Thursday, 19 July 2012

Barry M Chameleon Nail Paints


I spotted these beauties a week or so ago whilst perusing the Barry M section in Superdrug, and as they appeared to be the only ones left (and I'd never seen them before) I decided to purchase the pink and the lilac (there is also a turquoise colour which I ummed and ahhed about but decided against). I hadn't a clue what their magic trick was - I just saw the word 'Chameleon' and the fancy-looking lid and decided they must do something special (as an increasing number of nail polishes seem to do these days). Well, I'm always up for a bit of nail polish magic so I thought it was best to invest. 

As I've been so busy lately I completely forgot I'd even bought these babies until a few days ago, when I speedily applied a coat of the lilac shade, waiting for some miracle to happen on my nails. I HAD read the instructions, which didn't mention doing anything particularly out off the ordinary to get an 'special effects' so I was a bit disheartened when nothing seemed to happen. Silly me - I didn't realise that 'Chameleon' meant 'magic colour-changing nails when a top-coat is applied' - oops. Needless to say, I popped on the Barry M website, found this out, and eagerly went back to try again. I used an Essie topcoat over the (dried) polish and watched as it quickly changed to a different colour. Okay, not THAT much of a different colour (pink goes to purple, silvery lilac goes to... purple) but a different colour nonetheless. As you can see, I played around quickly with some (rather messy) designs to give you an idea of what you can do with these polishes - they're good for doing things like stripes and spots etc., without adding more nail polish (well, you're adding topcoat, but that's not the same thing).

I really like these polishes, they're fun to use and you can create some nice designs with them. Failing that, the metallic polishes on their own are pretty damn nice. Have you tried Barry M's new Chameleon nail paints?
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26 comments

  1. What a lot of fun, these are so nice! I'd purchase them if I knew I'd get more use out of them.

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  2. I had been looking at these in Boots and wasn't quite sure what they did but they look so creative and I love the purple shade! Great to see you blogging again Hannah :) x

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  3. These colours are beautiful especially for this fall/winter :) liked the way you designed them :) Ixx

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  4. Beautiful colours, these are really cool! :) xx

    http://rosee-petals.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. been dying for someone to review these, i have spotted them and just didnt understand the concept! now i do xx

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  6. I've been dying for a review too. I just didn't understand but now, obviously, I do. I'll be picking up the pink.

    Lauraxo
    www.whatlauradid.com

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  7. Omg these are amazing! I am going to have to try them out :)
    xx

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  8. these look awesome, i will have to pick them up at the weekend! :) x

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  9. I blogged about the pink one! I really like them :)

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    xx

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  10. I too love a good nail polish related bit of fun! I like the idea of these but do they not chip fast without an all over top coat? Cute designs though! :) x

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  11. I love the purple one, so pretty! xx

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  12. I really want to try these, I didn't expect the change to be so dramatic! I think I would love the turquoise one aswell :)

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I was looking at these today with my cousin, and we were wondering how they worked haha, will have to let her know she needs a top coat! ;)

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  14. These are really interesting!
    Hadn't heard about them before!

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    xx

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  15. I havent heard aboutthese either! I love them! Xx

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  16. I haven't heard about these until now x I have to go and try them x I am your newest follower! ❤ I love your blog x
    Check out mine x http://littlesugarcube98.blogspot.co.uk/ ❤

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  17. These look amazing like the magic pens you use to get as a child that changed colour! I definately like the silver to blue one! xx

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  18. i've never seen these, but they look great! must try them :) x

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  19. gorgeous. i love that combination with dots. so cool :)

    xx

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  20. Ah I saw these the other day with didn't realise what they did, thats pretty cool! xx

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  21. Been umming and aahing about getting these for ages but after actually seeing a review on them, I think I might! Cute designs :)

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    xxxx

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  22. I was so confused for so long so I'm glad I've seen a review on these now! :)
    I'm not sure if I like these particular colours, and it does mean that you can't top coat the whole thing?!
    But I might give them a try anyways cos they're a cool idea :)
    x

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