Friday 19 September 2014

Barry M - Autumn/Winter 2014 'Tribal' Gellies Collection Review and Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I have a long-overdue review of the six gorgeous new gellies from Barry M for Autumn 2014. I've heard this described as the 'Tribal' collection and an email from Barry M said the same thing, I don't know if that's an official term for the collection but I think it suits it. It also suits just being an autumn collection, as the colours are so perfectly autumnal. I've already done quite a bit of nail art with these which will be coming up soon, and I'm sure I'll be doing plenty more designs! 

Barry M - Cardamom

Cardamom* is a beautiful almost-emerald colour. I own nothing like this at all and I can see this being used in a lot of nail art! This was 2 thin coats but one would definitely have been enough, I just always prefer to do two. This is without topcoat

Barry M - Chai

Chai* is a really lovely grey. This was 2 thin coats, but you could get away with one coat, I only have one coat on my thumb in the picture below and you cant tell the difference! This is without topcoat

Barry M - Chilli

Chilli* is a gorgeous deep red, this is 2 easy coats without topcoat. I can definitely see myself using this colour a lot for nail art, both in and out of the autumn/winter months

Barry M - Cocoa

Cocoa* is a deep brown shade. I dont normally like brown nail polish as it doesn't look right next to my skin, but I dont own anything quite as dark as this and I've really ended up loving it. This was 2 thin and easy coats, probably the easiest to apply of them all.

Barry M - Mustard

Mustard* is a gorgeous (as the name suggests) mustard colour, which is unlike anything I own and was a surprising favourite of mine in the collection. I don't know why the colours in my two photos are so different, but I'd say in person that it's a midpoint between the two. This was 2 easy coats without topcoat

Barry M - Paprika

And finally is Paprika*, a deep orange/ginger colour. Again this was two easy coats without topcoat, and once again this is a really unique colour that I have nothing similar to.

Overall I'm really impressed with them all, they're all two coaters and easy to apply, and they all dry really fast and shiny. I'm also impressed with how many unique colours Barry M have managed to create in one collection! If I was to pick a favourite I would probably say Mustard, which I'm surprised by but it's such a lovely and unique colour, it just seems cosy (which sounds like a crazy thing to say but hopefully you know what I mean!).

These retail at £3.99 each, and they're available now in Boots, Superdrug and on Barry M's website.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I really love the look of Paprika, Chilli and Chai! Can't wait to get myself a couple :) love xx

  2. Such lovely Autumnal shades! Might have to add one or two to my collection but it will be difficult to single out favourites! xx

    Ioanna |

  3. Nice collection - and I love your same-colour watermarks!

  4. I really want Mustard but it seems to be sold out in my local Boots/Superdrug! :( x
    Ellie |

  5. These are seriously gorgeous, no doubt I'll buy the entire collection!

  6. I have a new love and it goes by the name ... Barry M ... I own two of his polishes and now some of his liners and one lipstick. Paprika and Mustard would be beautiful done on Alternate nails xxx


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