REVIEW: Barry M Silk Nail Polish

Barry M nail polishes on my nails seems to be very hit or miss. Sometimes I love them, sometimes I completely hate them. I really don't like the original line but I love the Gelly line. So when I saw these Silk nail polishes I knew I wanted to try a shade to see if I liked them. For Christmas I got the shade Orchid and it really is beautiful.
Barry M Silk Nail Polish in Orchid
Barry M Silk Nail Polish in Orchid Swatch
Swatched

The silk formula is different to any nail polish formula I have tried, it is matte but has a gorgeous sheen to them. I have the shade orchid which is a pretty purple, in the bottle it looks as if it is glittery but once applied to the nails it just gives the nails a sheen to them while still being matte. This shade is perfect for all year round, as it is still a darker shade it is perfect for the colder months but it is bright enough that you could still wear it in the summer months. 

Application was a bit of a pain, I found it difficult to apply if I tried to do it quite thin and ended up looking a bit patchy. The swatches above is two coats and on the pointer finger you can see it is still a bit patchy so I would definitely recommend three coats. This nail polish had the quickest drying time ever which I was so impressed with! Because it is a matte finish, they do tend to dry much quicker but within five or ten minutes I was able to touch anything without having to worry that I was going to mess up my nails. 

Now for the disappointment it chipped so quickly! When I say quickly I mean within 12 hours which I was gutted about. I didn't use base or top coat which definitely contributed to it chipping so quickly so I don't blame it completely on this nail polish. But the chips started off pretty small but I wasn't so bothered but a couple of hours later two nails had chipped off about half way up the nail! I will try it again with a base coat and hopefully it will last a bit longer on my nails. If you have tried this formula please let me know if it didn't chip as much if you used base coat as I would love to know if I can get it too last longer.

This nail polish retails for £3.99 and is available in stores and online at Boots and Superdrug as well as many other Barry M stockists. 

Have you tried this nail polish? What did you think?

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13 comments

  1. This colour is lovely, I never got along with the Gelly polishs' they brought out. I thought the formula was horrible and they seemed to take forever to dry! The finish of this polish is really pretty the satin/matte look is really lovely, I'm using the seche vite base coat at the minute and I find it gives me an extra 5 days on my nail polish!

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  2. I have a fair few of the normal BarryM polishes and a couple of the Gelly range. I find that the shades are quite hit and miss. Some are great and some need 2967482 coats to look half decent. It's a shame about the chipping, it happens to me all the time! I need to invest in a good base/top coat. The colour and finish of this polish is lovely though. Great review xxx

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

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  3. Such a pretty shade! I find Barry M nail polishes chip way too quickly apart from the Gelly ones.

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    xx

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  4. I never tried any BarryM nailpolish, but this shade looks adorable.

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  6. Love the colour!
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  7. I am in such a love hate relationship with barry m but now don't own ANY, I really do love the colour but application and longeitivity is such a pain xxx


    Blonde Of Carbs

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  8. It's such a beautiful color. I honestly haven't tried this nail polish brand before, but then again I hate wearing nail polish because I have to redo it every let's say 4 to 5 days. So, I usually just do gel because it can last for a whole month without chipping.
    Great review, btw :)

    xo
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  9. I haven't tried any of the Silk polishes but I do like the sound of the finish. I have acrylic nails at the moment so polishes do tend to last longer than on my natural nails which is a plus and the shade you have picked is so pretty :) x

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  10. I LOVE the silk polishes, I have two and they are some of my favourites. I definitely love the quick drying too, I don't find chipping a massive problem so definitely recommend you try with a base and top coat :)

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  11. I like the color, but I would personally like it more with a shine on top :D
    xx

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  12. Wow! very good. Custom made Silk Base Closures cheap silk base closure We have a variety of lengths, textures & part locations (ex middle part, 2 -part, 3-part, freestyle (no part). Great prices!

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