Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Paint Collection - review and swatches

It might only be February, but I'm already thinking about pastel nails. Yes, they might be traditionally a spring thing, but hey, who says you can't start a bit early!

Barry M's new Speedy Nail Paints* have got pastels down to a tee - there are nine shades in the collection, and the candy coloured shades remind me of a vintage sweet shop. 

Barry M Speedy quick dry nail paint collection

Barry M Speedy quick dry nail paint collection swatches
L-R Full Throttle, Road Rage, Kiss Me Quick, Lap Of Honour, In A Heart Beat, Eat My Dust, Stop The Clock, Pole Position, Pit Stop
The formula of these has been designed to dry much more quickly than Barry M's standard ranges, even without the help of a quick dry top coat. I had a manicure at the recent launch event and can definitely confirm that these dry quickly - mine were touch dry in just a couple of minutes and seemed to be fully dry in ten, which is great if you're in a rush or a bit impatient when it comes to painting your nails! 

The formula of the polishes is reasonably thick - I only needed two coats to get a streak-free, opaque finish to most of these shades, although some of the lightest ones will benefit from a thin third coat if you've got the time. 

I also love the new brush that they've created for this range. It's wider than their standard brushes and fans out nicely, meaning you can paint your nails quickly in just three strokes per nail. I always found the thin brushes inside Barry M polishes a bit of a faff as they often led to streaks for me, so I'm hoping they might roll these brushes out across the rest of the range. 

Wear time is pretty good - I got four days out of mine (including a bathroom cleaning session) before I got a proper chip. Their Gelly range seems to just peel off on me, so I'm glad to find some similar shades that last a lot longer. 

At £3.99 per polish, I think these are a bargain and I highly recommend adding a few to your collection once they launch later this month. They'll be hitting the shelves in Superdrug on 11th February and into Boots a week later on 18th February. 

What do you think of this new collection from Barry M?

*PR samples 



  1. I love the look of these, beautiful shades and anything fast-drying has my name written all over it!!

    Jess xo

  2. Fabulous colours! I may have to acquire a couple of them later this month.


  3. I'm normally more of a dark nails person, but I definitely think I need these nail polishes in my life. I love pastel colours, and I really like the packaging for these too, definitely may have to pick them up when they're released. (Also I'm a sucker for fast drying varnishes, I'm the most impatient person ever)


  4. These are gorgeous shades, especially Pit Stop. I think i'll be treating myself to a couple of these!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  5. I definitely need some if not all of these! I love Barry M, and I love pastels shades! Love the design of these as well. I do kind of like a slightly gimmicky product.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

  6. Ooh, these look so pretty! Good to hear they seem pretty long lasting too, all I usually need is to dip my nails in a bit of water and they all chip!

    Catherine, xo || Lady Liquor

  7. These new polishes from BarryM look so pretty! Perfect Spring shades

  8. Really, really want to try these!

  9. I love the look of these colours, it's gonna be so hard to pick which ones I want!
    Beca xxx

  10. I love Barry M nail polishes, they're so affordable and these colours look lovely xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

  11. Love love love! These are perfect Spring colours, I think I want them all... Help! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  12. These pastel colours look like they would be pretty for Spring! ^ - ^



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