Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Fabulous Nails #31 - Barry M Textured Nail Paint

If you read my Collective Haul post earlier in the week (if not see HERE), you will know I picked up the Barry M textured nail paint in shade Atlantic Road. I was ever so keen to try it out and see what the hype was all about!

I have to say outright, this is not going to be a positive post. Although the colour in the bottle is absolutely divine, I found this polish a bit of a pain to apply evenly to my nails (especially to the sides of my nails without getting it all over my skin)..

This is with two coats - quite an opaque coverage but you can see some patches that could have done with a third coat.

The next thing I didn't like about this polish is the texture - I know, I know what did I expect, it's textured nail polish that's kind of the point! But I really wasn't prepared for how coarse and nasty this would feel on my nails - I just didn't like it! The final straw came when it chipped in 4 different places after less than 24 hours.

So overall I'm quite clearly not impressed! If you would like to try this out for yourself, I am selling this for £3.20 so please leave a comment with your email address so I can invoice you (P&P included, PayPal only, first come first served). I know it wasn't my cup of tea but a lot of other bloggers have raved about this so you have every right to decide for yourself.

Have you tried the Barry M textured nail paint? What did you think?


  1. I bought one of these, baby pink I think and I've held off trying it because I'm not convinced it'll be my cup of tea at all! x

    1. I'm so disappointed but I guess you win some and lose some!

  2. I've not been too sure on these textured polishes but this looks lovely and it's such a nice colour!



  3. Another trend I am staying well away from, the texture really puts me off too. I hate when my nails feel too bumpy or uneven. It is a pretty colour, but it looks similar to the blueberry ice cream shade they did.