Monday, 11 October 2010

Have you seen Barry M Nail Effects?

My top coat is dangerously low at the moment, so today I popped in to Superdrug to get some more. Unfortunately they didn't have a single bottle of my favourite NYC Top Coat so I am going to have to go to the bigger store in town in a few days.

BUT, this Barry M display caught my eye. 

As you can see in the picture below, the black blocky effect is from a new addition to their line called 'Instant Nail Effects'. I am assuming from the pictures and a little online research that this is Barry M's crack (pardon the somewhat obvious pun) at a Crackle Effect polish.

And this is what the bottle looks like. It's the same as any other bottle of theirs, just with a different lid.
I think it only comes in black at the moment and sells for £3.95 - £1 more than their colours.

Have you seen this in stores? Have you tried it? Is it a good crackle polish?


  1. I would love to have these! Which they were available in the US.

  2. That's a shame rmcandlelight. But you get so many other great brands that aren't available over here, so it balances out at least. Haha.


  3. Hi,

    I saw it at Superdrug and sneakily tried it on. It does crack in front of your eyes but not as evenly and geometrically as it looks like on the promo photo. It's still good for the price. :)

  4. barry m nail effects-i am painting it on now! the final effect is nothing like the photo's-it comes out more like a leopard print. fun product, needs a shiny top coat over the top, otherwise it looks like badly applied nail polish.

  5. My local Superdrug was sold out - the demo on-line looks a bit 'meh' to me. I'm going to keep an eye out for it and try to swatch in-store...shhh!

  6. Anonymous - I don't know why I didn't try it on! Yeah the price is very good for an effect polish.

    Anonymous - sounds great. I might have to buy some soon :)

    Ash-Lilly - Oh no, I haven't seen the demo so will have to look for it. That's a good idea - I might do the same haha.


  7. Hi Nailsaurus,
    I did a short review on the nail effects with some pics on my blog if you want to take a look -


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