Sunday, 29 April 2012

Barry M's Mushroom + Croc effect nail varnishes

Just thought I would show the two latest additions to my Barry M nail varnish collection (A collection post is on its way).I bought these at Boots because I saw it was buy 2, get £1 off (not a massive discount, but it persuaded me).I have heard quite a lot about the Mushroom colour, and I have to agree that it looks like a lovely dark nude colour. However, I have only heard about the croc effect once, but I really liked the look it gave, so decided to get it (YOLO).

'Mushroom' has a really good coverage compared to normal Barry M colours, and it dries pretty quickly (I wonder if they have improved their formula?). I quite like the colour - it comes out like the underneath brownnesss of a mushroom but a little bit more greeny.

Unlike the crackle polish, the croc effect takes about 5  minutes to develop fully, and it is shiny once it is complete. Honestly, I was dissapointed at how little it 'crocced' on first application....

But then I looked at the instructions on the bottle, and it said that the nail varnish shouldn't be completely dry before you put the croc effect on. So I used Mushroom and put a fairly thin layer on a bare nail. I then blew it for 2 seconds, probably waited 5 seconds and then put a moderately thick layer of the croc effect on. This worked MUCH better....

Then I did the same on my thumb, but used a much thicker layer of the croc effect, and this is the result I got.
I didn't like it as much as my little finger, but I still thought it was cool.
So by the end, I did quite like the croc effect, and I think it will be good instead of a plain black nail.

Hope you enjoyed!


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    1. Accidently deleted it, sorry! But thank you for what you did say :)!

  2. Such a great effect, I normally hated nail polish with the crackle effect, but I'm impressed with this one. x

    1. Yep, I think it is much nicer than the crackle effect :) x

  3. I have to say the croc effect is so much better than the crackle, great post!

    love, Natalie.