Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Barry M Textured Nail Effects - Swatches and Review



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!

Availability

Available in Superdrug from February 13th, and Boots from February 20th.
Also available on barrym.com from February 13th.
Priced at £3.99 each


The product(s) in this post were sent to me by the brand or their PR for consideration. See my disclaimer for more information.
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18 comments

  1. Urgh I don't like this effect. It looks like semi wet nail polish which has got caught on fabric or something. Not to mention it would be so irritating.

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    1. Definitely not for everyone! I didn't find it irritating to wear at all though.

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  2. this is so unique! i just wish the colors were darker.

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    1. I have a feeling they'll release darker colours eventually!

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  3. I'm the same when it comes to textured polishes, I'm not sure how I feel about them. But I think these are really exciting, I love all the pastels shades too :)

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  4. I love this polish! Can't wait until 13th Feb, thanks for your review!

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  5. I love the colours! I think it's definitely a look to get used to, and I can't really decide whether I love it or whether it looks too much like your fingernails have gone rotten and bumpy - hehe. I will definitely have to get some though! x

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  6. The colors and their textures remind me so much of Easter eggs! I may have to buy a few. :)

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    1. They look like cadbury mini eggs! Makes me crave chocolate

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  7. The first one actually looks appealing to me, I hope I can get my hands on it :)

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  8. Muppet, mine don't look much more textured at all. I put the tiny difference down to maybe a slightly thinner coat on mine and/or my lighting just catching it differently. Your swatches look great!

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    1. haha muppet is such a good word!

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  9. Great swatches Allie. I'm on the fence about textured polish however I am sure I will pick up at least the mint green one :). It's the 4 new Gelly's that I'm really looking forward to xx

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    1. Thanks Lou! The green one is the best one

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  10. Ok, I have no idea if I like it or not. It definetely doesn't look "yummy" at all. xD

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  11. Oooh these look lovely!
    Can't wait to try these, although I think I'd be feeling them all the time haha! xxxx

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  12. non avevo ancora visto questo tipo di smalto!
    se ti va passa a trovarmi:http://viviconvivi.blogspot.it/

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  13. I love your blog! And thank you for this post. It was very helpful! :)

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