Thursday, 31 January 2013

Barry M Textured Nail Effects Swatches

There's no denying that when it comes to nail trends, last year was the year of the crackle polish. This year's new kid on the block is Textured Polishes. The only word I'd use to describe these is 'gritty'. They're just like regular creme polishes filled with tiny particles that are almost like grains of sugar, to give a bumpy feel and matte look to the finished manicure.
Barry M's are the first to hit the British high street with 4 summer shades. They apply like a dream and are really fast drying. Removal isn't an issue at all. I was slightly concerned they'd be a similar kind of nightmare as glitter to remove but they swipe off very easily with nail polish remover which was a huge relief!


First up is Atlantic Road, a powdery pastel blue which is very close in colour to their creme, Blueberry Ice Cream.




This is my favourite of the four, a very creamy pastel pink called Kingsland Road which makes me think of candyfloss! I had to use three coats for a completely even application.




Station Road is the one I'm least impressed with. It's very hard to get yellow polish right and most brands don't even try, so I do admire Barry M for giving it a shot. It's very bright and just not a colour that I can get away with wearing on my skin tone. Regardless of that, it applied perfectly in just two coats and I do wish I could get away with it! 





This is Ridley Road a mint which leans towards the bright side. I can see myself wearing this a lot in the summer.




These polishes will be available in Superdrug on February 13th and Boots on February 20th. 
They'll also be for sale at BarryM.com from February 13th.

What do you think of the textured nail effect trend? Is it one you'll be adopting, or will you be sticking with a glossy, smooth finish on your fingertips?

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42 comments:

  1. Oo, pretty! I think I like these better than the liquid sand ones everyone is talking about. A very interesting effect.

    What do they look like with top coat [regular or matte]?

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  2. I love these!! can't wait until they come out! my favourite polish is Barry M blueberry ice cream, so I'm very excited they've got a textured polish similar to it! I was going to invest in a Nails inc. textured polish until I saw that these were coming out! Glad I waited!
    Charlotte xx

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  3. Very cool! Textured nail polish...what on earth are they going to come up with next?

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  4. I haven't tried it yet! I prefer a high gloss, wet look, but I would try Kingsland Road if I get the chance!

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  5. Oh, gorgeous! I really do hope they release a black one as well!

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  6. I too wasn't sure about these when I saw them, but they are fab, definitely jumping on the bandwagon!

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  7. Ahhh I love these!! So jealous of you ladies across the pond!

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  8. Very unsure about textured polish... I prefer smooth and shiny! But the colors of these are very nice though :)

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  9. really cool! but i wish the colors were darker

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  10. I can't wait for these - I wasn't hitting the 'liquid sands' from OPI but this is just right as it's pastels :D

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  11. Where can one buy these if not in the UK?

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  12. I think they yellow is pretty on you, they all are!!

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  13. These are the BEST textured polishes I've seen so far! Beautiful!!! I'm really not loving OPI's textured polishes :(

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  14. I will definitely get one, as Barry M is very good in price, but I am dubious about its use... but we will wait and see. It will probably turn out that I love it in the end. Same happened with the crackle. I will definitely go for the mint one.

    xx

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  15. I need to get My hands on Those! Theyre so Pretty!

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  16. I like the textured polish trend! It's something fresh and new for us lacquerheads! :P

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  17. I think I'll probably skip this trend. It looks too much like what happened before I discovered the fast dry hardening top coats (like Seche Vite). I seem to be incapable of getting a smooth application with thin coats, so I compensate by making the coats too thick, and that always created bubbles. The hardening top coats freeze the polish before the bubbles can form.

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  18. Wow I totally love this! I'm not usually a huge fan of textured nail polish but this looks way cool. Loving Kingsland & Ridley Road! Thanks for the swatches!

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  19. these look MUCH better than the liquid sand ones by opi! and i am in LOVE with your nail shape! so cute :)

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  20. I have surprised myself by loving gently textured polish - like this one. I hate really textured nails, like caviar nails, but a slight texture like this is really nice.

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  21. So I'm not on team-texture yet... but I think these solid pastels are the most intresting so far! Something about the solid color perhaps makes the bumps more tolerable? LOL!

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  22. This textured polish thing is the first big polish trend I just can't get on board with. Ugh, goosebump nails? No thanks! I'll stick to my smooth finishes!

    I'll just keep loving my magnetics and crackles!

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  23. Love these textured polishes!

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  24. Ooooh I love this!!! I've got to get a hold of some of these Barry M polishes in the US! Great post! :)

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  25. I think they look amazing! I can't wait to get hold of them. xx

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  26. So special... I love the pink one the most too.

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  27. Ooooh, these are intriguing! Pretty cool. I'm interested to know whether top coat makes these look very different too. Gorgeous swatches as always :)

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  28. I am sure, by the end of the year I will love this trend but for now it is a "no" from me. Cute colours but no.

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  29. I'm not so sure about this look yet... I may have to try one and see. If I don't like it I can always top it with some thick glossy topcoat and it will still have an interesting look but feel smooth.
    Also, I don't think that yellow looks bad on you at all! Have you tried doing any nail art with these? Maybe do some dots with the other three over top of the yellow? I'd be interested... nobody else has done anything beyond swatches with these textured polishes to my knowledge.

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  30. I love Ridley Road color, so pretty

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  31. the finish of these reminds me of the outside of some hard candies we used to get at the penny candy store :P not sure how i feel about these yet. thanks for the swatches!

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  32. Great swatches. I wasn't sure about the trend at first but now I'd like to try some o them. Fun to see some pastel shades too, earlier I've only seen OPIs with the glitter.

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  33. interesting, i'd love to give it a go

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  34. I love all this texture....it feels very nice as well :))

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  35. Great swatches-- as always-- but I won't be adopting the textured nail trend. I like 'em nice smooth and glossy!

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