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Monday, July 8

Barry M - Textured Nail Effect Polish Review;

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So I know I'm probably a bit late to jump on the textured nail bandwagon, but better late than never! I bought this nail polish ages ago, but never got around to using it, now as the weather brightens up, I felt it was time to get a nice summery colour onto my nails.

I bought this in the colour Atlantic Road, but you can also get it in a lovely mint green, pink, and yellow. This photo makes the colour seem very pastel, but it is a bit darker and brighter when on the nails, so keep that in mind.

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As always, you're definitely going to want to use a base coat underneath, and two coats of this polish works best, for both the colour and texture. I then did try a top coat on one nail to see how it would effect the texture; if you can, leave the top coat off, as it will soften the texture slightly (though you can still see it) and it does take away the gorgeous matt effect.

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Top Tip - I did one nail especially bad here just to show you how easy it is to clean them up after painting. Just dip a cotton bud into nail polish remover, and then just rub around the edges of the nail until you have got rid of all the unwanted patches. Perfect!

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Overall, I love the colour of this polish, it's bright, feminine and summery without being too over the top. I also love the matt effect that you get when using this nail polish as opposed to the normal overly shiny finish, but I still can't get used to the texture.

I know that the texture is the whole point of this polish, but I wasn't expecting it to look so much like a gravel path, and up close, it does look like you have bits stuck to your nails. I also couldn't help just playing with my nails after this was on, as it's a bit odd having a weird texture there.

Despite that, I think I could get used to wearing this polish, and I absolutely love the colour and matt effect for the Summer. So I'm giving this Barry M Nail Paint...
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