Friday, 22 April 2011

#85 -- Barry M vs OPI :)

Today I managed to get OPI Black Shatter in Sallys for £4.75+VAT so good compared to the usually £10 price tag so I thought I would give it a whirl and compare to to Barry M's Instant Nail Effects which I love!
OPI Black Shatter, Barry M - Fuchsia and Instant Nal Effects.
I used Fuchsia as my base coat for both swatches a it is a beautiful vibrant pink which goes very well with black!
Left - Barry M and Right - OPI
As you can see Barry M's cracks are alot bigger and OPI's are smaller, the drying time of both was about the same. I prefer the bigger cracks to the small ones as it gives it a better effect too me!
Both more a less the same product and effect, but Barry M is only £3.99 and OPI is £9.95...big difference too me! I prefer Barry M and will stick with it. 

Other Crackles I want to try are Models Own, China Glaze, 17 Cosmetics and Nails Inc x


  1. This is a really good post hun:)
    I think I like the Barry M a lot better for the bigger cracks :)

  2. I have been wondering for ages what that OPI one is like! Defo prefer the Barry M one though! I've got it in black & white, just need the pink and blue ones now!