Barry M Instant Nail Effect-Tried & Tested

When I saw this advertised I just knew I had to have some, Modern and fun it’s a great pick me up for adding instant wow to your nails.

Barry M is a great favourite brand of mine, whilst so much cheaper than many of its competitors it still manages to retain its quality, no wonder it’s a favourite amongst beauty artists too!

Candy Cane shades and Neon bright are bang on trend for your nails right now so I opted for a bright yellow to add instant sunshine to my toes.

Step one.

I removed all my old polish and made sure my nails were in tip top shape. If you really are in despair over your feet then I suggest investing in a great piece of kit such as this pedicure set by Rio– At only £30 it provides excellent value in the long term and will ensure you will attract looks of envy not horror next time you slip into your summer sandals.


Top tip- Red nail polish can be a nightmare to remove so use a Q Tip (cotton bud to us UK girls!). These are great to get into those hard to reach corners and soak in lemon juice if it still refuses to budge.

Step two.

I applied a coat of Barry M varnish in Lemon Ice Cream and waited till it had dried. This colour is great on its own and is ideal for holidays!

Step Three

Apply Barry M Instant Nail Effect in Black in even strokes and wait for the fun!



The top coat begins to crackle immediately; it’s like a mini earth quake on your toes- without the movement or sheer horror of course.


The coat finally stops crackling and you are left with your end result. Funky bright Crackled nails-the must have nail craze right now!


Don’t feel like you have to stick to one colour- Nail Effect can be used over any varnish for creating your own unique look.

My daughter tried it over Barry M in Mint Green which looked very cute!


Have you tried it yet?

25th June 2011
Written by Very_Lauren

Posted by: Barry M Instant Nail Effect-Tried & Tested 26 June 2011

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