You use them in the exact same was as the BarryM versions however their effect is in no way as good. The shatter top coat does not separate enough on your nails and just looks awful (in my opinion).
I bought two of these polishes in silver and in gold, I wish I had invested in one of the BarryM nail effects polishes instead.
For the base coat I used Avon's matte effect polish in black. I love this polish it is very effective but it does chip easily.
And that was the end result............rubbish!!!
Till next time : )