Happy Friday everyone!
We’ve got friends coming up this evening to stay with us for the weekend (yay!) so I need to be hostess with the most-est in about an hour and a half , so this is a kind of a quick post tonight (although it is pic heavy!) Also, poor Mr Eeeek had a car accident yesterday (thankfully nothing serious) but is suffering from a bit of whiplash today when his car got rear-ended 😦 I am trying to be the good wife and nursemaid but not to put a finer point on it, Mr Eeeek is a rubbish patient i.e he won’t accept that he’s got to take things just a little bit easier for a couple of days… I don’t know what’s worse, having a husband who thinks he’s dying of bubonic plague every time he gets a cold or one like mine who wont admit when he’s poorly!
I gave in and purchased the last remaining two Gellies from the latest collection from BarryM . I now have the full set so thought i’d swatch them all again as you only saw the others under a layer of confetti!
I have also found some dupes so I’ve got pics of those as well for you 🙂
- All taken without a top coat – they are stupidly shiny on their own!
- All taken with two coats, however you may get away with one thick coat for Guava, Key Lime & Passion Fruit.
- Application for all of these was practically identical – really smooth and easy to apply. I found these a lot easier to apply than the previous Gellies. I found that one average coat and the one generous coat works best.
As mentioned the other day, this is coming out a bit brighter in the picture than it does on the nail. This is a ‘proper’ green i.e no undertones of grey or anything. No dupes in my stash for this one 🙂
Guava is one of the two I didn’t pick up the first time! What was I thinking leaving this on the shelf!? Guava is a gorgeous teal/turquoise and is my favourite out of the collection. I had serious issues trying to photograph it so I can’t guarantee that its 100% colour accurate but I did try my hardest! I had wrongly assumed that I had something similar to Guava in my stash but after checking I only have 1 near dupe and then even then it’s not that near:
Rimmel’s Sky High was similar but as you can see it’s more blue than Guava.
Passion Fruit is hard to describe but as I mentioned in my other post it’s kind of red but then it’s also sort of orange and pink!
Whatever it’s actual colour is I have got two very close dupes in my stash
Essie’s Come Here is just a lighter version of Passion Fruit but the Ole Caliente (also by Essie) is practically identical. I did think that Ole was more orange that Passion Fruit but as you can just about make out, it’s the other way round with Passion Fruit leaning more orange.
I love this blue! It’s almost electric and as you can see from my slightly washed out skin tone my camera had a hard time capturing this. I have nothing even close to a dupe in my stash for this and despite the odd smell (still waiting for a response from BarryM about that….) I really like this! I can see me using this quite a bit!
Last up is Mango. It’s a nice bright cheery orange but sadly I’m not a big orange fan and I was pretty sure I already had something similar….
Similar?! It’s an exact dupe! Essie’s Fear & Desire is identical (well I couldn’t see any difference at all!)
So, what do you all think? Are there any that take your fancy or do they all leave you a feeling a bit meh? I love Passion Fruit, Guava & Blue Grape but I could pass on Key Lime and Mango.
That’s all for now girls (and guys!) Have a great weekend everyone!