During the 3 for 2 extravaganza at Boots last month I decided to take the plunge and purchase the Barry M Textured Polishes. I could not pass up on the bargain that was purchasing three for £7.98. They retail for £3.99 per bottle. I had read a number of reviews where people were not impressed with these polishes so I was a little apprehensive about buying them.
The baby blue polish is called Atlantic Road, the pink polish is called Kingsland Road and the mint green polish is called Ridley Road. These polishes are lovely pastel colours. The fourth textured polish which is available is a yellow colour and it is called Station Road. I preferred the three colours which I bought over this yellow colour simply because I think they all go really well together.
I have noticed that some people only apply one coat of this polish to their nails. I think that you need at least two to three coats for the polish to become opaque and to really show off the rough textured finish at its best.
As this polish has a rough texture you would think that it would give off quite a tough, hard look but the pastel colours actually give the polish a soft, spring like look. I tried this polish around Easter time and it gave off a very Eastery feel indeed (I don't think Eastery is a proper word but you know what I mean!). It reminded me of Easter eggs and little spring lambs (if they had their fleeces dyed with pastel colours!).
This polish gains bonus points for coming in pastel colours. I have tried a concrete polish in a dark colour before and I think that these Barry M textured polishes are actually more flattering on the nail. These pastel colours suit my skin tone really well and are mush less harsh looking than concrete polishes.
The only down side with these polishes is that obviously you can't wear a top coat as it will ruin the textured effect. Therefore, your polish is less protected from the elements and it is more likely to chip.
Overall, I would give these polishes an 8/10 as they are a great spring/summer look and you will definitely be able to get use out of them next Easter!
Please let me know what you think of them?