I finally got my hands on Barry M Instant Nail effects this week so I thought I’d try it out! I got it online directly from Barry M for £3.99 plus £1.99 for the delivery, which isn't too bad compared to some of the prices I saw the exact same polish auctioning at about £10 on eBay (I've no idea what those eBayers were thinking). I also bought an extra one to add to a giveaway I’ll be doing in the near future :). I used Models Own 25 Carat Gold for the base and then waited for it to dry.
Barry M’s instruction on how to use this is to ‘apply a SINGLE COAT of instant Nail Effects, don’t overlap’ but I found this impossible to do, so I found the best method of applying it was to overload the brush and work from 1 side of the nail to the other really quickly as it dries/reacts really fast.
Barry M Instant Nail effects is an amazing nail varnish not only for the effect it creates but also how easy it is for anyone to do.
I put a really thin coat of Models Own Gold Finger on top of the effect to make the design a bit glitzier. Models Own glitter nail varnishes are really good and can produce a dense glitter effect with only 1 coat so I had to try and put as little nail varnish as possible on to the brush as I only wanted a bit of glitter on the top of my nails. I finished these with a coat of Models Own 3-in1 Base Coat, Top Coat and Gloss.