I've been seeing Barry M's new textured polishes all over the place recently but I'd been holding off on them because I was a bit undecided about the rough finish. However, I saw that Superdrug currently have a 2 polishes for £6 offer on so thought why not get a couple of the textured pastels. I plumped for Atlantic Road (blue) and Ridley Road (green). I was surprised by how much I actually loved the rough finish - I couldn't stop touching my nails! I thought they'd go on a bit more thickly than they did and had to go for 2 coats for the best finish (I put three on my thumb and it ruined the effect). It goes on quite smoothly and then dries quite quickly with a sand-like feel. There are two more colours (Kingsland Road pink and Station Road yellow) which I might get later in the season, but the yellow I think is a bit too bright for the more subdued other colours. Anyway, here are the shots:
This sunlight shot shows how 3 coats on my thumb was not a good look!
Have you tried any textured polishes yet? What do you think? Do you like the Barry M ones?