Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Blues: Barry M Blue Plum

Hello my lovelies! I'm just gonna ignore the fact that it's the start of another workweek today. At least I had a nice weekend and although it was short, it was very relaxing. I hope yours was the same. The blue I'm showing you today is very simple, but beautiful. I wanted to add some subtle stamping on top but left it alone in the end, so you're only gonna see a simple swatch in this post. 

Barry M Blue Plum indoors, artificial light

Blue Plum was the only Barry M Gelly from my collection that I hadn't swatched. I don't even remember when I got this but I know it was many months ago. Why it took me so long to wear this is beyond me. The color is beautiful and the formula is great. 

Barry M Blue Plum indoors, artificial light
Blue Plum is a very special shade of dark blue. It's not navy and I can definitely see a little teal in there, but just a hint. It's also a bit dusty, which makes it perfect to wear at work, which I did for 3 days last week. Pigmentation is great (base coat is mandatory because it can stain) and the formula is on the thicker side, but I did 2 coats because the first one had a few bald spots and some VNL. The Gelly polishes tend to dry slower on me, so I added a fast dry top coat to help, even though this is extremely shiny and doesn't need extra gloss. It didn't last very well on me, I had tip wear on the second day and a tiny chip on the third. I did use the Revlon top coat though instead of Seche Vite and that could be the cause. 

Barry M Blue Plum indoors, artificial light
I am very much in love with this polish. The color is truly beautiful and I can't complain about the formula. I highly recommend the Barry M Gelly polishes because they have amazing colors with a high shine. For more blues make sure you check out the links below! 

Have a great week! 


  1. Marisa (Polish Obsession)January 14, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    I haven't seen this one before. It's really nice on you. Glad you had a relaxing weekend.

  2. Thank you! I think this doesn't get enough love. It's such a gorgeous color!


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