11 March 2013

Barry M Textured Nail Effects

It's no real secret that I love Barry M nail polishes. The only thing that bums me out about the brand is that they don't release new colours quickly enough. I think I have just about every colour they make in my collection and so I have to turn to other brands for new colours. 

I haven't been particularly turned on by the nail effect polishes that Barry M have released in the past; magnetic nail effect polishes don't float my boat and I was only interested in crackle nails for all of two minutes (although I am going to be giving this effect another go later in the month). However, I was instantly taken in by the girly pastel shades of their spring collection and knew that I had to give them a go. 

The effect of these polishes is rather gritty and they feel a bit like a breeze block or one of those old school burgundy nail files. Going about your day to day business can wreak havoc on the effect as everything sticks to it. Besides this I really like the texture as it's different from anything else I've tried. 

Ridley Road is a fresh mint green which is perfect for Spring/Summer. I always love a nice mint green and although this is a little paler than I usually go for I think the delicate colour counteracts the harsher texture. Yummy.  

Kingsland Road is a very soft pink as you can see in this pic. In sunlight it has a mere tint of pink which is a little too pale for my liking. I would've liked a tad more colour in this polish but it might look better with the tan that I am sure to get this Summer (this is a joke as I very rarely tan, even in scorching sunshine, let alone in snowy England). 

Station Road is a gorgeous pastel yellow. Now I don't usually like yellow nail polishes on myself as they make my fingers look stained rather than polished. However, I really like this colour. Again, I think it may work better with a slight tan but I am more than happy to rock it with my pasty skin. 

I would totally recommend these polishes if you are looking for something a little different to play around with. They create a different look without being too out there so if you like nail polish but aren't a huge fan of feisty nail art then these are perfect for you. 

Can you recommend any other textured nail polishes for me to try?


  1. Amazing nails www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Thanks! Your blog is pretty - I love it! X

  2. I've been really unsure about these - I bought Ridley Road this week and I like it but I think it's going to take some getting used to... I'm just so used to having shiny smooth nails, it feels unnatural!

    Nancy | http://siddalee-lifestyle.blogspot.com

    1. They definitely take some getting used to. I nearly put a top coat over them at first - completely defeats the object! x