Hi there! Long time no blogging!
There's a lot of buzz around the new Barry M Instant Effects nail paint and I had to pick up myself a bottle. Thankfully, I managed to get the two for £5 offer at Superdrug and got my housemate a bottle as well.
I'm sure most of you will know what this nail paint is about but if you don't here's the low down - This is a paint which claims (and delivers!) and instant nail effect which I could describe as the bottom of a river bed once it has dried up (if that makes any sense at all!!). You apply it over your normal nail varnish once dried in one coat (don't overlap!) and the effect appears in around 30 seconds. From what I gather there is an OPI varnish which would do this if anyone from the US is interested in trying something very similar to the Barry M.
I did some research before applying and from what I gathered, the thinner the coat, the thinner the lines will appear when you apply the paint. I also found out that if you apply this whilst your nails are still wet from your base coat you will get shrinkage of the polish leaving parts of you nail exposed.
So! I set work and I applied a couple of coats of Essie's Baby's Breath and let it dry completely. After this I applied the effects nail paint. I topped this off with Seche Vite top coat for a glossy look as the effects polish itself is matte. Which I do like! It gives the nails more texture.
Here are my results:
Please ignore my granny hands and bad lighting!! I took this picture at night.
Overall thoughts: LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! I can't wait to try it out with other colours and patterns such as stripes underneath. I hope Barry M manages to develop more colours in this product. I'd love to see a white colour in this. I'm planning on applying this on halloween over my Illamasqua glitter varnish in Harsh which is a SUPER PACKED silver glitter polish.
Have you tried this yet? What do you think of it?