24 October 2011

Foiled again..

 Barry M Foil Effects in Gold

Having been obsessed with nail wraps recently for their easy application, non chipping, non smudging, long lasting finish and available in so many colours and designs, I was quite intrigued when Barry M brought out a new range of 'foil' nail polishes that claim to give the same effect as the wraps. 

Available in both silver and gold, it applies like a regular nail paint and requires only one coat. Don't get me wrong, I love their nail paints, and I don't know if it's just me who has been unlucky with them being opened, closed and tried on by others whilst on the shelf, but I find them extremely thick to apply and no so 'quick drying'. 

I am slightly disappointed, I still like the effect it has given, but I don't think it gives the same foil finish as the wraps and isn't really any different to your average metallic gold or silver polish. I applied my black shatter over the top, hoping to get a leopard print look, but ended up with something that looked a bit more like tiger stripes! I do think it will be lovely for Christmas though and I haven't actually got anything like this in my collection.

Barry M Foil Effects are available to buy in Boots and Superdrug stores or online for £3.99 each.

Have you tried the Barry M Foil Effects yet and if so what are you opinions?



  1. I have yet to try these out but i am really intrigued! I totally agree with you, the problem with barry m nail paints are that they dry way too slowly ! :s

  2. i quite like the look of it, ive seen pics of the silver which looks lovely too :D


  3. I like how it looks best underneath the black shatter. The lines (or, "foiled" appearance) it has alone just looks a bit streaky. Beautiful color but I certainly prefer when it is paired with another polish!


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