Barry M Textured Effects Kingsland Road
Textured nails are huge at the moment and you can always rely on Barry M to bring out an affordable, high quality version of the top trends.
This is no exception. Barry M has released matte finish polishes with a grainy finish. It looks so unique and feels oddly nice – I couldn’t stop touching it when I had it on. It is less rough than it looks and doesn’t catch on things like I thought it would.
The polishes in this range all have names of places in London where Barry himself used to hang out. This one is called Kingsland Road which was the road I lived on when I first moved to London – I knew I had to get it from the moment I saw it.
As a huge fan of the textured nail trend, I have to say bravo, Barry M!
You can find my review of another of the Barry M Textured Effects polishes HERE.
MUA Furry Nail Art With Flocking Powder
I have wanted to try these new flocking powders ever since I saw them and I wasn’t disappointed. I know it won’t be to everyone’s taste but I love it!
The polish is one of the new ones from my holiday haul – Kinetics ‘Violet Up’ (KP197). This is a bright fuchsia jelly-like polish, and the photos show three coats with Seche Vite.
To apply the fluff, you tip some into the lid of the pot, dip the wet nail into the fluff and carefully pat down. Et voila! Fluffy fun nails!
I don’t think MUA make this flocking powder anymore but you can get a similar product HERE.
Holiday nails: pearls, diamonds and nude polish <3
Lac Attack Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes
This stunning nail polish is the beautifully bright Lac Attack Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes. This is a clear-based polish with varying sizes of amazing glitter in orange, yellow, red and gold. I am in love with the colour combination here. Also, full disclosure, I have never really seen the appeal of bar glitter but I LOVE it in this.
Seventeen Potion Nail Varnish
I actually bought this polish ages ago but I took so long to get round to swatching it that I forgot just how pretty it looked. I think I first picked it up hoping that it was a (much, much more affordable) Chanel ‘Peridot’ dupe.
Lac Attack Dementor’s Kiss
My Lac Attack polishes arrived today and it was so hard to decide which to swatch first. I really love white, black and red as a colour combination so I picked Lac Attack Dementor’s Kiss.
This is a clear-based polish with multi-sized black hex glitter and large red hex glitter. Swoon!
These pictures show one coat of ‘Dementor’s Kiss’ over one coat of OPI’s ‘Skull and Glossbones’, with a top coat of Seche Vite. I am so impressed by the glitter and application. It almost reminds me of lace from far away.
I am so glad I got these polishes, I am seriously thrilled with them!
You can find Lac Attack nail polishes on Harlow&Co HERE.
Revlon Matte Suede Ruby Ribbon
I was so intrigued when I saw these Matte Suede polishes. Textured finishes are going to continue to be big this year and this polish has definitely converted me to matte/textured finishes. The finish falls somewhere between a matte topcoat effect and the new liquid sand polishes.
As it is a matte finish nail varnish, these swatches are obviously shown without top coat. I like this effect but it was tricky to get a smooth finish, as the polish starts to turn matte very quickly so has a tendency to drag and go bumpy. You have to be quick and precise to avoid an annoying cleanup, which may put off some people.
What do you guys think of the matte suede finishes? Or textured finishes in general? Let me know in the comments!
I can’t find the Revlon Matte Suede collection anywhere online (except Amazon…) but you can find the current Revlon range HERE.
Barry M Raspberry Nail Varnish
Have I mentioned that I love my light box? I just can’t get over it. It makes me so happy! Look how lovely and bright the pictures are! *claps hands*
I make no secret of my absolute love for Barry M nail varnishes and this one has just rocketed into my all time favourites. It is a dark berry red with an amazing shine even without top coat. It applied like a dream and had full coverage in two coats. I think it would be really flattering on all skin tones as well. Perfect.
You can see the Barry M nail varnish range HERE.