Barry M Black Forest Gelly & Wet Set Topcoat Review

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

PR Sample
Tuesdays are always so difficult for me. After 2 days of work I'm exhausted and with the weekend still far away, I wonder how I'll make it there. Fingers crossed I survive this week.


As I promised yesterday in my Barry M Limited Edition Nail Paint review, I have some swatches and my first thoughts on their new topcoat for you today.



Firstly, let me say that I was surprised that there was only 1 new Gelly released this season. I know that the Hi-Shine range is very extensive (Black Forest is now the 47th Gelly), however I was sure there would have been a couple more colours. Fingers crossed for SS17.

Black Forest is a true black and is perfect in 2 coats. It was a little sheer on the first layer, however fear not, it deepens up and sorts itself out on the second application.




I added a coat of the new Wet Set Topcoat over the top (in lieu of my fave Seche Vite) and was surprising happy with the result. It dries very quickly, before I thought to check the time it had already dried, however it doesn't leave that thick gel coat feeling on your nail that Seche does. I'm sure another coat would sort that out though.


The only other thing to mention is I experienced some 'brush stroke' texture left over on my nail. This is clear to see on my little and ring finger in the pictures above. I think this is because of the slightly thinner texture compared to Seche. However there is not doubt that this lives up to it's 'Wet Set' name, you couldn't ask for a quicker drying topcoat. Plus at £2.99 a bottle, it's def a great highstreet alternative to the pricier Seche.

You can get both of these nail paints from Boots and Superdrug online and in stores nationwide priced at £3.99 for Black Forest and £2.99 for the topcoat.

Vicky xx

10 comments:

  1. I thought they would have other gellys this season too, but I defiantly need to pick up that black.

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    1. The black is such a stunning colour. Let's hope for some fun colours next year xx

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  2. The AW gelly releases are usually my favourite so I was surprised that there was just one but if it's to be one shade, I'm glad it's black. Good to know that the top coat is pretty fast. As long as it doesn't bubble horribly, it'll probably replace instadri as my cheaper Seche Vite but I'd be worried about dragging nail art though

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    1. Glad I wasn't the only one to think that about the Gellys, however this black is amazing. I'd def pick up the topcoat and trial it on some less time consuming nail art. I didn't think about that. It def doesn't bubble & it hasn't shrunk on my nails, so hopefully you can rule these out xx

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  3. I'm still hoping that they release some new Glitter Gelly's at some point, the two they did release were fantastic and I'd love to see some new shades. Also, they have so many one coaters in the Gelly range, I kind of hoped that the black would be a good one coater too.

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    1. I agree, however If you have reasonably small nails and use a thickest coat, it could be a one coater. It's def gorgeous xx

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  4. It's ABOUT TIME there's a black one! Yay!

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    1. I agree! It's such a gorgeous one too xx

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  5. I'm so miffed that they released a black Gelly just as soon as I go and order CG Liquid Leather, I've been needing a new black polish for ages! Also so intrigued to try the topcoat, my current fave is SH Insta-Dri so as this is a much cheaper option I will defo have to try it!

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    1. It is super typical, however a black polish is a pretty basic thing so I think you could treat yourself to this once too, eventually.
      The new topcoat is ok. I won't be rushing to change my use of seche Vite & ive never tried Insta dri so I don't know if it's worth it. Just try it yourself and see xx

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