Slight nail polish splurge alert – but with offers on Barry M nail polishes, how could I resist?
The Gelly Hi-Shine polishes are supposed to give a super glossy finish, while the Textured polishes are the exact opposite, with a gritty and matte appearance.
I’d been looking for a nice racing green shade and at just £3.99 each, I snapped up four nail polishes all in one go.
I plumped for:
|Watermelon, Lychee, Papaya, Kingsland Road.|
The first three are the Gelly Hi-Shine finish, and I don’t have a topcoat on – just two coats of the polish.
Watermelon is that deep green I’d been after, Lychee is a mink-coloured nude, and finally Papaya a great bright coral-orange.
They are all shiny and glossy which is lovely, but are they any shinier than a regular polish? I’m not convinced.
These go on easily enough and I’ve actually worn Watermelon for a few days on all of my fingers (as you can see from the state of my green fingers – having a nightmare with cotton wool atm).
The colour range is really quite good in these, with 13 different shades in the collection. I liked watermelon and can’t wait to wear lychee and papaya when I’m into my spring/summer shades.
But I don’t think these wear as well as other Barry M polishes.
Kingsland Road is the Textured nail paint, and it’s very interesting. This is actually three coats because I smudged it but it’s gone all thick and quite blobby.
It wasn’t that easy to apply, but I think if you’re looking at this textured nail trend, these Barry M polishes are a really easy and inexpensive way to tap into that.
What do you think of textured finishes?