I’ve been really slack on the blog this last week or two and I keep staring at my desk and hoping I can get some motivation, the heat is having a massive effect on me but I’ve had a few of the Barry M Speedy polishes sat on my desk for a little while now and I really want to give them a try, Pit Stop was the first one I bought from the range and although I have used it in nail art, I haven’t actually done a swatch or full mani using it.
The Speedy polishes are the first to have the new, wide and flat brush with a rounded end. At first I was a bit dubious about the new brush, I have had problems with wide, flat brushes before and always loved the thin brushes that Barry M have and so I wasn’t sure how well I would get on with the new brushes, but you know what? I actually love them, it is so much easier to get right up near the cuticle without getting it everywhere and it is quite easy to apply a coat with minimal brush strokes. I really hope they start to bring the brushes into their other polishes soon.
Pit Stop is a stone grey nude, the formula is not thick, nor is it runny, it was streaky on the first coat but evened out on the second. Photo shows 2 coats of Pit Stop with one coat of Seche Vite. You can see on my index finger that there is still a streak down the middle, I would say that this polish would be best with 3 thin coats applied.
Here it is stamped with Konad White and Bundle Monster BM-505.
It did dry really quickly, around 60 seconds I would say but keep in mind that this could be affected by environment. Now, I’m not sure if it was me, not moving quickly enough or if it was the heat (it has been very warm in the UK over the last few weeks) but I kept getting bubbles all over, I will be trying the other Speedy polishes soon so I can test to see if they bubble as well.
Have you tried any of the Barry M Speedy range? What is your favourite type of brush in nail polishes?