Morning Y’all!

Never did I think I would utter these words: in 2012 I am enjoying a crackle effect nail polish! The shatter/crackle fad surged and died in 2011 and a few companies are still trying to tread water with it (oh haaaaay OPI and Pure Ice, I see you… ;-)), and the 892832.6 million crackles I have in my Ikea Helmers haven’t been touched since last summer. That was until Joanne sent me the crackle holy grail. The one crackle to rule them all…

Barry M Croc Nail Effects. The pattern with this crackle is everything that I wanted last years crackles to be, and everything that crackles were when they were first made popular by CoverGirl back in the 90s!

Let’s take a look at my new precious, shall we? 😀


Barry M Croc Nail Effects

Barry M Croc Effects 1
Barry M Croc Effects 3
I ended up using 1 thinner coat of Barry M Croc Nail Effects polish over Barry M Gold Foil. How awesome does this look? The pattern really does remind me of reptilian skin.

Me gusta. Me gusta mucho. ♥

This type of crackle behaves differently than the ones that were popular last year. You apply Barry M Croc Nail Effects while your base polish layer is still tacky, about 2-3 minutes after the base polish color is applied. Then after a few more minutes the crackle effect appears before your eyes as the polish dries. It’s really neat to watch! The thinner the coats, the smaller the pattern on your nails. :-)
Barry M Croc Nail Effects over RBL Ghost Ranch
This was a picture I shared on Instagram of another time I was wearing Barry M Croc Nail Effects. I layered it with Ghost Ranch by Rescue Beauty Lounge, which might be my new favorite combo with this crackle polish! My roommate said my nails looked like a ‘fancy handbag’, haha! 😀
Barry M Croc Shatter, Gold and Silver Foil Effects
And here are bottle shots of my precious Barry M Effects polishes: Croc Nail Effects, Gold Foil and Silver Foil (both of which can be seen in use [HERE]). I don’t own a lot of Barry M polishes, but now I think I need to expand my collection. 😀


That’s it for today. If you’re looking for Barry M polishes you can find them on Barry M’s Official Site or over at Harlow & Co!

Have any of you had the chance to try the Croc Nail Effects polish or something similar?

What do you think, crackle comeback or are you not swayed by the new type of crackle and think it’s time to move on to something new? :-)