Monday, 18 February 2013

Barry M Ridley Road Manicure Monday

Sadly due to simply being busy I missed a few Manicure Monday posts but I'm hoping to get a few scheduled for a few weeks. The weather in London has been getting a little more spring-y so I couldn't help but bring out this beautiful mint green polish.
I would go as far as saying I had begun to fall out of love with the Barry M nail polishes, they're a great price and decent quality but I owned all the ones I wanted. I felt that they simply weren't doing anything new well at least nothing new that I was interested in (although they did bring out those fabulous glitters!). I was so glad to find out that they have two new types of polishes; Textured Nail Effect and Gelly Nail Polishes. I have four of each and I must admit there are some true gems! 
I decided to give Ridley Road a go yesterday one of their Textured Effect Nail paints. I know a few brands are doing these and I have some of the Nails Inc Concrete polishes but this is the first one I actually tried. At first I was a little unsure if I could apply more than one coat or if they are like the Crackle polishes which are one coat only. I applied two as this polish needed more than one and was left with this effect. 
I expected the colour to be a little more like Mint by Barry M (that I blogged about many years ago) but I actually think I prefer it, it is much lighter meaning my hands look very tanned! I'm a little confused by the finish as although I wouldn't say it is a matte polish the grain make it look less shiny and more like a semi-matte.
I thought the grains would drive me crazy but surprisingly they don't although I do think it means you get more tip wear as they almost get caught a little more but nothing that is very bothering.

What do you think if this nail polish? Have you tried any textured polishes?
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64 comments:

  1. your nails look amazing xoxo
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  2. I still haven't tried any textured nail effect polishes. Not sure I'd like the effect, as rough glitter nails already make me rub my nails all the time cause something just doesn't feel right. The colour of this one is beautiful though.

    http://beautifulsmudges.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Surprisingly not as annoying as gritty glitter in my opinion, it such a weird polish to describe!

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  3. This colour is so pretty! I think the texture would annoy me but it looks so nice I'll have to give it a go x

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    1. If you do give it a go let me know what you think of the texture X

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  4. I have this on my nails today! I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the texture but I think I actually quite like it.

    Jesss xo

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    1. I completely agree! I think I might use it a fair bit! X

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  5. So pretty love this colour and the overall pattern such a fresh minty colour x

    http://krystelcouture.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. It looks like spray paint, wonder what it's like to get off...
    x

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    1. It kind of does! I haven't removed it yet but I will update the post once I remove it! X

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  7. I love the colour of this but I am still not convinced by the whole texture effect! xxx
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  8. Thi colour is so gorgeous! I'd love to try it. Your nails looks lovely in this x

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  9. I never had seen this nail polish! It looks so great on nails :O I have to find that one here in Portugal ahah
    xx,
    Rute

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  10. this looks awesome, love the colour too! definitely need to try these, thanks for sharing :) x

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    1. Let me know how you get on, I love this colour! X

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  11. This is a gorgeous color and I love the effect of it. I am in live with mint so I have to see if I could find this anywhere.

    Jackie @ http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com

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  12. Really pretty color. I think I'd be touching my nails all day xx

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  13. This colour is so pretty! Is it hard to remove though( thats if you have tried) that is what always puts me off textured polishes! xo

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    1. I haven't tried yet, I'll update the post later today and let you know X

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  14. Love the colour

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  15. This looks so amazing on your nails. I'm still a little on the fence as to whether I want to pick these up, I just feel like the texture would annoy me!I dunno, but I'm certainly liking them on other people!

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    1. I'm surprised the texture doesn't annoy me, maybe pick up just one to try it and then only pick up more if you get along with the texture X

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  16. This is such a gorgeous colour! I really want to get some of the gelly polishes. xo

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    1. They are great, I have a review of one coming up soon! X

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  17. I didn't yet tested with different textures but this manicure looks very nice!

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  18. Such a pretty colour! xx

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  19. Gorgeosu polish, love the colour perfect for spring, I haven tried any of the texture polishes before but this one looks amazing, I just might have to invest in a few :-)
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    1. I can not wait for spring, to wear some more bright nail polishes! X

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  20. it looks so pretty!
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  21. Your nail shape is amazing!! Gorgeous colour, love how Barry M have taken Nails Inc textured nails and created the same thing but now it's definitely more budget-friendly! They look lovely - will definitely try these! xx

    http://confessionsofabeautylover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. lovely colour! xx

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  23. this colour is so perfect!

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  24. The texture makes me feel sick ha but the colour is lovely!

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.com

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  25. This colour is gorgeous :) Will definitely have to purchase!

    http://www.PaintByNumbers.me

    xx

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  26. Love this nail colour and the texture so pretty :) cant wait to try one out!!

    Love Emily xx

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  27. This is so pretty- much better than the nail caviar! xx

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  28. The colour is rather nice! Not sure about the effect though. xx

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  29. Such a cool texture! Wish I could get it here.

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  30. Definitely going to try this x

    http://beautyblahblahblah.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. I'm having a love/hate relationship with this varnish as it got really grubby. Ridley road looks so pretty though. I reviewed Kingsland Road over at my blog if you get a chance to read;
    Roxy's Box of Tricks  
    xx

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  32. in two minds, dunno if I'd love this or hate it! x

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  34. I'm really torn on these polishes - they look amazing but not sure how I'd get on with them. I'm going to have to take the plunge and give them a shot! x

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  35. I have never tried texture polishes but seeing that Barry M is doing them (and then some), I might actually give them a go! I like the colour of your polish - it's such a pretty and spring-y shade!

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  36. i have not seen these yey! looks gerat! must keep my eye out for them
    A
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  37. Love this, think I'll need to pick up some of the new barry m polishes!
    L x

    http://whimsicalnothings-laura.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Awesome texture. This looks so cool and I love the shade of blue.

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  39. That colour is so pretty and the texture is amazing!

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  40. wow, they look amazing, it looks a little like snow ♥

    Eve x
    ChantellEve.blogspot.com

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  41. I bought this colour from the textured range and I LOVED the colour but didn't like the texture at all. I have to keep my nails short (for work) so it looked really messy on my nails. It looks lovely on your long nails though. When I get a chance to grow my nails I will give it another go, at least I know it wont go to waste.

    Hannah x

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  42. I've seen the textured nail polishes online and have wanted to try them out but didn't know how they'd look, i've just found this blog and I love the texture - it looks amazing! Definitely going to be buying one :-)

    I'd just like to add that i've recently set up a blog and would love to know what people think of it etc, feel free to have a look and comment:

    foreverebekka.wordpress.com

    :-)

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  43. wow nice
    i hope my sister bring me it to poland!

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