Today I have swatches of the brand new Barry M Textured Nail Effects collection!
Click the jump for the post. It's picture heavy!
These polishes are very similar to the Nails Inc. Concrete collection, but at a fraction of the price. Barry M is always good at keeping up with trends and making them affordable! They feel quite grainy to touch, and personally I can't stop stroking my own finger nails because it feels nice!
For application, I needed 2-3 coats for each. I found it best to apply a thin-ish coat to begin with, then add one or two thicker coats. It's a slightly more fiddly formula than a regular polish, but application is not difficult at all. I didn't use any top coat, and I would advise against it as it smooths out the texture.
Removal wasn't as difficult as I was expecting. You need a bit more elbow grease than usual, but it's not like removing a glitter, thankfully! Now on to the swatches...
First up is Atlantic Road, a pale baby blue.
Next is Station Road, a pastel lemon yellow. This one has hidden sparkle! Unfortunately my camera didn't capture it on my nails, but you can see it in the bottle on the third picture.
Next is Kingsland Road, a pale baby pink.
Lastly is Ridley Road, a pale mint green. This one is my favorite of the four, I can't resist a mint green!
There you have it. What do you think? Will you be trying any? I'm on the fence about textured polishes. These ones definitely do what they're supposed to though and they work very well, so they'd be a good starting point if you just wanted to try it out and not spend a fortune. I love the fact that they're pastel colours so perfect for Spring!
Available in Superdrug from February 13th, and Boots from February 20th.
Also available on barrym.com from February 13th.
Priced at £3.99 each
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