Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Barry M Textured Nail Paint - Kingsland Road

I picked this polish up a couple of weeks ago and thought I would do a little review for you all on here... I don't normally do nail polish 'reviews' as such, they are usually just 'Nail of the Day' type features (meaning that I usually like the products, and am simply showing me wearing them, along with a mini review)
This time is a little different though, as I was left really unimpressed by this polish. It's Barry M's Textured Nail Paint in 'Kingsland Road' - a lovely baby pink in the bottle, I was excited to try the new textured formulation, but when on the nails it honestly just looks like your polish has bubbled up, or you've got sand on our nails. Really not too appealing in my opinion. 
I normally love Barry M polishes, but I have to admit this one just wasn't for me. I definitely won't be using this more than once. 

I'd love to hear if any of you have tried one of these textured polishes yet, and what you think? You can pick them up now, from Superdrug, or online for £3.99.
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  1. I've not tried the textured nail polishes, but after reading your review think I'll give them a miss!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Colour looks nice but I think it would annoy me haha btw love your blog and style!

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  3. I would love to try them but I don't really like nail polishes that don't look smooth and glossy so I think I will spend my money on their 'normal' range.

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  4. I feel this is such a gimmicky product...such a shame as it's a gorgeous spring colour! xXx

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  5. Thanks for the review, it looks as though Barry M is trying to create that "velvet" textured look.

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    Logan

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  6. The colour is lovely, shame about the texture you're right it just looks like a normal polish has been ruined! Will give this one a miss.

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  7. Such a shame that this was a miss, such a pretty colour

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  8. I agree, its such a shame because the gelly hi shine one's are so good! I am definitly stocked up on those! I had to go out and get pomegranate after hearing you talk about it Fleur! xxx

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  9. I love the colour though :)
    Have you come across a good brand for the crackly nail type varnish?

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  10. I love the feel of this, and that colour is so pretty! x

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  11. This polish reminds me of the nails inc concrete effect polish and the leather effect! I think as an idea it's great but on my nails I really only like glossy high shine finish polishes. I would probably just spend all my time trying to pick it off.

    Natalie xxx

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  12. Not tried this yet but it looks not bad on your nails

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  13. The colour is so gorgeous, shame about the finish! I feel like a lot of brands are releasing disappointing, gimmicky products because nail art is "in" at the moment.

    Katie x
    And Katie // Beauty & Lifestyle

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  14. Its best to apply one thin coat & wait until it is fully dry before doing another.
    I have Ridely road & I love the texture, I will definitely be picking this one up :)

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  15. That's an interesting finish! Beautiful color though.

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  16. that's so lovely, the colour reminds me of Essie Fiji xx

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  17. Love that colour, but it is a shame about the texture - looks as though you've bumped your nails while wet and then painted over them trying to cover the smudge! But the colour suits your skin tone amazingly! x

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  18. It's a shame that it was bad, the colour is so pretty ! Does anyone know of a dupe colour? I need one in my life!
    xx

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    1. American Apparel has a baby pink which is really similar to this one

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  19. I've tried the mint colour and absolutely love it. It dries really fast, stays on without chips for a whole week and there's not a problem with ugly dents because it hasn't fully dried. For clumsy girls like me, this is perfect!

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  20. I really want to try something that has some nice legit textures. But apparently such thing doesn't exist yet.

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  21. I actually really like the look of it and I've heard the wear time is amazing! Pretty colour too :) xx

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  22. I haven't tried texture nail polish before, but I wanted to! However after reading your review I don't think I am going to. It really seems like you have sand on your nails. But I totally love the colour, it's perfect for this season.x
    xxx
    Stephanie
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  23. I just can't stand the idea of my fingers feeling like sandpaper...glad to know I'm not alone in this.

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  24. textured nails sounds like an interesting idea, and the color is just gorgeous. it's a shame that it was a miss!



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  25. despite the texture, I love the colour and always wanted to try barry m!
    :)
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  26. Think I may give these a miss then, they seemed somewhat interesting when I looked at them but I ended up putting them back when I was in Boots haha.

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  27. That colour is beautiful! I've never been a fan of baby pink but this one isnt too 'in your face'. I'm actually quite tempted to pick this up, I've never gotten the whole 'textured nails' thing but for £3.99, it's worth the risk to see if this is something I should entirely avoid in the future…
    R x

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  28. Instantly when we looked at your picture we thought the nail polish looked strange, so lumpy and bubbly. It's a shame though because it is such a gorgeous colour in the bottle.

    Thanks for the review Fleur. We probably would have gone out and tried it if we hadn't read this first!

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  29. I think it just looks like you've smudged your nails. Thanks for the honest review!

    Genevieve x

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  30. This doesn't look at appealing to be now. Thanks for the honest review. Each to their own if they do like it tho =] x

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  31. This is so cool, I love Barry M!

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  32. such a pretty baby pink, been on the hunt for a colour like this for ageesss! Shame they dont have BM in Australia :(

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  33. oh, i'm sure you could re-use it if you put some glitter over the top to hide the texture! such a pretty shade to go to waste...

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  34. I agree with most of the other comments, the colour is gorgeous, but the texture... not so much!
    Thanks for the post xx

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  35. The color is so pretty and the texture is neat but Im sure like with all textured polishes I would be itching to throw a top coat over it out of habit:) xx

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  36. OMG! This is absolutely amazing nail polish! I want it T want it!!!♥


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  37. I'm not sure about the texture thing but I love the colour x

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  38. Ahh the texture thing is kind of weird - I mean I get where they wanna go but it just isn't that pretty :( I like the smooth versions better haha!

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  39. hi Fleur, the nailpolish looks amazing on you, unfortunately the texture is quite weird. Thank you for the review:)
    Lucia
    http://luciaknowsbest.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. I love the colour but it does look a bit like you pressed your nail into a carpet! xxx
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  41. Lovely colour not liking the textured ceiling effect though!! x

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  42. Love that nail colour!!

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  43. the color looks really lovely but how is the texture supposed to be? it do looks like sand. so sad that it didn't worked out.
    xx

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  44. Love that nail colour:)

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  45. It's such a pretty colour. shame about the formula. Will be giving this range a miss now I think.

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. This looks like such a gorgeous colour, perfect for spring. Shame you didn't like it, although it's something I do want to try! xo

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  47. I love nail polish, because they leave a nice smooth finish but these just wouldn't appeal to me.
    The colour is nice though :)

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  48. I tried Atlantic Road and hated it too - sad face!
    Elspeth xx

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  49. Such a nice colour but the formula doesn't appeal to me :)
    xx
    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  50. Love this colour I have never tried pale pinks like this before always bold bright colours but this has changed my mind as it looks super chic and pretty :-) love it!! xx

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  51. I was planning to pick this up next time i am in boots as i love the colur but after reading this review i think i will give it a miss, does anyone know of any colour matches to this which don't have textured effects?
    Thanks
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  52. I've never tried anything like this nail polish, but after reading your review I really don't think I will! Too bad the colour's so pretty! :/

    Francesca
    http://petitfaon.blogspot.it/

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  53. Such a pretty colour though

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  54. I like a smooth finish to my nail polish. Not sure if I will try this type of polish

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  55. I love the colour and was going to pick up this in Boots but I'm glad I didn't. It looks really unappealing!

    Emily x
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  56. Not loving this one! Thanks for the review as I was pretty curious myself!

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  57. I love that color!

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  58. Love this colour, just don't see the appeal in textured nail paint, makes no sense to me personally! xx

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  59. This colour is gorgeous, it's a shame about the sandy texture... It sort of looks like candyfloss :) Thanks for the review anyways

    Charlotte xxx
    http://charlottesconfashions.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. this is such a pretty colour, its just a shame it doesnt look very good on the nails.
    i really want to try some of the textured nail polishes as i am sure some of them will look really cool! xxxx
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  61. your nails on the picture do look really nice however I tried and did a blogpost on them too and I was also unimpressed by them as they look not very good in person!

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  62. Sounds really bad! xxx

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  63. Such a pretty, flattering colour, yet such a shame about the unappealing finish. Check out my blog http://apricotsandamethysts.blogspot.co.uk/ I follow/ subscribe back xx

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  64. Its SUCH a nice colour, I was actually looking at this the other day, but I'm pretty glad I didn't buy it now!!

    Have your tried MUA (from Superdrug) furry nails?! xx

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    1. if you buy the furry nails get them off ebay. I got 12 pots in various colours (bigger pots than mua) for only £3.49. the postage took a few weeks but it was free and i saved a lot of money

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  65. I agree completely. Its a beautiful colour BUT I don't see the appeal of these at all. Why would I want my nails to look bubbly! No thank you. x

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  66. looks like candy LOL :D
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  67. i have the blue (Atlantic Road) and i love it. i was going to buy this colour but i saw the color and instantly thought that it wouldn't be a good purchase. They other colours might better on you? I recommend looking at the blue on as that is really nice

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  68. I tried this too and felt the same way! So disappointing as I usually love Barry M polishes xxx

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  69. I found this product to chip rather easily but I do like the colour range x
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  70. The colour is so perfect but I don't understand why anyone would want this sort of "texture". It's worse enough having glitter chunks making your nails feel uneven and prickly!

    For the same price, the Gelly paints are miles better.

    xxx


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  71. This trend is deffo not for me!
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  72. I love the color but not especially the texture. <3

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  73. i love the colour but i agree the product isn't as good as other barry m products!

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  74. This is so nice! I don't think i've ever seen these in stores !

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  75. I have the same one - actually wearing it right now, and it looks totally different, much more "textured". However it didn't show until it was completely dry.

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  76. The pale link color looks fantastic on your skintone nevertheless!

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  77. normal barry m nail varnish is really good, i found this really horrible though! looks good on your nails though! x

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  78. That is a gorgeous colour, however, I see nothing appealing about the texture! What were they thinking?!
    I hope you didn't throw the polish out though, as that would be such a waste. What do you do with nail polishes you dislike? I try to give them to a friend or neighbour, and if nobody wants it, I donate it to a local thrift store!

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  79. I really don't like the whole textured nail craze. Just looking at them actually makes me feel a bit ill. I don't know what it is but they're just not for me.
    xo

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  80. love the colour and i used to love the look of these nail varnishes but recently i have been going off of them A LOT x
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  81. Like the colour, would be nice to try out textured nailpolish for a change but in red or something dark.
    Spring wishlist? Read about one on my blog x

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  82. love these! looks so good!x

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  83. I agree. This one is unimpressive. Can you get Zoya in the UK? Their Pixie Dust textured polishes have totally won me over. The texture is refined like sugar and they sparkle like crazy!

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  84. I agree, I have tried the "crackle" nail polish and a similar textured one to this, and didnt like the finish they left, I think I will stick to the glossy cremes in future!

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    xx

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  85. Been looking into these texture polishes thanks for the review!
    xx M

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  86. I tried the yellow polish is this range.. what possessed me to buy yellow I have no idea but I wasn't impressed by them either. The texture on the yellow one is even more obvious than the baby pink too.

    I did a review of it on my blog a while ago here: http://www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com/2013/03/barry-m-textured-polish.html

    Kimberley x

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  87. it just doesn't look right at all... definitely not jumping on that bandwagon!

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  88. They should seriously consider releasing a normal version of this colour! The bubbly effect doesn't look at all appealing, I think the feel of this would just make me shudder.
    Kels x

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  89. I've wanted to try texture nail polish but I can't seem to find a good one out there. I thought Barry M would have been good seeing as their normal polish is great. Thanks for the review!

    Lauren x

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  90. im going o have to disagree with you. i love the texture of it. i think it is really cool and apart from the yellow i think the colour range is good, in fact i am wearing them all now! xx

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  91. what other colours do they have?
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  92. pretty color but dont like the finish

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  93. I love the colour and it looks so pretty, I like this kind of nail polishes

    ~ Jamie-Leigh
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  94. I dislike this formula too, huge disappointment :-( xx

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  96. I was quite looking forward to these polishes, but they do look a bit like you've touched a fluffy jumper with wet nails. Even for under a fiver, I think I'll pass :(

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  97. I still quite like these nail varnishes, would make a change to the ones I'd normally go for. And the colour is so pretty :)

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  98. I am in love with all things barry m at the mo , love lychee my fav !! as always great post in a great blog

    little comp running on my blog at the mo if you would like a little lookies

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  99. I wasn't entirely sure about the textured nail polishes at first, but I bought a lovely pastel blue one and I find the effect quite intriguing!

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  100. I was considering buying some of the textured nail polishes, now I'm not so sure, but thank you it has enlightened me.

    Please come check out my blog and let me know what you think.
    x

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  101. I have been loving the Gelly Hi Shine Barry M nail polishes, find the textured polishes really interesting.

    Check out my blog:

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

    Thank you :) x x x

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  102. I agree, such a shame though, love the colour!

    Check out my blog, I'm new around here. :)

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    thanks :) xo

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  103. I have to say this really isn't my favourite textured Nail Varnish around XX

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  104. I'm not a big fan of the textured trend and Barry M kind of proved me right when I tried their polishes :( But yet it looks lovely on the model shown in the picture haha xx

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  105. The colour is really gorgeous, but yeah I'm not sure about the texture thing either :/ thanks for sharing this! :)

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  106. The colour is so lovely, shame about how it looks though! :(

    xx

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  107. The colour is so nice but it must feel so weird on your nails!

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  108. I completely agree, Barry M nail varnish is usually great, but I'm not a fan of their textured range, shame though as the colour is such a gorgeous spring colour!

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