You may have seen my previous post on Barry M Instant Naill Effects, when it worked poorly on one hand, and it was just about OK on the other. I chatted with a few people on Twitter, and had a few comments, so I decided to give it another go, as the verdict was that the under-coat wasn't quite dry.
For my second attempt, I used Minted by Revlon, used two coats, gave it about half an hour to dry before putting on the Instant Nail Effects. It didn't work at all. I'd forgotten that Minted by Revlon is a terrible polish to apply and takes forever to dry, depsite being a gorgeous colour. Exactly the same happened, with the base coat smudging and flaking, and the gloopy Instant Nail Effects not working properly. I whipped it all off at once and tried again, this time using a single coat of Mavala Elle as the base, and drying it for an hour.
Yet again, I got a terrible effect from this. The formula is just so gloopy, I find it impossible to do a thin coat. It just looks awful!
Look away now if you hate toes and feet - I do!
When I first bought it, I decided to try it out on the top of my pedicure (which is Gypsy by GOSH). I'd had my toe nails painted for at least a week already with a topcoat on (yeah right - more like 3 or 4 weeks)!. I did this really quickly, and it worked perfectly! I've just not been able to replicate it on my fingers. I'm not sure why it worked at first, but has now gone gloopy.
My verdict is, I've got a bad bottle of the formula. I've seen so many blog posts where it looks really amazing, but my bottle just isn't working! I think I'm just going to chuck it away.
Thanks for reading! xx