Barry M Textured Polish Review

Today i’m doing a review on Barry M’s Textured polish.  This is the latest nail craze and I love that people are being more inventive with their designs and textures etc.

I picked this up in Superdrug and thought i’d try out the yellow shade ‘Station Road’ just because I wanted something different than the usual pinks and reds in my collection.  It looks pretty in the bottle as it’s a pale, lemon with a slight shimmer.

When applying this polish I found that it is very thin and runny compared to the original Barry M nail paints, which I didn’t like.  It made it quite hard to control where the colour was going and proved to be a lot messier than usual (I normally never get the varnish on my fingers).  It also meant the polish was really patchy on application but after two coats it was dense and perfect. 

It’s interesting to watch this polish dry as you can slowly see the texture changing and it becoming more bumpy but I can’t say i’m a big fan of it.  I think it’s because for me it kind of looks like you didn’t let you nails dry properly and you’ve touched something and it’s gone all bumpy rather than drying smooth.  I know the whole point of this polish is that it isn’t smooth but it just doesn’t appeal to me which is dissappointing.

The one time I used this polish I was very impressed with the staying power.  Although, the formula is thin on application it dries quite thick and stayed chip-proof for around 4 days.  This was without any top coat as that takes away the texture effect if you use it.

Overall, I wasn’t too keen on the textured polish and I won’t be purchasing any more. I’m pretty disappointed as I love Barry M polishes but this one definitely wasn’t for me.  I might try this colour again in the summer with a tan but to be honest i’m not a big fan of the yellow and it’s unlikely I will use it again. 

You can pick up these polishes from Boots for £3.99.


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  1. Nicole Baxter
    March 10, 2013 / 9:11 am

    I've got the pink one and I really like it the texture looks much more ovbious on the yellow one xx

  2. Kimberley
    March 10, 2013 / 9:15 am

    I should have stuck with my usual! The pink looks like a pretty shade. X

  3. Alice Waude
    March 10, 2013 / 9:45 am

    Hi Kimberley.

    So glad you've done this cause I wanted to see what they were like! Saved me wasting my money as I'm not keen on the finish.



  4. Amber Love
    March 10, 2013 / 10:21 am

    I loved reading the review:) I'm not a fan of yellow polish either but I quite want to try a texture polish. I probably wouldn't go for Barry M though I've had such problems with their nail polishes.

  5. sharee mendoza
    March 10, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    Oh my, love this review and the yellow color too, summers here and this is a perfect nail!

    And hey, Nice blog u got here, so followed u via GFC..
    hope uve got time to visit mine and perhaps follow me too. 😀


  6. Abby
    March 10, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    Is this what you were wearing in you February favourites video? I'd be so annoyed whenever I touched my nails that it wasn't smooth!
    Abby xx

  7. Vicky
    March 10, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    Hmm I wondered what these were like, such a shame as the idea is good xx

  8. Lucy Cole
    March 10, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    I got a pale pink shade of this a while ago, I don't even want to use it after testing it on just one nail!Xx

  9. laurensibs
    March 10, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    it's a shame you didn't get on well with the textured polishes, I really liked this one when I tried it out, I did a review on my blog here:

  10. Cat
    March 11, 2013 / 12:37 pm

    I just bought the textured nail varnish in Atlantic Road, the pale blue shade. I have to agree with you babe! I love all Barry M nail varnishes, but this one is just weird. Feels horrible on my nails. :/ xx

  11. Christal
    March 11, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    I actually like the color! The finish looks a bit like concrete plaster. I find a lot of brands are coming out with these textures lately. I have a few and it definitely took me a while to get accustomed to the feel of it. 🙂

    xx Christal xx

  12. Amy
    March 13, 2013 / 11:01 am

    I like the texture but not so much the colour! I've seen it look nicer in other colours. 🙂


  13. Strawberriesandwhitechocolate
    April 3, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    It looks pretty!!

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