Here is the fourth and final textured polish in the new collection being released by Barry M, consisting of: Ridley Road, Kingsland Road, Atlantic Road and Station Road, as part of the Spring 2013 release.
Station Road is probably my least favourite, although I do like it (which is saying something as I don’t much like yellow polish!) – I loved the golden yellow shimmer in the bottle but unfortunately it doesn’t really show up on the nail.
Station Road was my favourite in the bottle! I was dying for some of that gorgeous yellow shimmer to shine through but it appears really flat on the nail unfortunately. One coat of topcoat does bring out the shimmer a lot (it looks amazing) but loses the textured effect. It’s still a lovely sort of hard-boiled-yolk colour, a touch richer than some of the photos. I do love the colour, just not so much on my pink-toned skin. However this polish makes the most of the sandy effect, it reminds me a lot of the beach, I think if you were going to do beach nail art, this would be PERFECT!! for the sand, in fact now that I’ve thought of it I think I’ll have to try it .
I’m not sure whether I was having a really bad application day when I applied this but look at the edge near my cuticle on my index finger! I swear I didn’t even see that when I was wearing Station Road… argh! Anyways.. The polish applies much like a normal creme or shimmer – you don’t feel or see much of the gritty bits on this one, and they don’t start to appear for a good few minutes into the drying process. I found this polish took the very longest out of all of the Textured Effect polishes to dry – I smudged two nails and had to start over when I thought they were dry. It probably takes a good 20ish minutes for your nails to fully dry at 2 coats, which is luckily how many it takes to be opaque. Seriously, don’t be tempted to touch it when you think it’s dry, you really want to leave a good 5-7 minutes between coats or it will all just drag and go streaky. The downside is that you can’t really use a quick dry topcoat as it spoils the matte effect of the polish. It was also a little tricky to control on the nail, which I suppose lead to my index finger mishap! It was relatively easy to remove however, like the others, and the difficulty probably lay somewhere between a shimmer and a glitter. When I took the polish off it left some of the golden shimmer on my skin so be sure to wash it off before you take photos of your nails and put them on your blog! Ahem. The finish is matte and gritty, much like a hard nail file.
In theory, I love this polish, but in practice it doesn’t quite live up to the standard set by it’s siblings. Though don’t take my word for it, as other reviews haven’t mentioned all the problems that I’ve had so it may be that my bottle was just a little tricksy. What do you think of Station Road? Which of the Textured Polishes will be claiming your money? Atlantic Road is still my favourite, closely followed by Ridley Road.
Barry M Textured Nail Effect polishes will cost £3.99 each in Superdrug and on barrym.com from 13th February, and in Boots from 20th February. You can follow Barry M and their updates on the Barry M Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest pages! Let me know what you think in the comments!
EDIT: Barry M Textured Nail Effects are now available from Boots.com where they are currently on offer (buy 2 Barry M Nail Paints and save £1) and Superdrug.com where they are also on offer (buy 2 for £6), as well as instore and at Barrym.com,
Barry M sent me Station Road for unbiased review consideration.