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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    • 18th February 2013 / 11:50 am

      Thanks Rianna X

  1. 18th February 2013 / 11:36 am

    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.

    • 18th February 2013 / 11:51 am

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

  2. 18th February 2013 / 11:40 am

    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

    • 18th February 2013 / 11:51 am

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

  3. 18th February 2013 / 12:07 pm

    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

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:24 pm

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

    • 18th February 2013 / 12:24 pm

      Glad you like it! X

  4. 18th February 2013 / 12:33 pm

    It looks like spray paint, wonder what it's like to get off…

    • 19th February 2013 / 9:57 am

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

    • 19th February 2013 / 9:58 am

      The colour is amazing!

  5. 18th February 2013 / 1:16 pm

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

    • 19th February 2013 / 9:59 am

      Haha good luck! X

  6. 18th February 2013 / 1:32 pm

    this looks awesome, love the colour too! definitely need to try these, thanks for sharing 🙂 x

    • 19th February 2013 / 9:59 am

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

    • 19th February 2013 / 10:00 am

      I love mint too! X

  7. 18th February 2013 / 2:04 pm

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

    • 19th February 2013 / 10:00 am

      I kind of am haha X

  8. 18th February 2013 / 2:07 pm

    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

    • 19th February 2013 / 10:01 am

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

  9. 18th February 2013 / 2:18 pm

    Love the colour

  10. 18th February 2013 / 2:48 pm

    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!

    • 19th February 2013 / 10:02 am

      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

  11. 18th February 2013 / 2:49 pm

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

    • 19th February 2013 / 10:02 am

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

  12. 18th February 2013 / 2:53 pm

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

  13. 18th February 2013 / 3:06 pm

    Such a pretty colour! xx


    • 19th February 2013 / 10:03 am

      Thank you, I love the colour! X

  14. 18th February 2013 / 3:38 pm

    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 🙂

    • 19th February 2013 / 10:10 am

      I can not wait for spring, to wear some more bright nail polishes! X

  15. 18th February 2013 / 5:08 pm

    it looks so pretty!

  16. 18th February 2013 / 6:02 pm

    this colour is so perfect!

  17. 18th February 2013 / 7:44 pm

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

  18. 18th February 2013 / 10:37 pm

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

  19. 18th February 2013 / 11:21 pm

    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  

  20. 19th February 2013 / 1:04 pm

    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

  21. 19th February 2013 / 3:23 pm

    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!

  22. 20th February 2013 / 3:47 am

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

  23. 27th February 2013 / 8:19 pm

    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

  24. 2nd March 2013 / 12:24 am

    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:


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