Oooh, excitement! Today I get to share with you all 6 shades from the Barry M Fall 2014 Gelly collection, which has been on shelves for about a month. A couple weeks ago I showed you a water marble using one of the shades, so I hastily tried to get the whole collection swatched for you here.
This collection consists of 6 new colors, perfect for fall. Like the rest of the Gelly line, these are formulated to resemble cured gel polish, with a semi-puffy look and a high gloss finish.
|L-R: Barry M Cocoa, Chili, Paprika, Mustard, Cardamom, Chai|
First up is Cocoa, a rich dark brown. This one easily had the glossiest finish of all the shades in the collection.
This gorgeous red is Chili. I did have a bit of trouble with this one flooding my cuticles, but I'm not sure if that was the formula or just my own carelessness. Either way, with a red this intense, you should take extra caution when applying for just that reason.
I love that Barry M has given me a perfect burnt orange shade this autumn with Paprika, because it's PERFECT for UT football season. Hook 'em Horns!
My least favorite shade is Mustard, because I just don't think I wear yellow polishes well. However, it is definitely a much deeper, browner yellow, making it well named and definitely fall appropriate. I think this would be stunning on anyone with darker skin.
This lovely grey-toned green is Cardamom, which is one of my favorite spices to say, because it feels fun in my mouth. In polish form, Barry M has made a really different shade of green to anything else in my stash, and I love the shade. I did notice, however, that it seems to be the least glossy of the bunch, so a top coat might be in order for this one.
Last but not least is Chai, which I showed you in a my first water marble decal post. I like that there seems to be just a hint of lavender undertone to it, so it isn't just a stark grey shade.
This is the first Gelly release that I've felt compelled to play Pokemon with (gotta catch em all!), and I have no regrets. With the exception of Mustard, all 6 of these shades will easily fall into my nail art palette, especially now that I know they marble so well.
Do you have any favorites from this release or any other Barry M Gelly? Let me know about it down in the comments!
Hope you're all having a fantastic weekend, and I'll see ya soon!