I finally went out and bought a few of the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine nail polishes so I could see what all the fuss is about. I've read so many reviews raving about these and I wanted to see for myself if they were really that good.
The range of colours is really good and I ended up picking up 4 different shades. Guava is a gorgeous summery turquoise. My camera struggled to pick up the true colour so it looks less green in the photos than it does in real life unfortunately. For a budget high street brand the formula is pretty good. I did find the first coat applied a little streaky but the second coat fixed this and gave a smooth even finish. It certainly lives up to the promise of a high shine finish and there's no need at all for a top coat which is perfect for people like me who can never be bothered applying one anyway!
I think the quality of these polishes is fantastic and the price of £3.99 makes them a seriously good buy. I can see myself extending my collection in the near future.