Barry M - Instant Nail Effects

Monday, October 18, 2010
Good morning all! I hope everyone had a good weekend and that the start of this new week will be very calm because we all know how sucky it is to start up after a nice weekend. My post today features a product from the British brand Barry M, a nice, animal friendly brand that offers a wide variety of cosmetics. I want to show you a product that a lot of people have been raving about on twitter and other mediums: their new Instant Nail Effects.

Barry M Instant Nail Effects Black Crackle Nail Polish

The Instant Nail Effects is a black top coat that crackles when you put it on top of another polish. This gives a crackle effect that some people love and other people hate ( - and some people just don't know how they feel about it, haha). I sure am in the first category, I think it's an awesome effect and it gives you that great little extra something. The crackle concept isn't new at all but I really wanted some crackle polish so when Barry M released this one I just had to have it.

The base colour I'm wearing didn't need any spicing up, it's Flip Flop Fantasy from China Glaze, but the contrast sure looks funky. Can't wait to try it out on other colours!

Barry M Instant Nail Effects Black Crackle Nail Polish

As you can see in my first picture Instant Nail Effects dries matte. I like it matte but I'm also afraid that it will fall off pretty quickly so I added China Glaze Fast Forward over it and it's also nice when glossy. Barry M polishes give me a good long time of wear and I'm pretty curious to see what this one does. Also, my normal Barry M polishes start to thicken up really quickly and I hope (PRAY) this one doesn't so that's also something I need to wait out and see. I'd love to see some other colours joining this one, I'm dreaming of silver sparkly crackle haha.

I bought this one at Alice & Jo's Havesentials for €5,10 (about $6,70). Instant Nail Effects can also be purchased from the official Barry M site. If you think it's a little too expensive or you're not sure if this is your taste you can also buy cheaper ones (and different colours!) on eBay.

Now, the question that is keeping me busy: do you say yay or nay?

Have a nice day!
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