Since the first version of the Barry M Nail Effects Paint (in black) came out, I’ve been an avid fan – I’m not the most skilled nail-painter in the world, and this products made it easier to at least look like you had a talented nail-painting bone in your body. I think I’ve tried the black version with almost every other colour, and I have to admit that I was getting a little bored of the same colour all the time.
I went into Superdrug a couple of weeks ago and was delighted to find that they now have three more colours: a baby blue, a baby powder pink and a white. Baby blue and powder pink aren’t massively my thing (although I would like to try them out one day), but white most certainly is, and I was slightly over-excited at the prospect of some new nail looks.
Of all the colours, I decided on the white. I really thought that I would try it out straight away, but with one thing and another I’ve only really got round to trying it out today. Here’s how it looks on my nails, under a black polish – please excuse my rushed painting skills!
I have to admit that when I first applied it, I wasn’t wowed. It took a little bit of getting used to, much more than the black version did. I felt that the black Nail Effects Paint had a look of animal print about it, whereas this resembled cracked earth in the desert. There was nothing physically wrong with the product – the consistency is great for leaving the necessary thin layer to crack, and the cracking works great and dries quickly.
It was only when I showed my nails to my mum that I started to see a better side of it – she thought the design looked eye-catching, and after a while I began to agree. I think that once I experiment with different colours underneath, the design will come to life a little more for me.
For £3.99 each, I think I might end up investing in the other two colours – I’m sure I’ll manage to find a use for them given the amount I paint my nails! All-in-all, I would recommend this new white colour – just don’t be afraid to experiment.