When I first heard of this new product from Barry M, I pretty much ran to my Superdrug to grab one before they flew off the shelves, I was lucky enough to get the last two bottles in my store and because of the two for a fiver deal on Barry M polishes, it was a total bargain!
If you haven’t heard of this stuff yet, watch this video and all will be revealed. Basically it is a black polish that you paint over any colour you like and as if by magic it instantly starts to dry and crack right in front of your eyes- leaving this amazing crackled effect with your colour below shining through. Every nail ends up different and you can get a different look simply by the way you apply, a think coat leaves lots of small cracks and gives a speckled effect, and a thick coat cracks with larger gaps giving a more blocky effect. My tip is to be careful whe painting it on not to overlap and paint more than one bit of black in one place as it ruins the effect.
I amobsessed by seeing how it looks over all my nail colours, Today I am sporting it over a deep red shade, which is gothic glam at its best and it is getting loads of compliments. But it works so well with light pastel shades too, Here is my first go with it, over a white pearl shade.
It dries to a mattish finish and if that is not for you, it glosses up a treat with a slick of clear top coat. For anyone wanting to try out nail art but have no idea where to start or want an easy way to achieve a great statement nail then this stuff is definitely for you. With Halloween round the corner I bet you could create some eery looking nails with this stuff too!
Happy Cracking everyone!