I haven't swatched any nail varnish for ages and probably wouldn't usually dedicate a whole post to one single polish. However, this Barry M nail varnish deserves it.
This shade is 'Countess' from the current 'Royal Collection' of textured/glitter nail varnishes. It's the perfect purple shade with highlights of gold and lowlights of deep purple and browns. Purple is the most common shade in my nail varnish collection, so I really don't need any more, but I just couldn't resist picking this up! The swatches on my nails are awful in these pictures, but hopefully you can see some of the colours coming through from the bottle.
The application of this polish is amazingly smooth and easy to keep neat, sometimes I find glitter is hard to keep neat around the edges, but this is no problem. The glitter pieces in the polish are very fine, almost halfway between a shimmer and a glitter. One coat was so very close to being opaque, but two coats really gives the full effect of the polish. A topcoat really improved the shine of this polish and showed the true variety of tones too. Surprisingly, it wasn't even that hard to remove either! I usually avoid glitter (because I'm lazy), but this came off without too much trouble.
Have you tried any of the Barry M Royal Collection? What do you think?