Barry M Glitter Gelly

By on October 3, 2015 in Reviews , Swatches

Barry M Glitter Gelly nail polishes are a new addition to the ‘Gelly’ range. These two new Gelly’s are exclusive to Superdrug.

Opposite to the usual creme finishes the new Gellys have glittery, or what I would call a glass-fleck finish.

The brushes of these Gelly’s are also new, short and flat. I really like flat brushes and it seems that more and more brands are dropping the thin brushes which I’m not complaining about at all.

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Barry M Sparkling Ruby

Sparkling Ruby is a red polish full of golden glass fleck glitter. On the swatches I am wearing two coats with no top coat.

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Barry M Sparkling Amethyst

Sparkling Amethyst is a dark purple polish full of flue and fuchsia glass fleck glitter. On the swatches I am wearing two coats with no top coat.

Overall both of the polishes were great to apply and dried relevantly fast. Sparkling Ruby was a little see-through with just two coats but good enough for me not to bother with third lol.

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Barry M Glitter Gelly dupes

There were no exact dupes in my collection but I found few polishes that were quite similar.

Sparkling Ruby is quite similar with OPI Red Fingers & Mistletoes but a tone darker and has a more intense glass-fleck finish. Models Own Marquise Maroon is also a polish with some similarities but with a lot less glass-flecks in the finish.

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Sparkling Amethyst is similar with Models Own Roxy but the tone of the purple is on the warmer side compared with the blueish Roxi.

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Someone left a comment on this post asking to compare Barry M Sparkling Amethyst (left) and Morgan Taylor Just for the Occasion (right) Here they are:


Thanks for reading!



October 3, 2015 @ 21:53


I absolutely love the purple but the red is pretty, too. And then there are all the other new Barry M beauties – there goes the no-buy!


October 4, 2015 @ 09:36


Yeah I think the purple is my favourite, still wearing it now :)


October 4, 2015 @ 10:07


Wow these are gorgeous! Will be looking out for these next time I’m out and about


October 4, 2015 @ 13:59


Thanks! It took me a few attempt to get them, already went to 2 superdrugs last weekend but finally found them this weekend lol


October 6, 2015 @ 09:57


Could you please compare Sparkling Amethyst with Just for the Occasion by Morgan Taylor? I think you own that polish and I’m curious about how similar they are


October 9, 2015 @ 08:06


I do yeah, I have added the photo on the blog post and also on my fb page. They are similar but Morgan Taylor has a bit more pink/red glitter in the finish.


October 10, 2015 @ 12:29


Thank you :)


October 21, 2015 @ 08:53


These are both absolutely gorgeous, I think I need Sparkling Amethyst in my life!!

Jess xo


October 21, 2015 @ 12:58


Thanks Jess :)


October 27, 2015 @ 21:01


If you low the red try China Glaze Ruby Pumps

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