Do you remember Barry M‘s black Instant Nail Effect called Black Magic? Yes? Did you like it? Yes? Good, because Black Magic just got company. Namely Barry M released three new shades of Instant Nail Effects. The shades are pink, white and blue. All are perfect for spring and summer and all behave exactly like their black brother.

I know that some of you are interested how do the Barry M’s Instant Nail Effects compare to the China Glaze’s Crackle glaze. Photos speak for themselves.

316 White Frost is a white crackle polish. On my ring finger is China Glaze – Lightning Bolt. Both are applied over Barry M – Spring Green.

Comparison: Barry M - Instant Nail Effects: White Frost 316 vs. China Glaze - Lightning Bolt
Barry M – Instant Nail Effects: White Frost 316 vs. China Glaze – Lightning Bolt over Barry M – Spring Green

Pink Fizz is a pink crackle polish. It’s lighter than China Glaze‘s Broken Hearted, which is applied on my ring finger. Both are applied over Barry M – Navy.

Comparison: Barry M - Instant Nail Effects: Pink Fizz 314 vs. China Glaze - Broken Hearted
Barry M – Instant Nail Effects: Pink Fizz 314 vs. China Glaze – Broken Hearted over Barry M – Navy

Blue Print is a blue crackle polish. It’s applied over Barry M – Indigo.

Swatch: Barry M - Instant Nail Effects: Blue Print 315
Barry M – Instant Nail Effects: Blue Print 315 over Barry M – Indigo

Here is a group photo of Barry M and China Glaze crackle polishes.

Comparison: Barry M - Instant Nail Effects: White Frost, Pink Fizz, Blue Print vs. China Glaze - Lightning Bolt, Broken Hearted, Crushed Candy
Barry M – Instant Nail Effects: White Frost, Pink Fizz, Blue Print vs. China Glaze – Lightning Bolt, Broken Hearted, Crushed Candy

Price in Slovenia: 5,85€ for 10ml.
Price in the UK: £3.99 for 10ml.

I’d like to add a few words on the differences/similarities of Barry M’s and China Glaze’s crackle polishes. From the distance they are similar, but if you look close enough, you’ll see that they crack differently. For my taste the crackle effect is nicer with Barry M’s polishes. But that’s not the only difference. They don’t have the same finish as well. Barry Ms have matte finish, while China Glazes have plastic-like finish. I think all in all the Barry M Instant Nail Effects are a bit easier to work with. As I wrote before, photos speak for themselves.

Now I’m really interested … Which crackle effect do you prefere? Barry M’s or China Glaze’s?

*Some products were sent to me for review.

This post is also available in SLO.

18 COMMENTS

  1. Barry M is like the only polish brand that puts their website url on the bottle. :biggrin: I think I prefer the Barry M because it crackles more. They’re both worth owning in my opinion though! :yes:

  2. barry m pink fizz im in loveeeeeee :))))

    zlatega pa srebrnega pa p2. kolk sta krasna :D danes mam ravno p2 electric ( hot oranz) preko pa golden rush. krasne krpice dela.

    crack laki so awesome!

  3. Veliko lepše razpokajo kot China Glaze. Podobni so Dependovim (res idealnim) cracklom. Beli je res super, samo imam že tega od ChG in toliko pa nisem nora na crackle, da bi imela dva bela … tale svetlo moder mi je pa sila simpatičen. Joj joj, Maestra, delaš mi dolgo Barry M wishlisto. :nervous: :wink:

  4. Če primerjam ChG crackle lak in Barry M, mi je slednji boljši. Od teh zgoraj pa mi je še najbolj v oči padel Blue Print :nails:

  5. V bistvu so mi Barry M lepši kot China Glaze, lepše razpokajo. Modrega Barry M bi imela, belega mogoče. Mi je pa všeč kombinacija bele z zeleno, prekrasno izpade.

    A bel Essence crackle lak je katera že preizkusila? Vtisi?

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