Barry M 'Textured' Nail Varnishes Review!

Left to Right: Ridley Road, Kingsland Road, Atlantic Road 

 'Kingsland Road'

'Atlantic Road'

'Ridley Road'

After doing my research into why these particular nail varnishes are named after roads, I soon found out that they were where the creator of Barry M, Mr Barry Mero, began his working days in the markets of South and East London in the early 80's. First and foremost I must say that I LOVE PASTELS, so when I laid eyes on these beauties, I was automatically drawn in. Now I have a bit of a love hate relationship with Barry M nail varnishes, love the wide colour range, hate the duration of how long they last and hate even more how long it takes them to dry. But that's just me. I was initially a bit wary of trying these out as I wasn't sure what this 'texture' was as it's not very well advertised. But as I mentioned in my haul video it is comparable to the Nails Inc Concrete Collection (perhaps another reason they are named after roads). As you can see from the pictures, it has a very gritty, matte finish, which was something that was a bit out of my comfort zone, as I usually think the shinier the better, which is why I also love Barry M's Gelly Hi Shine nail varnishes. But I soon warmed to the look of them on my nails and now I'm completely obsessed. 

I don't own all the colours, well I own 3/4 as the yellow wasn't something that was screaming out to me, but having fallen in love with the other 3 (kinda, I'll explain in a sec), I may just go and purchase it so I can try it and be somewhat proud of owning the whole collection. As I said, I love pastel colours and anything pastel I'm down for, even yellows. Right so back to falling in love with 2 of them... I had high expectations for 'Atlantic Road' but for some reason it just doesn't sit well with me, I don't think it really goes with my skin tone or something but all I know is that it's my least favourite out of the three. However, all the three of the colours I own, are very highly pigmented and the colours, once on the nails, come across very vibrant which I am totally loving for spring at the moment. I think you could even get away with one coat being enough, they're that pigmented!

The texture is something to get used to, but it really doesn't take long as the colours are just so beautiful.  I also think that this gritty texture helps the nail varnish last a lot longer, and I feel as if I don't have to be as wary of smudging or chips because of the texture not being as glossy or smooth as a normal nail varnish. I often find myself just stroking my nails, weird I know. They also dry hella' fast, which is a big, big, BIG deal for me as you know I'm possibly the most impatient person on this planet. 

Retailing for a 'stonking' £3.99, I think you should all run out and buy all four as these get a massive thumbs up from me. Barry M are really impressing me with all their nail stuff at the moment.


1 comment:

  1. I think all three look great! My favourite is definitely Ridley Road though I love mint green nail polish :) Jess x