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I am back with another exciting Barry M post!
I was lucky enough to be sent the 6 brand new wildlife gelly nail paints.
These polishes are extra special because 20% of the net profit made from their sales will be donated directly to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, which is really fantastic!
DSWF is an effective wildlife conservation charity funding key projects in Africa and Asia working to save endangered wildlife. You can find out more about them here.
The 6 new Gellies are wildlife themed and have fun animal print labels which look really cute.
All of the shades had similar formulas – fairly thick (which is usual from this range) and easy to apply. I’d recommend you apply 2 thin coats.
All my swatches show 2 coats (with the exception of Native Purple which is a one coater) plus 1 coat of the Barry M Green Origin topcoat.
Rainforest Green is a bright lime green watch has a yellow hint. This shade will be fab to wear in the summer months.
Next up is Tropical Pink which is a classic peachy pink shade. I think this is one of the few pinks which actually suit my skin tone, so I’m happy about that!
The next shade in the collection is Ocean Blue which is an absolutely stunning bright sky blue shade. Obviously I’m obsessed with it and I’m already imagining how to use it in nail art.
Now we move onto Desert Orange which is a beautiful orange shade. I’d say it’s a slightly burnt orange which makes it unique.
Next we have Wild Mint which is a lovely classic mint creme. I know I’ll wear this one a lot during Spring.
Finally we have Native Purple which as I mentioned is a one coat wonder. This pretty true purple is a welcome addition to my stash.
I love this collection, not only is it raising awareness for an amazing cause, but it is fun, vibrant and has something for everyone I think.
When I posted about the collection on Facebook, a few people asked for comparisons so I have included some below:
Here we have the oranges from my Barry M collection, as you can see they are all quite different:
I thought that Key Lime would be very similar to Rainforest Green, but as you can see, Key Lime is actually a few shades darker.
Next up are some pink comparisons, again they are quite different, although they are all on the dusty side, Tropical Pink is quite a lot lighter than the others.
Here are the mint comparisons, there are similarities for sure, but all have slight differences. I’d say the two most alike are Empire State of Mint and Bikini.
Next I compared the purples, as you can see I don’t have anything the same as Native Purple (which surprised me!).
Finally I have compared Ocean Blue and Bug A Blue (from the Sunset range). They are very similar but I’d say that Bug A Blue is just a shade darker – so they aren’t identical.
I hope these comparisons are helpful – let me know if you’d like me to do them more often.
You can pick up the Wildlife Gelly nail paints in Superdrug stores and from the Barry M website here for £3.99 each.
Thanks for stopping by!