I've been a big fan of the 'barely there' nail so far this year and haven't really been fussed with any new shades making their way into my collection unless hailing somewhere from the beige or neutral family. I've been enjoying the simple approach and a manicure that lasts twice as long - fellow lazy nail painters out there, aren't nudes just the best for disguising chips?
That being said however, as soon as March rolled around a subconscious part of my brain started chanting the word 'pastels' over and over again. They're unavoidable for Spring and among quite a few new launches from various brands this month it's the Barry M Gelly Shine range* that caught my eye.
I've talked about this line quite a bit before and hands down think it's one of the best formulas on the nail polish market. Opaque in two coats, glossy like no other and some serious durability all bundled up in one little bottle that will cost you no more than £3.99. Unsurprisingly their pastel offerings have fast become some of my favourites ever with three shades in the range - Sugar Apple, a perfect mint green that in my opinion gives the great Essie Mint Candy Apple a run for it's money, Rose Hip - a sweet and subtel baby pink and Huckleberry which currently sits on the top spot as my favourite of the three - I'm a sucker for anything powder blue at the moment, hello next Zara purchase, and this works perfectly with the monochrome outfits I've been wearing recently (my wardrobe could really do with a Spring update too). If only there were more shades!
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