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February 20, 2013

NOTD: Barry M. Textured Nail Paint in Atlantic Road

nails inc concrete nail polish dupe pastel perfect for spring nail paint
(left: two layers  right: one layer)

I picked this nail polish up last Friday and was really excited by the idea of a 'textured' finish. I didn't really know what to expect, I'd seen swatches of Nail Inc.'s 'Concrete' effect polishes and I think the Barry M finish is very, very similar. The finish is matte and it feels a bit like sand has been mixed in with the polish. I went through a little bit of a love-hate relationship with this at first but I've decided (mainly due to how well it's worn) that I really do like this textured effect. I applied this on Friday and I didn't see a single chip for four days. FOUR DAYS. On my nails this is good, and for a nail polish that costs £3.99 this is absolutely stand-out value. It's also worth noting that even after the initial chip (which I think was probably my fault) I only really saw reasonable tip wear, not much further chipping. The colour is also really gorgeous, very delicate and girly but doesn't wash me out. I'm really impressed and once I've had a chance to wear and review the two Gelly polishes I've picked up I'll definitely be going back to pick another one of these polishes up. They're great if you know you've got a busy week ahead and they're a lovely alternative to glossy nails. 

You can find Barry M.'s Textured Nail Polishes for £3.99 in Superdrug or Boots stores or online here.



Have you tried any of Barry M.'s new nail polishes?


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21 comments

  1. Ooooo this looks so pretty, I adore the colour. Will definitely have to pick one up!

    Em

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    http://www.emsmixedbag.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the colour! It's lighter than the gelly version in a light blue but I love the shade xx

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  2. I want this one and the yellow one, they look so good! xx

    Just me Leah

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    1. I'm really considering picking the yellow one up soon! xx

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  3. I'm still not sure what I think of the textured polishes, I definitely think I'd need to see someone wearing them in person to really know! x
    Sirens and Bells

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    1. It definitely helps to see it in person, I like it a lot more in person than I did in photos. I wish they had swatches of polishes in stores! xx

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  4. These look so pretty and definitely remind me of the Nails Inc ones :) xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Not too sure if I will pick this up, but thank you for the pictures! They are very helpful :D x

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    1. Thanks sweetie, I'm glad they're helpful xx

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  6. I bought this expecting it to be like a textures look not literally with little grains in it, I really like it though x

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    1. I expected the same thing! I like the effect too though so its okay :P xx

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  7. This looks amazing! I need to try it out for myself.
    x

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  8. I so want these! But there are never any in stock :( xx

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    1. It is just so annoying when that happens! I've been on the hunt for the L'Oreal Confetti nail polish and can't find it anywhere xx

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  9. I couldn't imagine what this was going to be like - so thank you for the pictures! I can't decide if i'll like the texture or not. Gorgeous colour though!

    www.roseberrylips.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's hard to know before you try it out. It's weird but very easy to wear and the fact it lasts so long was the thing than won it a place in my heart haha xx

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  10. I haven't tried these but am lusting for them so much.. I love the texture but I'm on the fence about their shades!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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    1. I'm pretty sure that with a tan this will look super super gorgeous, I love the yellow shade too but I have quite strong yellow undertones to my skin so I don't think it would suit me :( xx

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  11. The colour is gorgeous but I'm not sure how I feel about the texture. Impressive staying power though! x

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    1. The staying power makes it perfect for mini-trips or busy weeks, I'm really impressed with it xx

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