
These are my favourite type of Barry m nail varnishes. They almost make my nails look false. They don't chip easily and last for a long time. Lots of different colours to suite different people. Great quality with a low price.
Reviewed on Sat 19 Dec 2015
I am in my late teens with combination, tanned tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with normal texture.
Wow. These are just great! All you need is your initial two coats and it leaves you with a professional finish and no need to apply a top coat. I collect these nail varnishes and haven't been disappointed with the range of colours and the quality. Also, they're not overly priced compared to other nail varnishes. I definitely recommend this.
Reviewed on Wed 16 Dec 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
I love these, gives a professional finish, first time I tried this product, friends asked me 'where did you have your nails done' I have it in the a few different colours and they are bright bold and vibrant! Just beautiful colours on a whole! Doesn't chip easy and is a reasonable price:)
Reviewed on Mon 16 Nov 2015
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is medium brown, dry with normal texture.
Gelly High Shine Nail Paint by Barry M
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 17 July 2019.
Where to Buy
Barry M Gelly High Shine Nail Paint is available to buy at lookfantastic, HQhair.com, ASOS, Feelunique, Boots.com, and Beauty Expert.