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Barry M Instant Nail Effects Black Magic 10 ml

by Barry M
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)


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  • Get fabulous nails with Barry M's Nail Effects Nail Paint! Perfect for doing something different with your nails, these polishes are a must have!

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Product Description

Product Description

Barry M introduce a brand new,one of a kind - Instant Nail Effects - which transforms your nails instantly! What looks like an ordinary black nail paint is in fact an illusion as it creates a oatterned effect for easy,extraordinary nail art,creating a different pattern with every stroke. For a leopard print effect apply instant nail effects over a yellow varnish or for zebra print nails apply over white!

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking
  • Irritating to eyes
  • Highly flammable

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 59 g
  • Item model number: NP311
  • ASIN: B00474DDHW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,591 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
By AyJay TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Colour Name:Black
OPI are about to release a 'shatter coat' [for about 10] alongside their Katy Perry colour collection, so so-called 'Crackle Polishes' are set to be big beauty news this year. Luckily for us Barry M already have a 'Crackle Polish' of their own on the market and it is cheaper, easier to find and is the same product as it's double-the-price contender.

Barry M INSTANT NAIL EFFECTS is a black polish* that is applied over another colour: As it dries it cracks into a unique pattern, that is similar to a leopard print.

Not only does it give an easy, professional pattern every time, but it is also hard wearing and helps my polish last longer without using another top coat over it**. I think this is due to the formula being slightly thicker then most nail polishes [but non-gloopy], so it forms a thick protective layer over your base colour.

* It is labelled as a Nail Paint - the same as Barry M's other polishes - so I wasn't sure what to call it, but the formula was created to separate as it dries so it won't work as a regular polish.

** This product is not billed as a topcoat, so it's just my personal experience. Without using a regular topcoat my polish will last for at least four days with only minimal wear. But [as previously mentioned] I'm tough on my nails (self powered wheelchair user), so this product will give longer lasting results on other people.

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1) Simply apply one or two coats of your chosen polish shade [don't go for dark colours as the finished results won't show up very well].

2) When the base colour is dry apply one coat of INSTANT NAIL EFFECTS over it*.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Effects 22 Jan 2011
Colour Name:Black
This nail varnish is brilliant. Firstly you put on a layer of normal nail varnish, wait for it to dry and then paint one single coat of instant effects over the top. The nail varnish then cracks and creates an effect similar to that on the lid.
Between the cracks you will see the original colour you put on.
It is easy to use and it doesn't matter if you don't put it on perfectly. It looks like something you would get done at a salon, its brilliant.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Barry M Instant Nail Effects 13 Jan 2011
Colour Name:Black
This is a brilliant product and works really well. I've used it several times now and have been really pleased with the results; I've even had compliments from complete strangers!

OPI have just brought out their own version, but it's much more expensive, and owning both OPI and Barry M nail varnish, I would say that the Barry M nail varnishes actually last longer, and therefore much better value for money!

One tip I would say is, put a clear top coat on, it makes the effect fit in with the base colour much better and looks nicer! (The effect nail varnish has a matt look.)

I hope Barry M will bring out more colours soon!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Quality at High Street Price 2 Jun 2011
Colour Name:Black
I bought this nail varnish on offer from a well-known high street store. I mostly got it because it was cheap, and I wanted to know if I would like the effect before I shelled out the money on a more expensive "salon" brand.

I have to say I am utterly blown away by this. I took into account some of the tips I had read about application but honestly, in my opinion it was very easy to apply (especially considering the brush, which is a traditional thinner type rather than the more modern wide brushes you see nowadays). I paired it with a Rimmel coral-coloured base colour and the Barry M 3-in-1 clear as a top coat and it is showing absolutely no signs of budging off my nails after three days. I have long natural nails and type a lot for a living so my nails are getting a very realistic amount of wear. Also it is so much fun to apply, it dries so quickly and you can see the cracks appearing before your eyes - especially if you blow on it. :D

So some tips for the effect:

1) The thinner you apply, the thinner the cracks will be. Thicker application leads to bigger chunks and bigger cracks.
2) Paint quickly - this dries extremely fast so you have to be confident and quick with your application. On the plus side, due to the very nature of the effect you don't have to be particularly neat. :) Some people have said it's important not to overlap - this may be the case but I found it impossible NOT to overlap and as long as you are quick, in my experience it doesn't matter too much.
3) Allow your base colour to dry completely before applying the effect.
4) This is a thin matte polish so a good quality top coat is a must. As mentioned though, I have used the Barry M top coat and found it very good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great to begin with then went downhill 9 July 2011
Colour Name:Black
I loved the product to begin with it looked great and lasted a while on the nail. But after a week or two it started getting less liquid and more solid and unusable even though I did as the instructions stated and kept it away from heat. Its now completely unusable which is a complete shame! Not really worth the money!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Shatter is AMAZING! 15 Mar 2011
Colour Name:Black
This nail varnish is amazing! I've just finished putting it over a blue glitter polish and it looks fab! One word of advice - for bigger 'shards' apply a thicker coat - for finer 'shards' paint a thin layer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great consistency and colour
Published 26 days ago by Helen Barlow
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Product okay after using several times this product tends to go slightly thick!
Published 1 month ago by Sharon page
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Colour ;)
If you're into doing your nails as I am, it's well worth getting something that makes them look different without too much fussing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by wood pigeon
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it the blue is so cute...
Published 1 month ago by Mayling Honre
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Awful to use very tacky.
Published 1 month ago by Rach
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
At first i found this product amazing and my nails looked really fun and i loved them so much, but after a few uses it became unusable and thick, and the effects didnt work as well... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Daisy chitty williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks good
I have long nails and this looks good over any nail varnish.. Its easy to apply and drys in seconds.. The delivery was fast..
Published 3 months ago by Mrs H
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work
Horrible stuff! Thought it would be easy to use and give a great effect to my nails...how wrong was I. Read more
Published 4 months ago by shaz29
1.0 out of 5 stars nail varnish
At first I had a problem with the product packaging but that was solved but then that same nite when I put some on the day I recieved it it was like how some one said tippex on my... Read more
Published 5 months ago by bushra
5.0 out of 5 stars Ooooh crackle effect ;)
This is pretty awesome! Did not exspect it to work so well, looks great with many colors underneath although it does feel strange and chalky but looks fab
Published 5 months ago by Mumof1
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