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These nail varnishes are the best value good quality nail varnishes you can buy. With a wide range of colours and different defeats there's one for everyone. Makes a great present, drys quickly and doesn't chip quite as easy as other varnishes
I am a huge fan of nails - real and acrylic and I love nothing more than painting my nails to match my outfit or mood. I used to use Rimmel nail polish religiously, until I discovered Barry M nail paint.
The Barry M range overall is fantastic, however for nail polish.. the range is out of this world. Great range of colours, different types of polish and great value too. The nail polishes range from £2.99 to £4.99 depending on the varnish you choose. The range varies from normal varnish, Gelly varnish to Matte varnish - Plus the glitter varnishes too.
The Barry M range have every colour you can think of in a huge variety of shades. Usually 2 coats of the regular varnishes is enough, however with the paler shades a tend to use 3 coats. The Gelly and Matte again vary on the shade, some of the darker colours only need one shade, again the lighter shades may need more. It is all about your preference.
Personally I would not stop using Barry M nail polishes now I have started. They are affordable, good quality and do not stain your nails. The range is available from most cosmetic retailers and pharmacies. I usually purchase mine from Boots.
Barry M nail paint is something I couldn't live without. This range of nail polishes is my all time favourite and they're really good value too! The nail polishes are priced between £2.99 and £4.99 depending which one(s) you go for. There's a wide range of different finishes to choose from such as Gelly Hi Shine, Glitterati and Matte. You can also choose from the standard "Nail Paint" range which is the value range at £2.99. The colours are really fresh and vibrant. I love my Lime Green shade the most!
You can easily get away with just the one coat with the Gelly Hi Shine polishes. However with the standard polishes you may need to apply two coats to achieve the look you want. I often apply the glitter nail paints over the top of the plain nail paints to make my nails look a little more sparkly. That's the great thing about this range. You can mix and match and customise your nails until your heart's content. There's so many to choose from and most of the time Barry M have some sort of offer going on. This week they were "buy one get one half price" in Boots and "£3.99 nail paints - 2 for £6" in Superdrug.
Most major health and beauty retailers sell Barry M products so this range is widely available. The nail polishes are of excellent quality too. They last for around four days before they start to chip and they last even longer if you apply the Barry M Top Coat over the top. The Top Coat is also part of this range and it costs £2.99. It also helps to strengthen your nails and it works so I would recommend that one too!
A great range of nail polishes. They glide on well, are a pleasure to use, they don't stain your nails and there's all the colours of the rainbow...and more!
I love Barry M!
The Barry M nail paint is one of my favourite brands of nail varnish. I have tried the Gelly Hi Shine and the textured nail effect, Barry M also offer other varieties but I haven’t tried these so can’t really comment on them. They can be picked up in stores like Boots and Superdrug for between £2.99 and £4.99 dependent upon the variety you choose.
The nail varnish itself comes in a square, glass, 10ml bottle. The handle is smooth making it easy to grip and is available in a whole host of colours, my favourite is the light blue Gelly Hi Shine. There are shades to suit everyone from bright reds and blues to textured varnishes and even neutral matte finish paints.
The nail paint is of a good consistency, is very easy to apply and doesn’t take too long to dry. I always apply two coats, I don’t think this is really necessary, you could get away with just the one. This is just what I prefer to do. It’s long lasting, I have found that the Gelly Hi Shine variety lasts the longest without chipping, I recently went on holiday for two weeks, in and out of the swimming pool every day and I only touched my nails up once. I found it was better to apply a top coat to the textured nail effect variety as it added that extra shine and made my nails feel less rough. A top coat most definitely isn’t needed with the Gelly Hi Shine, as it is already very shiny and has a ‘wet’ look.
I did find that the nail paint could be difficult to remove, another negative is the smell it gives off when you are applying is very strong.
LOVE IT... LOVE IT... LOVE IT
I love this nail varnish from Barry m. I think that the nail varnish has a smooth application and has great coverage, if i ever smudge any i can easily paint over the top and cannot see the smudge underneath. This is due to the thickness of the nail varnish and the great quality of it. I do like using my gel nail kit however, sometimes it is a pain to get everything out and this is when I turn to the fabulous Barry M. It is always great to keep a few barry m nail varnishes handy for every occasion! There are so many colours to choose from and there are lots of shades of different colours.
I am a very pink girl and i love that there are a few different pinks to choose from and not be stuck to the same colour all the time as i am when i use the gel due to the expense.
I like all of the barry m nail varnishes, whether it be the standard paint or the textured glitters and also the jelly varnishes! They leave a shiny finish and look great quality. Some nail varnishes easily chip and peel within a couple of days however i found that the barry m is to a higher standard and does not chip so easily.
They are much better if you are constantly catching your nails, for example typing all of the time easily chips nail varnishes but barry m seems to cope better!
I really love the whole barry m brand but the nail varnishes are definitely the best product!
=== Introduction: ===
Barry M have been around since 1982 and has been known for its wide range of bright and dramatic cosmetics! I have been using Barry M for over a year.
=== Range: ===
Barry M has been around for over 30years now and know and cater to the cosmetics market very well. I have always admired their products, and loved the colours and different things available. Barry M don''''t just do nail products, they also do eye shadows (e.g. Dazzle Dust... I LOVE this), eye pencils, mascara, foundations etc etc. The list is endless. They have over ''''400'''' different colours across their range (not just polish)!
Their polish range is quite extensive, with different types, including ''''sand effect'''', glitter, gel-effect and normal polish. My personal favourite is the gel-effect because the colours are so vibrant, stay on well and have a very high shine! (cheaper than a gel manicure!) My favourite colours are ''''Blood Orange'''' and ''''Guava''''
=== Sizes available: ===
This polish comes in only one size, 10ml!
=== Polish Consistency and Chipping: ===
The consistency of this polish is fairly standard across each type. The normal and gelish ranges have a nice normal consistency, not too thick, not too runny. The glitter and sand range are a little thicker and more glue like- but don''''t let this put you off, it all works very well! However, I have noticed that after about a year, the polish gets a little gloopy, but a little bit of polish thinner does the trick and makes the polish fresh again!
This polish stays on quite well, I can normally keep it on for 2 or 3 days before it starts to chip. (The gelish can last for longer)
=== Application and Drying: ===
The application of this polishes can be a little difficult, the brush is quite small, so it can take a few strokes of the brush to get full coverage. Most of the polishes need 2 coats in order to reach their full potential! This polish can take a little while to dry depending on the amount you put on - would recommend using a drying spray if you''''re impatient like me!
=== Price and Availability: ===
This product is readily available on the BarryM website  and can be bought for as little as £2 or £3!
It is also available in Superdrug  for £4(Gelish) or £3(normal), but is often on offer (2 for 3, or 3 for £5)
=== Overall Opinion: ===
I really like Barry M, their range of colours and styles is pretty good, however, the fact that it can take a while to dry (and I normally smudge it quite qucikly) is a little offputting, but it stays on well and is a great price, so you can''''t complain about that!
=== References: ===
 - http://www.barrym.com//
 - http://www.barrym.com/products/nails/paint.html
 - http://www.superdrug.com/Barry-M-Nail-Paint/c/bs-barrym-nailpaint#.U8BtvfldX08
Review can also be found on Ciao under the same username
One of my favourite nail polishes in my collection is this Barry M Nail Paint. I''m specifically reviewing the Mediterranean 405 shade from the Aquarium Collection. This is a range which gives the effect of a glistening "under the sea" effect. The brand describe the nail paint as being "mirror two tone" which allows the effect to be seen at all angles. The bottle is also adorned with a fish scale pattern which implies that the shiny scales of a fish might have been an inspiration for the effect. The Mediterranean shade is a bright peachy pink colour with a gold undertone. It has the effect of looking like wet metal or like mercury. You are able to see the gold in the blend when the light shines over the nail. At times the gold can completely overwhelm the pink colour and your nails look like gold bars. I wasn''t completely convinced about the way the effect is described and thought my nails looked rather more metallic than liquid based but on my first time of wearing the polish my 5 year old niece asked if my nails were dry yet which convinced me! The polish comes in a 10ml glass bottle. The bottle has metal ball bearings in it to keep the liquid polish fluid. A quick shake is advised before using. The brush is medium sized and you need a few sweeps to cover a whole nail. The polish itself is thick and gloopy although it''s easy to spread over the nails. Directions for use state to use a basecoat under this nail paint but I never have and it looks just fine. The polish has a strong chemically smell when applying which is a little unpleasant. The polish is quite quick to dry and because it is so thick on the nail it tends not to chip as easily as other polishes. It is really durable. I think this particular range is quite youthful in style as the colours in the range are quite gaudy and loud plus the effect on the nails is very noticeable. Therefore I can''t say this particular range and shade is to everyone''s taste however I would definitely recommend having a look at this and would recommend the brand for it''s good quality and wide range available. You can buy this polish at chemists like Boots and Superdrug in the UK and it costs GBP3.99 which I think is a very reasonable price.
Barry M are currently one of the leading nail varnish brands in the UK. At a low price and high quality, it is easy to see why it has become so popular.
I own many Barry M nail varnishes, including lots of different effects, such as:
The metallic nail varnish is amazing! It creates a brilliant pattern which only takes about 15 seconds to create, and once it is dry it last chip free for at least a week. This nail varnish is great because it is quite durable, especially if you put a clear top coat on afterwards. The only downfall is that it is quite gloomy when you paint it on so sometimes you end up with a thicker layer than maybe you would like.
The Gelly nail varnish is my favourite from the Barry M range. It comes in a huge range of colours and in my opinion lasts the longest without chipping. It is also really easy to paint on (whether you have a base coat or not) and once it dries it has a lovely shine, which means you don't have to worry about putting a top coat on to make it look nice.
The matt nail polish is not one of my favourites, I prefer my nails to be shiny. However, the paint goes on fine, and is durable just like the rest of the Barry M range, it just depends what your preference is. Obviously with the matt effect you can't put a top coat on because then it would just become shiny.
The shimmer nail varnish's look lovely and do last for quite a while. However, they often come out of the bottle quite gloopy which means that it is difficult to get a thin, even layer. If you can get past that however, the colour is lovely.
The normal Barry m nail paints are the most practical out of the lot and at only £2.99 per bottle they are great to stock up on different colours. However, they only last chip free for about 5 days. The colour is really vibrant and the paint is quite thin so it makes it easy to paint on (although sometimes it is a bit more difficult with a base coat).
Overall I would definitely recommend Barry m nail varnish because it is quite high quality and a very good price.
I love nail polish! I have a huge collection of them, probably one of every colour you could I ever want!! The range I am reviewing today is Barry M nail polish.
THE BARRY M RANGE
Barry M is a very well know range of make up and beauty products including nail polish.
All the Barry M products I've ever had have always been really good quality but the thing I love most about Barry M is that it's top quality and still usually at a good affordable price. Barry M products are widely available. They are available to purchase from the larger supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda and from the drug stores like superdrug and boots. Barry M is also available to order from the Barry M cosmetics website, www.barym.com , and from online stores like Amazon.
All Barry M nail polishes seem to come in a similar bottle. It is a square shaped bottle, different to the majority of nail varnishes that come in a round bottle.
I like the way the bottles are different from other brands. This is probably a bit OCD of me liking things tidy, but I also really like the way they fit together (as I have quite a lot!!), they stand together really nicely.
THE NAIL POLISH
Barry M nail polish comes in a huge variety. You can get the normal nail paint, glitter colours, sequins and a newer effects range which is applied showing different patterns like cracking or patterns applied using a magnet.
They are all suitable for natural and acrylic nails.
In each variety of the nail polish there is an absolutely huge range of colours. Whatever colour you are looking for, Barry M are almost certain to have a shade for you.
The great thing for me about Barry M nail polishes, are how the colours are always so vibrant. I have never used a Barry M nail polish where the colour has been faint or 'washed out' as so many other nail polishes are (sometimes even the expensive well known brands are the worst for looking pale and watery).
APPLYING THE NAIL POLISH
The brush is inside the twist cap as with most other nail polishes. The brush is thin and smooth so it is good to apply the nail polish evenly. When you begin to apply to nail polish you can see straight away that the polish is quite thin so that is goes on nicely (nothing worse than thick gloopy nail polish that needs spreading around) but it is still thick enough to see the nice glossy colour.
After just applying the first coat the colour is bright, bold and glossy. Straight away you can see what amazing quality it is. It usually doesn't need a second coat at all but I usually like to apply a second coat as I do with most nail varnishes, (probably just out of habit though, as the colour with these are good enough it doesn't really need it.)
Once applied it is very quick drying. It doesn't take long at all, just a few seconds, until it is completely dry to touch.
I find it is long lasting and doesn't chip easily. I need a decent long lasting nail polish as I am a very busy working mum of two toddlers. Most nail polishes don't last too long with me but I am definitely a fan of Barry M!
The price really depends on what style you go for. The normal nail polish is generally about £2.99 but is often on offer where it is cheaper or on a multi - buy deal such as 3 for 2.
If you are going to go for a special effects polish or one of the magnets one they usually cost a bit more but again, shop around and you're bound to find a deal on somewhere
As you can probably tell from my review I LOVE Barry M nail polishes!
I think they are fabulous and at a great price!
I would definitely recommend Barry M to anyone!
5/5 dooyoo stars from me!
Thank you for reading my review, I hope it was useful
xx Mrs K xx
This Barry M nail varnish is cheap and cheerful! It costs just £2.99 for a 10 ml bottle which is a normal size for a bottle of polish. It is available from Boots and Superdrug and on Friday I noticed that my local Tesco has started stocking it too so it is certainly becoming more popular.
It is available in a whole host of colours and in particular Barry M seems to favour bold and bright colours rather than more natural shades
The nail varnish bottle is square which is quite unusual which I like. It makes it easily identifiable on the shelves and if you have a whole lot of these Barry M polishes they will stack together quite well due to the bottle shape.
The Nail varnish is quite thin and watery though so I have to use two coats to get a nice colour on my fingernails. I do not mind this though as I much prefer to later up thin coats rather than it coming out too thick as I find that can look lumpy and also it chips more when it is thick.
The brush is thin enough that it is not messy to apply and quite long which is good for applying a nice sweep of colour.
I finish off with a clear top coat to boost the nail varnish's lasting power.
The nail varnish looks good, no cheaper than any other brand I have ever used, and with the application of a good top coat, my nails remain free of chips for 4 days.
Removing the nail varnish after a week when my nails really do start to look tatty is easy enough with boots own brand nail varnish remover and cotton wool pads
I recommend this product and will continue to use it!
I absolutely love painting my nails and Barry M is my first choice in nail varnish.
I regularly change my mind about what colour I want and like to have a wide variety so Barry M is perfect for me. They have a wide range of colours and are normally priced from about £1.50 - £2.00, so you can stock up on a good selection without breaking the bank!
For the price, the quality of the nail varnish is exceptional. The paint spreads on your nails evenly, although I would recommend more than one coat otherwise the colour can come across a bit thin. I bite my nails and the colour still last without chipping for roughly five days.
Personally I wasn't impressed by the crackle nail varnish range released by Barry M, the overall look comes out tacky and gives the impression of chipped nail varnish, rather than the decided crackle effect.
I love to do my nails and am always looking out for new brands and shades to add to my collection of nail polishes. I give myself a full manicure every week at home, and as I have long nails I like to make a lot of effort to keep them looking neat and in good condition. I received a bottle of this Barry M Nail Paint as part of a gift set, but they are also available to buy individually from most high street beauty stores. It costs RRP £2.99 for a 10ml bottle.
I already have a few different Barry M nail polishes from their different lines, including a crackle top coat and a gel effect polish. This particular nail polish I am reviewing now is from their standard range of Nail Paints, which is available in a huge choice of colours. I have this in the shade "Buzz" which is a dark shade of pink - imagine a deep, dusky rose with just a hint of red tone to it. It bears a striking resemblance to raspberry formulation and spreads easily over my nails, with the thin brush giving me control over the application and coulis. I'm not 100% convinced if I actually like this colour or not. It seems ok but I usually prefer to go for either a very pale nude toned pink, or a candy coloured girly hot pink, rather than this darker shade.
The nail polish comes in a square glass bottle with a rounded black handle on the lid. It has a really smooth allowing me direct the strokes of the brush to fully cover each nail without smudging or going streaky. The polish goes on evenly, and gives a good level of colour coverage when two coats are applied. On the negative side, it gives off an awfully strong plastic sort of smell, which is pretty nasty and doesn't go away until the polish has dried. Once it has fully dried you are left with a bold block of colour that has a nice glossy finish to it. I found that this polish does seem to last well to begin with, and only started to show some scuffing around the edges by the third or fourth day of wear. However, the following day after this it starts to deteriorate more quickly, and bigger flakes come away leaving a messy, patchy look.
Overall I think this is a reasonable nail polish. It is a good price and very easy to use, with a huge range of colours to choose from. I'm not especially keen on the particular shade I have, but there is sure to be something to suit everybody's tastes within the selection that is available. I would probably buy it again, but in a different colour.
Barry M has a great variety when it comes to nail varnish. I love their broad range of colours and styles and at a bargain price of £2.99 (more for the more fancy effects like glitter etc) you can't go wrong. Boots also often do offers like 2 for 1 or buy 1 get one half price so I often snap a couple up when these offers are on.
In my opinion, Barry M definately provide the biggest range of colours in the nail varnish market. The colours are bright and there is one to suit every mood! The polish comes in a sturdy bottle which isn't easily breakable and the brush is attached to the lid for easy application. Though the colours are brilliant in their range, I am yet to find one that I only need to apply one coat of, this could be personal preference but I find I need to use a couple of coats to get the result I want. This hasn't stopped me from buying them though.
I do find with these nail varnishes they are not long lasting and do chip easily. If I'm going on a night out I have to paint my nails just before I go out, as I've found that it can chip within half an hour of it drying, not every time, but it does. I am a housewife and mum of two so this is quite frustrating as my hands are constantly busy and this nail varnish just does not last.
Like many females I have a massive collection of nail varnish and have found that Barry M varnishes do kind of 'go off' before the other brands I have. I notice within a couple of months they go that thick and gloopy consistency which means you can't apply them well so they need to be binned. This is annoying as they have to be replaced then.
Despite the negatives I've listed I do love Barry M nail varnishes. I love the range of colours, at the moment I particularly like all the pastel colours they have. I've also noticed that they keep up with the 'trends' making colours that are currently popular in the fashion world.
I would give Barry M polish 3 stars, for the colour range and the price but it loses out on longevity and chip factor.
I've been buying Barry M products for a few years now, and I do really like them. They always have a good selection of colours and styles like glitter, shimmer, different effects, etc. The prices are always very reasonable, and there always seem to be offers on in Boots and Superdrug. They're usually around £2.50 or 2 for £5.
I've had quite a few Barry M nail varnishes over the years, and they've all served me well, apart from one problem which I shall elaborate on later. The bottles are very sturdy, made of thick glass which if dropped do not smash easily. The bottle has Nail Paint - Barry M written on it in in gold lettering, and barrym.com written underneath. It is simple and easy to read, and the gold stands out no matter what colour is in the bottle so text is easy to read. The lid is made of black matte plastic, and is easy to unscrew. The lip of the bottle does not get gunked up with nail varnish, and is left clean. The metal balls inside the nail varnish keep it smooth and you can give it a shake every so often to keep it fresh.
However, I have had one problem which has been the same with all the Barry M nail varnishes I have bought. They all seem to go gunky and gloopy really quickly, after only a couple of months of use. Then you have to buy another one, which is a shame because most of the nail varnish in the original one is still left over and is a bit of a waste. It means you can't use it properly, it won't dry and the texture of the coat on your nails is not smooth and shiny like you would expect with nail varnish. I don't like waste, and this is definitely a waste. This has happened with every single nail varnish I have bought from Barry M.
This is a real shame as Barry M has a great variety of colours and nail varnish effects such as croc, glitter and caviar, just to name a few. They always have great offers on in Boots such as 2 for £5 They don't chip easily and stay on for what seems like weeks. I would be raving about this nail varnish, but the fact that it goes bad so quickly is just something I can't be happy about.
I have been painting my nails again after a few years of not bothering, started after a family wedding when I wanted my nails to look lovely. I usually buy Rimmel nail polish but someone suggested I try the Barry M range instead so off I went to have a look for it.
I found the range of make up in Super Drug and was surprised at the low prices. They were £3.99 each which I thought was a good price to pay. I like to be a bit different so decided to buy the emerald green colour which surprised my Other Half who was with me.
I got my nails all filed down ready for painting and had a go. i am not that good at painting as my hand shakes a bit but with this nail polish it was quite easy to paint as the polish was not too thick. The brush was nice too without hairs sticking out the sides like some have and it left a nice clean edge so was easy to paint right up to the edge of my nails.
I gave them one coat on both hands, the coverage was not bad but you could see blurry bits through, think it was because I tried to put quite a thin coat on so I didn't have it dripping. I didn't know how long it would take to dry so gave it a good 5 mins for first coat then gave them another coat. This time the colour looked solid all over and the finish was really nice. I gave them a good ten minutes this time before moving my hands about. Even then I was pretty careful for half an hour or so to make sure they had set hard.
the polish stayed on my fingernails for about 4 days without me having to retouch which I thought was good as I usually end up knocking one and a bit flies off but with this it didn't seem to move.
I found the polish quite easy to take off, it is quite strong colour so had stained the edges of my finger nails a bit, think if I had had some stronger nail polish remover I might have got it off better but it didn't really matter as I was repainting them again and by the time I had finished you couldn't see anything.
I would certainly buy Barry M nail varnishes again, they have some lovely colours out at the moment which are just right for the summer.
Choose from over 50 different shades, covering the whole colour spectrum-from pure white to decadent red / There are metallic pearls, matts and shimmering finishes to suit every mood and taste / All Nail Paints are in a quick-drying base suitable for natural or acrylic nails / We always recommend the use a basecoat before applying any coloured Nail Paint /