Barry M Instant Nail Effects in Blue Print
When I posted Who Has The Best Crackle, China Glaze Crackle Glaze was the first choice among my readers who voted, but my personal favorite and following right behind, Barry M for their unique crackle. This Spring/Summer they've added three new colors to the Instant Nail Effects family - Pink Fizz, Blue Print and White Frost.
Blue Print is a cornflower blue crackle polish, and it's certainly one the most unique colors I've seen since the crackle phenomenon hit this year, aside from the standard shades. Maybe it's too early to tell, but I'm not completely head over heels in love yet. And I think it's just a matter of finding that perfect combination because it's not as bold or versatile as the black.
Application and Formula. Good pigmentation. Nice smooth formula. Dries to a matte finish just like Black Magic. A quick recap if you're new to the crackle trend - thin coats equal a straight linear crackle like above, and thick coats deliver more of a scattered crackle like below. Finish with a glossy top coat for shine. You all know this, right?
Here are some different color combinations with Blue Print. The pink and yellow would be great pedicure colors for summer. I'm also digging the red. Which color(s) do you like? Do you have any color combo suggestions?
Barry M Cosmetics is a UK based company, but they do ship to countries all over the world including the US. The retail price is $6.45 (USD), and you can purchase Blue Print Instant Effects online at www.barrym.com. I've also had success ordering from ebay with reasonable shipping costs.
What do you think of this cornflower blue crackle? Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Posted by Steph at 10:25:pm
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Biba said on May 16th, 2011 5:41 am
I have it and I love it! Great combos!
Starlightlace said on May 16th, 2011 7:35 am
I like Blue Print over black. It's a very pretty shade of blue.
Icedcaramellatte said on May 16th, 2011 3:34 pm
I love the blue and black combo.