Barry M - Speedy Nail Paint in Pit Stop (SDNP6) £3.99
Well this beauty ban is just not happening. After treating myself to many new nail varnishes at the beginning of the month I've caved in and bought a couple more, including the one I'm reviewing today.
I think I had good reason to pick this up. I've always struggled with the drying time of nail varnish, I have no patience and I'm also quite busy, usually with my hands. So when I saw that Barry M were launching a quick dry nail varnish I couldn't resist. Barry M are one of my favourite low cost make-up brands ever since I was a little kid. They've always had exciting shades, have constantly offered good quality at a low cost and are cruelty free. Over the years nothing has changed and that kind of consistency deserves loyalty. So of course I had to have a small splurge to try their new range.
Now I chose two colours (2 for £6.00 in Superdrug) but will feature just the one here, Pit Stop. This is a really rather interesting shade, in the bottle it could be considered pretty dull, it's grey but when applied it looks more of a pretty pastel grey as it is delicately light with the tiniest hint of purple in certain lighting.
The most important aspect of this product for me is it really a quick dry? Yes, it is, but with some difficulty. Now the problem with it drying so quickly is getting it even as applying thinly leaves it patchy as it does dry very quickly. It's better to use a full brush with plenty of varnish on but that does mean it can go slightly everywhere if not careful, at least if you aren't using a flat surface - I'm guilty of applying my nail varnish at odd angles! Which is why I was left with some bubbling on my thumb.
This is just a minor quibble, It's worth making the effort with this as I found after applying two coats, my nails were touch dry within five minutes, halving the time of those I already have that I would consider to be quick. It's only a small quibble and totally worth it.
Another fabulous thing about this product is that even without a top coat it lasts without chipping, I'm three days in without a chip in sight, perfect!
I just love Barry M, they continually make quality, ethical products. There are 9 pastel shades in the Speedy Nail Paint collection, I really hope in the future this collection will expand to include some darker shades, if they do I will break my ban again for them