Remember the days when I used to post 5,000 nail polish reviews a month? Ok, slight exaggeration (only slightly though…) but I really missed trying out new nail products and telling you all about them. I have heard so much about the new Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints and picked one up on a recent shopping trip – this is the gorgeous duck egg blue, Eat My Dust.
Having a quick drying time is one of my must-haves when it comes to nail polish, so the whole idea of the Speedy line really appealed to me. I have so many Barry M polishes in super bright colours, so I wanted to go for something a bit more subtle and pastel toned (I know, I know, I used to hate pastels, but I’ve really come around to the idea of them lately!).
I applied a base coat and three coats of Eat My Dust. I could have used two and been happy with the results, but I wanted to give the colour chance to really shine, so I popped on an extra coat for good measure. I left a top coat out of the mix as I like to see how a nail polish holds up on its own, and I have to say that I am impressed. Incredibly impressed.
A whole week after applying the Barry M Speedy polish and my nails were still in good shape. They went a good four days with almost no chipping at all, and a week in some of the nails were still perfect. Not only did the product dry in excellent time (I hardly had to wait at all in-between coats) but it’s lasting power was exceptional. I am also utterly in love with the new brush Barry M used for these polishes, and I really hope it’s a permanent addition to their Nail Paints range.
I think it’s pretty clear that Eat My Dust has totally and utterly won me over! Have you tried any of the other Barry M Speedy shades? If you have any recommendations, please let me know – I won’t need much convincing to purchase another shade from the line!