NOTD: Barry M Speedy Quick Dry Nail Polish – Pit Stop

Hi there!

It has been a long time since I bought a nail polish – mostly I’ve bought so many that even with new colours coming out I’ve always got something similar. 

Lately though the ‘2 for £7’ deal in Boots got me good, I’ve always wanted to try more of the Gelly Hi Shine range and the Speedy Quick Dry was another range that caught my eye.

I’ve been wearing lots of nudes the last few months and that doesn’t seem set to change, it makes it so much easier at work and I think they look chic whatever you’re wearing – also there’s a massive range available!


This shade is called Pit Stop – it’s a light grey colour that I don’t have so far in my vast collection, surprisingly, and I couldn’t leave it behind.



I love the Speedy Quick lids – the racing checkerboard lid is very clever and I love that they translated this into the names of the polishes too. There are others called Full Throttle and Lap of Honour, and Eat My Dust is a gorgeous coral (can never ignore the corals!)


So how does it look on?

This is with 2 coats applied plus top coat.

I can’t decide if this polish was too thick, it is quite thick which i normally like – with my average application skills thicker polish is easier to control and as long as it’s done slowly it can work fine.


However you can see from the picture above that on my index finger nail there is a little patch where it goes thinner. This may just be my shoddy techniques at application but it’s a little annoying.

That said though, it is a great colour and perfect for me for work. I really like it.



It will definitely get a lot of use from me, particularly due to its fast drying capabilities.

This did dry a little bit faster than a normal polish, though i didn’t think there was too much difference. Any decrease on drying time is extremely preferable though and I did seem to be able to get base, 2 coats and then top coat done in a quick pace.

Have you tried the Speedy Quick range? Do you live wearing nude polishes like me?

I saved metallics and pinks for the weekends!

L xxx

1 Comment

  1. Beauty Bird
    February 28, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    I've bought a few of these and I found them really streaky when applying. The finish is fine but I did put on a good three coats. I love the colours though! xxRamblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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