Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Purple Nails: Barry M - Prickly Pear

Oh hello there you lovely people!! Coming at you today with a swatch post. I recently have become a purple fiend and I really think this polish helped me on the way there. I was debating for a long time as swatches weren't tickling my fancy (I automatically regret using this phrase) but I'm glad I went and got it anyway as it's so pretty.

Prickly Pear from the first Barry M Gelly line. The Gelly line is pretty fantastic, the colours are great for a great price. It's meant to give a gel-like finish and I used no topcoat here and I think the gel-like finish is correct. Also Prickly Pear is the cutest name.

I struggled with getting colour accurate photos as everything was showing up as blue. Bit of luck and colour correction and we're virtually there. It's a blue-toned light purple/lavender, the moment I put it on I loved it which surprised me as I have other light purples but this one is special. In some light there's some more dusty qualities (i.e. my pictures). It's a great pastel. To see this polish in another lighting situation I have some bunny nail art with Prickly Pear. It also has my initial reactions to this polish.

I used 2 thick coats, so there was minor bubbling but thankfully it's pretty much non-existent in the photos and real life. The formula is a bit thicker but not difficult to work with at all.

Thanks for reading!!! I hope you have a lovely day!! :)


  1. Haha!! Love the colour since I saw you using in this mani. Weeks later, I still love this colour!! It's a beautiful pastel shade indeed!

    1. Hehe thanks, I was in awe then and still am now too ;) I think it's one of my favourite pastels and you can't fault that name :)