Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Barry M Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects

I often say there's not a lot of new things they can come up with when it comes to nail polish. I mean, it's not like they can invent a new color, right? But they do keep trying new finishes (I'm still waiting for an OPI Black Spotted rip-off) and Barry M came up with the Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects.

''Magical Chameleon instant nail effects means you have two colours in one! Instructions: 1) Apply a basecoat and then apply one coat of your chameleon nail paint and allow to dry. 2) Apply second coat and allow to dry. 3) Create a design with your clear nail paint and watch it change colour.'' (Barry M)

It's a nail polish that changes color once you apply top coat over it. How cool is that? It's perfect for those who like to play with scotch tape and nail polish. Anyway. Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects come in three colors: lilac, pink and blue. The stripe on the cap of the polish shows the color to which the polish changes once top coat is applied.
Barry M Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects

Color drops are pretty random (read: not that interesting at all).
Barry M Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects

Let's see the swatches... I applied 1-2 coats of nail polish on my nails and a top coat on my middle finger nail and pinkie.

Barry M, Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects, Blue
Barry M Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects in Blue

Barry M, Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects, Lilac
Barry M Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects in Lilac

Barry M, Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects, Pink
Barry M Chameleon Colour Changing Nail Effects in Pink

The instructions say to use a base coat, two coats of chameleon nail paint and top coat where desired. I didn't use the base coat, because these polishes have a chrome-like features. That means they're easier to apply on bare nails - usually one coat of this polish is enough for full opacity. Once you apply top coat, the color starts to change. Blue to burgundy/plum, lilac to blurple chrome and pink to purple. Blue is my favorite. The color by itself is great, but when you apply top coat you get a magical ''Peel Me a Gobi Grape'' type of plum color. Pink one is great as well - the purple shade it turns to is really bright and special. I'm not to crazy about the lilac one, because it looks too chrome-y. And I only like silver and gold chrome shades. 

All three polishes are good to work with. They're one coaters, but some will need 2 coats for better color change effect. They apply like chromes, which means they'll inhance every bump and ridge on your nails. Maybe that's why they recommend to use a base coat underneath. 

*Polishes were sent to me by Ličila.si for swatching purposes. 

Thanks for looking and commenting!

27 comments:

  1. Wow, zakon. Blue je čudovit <3 Lilac bi bil tudi. če bi bil malo manj no, svetlikajoč? Aluminijast? You get it :D

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    1. Tudi tebe moti krom videz. =D Se strinjam.

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  2. Whoa, I'm mesmerized by Blue!

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  3. Quite a dramatic change on the blue!

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  4. I really like the pink one with the topcoat on!

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  5. Love it! Are these limited edition, or will they be available forever? :)

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  6. Gorgeous pics, and I adore the claret and blue one! x

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  7. Lilac is my choice! Despite the brush strokes it's really great! Strange thing.

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  8. Wow, it's amazing. It's such a beautiful effect.

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  9. Now this I like!
    It's a very nice effect!

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  10. WOW, I loved it! Such an amazing idea.

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  11. Thanks for posting this! just bought the Lilac & blue one, can't wait for them to come!

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  12. Oh wow, I wonder how on earth they work??

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  13. Whoooa! That pink! *dies*

    xoxo

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  14. That is a really amazing effect!!!!

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  15. Pretty, pretty and pretty! :)
    I wonder if they could be used for stamping?

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  16. Oh I like them all, they certainly look fun to play about with. I'm sure a nail design with these would look awesome. I don't usually look out for Barry M polishes though.

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  17. Wow! They are all stunning!

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  18. I just came back from England, too bad I did not see those )=
    They are all awesome!

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  19. Can you use any topcoat, or is there a special one?

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  20. Love it, especially lilac & pink shade :D

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  21. I want these so bad it hurts! lol

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  22. How cool is that? I saw them on Barry M website but didn't care to check carefully, thinking they were some strange duochromes.
    Doh!

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  23. i just bought the pink/purple one. its so lovely on and shine off it is amazing!
    will buy the other ones now

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