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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Croc effect nails

Another nail effect from Barry M, this time croc effect!

This works slightly differently to the crackle effect polishes. You apply a thin coat of your base colour polish (I chose Barry M’s gold) and after a minute or two — before the polish dries — apply a layer of the croc effect. The polish takes a longer time to crack and cause the effect, approximately 3 minutes. This meant that I actually looked away and got bored of waiting for it and when I looked back it made it that much more of a surprise to see the finished outcome.


In this case my base colour only showed through very subtly, so I would like to try this again with a darker colour underneath and see to look.

I’m not convinced I like it yet, what do you all think?

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9 comments:

  1. Check the instructions on how to apply. The first time I used this I assumed it would be on dry nails and it didn’t work, then I realised you have to can’t apply it to dry nails and it worked much better. x

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  2. Uptowninfluence24 January 2013 00:32

    i definately had the croc polish for the summer loved it!

    http://uptowninfluence.blogspot.com/2012/01/its-monday.html

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  3. That’s true actually, it does look neater. I think the fact that it does look so croc like is what makes me unsure of it….but I’m sure I’ll get used to it.

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  4. It looks really gorgeous but too similar to the crackle nail polishes so I think I'm going to skip this one... :)

    xo

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  5. Safira @ Miss Stylicious24 January 2013 00:33

    This actually looks gorgeous! I really like the croc effect - so much more than any crackle I have tried. Probably because it looks neater, but it does look like a croc effect too. Defo getting down to my Barry M counter to nab one of these!

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  6. Hmmmm...I'm not sure this one has my vote either. I like the crackle effect the first month I saw it and then it exploded everywhere and I got tired of it. I like that this is a little different but it's still a crackle polish.

    I found your blog through the Beauty Blog Hop and am currently following. Please be sure to check out my blog as well. -Jen http://adventuresinbeauty.com

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  7. Wow I love it! Much more nicer than the crackle, I got the Barry M crackle and hated it! Might have to purchase this, hope it comes in over colours too :)

    http://simplybeautifulx.blogspot.com/

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  8. Im not sure about the crackle - I bought one myself (a cheaper brand I can not remember the name of) and it just didnt work for me. I do like this black and gold combo though!

    I found your blog on the blog hop and am now following! please check out my blog and follow too!

    Kim

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.com/

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  9. I never loved the crackle either but this one looks so neat I wish I had Barry M!!!

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Thank you so much for your comments, I love to get your opinions and I do my best to reply to all x

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