Midweek Manicure // Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint – Pole Position

May 13, 2015

The other week I wrote about rediscovering the classic Barry M polishes (and how amazing they are). This week I’m back with another Barry M beauty but this time with one of their new Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints in gorgeous mint green shade – Pole Position.


I love doing my nails and am always changing my polish to finish off an outfit. I’ve been known to make my boyfriend late to many an occasion whilst we wait for my nails to dry after I’ve painted them at the last minute! Hence I was uber keen to try out the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry range which promises to dry
“at lightening speed for a perfect mani in seconds”.
The Speedy Quick Dry polishes also have “an innovative flat brush for an easier application, a more precise finish can be achieved in just 2 quick coats”. Sounds pretty good eh?!

You can see the new flat brush in comparison to the original small round ones in the pictures below.



There are nine lovely colours in the Speedy Quick Dry range but I just picked up one, to see whether it really did deliver what it promised and – even more importantly – if this meant it compromised on the standard high quality of Barry M polishes. I chose Pole Position as I adore green nails and it’s the perfect shade for Spring and Summer.



So did it dry quicker than standard nail polishes? 

I would say yes it did! After just a couple of minutes each layer was dry and ready for the next coat, or to head out the door. Hurrah! I also really liked the wider flat brush as it meant more surface area of the nail at a time could be painted, helping to add to the “Speedy” manicure experience. Unfortunately I did find the formula was a bit thin and came out slightly streaky / patchy on the nail and I needed three coats to get the finish in the pictures here.
I guess this thin formula is probably why it dried so fast!



That being said – how amazing is the colour?! I love it and think it looks absolutely stunning in the sunshine! Its a gorgeous creamy mint which has a white base and therefore looks quite bright – big thumbs up! Even though I had to put three coats on, each dried quite quickly so it didn’t take much longer than using two coats of an ordinary polish hurrah!



Overall I’m pretty pleased with Pole Position. I’m really keen to pick up a couple more of the polishes in this range and it will be interesting to see whether they have the same thin formula or apply a bit better (fingers crossed for the latter!) Whilst I don’t think I’ll be using this polish for a last minute look, I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of it over the summer months, when I know I have enough time to paint on three coats!

Have you tried any of the Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paints? 

How did you find them?

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9 comments so far.

9 responses to “Midweek Manicure // Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint – Pole Position”

  1. Ella WH says:

    That's such a gorgeous minty colour! I haven't tried the speedy quick Barry M nailpolishes yet but I like the flat brush. I also have a few other Barry M nailpolishes and most of them I love so might need to pick this up too!

  2. Rosie says:

    I fangirled with you on Twitter about it this morning, but I'm going to do it again. How pretty is this colour? I've got so much use out of it already. I picked up a couple of other shades, I really like In A Heart Beat as well, which is a really nice light pink colour.

  3. Lemontierres says:

    Gorgeous color! X!

  4. Rachel Marie says:

    Absolutely love the mint green! Definitely need to try some of these as I'm so inpatient when it comes to waiting for my nails to dry!Rachel Coco

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  6. Katie Leask says:

    Flat nail brushes are SO much easier to work with. If you haven't already – Loreal's Color Riche nail polish collection is amazing too, so many nice colours and it doesn't chip for like 2 weeks! I haven't tried Barry M before but this shade is saauuuuucaay – so summery! xx lacoconoire.com

  7. Shannon Murray says:

    What a gorgeous shade. I really need to grow my nails so that I paint them with such pretty colours.www.sixthskyline.blogspot.co.uk

  8. Heather Nixon says:

    Such a unique shade xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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