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Ok, so I know pretty much every blogger and their dog, and their dog's dog has blogged about Barry M's instant effects nail varnish, but I recently received these in the post as a giveaway price from Adrienne Adores so here's my novice-when-it-comes-to-nails take on them. *drumrolls*




They came in wrapped up in a purple parcle with some sweets thrown in, I only managed to scoff one before my cat jumped on the other and decided to bat it around the living room.


Black Magic, White Frost, Pink Fizz, Blue Print

I was lucky enough to win all four shades, and despite my nails being a bit gnarled (i munch at my desk) I got to painting straight away. The instructions couldn't really be anymore basic, paint your nails in any colour/any brand, add a single coat of Instant Effects over the top once dry, and a couple of seconds later watch some crackly goodness appear!



For the base colour I used Model's Own in Feeling Blue and Nails Inc's Warwick Avenue. Deffs prefer Model's own, the texture is a lot thicker and I only needed one coat, where as the Nails Inc polish was a bit watery and two coats still wasn't really enough. Then I messily slopped on some Barry M and this was the result, the blue and pink combo is my fave I reckon.



I'm guessing a lot of people have tried these already, what's your best colour combo so far?

On a less cosmeticy note I'm sooo happy for another long weekend, I'm starting to get a bit bored in my job and I've not even been there a year yet, there's only so much "Your balance is now due your account is on stop" I can take. Plus I get to see my newphew and sister again which should be nice.

And imma get me a case of bulmers

What are your weekend plans?


x

18 comments

  1. I am on the strongbow tomorrow! Gotta love cider on a bank holiday!
    Love the nail affects, I have the black one. Yet to get my hands on the others! I really fancy the blue one.
    Sophie
    x

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  2. ooh wow those are so cool! i have the black one, the pink and blue look great though :) ronan x

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  3. I really like the black over the blue! I haven't tried these. :)

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  4. I bought the pink and blue the other week but I'm yet to try them, haa, but I love the black one over gold.

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  5. Love the pink and blue. Yay to Bulmers, I'll be doing the same! x

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  6. I can't believe I still haven't got round to trying out these Barry M polishes yet, I will definitely have to get my hands on one next time I'm shopping! I love the blue and pink combo!

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  7. awwh they're just great ! I esp love the pink one <3

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  8. I have the black one and love it so much! I really like using it with purples and pinks but no matter what I always put a glossy top coat on top, I don't know what it is but I'm not a fan of matte nails :(

    Gem x

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  9. I really want the white cackle polish. So lucky that you actually won them! xo

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  10. They're so cool but I haven't tried them yet. Desperate times when you can't even afford to buy nailvarnish! But definitely going to get some when I have some spare moola!x

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  11. Those are nice nails! I haven't tried them out yet, but the effect is really nice! xo

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  12. wonderful polish colors <3 i absolutely love the crackling effect!! i have been wanting to try this out myself!!

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  13. Love love loving the pink on blue! My black cracked effect polish has gone all hard and gloopy - perfect excuse to get some more! xx

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  14. Those are very nice. My favourite is the white nail effect and the blue.

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  15. I love this, I want some so badly but they are sold out everywhere!

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  16. OMG THEY HAVE MORE COLOURS!!! i only have the black one, have been lusting after the opi version in silver but its a bit out of my price range! they all look awesome. i will have to stock up :)

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