On Monday I purchased 2 new Barry M polishes, the textured effects in Kingsland Road (pink) and one of the new Gelly Hi-Shine Shades in Greenberry. Aren’t they just the most delicious ice-cream colours?!
Today I am going to share my thoughts on Kingsland Road. I’d been eager to give this a go from the moment I heard about it, I personally love the textured look and the pretty pastel shade of Kingsland Road is pefrect for spring so I thought I’d give this one a go first.
This applies a lot easier than I thought considering the granules are tightly packed. From the look of the end result I thought this was going to be more hassle to put on but I was pleasantly surprised that it goes on as easily as any other polish. It needs 2 or 3 coats to achieve full opacity but as it dries quickly that’s not an issue.
After the first coat I have to say I was a little under whelmed, it didn’t quite meet my expectations (not that I’m sure what I expected) but after adding another layer it soon perked up and created a beautiful manicure which I now completely adore. The sugary texture reminds me of rainbow drops or sherbet and gives a really interesting look.
The second coat is a little more difficult to apply as the surface is already uneven but luckily this dries so that no streaks are visible! Quite remarkable for an effect polish!
I like that the texture is a lot softer than you would imagine. I thought it was going to be quite scratchy and irritating but it really isn’t. The only bad thing I’ve found with this polish so far is that it does seem to cling on to any dirt which is disappointing. I don’t think it will put me off wearing it though. The lovely delicate pink and fascinating texture is just too good!
I personally think this texture looks great. Teddi however thinks totally different and feels it looks like any other polish that has been poorly applied, in fact she said ‘it looks like how I put on any polish’. Do you agree? Is this a texture you would wear?
I don’t usually mention anything about removing the polish but with this I think it’s worth knowing. I thought, because of the texture, this would be similar to a glitter in terms of difficulty in taking it off. I was all ready to spend a good 20 minutes removing every trace but was super impressed when it came off just like any other polish! I love a bit of sparkle but tend to not wear some of my glitters because of how long it takes to get it off and I know if this polish was like that it would be kept in my storage box and only brought out occasionally. I am very glad that this isn’t like that though and can stay in my everyday polish box (yes, I have two boxes for all my polishes) and be worn more. :)
I hope to add the other textured polishes to my collection soon. Have you tried any of them yet?
13 thoughts on “Barry M Textured Effect: Kingsland Road”
This is so cute! Really lovely and barry m is so affordable x
Barry M is a fantastic brand. There nail polish is especially good, it’s affordable but also on trend and great quality!
I am so obsessed with textured polishes! I thought I would hate them, but it turns out they’re amazing. Love this Barry M!
Me too! I see some online and think they’ll be awful but I’m always surprised how much I actually like them. :)
I’d love to try one of those textured Nail Paints by Barry M even though I’m usually not a huge fan of texture on my nails. These sound like something I would tolerate, they don’t look too gritty.
They’re quite a soft texture. Much nicer than I thought it would be! :)
I so so so want these. I dont think we get these lovely things in India. Is it available on UK ebay.
They are great polishes! There are lots of listings for them on UK Ebay, you can find both used and new. :)
Yes, I checked on their site as well. They deliver to India but charge 20 GBP delivery charge :( :(
Woah! That’s a crazy amount.