21 May 2011

Barry M Instant Nail Effects Black & Peach Melba

Remember my London haul? I bought some Barry M nail polishes back then, I wanted to try these for a long time now! I will show you some swatches of these nail polishes in this blogpost ^__^. Check out the crackling effect of this awesome nail polish of Barry M!
Instant nail effect, Black #311
This crackle nail polish dries very fast. You will be able to see it crack within a second o_o! It has a pretty matte finish.

Nail paints, Peach Melba #318
It's a cute Peach/Apricot color ^^, I'm loving pastel colors! This nail polish isn't sheer at all, a second coat isn't even needed. However, it did chip after two days even after applying a good top coat.

Shake it
Don't forget to shake the nail polishes before you apply it. While you shake it you will see & hear two silver balls in the bottle. These silver balls will mix the color better and faster, so don't remove them!

There was a small tutorial attached:
1. Paint your nails with your chosen colour and let them dry.
2. Apply a single coat of Instant Nail Effects, don't overlap
3. Watch the unique effect appear before your eyes!

Ingredients of the Crackle nail polish

Brushes
One thing that I didn't like while applying the nail polish was the brush. These brushes are too thin in my opinion. They could have made it thicker which would make it easier to apply. It was a bit streaky while I applied the Peach Melba =(.

Price & Where to buy?
The instant nail effect black is £3,99 and normally the Peach melba nail polish is £2,99 at Superdrug. However, I bought the Peach melba for £2.- cause there was a buy 2 for £4.- deal back then. These nail polishes are also sold at Topshop, Boots and at their website: http://www.barrym.com. People in The Netherlands can also find these at the webshop, Alice & jo's havesentials.

Swatch
As you can see in the picture below, the cracks are looking different on every nail. I actually don't think it's very pretty but it's just cool to see the effect. It really cracks within a second xD so awesome!

My thoughts
I definitely recommend the black crackle nail polish (instant nail effect, #311). It dries extremely fast and it gives you pretty matte crackling nails. I think it's good for the price as well :). I haven't tried a cheaper crackling nail polish before, so I can't compare it with an other one. The Peach melba is just ok. I'm loving the color of that nail polish, but it's a pity that it chips so fast. Besides, the big downside of these nail polishes are the thin brushes, it makes it a bit hard to apply =/.
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19 comments

  1. Hi :) Nice blog you got there, I was wonderin if we could be friends and follow each others blogs? ^__^ Thank youuuu.~

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  2. Leuk peachy kleurtje :D en de shatter doet ook zn werk.

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  3. Heel erg mooi kleur combinatie ^__^
    Ik zag laatst bij de DA cracknagellakjes

    xx

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  4. Wow! That's amazing O.O How coolios!

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  5. Great review! The peach color is really pretty! I think I like the OPI Shatter more though because the finish looks shinier. This is a good alternative though since the OPI one always seems to be sold out :<

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  6. very pretty! i like the shatter effect and have been meaning to try black shatter
    <3 pandaphilia

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  7. Hi :) Nice blog you got there, I was wonderin if we could be friends and follow each others blogs? ^__^ Thank youuuu.~

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  8. The effect looks awesome!! I agree, I really prefer a wide brush like OPI.

    Nice blog btw ^^

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  9. Looks nice with the peachy colour :)

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  10. cute ^^ by the way i want to thank u for the vivi scans!!! :) lots of time= enjoyement for all ^^

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  11. That looks even better than the OPI cracking one as you said it cracks within seconds lol! Must be so fun to apply too!

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  12. i love cracking nail polish :3 i always have to put a top coat on though to stop it chipping off, I find it chips off easily for me :(

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  13. ahh nu heb ik spijt dat in london niet bij barry m gekeken heb! ><;

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  14. @Ice pandora, DA? wow, hebben ze dat ook lol. Zal volgende x ff kijken :P

    @Rinny, I actually like the matte finish of the crackle nail polish. It shines in that picture because I applied a top coat.

    @hihihi!, you're welcome ;)

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  15. @Winnie, yesss, you really should try it out :D it cracks extremely fast!

    @Naka, yess, You always have to apply a top coat, otherwise it will chip off quickly.

    @Robin, haha je kan 'm altijd nog online bestellen of ebay ;)

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  16. Peach melba is such a cute colour!

    I like the crack nail polish too, I was a bit annoyed how fast it dried up but yeah it was fun to use. I still have it on my toes :P

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  17. @Nic nic, lol haven't tried it on my toes haha xD i still think it looks cool though =P such an awesome effect in a few seconds haha

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  18. Great review! The peach color is really pretty! I think I like the OPI Shatter more though because the finish looks shinier. This is a good alternative though since the OPI one always seems to be sold out :<

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  19. very pretty! i like the shatter effect and have been meaning to try black shatter
    <3 pandaphilia

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