If you’re a regular round her you’ll know I’m a big fan of Barry M, especially their nail varnishes. Great colours and finishes for a very affordable price, what could be better? So when I spotted the new Barry M Speedy Quick Dry nail paints I was powerless to resist. They just dropped into my basket. We’ve all been there.
Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Varnish
They have a lovely range of colours in this range, but I can never resist a good grey. I have way too many already but can’t stop buying them because LOOK. Grey is probably my favourite nail colour as it goes with everything, it looks classic but not boring.
The first colour I swatched is ‘Pit Stop 450′. I had heard great things from other bloggers about this range – dries in minutes, high shine etc. But this was a bit of a nightmare to apply for me. The polish was quite gloopy which might have been to do with the lid not being tight enough (*side eyes Boots online*) as there was quite a lot of polish around the lip of the bottle when I opened it. But it was really thick and hard to apply. It started to dry as I was applying (it certainly is Speedy Quick Dry!) which meant the finish was a bit lumpy. I left it to dry and I could still dent it with my fingernail an hour later. Not great. Luckily, I slapped some Seche Vite topcoat on and it looked beautiful so it wasn’t a disaster.
The other colour I got was ‘Lap of Honour 502′, a grey-toned lilac. This is a very pretty colour that I couldn’t resist for spring. This one wasn’t as gloopy (which makes me think that some of the issues listed above were due to an open polish), but the quick drying definitely affected how smooth the polish looked. It also didn’t dry completely and could be dented after an hour. Again, I just put Seche Vite on top and it was all sorted. I’d recommend just treating them like a normal polish and using a fast drying topcoat, and just appreciating them for their amazing colour range instead!
At work we had a Maybelline glitter lying around so I tried it out and it is BEAUTIFUL. It’s called ‘Bouquet 430′ and it’s from the new Rebel Bouquet range. It’s a clear base with matte white, matte pastel pink and rose gold hex glitter, and tiny bits of rose gold and white circular glitter. I love it and am definitely going to purchase it for myself as soon as I can.
The Barry M Speedy Quick Dry nail paints and the Maybelline Rebel Bouquet top coat polish are all £3.99. You can get the Barry M polishes HERE and the Maybelline polish HERE.