23 October 2011

NOTD – Nails Inc, Orly and Barry M

Hello dahhhhlings! About a year ago I bought that Barry M crackle polish in black, gave it a go and hated it! I just couldn’t get it to look good, but after watching a few you tube videos and having another go I have improved.

The trick is to apply it quite thick and in one swipe if possible. I am right handed but my left hand has come out much better, I think because I don’t have the same amount of control as I do with the right.

You can just make out the sparkle in this photo, I wanted so much more!

I used Nails Inc Bennett Street as a base, I’d had this on for a couple of days so just refreshed the tips, then painted over 3 coats of Orly Rockerbilly (I think that’s what it’s called, it’s rubbed off), one coat of Barry M Crackle in black and one final coat of Seche Vite to seal it all.

It’s not perfect but definitely better than my first attempt all those months ago. The pink crackle is next on my hit list. I was a little disappointed in the Orly polish, I really wanted a sparkly holographic polish but it was a bit of a let down.

What other polish combinations should I try? I have my eye on Electric Avenue by Nails Inc next, it's a 3d holographic glitter polish type thing. I saw it over on Zoe's blog.


  1. That looks really glam actually!I quite like crackle over a hot pink or a gold colour

  2. Yum! Reminds me of strawberries.


  3. It looks lovely, almost like an animal print :) I could never get it to look decent either, I think mine's languishing in the bottom of a drawer somewhere!x

  4. @Gaelle - The make up fairy - I think so too, can't wait to try other colours x

    @GirlieBlogger - yeah never thought of that before x

    @are you dressing up or dressing down - Thanks x

    @Monday Receptionist - Have another go, practice makes perfect as they say x

  5. i love the crackle. i have a sally hansen and opi one lol coursty of my mum's work


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