Seventeen Rock Hard Nail Effects in Grey
Okay, I admit it – My name is Lex and I am a textured nail-a-holic. I can’t stop. They are everywhere at the moment and I can’t stop.
Seventeen (with their new branding, which I LOVE) do excellent nail polishes – great colours, keep up with the trends, long lasting. These are no exception. These are slightly grittier than the Barry M textured polishes and Seventeen have gone with edgier colours (grey, black and red rather than pastels).
I still love them. I still can’t stop touching them. I hope these new finishes stay around as they are the most interesting thing to happen to nail varnish in ages!
You can buy this polish HERE.
Barry M Textured Effects Station Road
This is just such an unusual polish and it’s not just the finish which – as you can see from the images – is a grainy, matte texture. But this has a glitter to it that catches the sun which really adds something to it.
These textured finish nails had such a mixed reaction on Twitter and Instagram – they might not be your kind of thing but they are certainly eye-catching!
If you’re like me and love the textured finish look, you can buy Barry M Textured Effects Station Road HERE. You can also see my review of one of the other polishes from this collection HERE – I can’t decide which one I like more!
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.
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.