June 09, 2013

REVIEW: BarryM Textured Nail Polish - Station Road

Eww.

Normally I love BarryM. As I have said before, I swear by them and nearly have them all. Nonetheless, I hate these textured nail polishes! They don't feel textured - just gritty and as though my nail polish has passed its sell-by date. They are a nightmare to apply. Because the product is so gritty, it doesn't run off the brush as you'd expect when you drag the brush along the side of the pot to remove excess. Instead, it stays trapped at the top of the brush and decides to run down when you're half way through a nail, dripping some gunk onto the nail surface which you really don't need. Minus the grains in the polish, it is quite thin so building up a good colour requires a few coats. They are reasonably easy to remove although you do get some grains stuck in your cuticles if you aren't careful!


One thing I do want to compliment is the colour range. Although i just wish that BarryM had made these colours UNTEXTURED. This is the only thing I can compliment though. I chose two colours when I bought them; "Station Road" and "Kingsland Road". "Station Road" is pictured on my nails here (scruffy I know, I couldn't be bothered to do them well as I knew I would be taking it straight off again after a photo) and as you can see, it has a sheen in the bottle and looks really glossy. But no, it dries really, well, weird and the glimmer you see in the bottle is virtually nowhere to be seen when it is on the nails! However I do think that if BarryM made an untextured version of these polishes (i.e. removed the grit-adding stage in the production line) then they would look fantastic.

This photo was taken on my third try with these polishes. I thought that maybe I would like them if i tried again. I was wrong. I hate them and I can't believe I spent £7.98 on them. Boooooo :(

Find them here.

4 comments:

  1. I just can't make up my mind about these, sometime I really like them because there a bit different and other time I feel the same and wonder why I wasted my money on them! Nails Inc do a leather effect polish that looks like they will be much better and I think they have done what Barry M was trying to achieve with these polishes, but failed.

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    1. I'm really keen to try the leather effect polish! Just hope I don't feel as let down when I do because it's such a lot of money to spend!! I saw that Fleur De Force did a review on the leather one though and she thinks it's good - so it's probably worth a try :D

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  2. Haha that's where I saw it too, I always trust her opinion however I don't know how much it costs. I feel like it would be expensive and I hate spending more than £5 on nail varnish as I only ever seem to use it once or twice!!

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    1. Nailsinc. polishes are usually around £11 so I would have thought they would be around that price! Maybe a little cheaper on beautybay! But still - expensive! Nevermind - just going to stay away from textured polishes next time!

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