Barry M Instant Nail Effects – Nail Art on the CHEAP!

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 8 - 2010

I scoured high and I scoured low for this little bottle of Barry M Instant Nail Effects… it’s seemingly harder to acquire than the proverbial gold dust.

When I first saw it on Yinka’s blog… I didn’t think I was gonna like it.  I like NEAT nails and I’m not hugely into nail art.  Not really… I just like polished tips that add a bit of interest.  Instant Nail Effects looks haphazard… indeed it is.  It’s messy, it’s random…

But I kinda like it!

What I didn’t like was that I slapped a glossy top coat over it.  Next time I’m gonna keep the crackle matte.

Is this a new idea?  Nooooooooo…. these crackle polishes have been around for years, but as far as I’m aware – it’s the first time it’s been brought to the UK high street (correct me if I’m wrong!).

Wanna know how it’s done?  Watch the official BarryM tutorial video on how to make the Instant Nail Effects work for you here.

Do you like the effect?  I think the general consensus is that it works best over bold, pale colours… think bright pastels!

If you can source it on the high street, Boots are currently offering two BarryM polishes (including this one) for £5, otherwise you can purchase online from the BarryM website for £3.95 a piece.


19 Responses to “Barry M Instant Nail Effects – Nail Art on the CHEAP!”

  1. Sandra L says:

    Hi!

    That looks a lot like the new IsaDora graffiti nails, it also dries matte. I had a MaxFactor one about 10 years ago that dried glossy, but the cracks were different (have no better way to describe this).

    xo

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  2. Julia says:

    Yikes, I wanna run and hide from your nails, haha that’s fab!

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  3. EmmaDazzle says:

    I have never seem anything like this. It is really cool. I need this in my life.

    Thank you

    Emma x.x.x

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  4. vid says:

    I bought that a few days ago, and really like it, except even after top coat it still is a bit bumpy, which annoys me as it makes me pick at it! need to get some neon colours to use underneath it now!

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  5. Enigma says:

    I’ve been hunting about for this since I heard about it too. Did you find it in your boots?

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  6. Got mine yesterday and couldn’t resist trying it over a different colour on ezch finger. Love the effect:)

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  7. nichola ward says:

    I have this too, I did a post on it the other day and I did exactly the same as you.. Applied it over red (Glitter red), then felt it needed some gloss so did a topcoat.. and hated it!

    I agree too, it needs to be over pale colours. Also with the glitter it meant the ‘crackles’ were tiny, or at least not the long streaks it appears on the tag.

    I like it though, it is fun :)

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  8. Anitacska says:

    Am I the only one who really dislikes this? I think it look horrid. No way I would want my nails to look like that. (Sorry no offence, you have lovely nails otherwise.)

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  9. Lisa says:

    I don’t like it either :/ However I might pick up a bottle for over a bright orange for Halloween or something, but it does nothing for me.

    Barry M polishes are on 2 for £5 in Superdrug as well, although I have no idea if this part of it, I just spotted them today.

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  10. Wendy says:

    I’m dreaming of hot pink with this black crackle over top o_o

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  11. lishlash says:

    I saw this yesterday in superdrug. Couldn’t make up my mind – after seeing the photos I think i’m too much of a perfectionist and it would drive me insane!

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  12. Stephanie Cummins says:

    Yay that looks fab!!!

    red and black would be brilliant for halloween

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  13. Laurasummer says:

    Damn I saw this today in superdrug and didn’t understand what it was! Picking it up tomorrow that’s for sure- it would look so awesome over orange on Halloween

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  14. Jess says:

    For those hunting it, I found mine in Topshop on Oxford Street, they had a few in there yesterday! I absolutely love it, and it’s super cheap too.

    xo

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  15. Prab N says:

    i haven’t seen anything like this in vancouver :(

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  16. […] me.  Why?  It’s fall break!  I get a whopping TWO DAYS off of from law school.  Woo woo!Crackle your nails for Halloween [Lipglossiping]Makeup recs for green-eyed gals [Beaut.ie]Halloween How-to: Vampire [Beauty and the […]

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  17. Rachel says:

    I can’t find it anywhere, so I’ve just ordered 2 bottles from the website in case I can never find it again. I hope you don’t mind, I used a picture from this post for my blog :)
    xox

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  18. Tina says:

    You know your random layering makes a great Halloween combo!!! :)

    xx

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