Giveaway – BarryM Instant Nail Effects x 2

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 9 - 2010

Like a moth to the proverbial flame, I found myself in my local backwater Boots yesterday afternoon and they had just put out their latest delivery of BarryM.

Being the dedicated beauty blogger that I am *cough* and remembering that some of you are struggling to source this for yourselves, I thought I’d pick up two of the new Instant Nail Effects Nail Paints for a quick giveaway!

And when I say quick, I mean QUICK!

Answer this question in the comments below:

Which polish would you choose as a base coat underneath the BarryM Instant Nail Effects?


~ Two winners (winning 1 polish each) will be picked at random early next week
~ Giveaway closes at 11.59pm this Sunday (you have 48hrs – ish)
~ Open worldwide


Good luck!

187 Responses to “Giveaway – BarryM Instant Nail Effects x 2”

  1. Eyelining says:

    I’d use a deep blood red like Essie Rock the Croc for some Halloween type nails. Fab giveaway! x

  2. Louise says:

    I would use a glittery teal like china glaze Atlantis. The bright coloured glitter would look awesome with the matte black crackle on top!

  3. Helena says:

    Hmm…OPI’s What’s with the Cattitude? seems interesting.

  4. mayumi says:

    a sparkly silver!

  5. I would use Barry M’s Pink Flamingo! x

  6. Brittany Rolston says:

    Some kind of basic white (like Essie Picket Fence) for maximal contrast :) Thanks for making this worldwide!

  7. Sian says:

    Barry m tangerine for a Halloween look! Xx

  8. Karie says:

    I would use my brand new CND in asphalt. A gorgeous grey ( not griege or grurple actual grey) . Although the comments I would get would be interesting . I wore a matt greige from essence last week and my brother in law to be told me I looked like I had a nail fungus – nice!

  9. Laura says:

    I’d use Dior Gold Nugget, yummy! xx

  10. Gitte Maria says:

    I would use the Barry M Mint Green. I absolutely LOVE that colour!

  11. Lucy says:

    Easy, I’d use Leighton Denny Madison – it’s bright so the contrast would be ace :-)

  12. Brianna says:

    Thanks for holding this quick giveaway!
    I would wear this with sew psyched by essie for some gothish halloween nails!

  13. Pooja says:

    I will use the MAC Imperial flower :)

  14. I’d go with a gorgeous golden shade – such as the NARS colour ‘MASH’ from the vintage collection.

  15. Jessie says:

    I would wear Barry M Grey

  16. Hana says:

    As I’m completely addicted to purple (and have just received a lovely lot from butter london) I’d use Branwen’s feather, I think the hint of sparkle would look fantastic peeking out from behind the black :)

  17. Estelle says:

    I would use a gorgeous fuchsia such as Leighton Denny So LA, I think it would really work well with the black.x

  18. Prab N says:

    I would use Opi’s lunch at the delhi :)

  19. Rebecca says:

    I would use the Boots Base Coat because it keeps my nails strong and it keeps them from peeling and goes very well underneath BarryM nail polish!

  20. Nina says:

    I’ll try it with Essie Mint Candy Apple.

  21. Huong says:

    I’d use rimmel london pro-urban princess ^_^

  22. Susana says:

    I would choose something bold and bright, like Bright Purple (my only other Barry M, I got it this summer on a trip to London and it’s gorgeous).
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  23. Kelsey says:

    I’d use Orly’s Winter Wonderland for a really shimmery effect. :)

  24. Shifa says:

    I would use Dangerous Affair by Ciate that I recently got. A deep red underneath would look stunning with the black overlay :)


  25. Shrrrie says:

    Fab giveaway :)
    I would love to use Nails Inc Maida Vale, I love metallic finishes at the moment and this is such a beautiful colour.

  26. Ciambella says:

    Like ~50,000,000 layers of Nubar 2010 (the Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure dupe)!! Could you imagine–maybe it’d be like opals gleaming between cracks of lava!

  27. Ciambella says:

    I just noticed my e-mail is wrong. :\

  28. Jessica says:

    I would choose my CIate nail polish in Mistress – a watery coral-red.

  29. nat says:

    I would wear Urban Decay’s Psychedelic Sister with it :)

  30. Cassie says:

    I would use a briight, vibrant base. i.e: Sasa brand red nail polish

  31. thebristolbeautyblog says:

    Definitely a true red shade, or a very vivid purple colour – either would look fab! Thanks very much for this – you do treat us well!!! xx

  32. Duvessa says:

    Gosh Orange Drops for Halloween-y look. But anything bright would go well with it.


  33. Sophie says:

    I would use Nails Inc London, I love that polish and I think the black would look great with it xx

  34. Nicole says:

    Silver – either a silver foil, or better still a silver holographic polish like Gosh Holographic!

  35. Gina D says:

    i would use china glaze 2030

  36. Jen says:

    I would use no. 7’s pink grrapefruit, this would look so nice as i usually wear this with alternating black nail polish!
    this would look so cool!

  37. Lauren says:

    OPI dim -sum- plum, with maybe something slightly sparkly on top of that…

  38. tousledkitten says:

    I would try it over the nail varnish I got free with Marie Claire this month. :-)

  39. Louise says:

    I would use a bright orange, for example Barry M’s Coral, 17’s Fire Cracker or ASOS Paint in Olivia (The ones I own) as it would really stand out underneath.
    & to me it would like like a volcano (The crust and the lava) haha!

  40. cescils says:

    I would use China Glaze Short & Sassy for a vampy effect. And it’s my prefered color.

  41. Chicky says:

    I’d use a neon pink, my favourite is Massini Infusion

  42. A says:

    Topshops Parma Violet

  43. NeonRocks says:

    I think I’d choose Illamasqua Jo’Mina as a base coat for the Barry M Instant Nail Effect, because it’s a wonderful bright color. I think it would really “pop” with the black ‘crackle’ effect the Barry M polish gives.

  44. Ely says:

    I’d use Barry M Mushroom..i’m in love with that color!!!

  45. celine says:

    a white colour, like essie’s cloud nine.

    xoxo celine

  46. Reese says:

    I would use either a bright yellow/orange or a bright green. I would love to have this… I don’t have access to Barry M in the States.

  47. Bhumika says:

    I would use under it raspberry by barry m for some gothic looking nails :)
    b x

  48. Laura says:

    It would look great over pretty much anything. I would realllly love to see it over Flip Flop Fantasy by China Glaze. Sexeh! :)

  49. Stefania says:

    I would use opi tickle my france-y x

  50. Jenni says:

    It’d go over Nails Inc The Hurlingham which is an orange-red I’m not looking forward to trying…
    Well done, you! All I can find in my local shops is an empty space where these ought to be!

  51. rhamnousia says:

    I’d use China Glaze’s Kiwi Cool-ada because I’ve seen that pastels look nicest under it and this is a bright “pastel-ish” shade. Well..more like a pastel with balls.

  52. Shortiee31 says:

    Models Own Pink Pastel!

  53. I would use a grey such as No7’s beenie! Or Barry m pink flamingo x

  54. Julie says:

    I’d use a hot pink like Nails Inc Chinatown

  55. K says:

    nthing Barry M Pink Flamingo!

  56. Alexandra says:

    I think I’d use Illamasqua Velocity, because it’s the same shade as my hair at the moment!

  57. Lily says:

    I’d use Eyeko ‘Rain’ polish…or Avon’s super blinging gold one (can’t remember the name) :)

  58. Jade says:

    I’d use Eyeko “Saucy” for a massive contrast 😀

  59. Nicola says:

    Revlon lilac pastelle. It’d be such a massive contrast! x

  60. Chrissa says:

    I first though Barbara Daly’s Whimsy, but looking through my collection I’d love to try it with China Glaze’s Zombie Zest 😀 x

  61. I’d use a light girly colour like Eyeko lilac polish underneath x

  62. Desdaemona says:

    Models Own Slate Green *.*

  63. Cheryl says:

    I would use CG Mum’s Chiffon so it’ll be an edgy girly look!

  64. Judy says:

    Barry M Coral… or Hot Pink… I can’t decide!

  65. Imogen says:

    I think I would go for Barry M Coral! Not too sure though.. :)x

  66. Sabah says:

    Urban decay-Magic bus or Pure-Bright blue for bringing out the grafitti awesomeness of this BarryM nail paint!

  67. Alex says:

    I think a nice, vivid gold needs to go under it. Something like $OPI Rumba Romance. :)

  68. Linda says:

    I’d use OPI’s Hot & Spicy or Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in ‘Blue me Away’ : )

  69. LeanneOCD says:

    Essie Chinchilly or one of the Nails Inc Kings of Neon collection for a statement look!

  70. P says:

    Barry M Berry Ice Cream or Eyeko Tea Rose polish!

  71. Gina says:

    Revlon’s tropical temptation! Or anything light and vivid!

  72. 3pidemic says:

    mac’s mean and green polish

  73. Orly Nail Laquer Mini Grape Glitz or perhaps Orly Nail Laquer Mini Rage. I would try it on Pop Beauty
    Nail Glam Punk’d. I will try it on maybe everything :)

  74. I’d use Sephora by OPI Sample Sale, an awesome Candy apple red which would look totally vampy with this over top! Thanks!

  75. stylefrost says:

    I would use barry m mushroom as a base, it would look fab!

  76. sab says:

    i’d use models own utopia =)

  77. aradhana says:

    gosh golden brown

  78. Joice says:

    Well since this dries matte I think a glossy black polish would look great underneath, it would really look like it’s cracked! Something like Chanel’s Black Satin

  79. Parisienne-xo says:

    id use Barry M’s ‘Lime Green’ would look awesomee <3

  80. I’d use Barry M’s Nail Paint in “Rasperry”. I love red and black together!

  81. Amelia says:

    I would put OPI Charged Up Cherry underneath because it is sooo bright the Barry M Instant Nail Effects will show up so nice and the dark & neon will be such a contrast

    thankyou so much, fingers crossed I’ll win

    xoxo stay fabulous


  82. katy says:

    I’d love to try a glitter polish and see what effect it gives, I haven’t seen any examples yet :) xx

  83. Natasja says:

    I would pick an awesome holographic polish, such as Gosh “Holographic”. Or maybe a pretty flakie: Nfu-Oh #51 :) Oh how pretty would that be *drools*

  84. Stacy Nelson says:

    It’s October! I’d go with Orly’s Old School Orange and work the Halloween angle all month long!

  85. I’d use Eyeko Saucy! Especially for Halloween!

  86. Caroline Duong says:

    Something pastel coloured to make the black stand out more! Like lilac from Barry M :)

  87. Ann says:

    I’d use Zoya’s Harley under it – a light gray with small shimmer in it, including some slightly purple-toned shimmer.

  88. Sophie says:

    Personally I think it will look best over bright polishes, obviously. I would be most excited to use it over the top of Sleek Turquoise polish which is super bright :)

  89. Rachel says:

    I’d say barry ms mushroom so it looks like an interesting kahki/animal print!

  90. elwingelfje says:

    OPI Mother of Pearl – I think it’d look stunning over that duochrome pearlish white.

  91. Ria says:

    I’d pick a duochrome one, like Orly Space Cadet.It’d be interesting!

  92. Aneela says:

    I wouldd use Eyeko “Saucy” for a massive contrast :)

  93. zoe says:

    ooh I would use bring on the bling from the opi burlesque collection as a base coat :)

  94. Claire says:

    I would it over OPI a good mandarin is hard to find because I love that colour and the black would really pop against it. It might be a bit halloweeny but it’s october so I’m sure no one would mind too much! xxx

  95. Kate says:

    I would use Barry M’s strawberry ice cream :)

  96. jenn says:

    Essie Barbuda Banana would be a great base!

  97. Francesca says:

    I would use BarryM Flamingo or Bright pink, I think it would look really nice and girly over a bright pink! :)x

  98. liloo says:

    Please enter me for the competition
    I would wear underneath this top coat a gold polish, just like @bigfashionista did. not sure if i have a gold polish though. i need one x

  99. Harpreet says:

    i would use Barry M Baby Pink.

  100. Jess says:

    Essie sew psyched

  101. alyssa says:

    opi golden rules

  102. Virginia says:

    I’d use OPI’s What’s with the Cattitude?

  103. Annamax says:

    China Glaze’s “Turned Up Turquoise” 😀

  104. Heather says:

    China Glaze “Seduce Me” :) xx

  105. Rachael says:

    Either a white – like the one from ELF would love to see if it worked a monochrome look or models own new grace green to rock a military khaki look.

  106. Jeneille says:

    Barry M’s Bright Purple.

    I need to get my hands on this! I’m on a gap year and Barry M doesn’t ship to where I am :(

    Good luck to everyone!

  107. Erica says:

    I think i’d use the Eyeko “Punk Polish” :)

  108. Amy says:

    I’d use ‘Mermaid To Order’ by Sephora OPI. I picked it up in New York and I am so totally in love with it. It’s such a vibrant turquoise which looks gorgeous when it hits the light.

  109. baby in a corner says:

    Isa Dora vintage mint! Thanks

  110. Ms Wedgie says:

    REALLY bright would work best…Sophies Pink from Models Own!

  111. Clare Marie says:

    I’ve been trying to get my hands on this! Haha. I would use something like China Glaze’s In The Limelight for a reallly shocking effect. Or maybe CG’s Frostbite.
    Thanks! xxx

  112. I’d use Barry M red wine :)

  113. Nan says:

    I would try it over OPI Jade is the New Black!


  114. Amanda says:

    I would put love to see this over something light like Essie Mint Candy Apple or OPI Rumples Wiggin!

  115. Catherine says:

    Barry M’s mint green – it’s pastel but not too light, and i think the green and black will remind me of a mint choc ice cream :)

  116. Caz says:

    I’d use a pastel colour like Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream :)

  117. madison grantham says:

    Barry M’s Shocking Pink!! :) xx

  118. Oyku says:

    ChG Flip Flop Fantasy!

  119. Tessa says:

    Barry M Matt White x

  120. Mona says:

    MAC So Rich So Pretty

  121. D says:

    A bright red like Ciate’s Mistress or a silver like Glitterati, or a deep bluey green Superficial.

  122. Katrina says:

    Illamasqua Obsess 😀 I love bright pinks.

  123. Christina says:

    I’d most definitely try it over China Glaze Millennium first!

  124. Dann says:

    This is just the thing I’ve been looking for to go over my OPI ‘No Room for the Blues’ polish. Can I has?

  125. Maisie says:

    Hmm i think i would use Barry M in Berry :) x

  126. Ela says:

    China Glaze: Seduce Me

  127. pfefi says:

    A glitter like Craze, but over a bright pink like Elf Bubblegum Pink. (i.e. pink under glitter under barry m!)

  128. Daniela says:

    i would use opi chica go get a manicure or coral shrimp

  129. shauna says:

    i’d love to try it over a bright pink like opi dim sum plum but also interested in what it would look like over mac’s mean and green?! :)

  130. Lauren says:

    “Island Hopping” by Essie

  131. Bernice says:

    Revlon’s Gold get ’em 😀

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  132. Kathleen says:

    opi Show it & Glow it

  133. Nicole says:

    China Glaze Emerald Sparkle is the first thing that popped into my head. Or maybe Grape Pop. Definitely has to be something with a kick!

  134. Hini says:

    I would layer it over Yoga-ta Get This Blue, by OPI. And keep it matte !

  135. Avianna says:

    Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Mint Sprint.

  136. Thao says:

    Eyeko Posh Nail

  137. Rebecca says:

    OPI Yodel Me On My Cell. A peacock green… I don’t own anything from Barry M. I’m so curious!

  138. shanice says:

    barry m vivid purple, or barry m raspberry :) hmm, and no.7 “milan” (not sure if that’s the right name..) and maybe the nude misguided nail varnish that came free with cosmo this month. oh dear i can’t pick just one :$

  139. Sandra Rolland says:

    I’d say Essie’s Flirty Fuchsia, gorgeous magenta pink!

  140. Ashley says:

    I like black & red together so I choose Revlon Top Speed in Cherry.
    I wonder how vampy that would turn out 😀

  141. Esha says:

    I would use barry m bright red, just perfect for halloween!

  142. enigmaticrambles says:

    you seem to be having good luck! I went in to three boots and a superdrug to find it and still no luck! I would like to try it with all sorts of colours. Models own gun grey would make for a cracked mirror look :)

  143. Stephanie says:

    I would use Chanel Le Vernis nail polish in Orange Fizz!

  144. Jessica. says:

    perhaps mac imperial flower for a Halloween look

  145. Sonia says:

    I’d like to use this on top of china glaze – rich and famous! tks tks!!

  146. Melody says:

    Sally Hansen’s Pedal to the Metal

  147. Janet T says:

    Oooh! This stuff looks amazing! I’d try a bright pink, maybe OPI My Shorts Story?

  148. Sarah says:

    Orly Rage, or another equally glittery bright foil

  149. I’d use Color Club’s neon green with a hint of frost. It doesn’t have a name on the bottle but its a fabulous color.

  150. Mimi says:

    OPI The Thrill of Brazil (Or maybe a neon pink…)

  151. Connie says:

    OPI – Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey

  152. firemoon says:

    ELF Mint or maybe coral, or fuchsia

  153. Gina says:

    It’d look fab over OPI’s Glitzerland :)

  154. it would have to some thing fluro! the models own colours lemon sherbert ,lime light pink sorbet

  155. Biba says:

    China Glaze Millenium

  156. I quite like the look you did with the red glitter! But I think I’d go for a bright pink first, or Bourjois ‘bleu violet’.

  157. Lynnie says:

    I was thinking fluoro hot pink initially, but actually I’d like to try it over a muted green like Barry M Lime Green to see if I could get a camoflague/Frankenstein crackle effect going!

  158. Becky says:

    I think OPI hot & spicy with a coating of Nfu.Oh 047 on top then the Barry M Instant Nail Effects. It would really make the pattern pop!

  159. Sophia Alexia says:

    OPI Cajun Shrimp would look so punky pop under the Barry M Instant Nail Effects, It totally reminds me of the Avril Lavigne days!

  160. Alicat says:

    I would put it over BarryM Raspberry, my favourite polish at the mo. Or Vintage from Eyeko. X

  161. Jemma says:

    I’d use Barry M’s Mushroom as a base coat because I think it’d be interesting to see!


  162. Mirian says:

    I’d use a green base, for example “Who The Shrek Are You?” from OPI or “Pretty Edgy” from Essie.

  163. Nickie Chapman says:

    Model’s Own Green Flash – great look for Halloween! I also really like it with the red glitter polish.

  164. ZebyK says:

    ELF’s nail polish in blush (golden colour) to channel the animal print theme or something really bright like No7 foxglove to make it super funky!

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! :) Xxx

  165. I think i’d pair this with a nude pink shade like Nails Inc Birdcage Walk – I’m loving nude and black together in clothes and shoes, so why not nails too? :)

  166. Mercee says:

    I would use OPI Greenwich Village

  167. Deborah says:

    Mavala’s Pure Diamond – a glittertastic silver.

  168. Joanne B says:

    Hmmm – I’d have to experiment! but I’d try a chocolate brown first to get that animal look!

  169. Nina says:

    I’d cover China Glaze’s “Something Sweet” with this!

  170. Anna says:

    I’d use Models Own Lili’s Pink!

    Anna x

  171. Rachelle says:

    I would use Barry M’s matte white and then my nails can have a kooky zebra pattern on them !

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

  172. catherine says:

    id use lilac polish by eyeko
    enter me plz xxx

  173. Sarah says:

    MAC’s ‘Bad Fairy’, get a bit of a lava-look going on!

  174. Emma Jade says:

    I’d love to see it over Illamasqua’s Rare!

  175. Mel says:

    I’d use OPI Alpine Snow to get kind of a Zebra effect. :) Zebra anything rocks!
    enter me please xxx

  176. catherine titcomb says:

    ooh! i would love to see how it woud look over stargazers bright purple :)


  177. Halima says:

    I would use Urban Outfitters nail polish in Blush. It’s a pretty pale pink colour. Would be curious to see how it would look! xx

  178. Faybee says:

    I like it over metallics best. I’ve already tried it over models own sterling silver so Barry M gold would be the next one I tried.

  179. i’d pair it with my current favourite nail polish colour: plum seduction by revlon.

  180. eddmrmajolis says:

    OPI – No Spain No Gain

  181. Kassandra says:

    Would have to say Illamasqua Jo’mina…love how bright this polish is but think with the nail effects over the top would look fantastic :) xx

  182. Rachel says:

    Probably…. China Glaze Spontaneous

  183. Asma'a says:

    essie fishnet stocking


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