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Mail: Barry M Gelly "Chai"

Hello everyone!
I hope you all had a good weekend, and are taking Monday in your stride!

Today I have a swatch of a polish that I was unsure of when I bought it. I thought it would be a really dull colour to have on nails, and I prefer much brighter colours. However, I really like this colour! And the colour I'm talking about, is of course, a Barry M Gelly polish! This shade is part of their Autumn 2014 release, and is called "Chai".

All these pics are taken without a topcoat, just so you can see how beautifully shiny this polish is! It's just a typical Gelly polish really, isn't it?

Application was super duper easy, though I wish Barry M would 'upgrade' their brushes to the wider ones, and I was very tempted to leave it as one-coat, but I went up to two, to give it that extra depth of colour. 

As you can see, Chai is quite a cool grey, which could almost gain the title of 'blue-grey' really. I wouldn't have said it was much of an Autumn colour, but instead more of a Winter colour. So I'm sure this will be a well-used polish of mine over the Winter months.

I started messing around with sponging techniques a little, too. I used Barry M's Glitterati "Rockstar" to sponge a bit of sparkle onto a tip of one nail. On another I used a silver Nicole by OPI "Positive Energy" and sponged it randomly over the nail. And finally, I used Barry M's Silk "Forest" to attempt a pretty gradient on the tip of another nail... It didn't go quite as well as planned, but never mind!

Let me know what you think of these- and the Barry M polish- in the comments below!

I have another Glossybox due this week too, so keep your eyes peeled for that coming up soon! And check back on Wednesday for another swatch! :) See you then!


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