Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Barry M Instant Nail Effects Swatch

When I was out shopping today, I remembered that someone had mentioned in my previous post about this new polish that they tried it on in the store. So instead of buying it, I sneakily painted on a layer while in Superdrug. I was wearing BYS Matte Grey at the time, which I realise isn't the best colour to demonstrate a cracking black polish but it was very spur of the moment.

I have only ever tried one other crackling polish from BYS which is no where near as good as this. This one cracks within seconds of touching the nail and continues for a little while so you can actually watch it cracking which is great fun.

You can see that it hasn't cracked as much on my pinky, but I think that's because I painted a thinner coat.

I wouldn't buy this polish myself, although I could be tempted if they were to release other colours, but it is a great effect polish that makes it so easy to get a different look especially if you don't have much time to spend on your nails.


  1. Ahhhh nooo you're a store swatcher!!! :(

    But at least it looks favorite is the thumb.

  2. This looks really good!
    I'll have to save in order to buy some Barry M from England eheh ^_^

  3. You have the best mani's ever. :)

  4. haha, I do that sometimes too, just painting in the shop :) But then when I go home, almost all the time the polish smudges :(
    This one looks so cool, I think I'd love to have this one!

  5. ChaosButterfly :o is that really bad?
    Yeah, I think it came out good on the thumb.

    MissMarlboro - Thanks! It's very cheap compared to other brand over here so you should be able to buy lots! :D

    Thanks Susie!!

    Lois - I felt really cheeky! Luckily this one dried really quickly and I didn't have any trouble with smudging :)

  6. Shame, shame on you! Did you buy it? I love the look of these crackle polishes. There are some on TransDesign that I may try.

  7. No, Lucy, I didn't buy it :s Yeah they're great for a quick but striking nail look.

    You're all making me feel bad for trying it on!


  8. Well I love that you tried it first in superdrug! I may start doing the same!
    I haven't used one before but i am very tempted it looks fab!
    Shame there aren't more colours though!


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