Monday, August 25, 2014

Barielle Sweet Treats Collection

Hey guys!
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I have some Barielle polishes and a treatment to share with you today!

The Barielle Hydrating Ridge Filling Base Coat is just what I need. Some of my nails are quite ridgey (ridgey? Sure, we'll go with that!) and it is visible when wearing polish. I don't think my nails are brittle but they definitely have some ridges so I was curious to see how this base coat worked to help mask that problem. This ridge filler has silk protein fibers that help to smooth ridges and moisturize nail beds.

It is a milky color, and dries to what looks like a matte finish on the nails. It dried very quickly and I was able to apply my nail color within no time at all. On my left index finger, I have more ridges than my other nails so I applied two coats to that nail.

Green Apple Chew is the brightest of the bunch. I used 2 easy coats of this lime green polish.

Banana Drop is a creamy banana yellow. This covered very well for a yellow; I did two coats!

Lilac Jelly Bean is a dusty lilac purple. This was my second favorite! So pretty. Perfect for fall but not dark and vampy like so many fall shades.

Blue Cotton Candy is the most pigmented of this group. I could have gotten away with one coat but I did use two, partially out of habit and partially just to be sure it was completely opaque. This was my favorite, that color just screams "Amanda!" This description on the Barielle website calls this a "frosted opalescent sea blue" but I would not call this a frost polish at all. There is definitely shimmer but not at all frosty.

Orange Parfait is an orangey coral. This reminds me of a desert orange. I really liked this!

Overall, these were very lovely polishes to be able to use. They swatched nicely, dried fairly quickly, and the formulas on all of the polishes were very easy to work with. I have several other Barielle shades and I don't use them as often as I should! They are lovely!

You can purchase Barielle nail polish on their website. Individual bottles retail for $4 each (a steal!) or you can purchase color collections for $25. There are also a bunch of hand and foot treatments, creams, and lotions on the website!

Talk to you soon!