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Giveaway: Barry M Instant Effects nail paint

Wednesday, October 20, 2010   |   13 comments

You know I love me a bandwagon, so there was no way in hell that I wasn't going to lep aboard the crackle finish nail trend. Isa Dora kicked things off with their Graffiti Nails collection, which consists of five topcoats that shrink and crack giving a shattered geometric effect as they dry to let your base colour peek through, and sent the beauty blogosphere into a frenzy when they came out in August.

Sadly, they haven't reached Irish shores yet, but the ever reliable folks at Barry M have all our crackle finish needs covered. Their new Instant Effects topcoat, €5.95, may only be available in black, but its popularity is such that it's been proving difficult to track down both at home and in the UK. So when I espied a couple of bottles in Boots in Liffey Valley last week, I swooped down on those bad boys faster than a hungry bird of prey who's just spotted a particularly delicious-looking mouse.

I also called The Sister to excitedly explain my find and ask if she'd like me to pick up one for her. 

She laughed for about 10 minutes solid ("So, what, it makes your nail varnish look cracked?! BWAHAHAAHAAHAHAAAAA!") before cheerfully declining my thoughtful offer.

What she doesn't know is that OPI are about to release a crackle polish called Black Shattered as part of the upcoming Katy Perry and Serena Williams collaborations so this "cracked" effect is set to be huge. 

You and I, however, can get ahead of the game, since I got a bottle of Barry M Instant Effects for both of us. Yep - one for me, and one for you. 

To be in with a chance of getting your paws on this here bottle of crackle-finish goodness, you'll just need to...

1. be a follower (either here with Google Friend Connect in the sidebar, or over on Twitter), AND
2. leave a comment on this post to let me know you want in.


And incase you're wondering what you could use it for, well, here's a terrible photo of one I made earlier...

Layered over Lancôme B.B. Sand, looks leopard print-ish from a distance

Giveaway is now closed, folks - winner will be announced ASAP :) 

The small print
» One (1) winner will be selected at random and will receive one (1) shiny new bottle of Barry M Instant Effects nail paint.
» Open worldwide (but, please note, will not ship to a PO box address).
» Giveaway is open until 11.59pm this Sunday, 24th October 2010.
» Winner will be chosen and announced early next week.

» There is no cash alternative and my decision, it will be final. (I iz the boss here, you know.)

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