March 22, 2012

Barielle Swatch Love (AND an announcement!)

Hi everyone!  I am going to continue playing catch-up and start going back to the reviews I should have posted a long time ago!  I need to swatch new collections, and I'll throw those in from time to time as well. I don't want to do ALL reviews, just know that I might go to three per week until I catch up.  Remember, this is three months worth of materials I have lying around!  lol  Also, by reviews, I do mean shades that were sent to me AND full collections that I have bought on my own.  I'm just meaning that they will be a tad more informative then regular swatch posts! 

Second on the agenda for today:  It's been a long time since I've done a giveaway!  I have started my second job (which is full time.  yeesh), so soon I will be putting together something pretty fun.  I'm not sure what it will be yet!  I DO know that if I can reach 500 followers and 100 FB "Likes" by March 31, it will begin on April 7.  Otherwise, I'll be starting it probably the first of May.  So, keep that in mind!  I need followers!  :)   
This will be in addition to a FUN giveaway I have coming up next week.  I need to prepare the swatches for it, but trust me.  You want to pay attention to know when it is starting!  It will be more of a contest, so get your creative hats on!  

Now, on to the polish!  I explained to you awhile back that Barielle and I had been in contact and they sent me some amazing polishes.  I am going to show you the other three that they sent today.  First up is Blackened Bleu: 


Blackened Bleu
This is exactly what the name implies.  It is a (very) blackened blue base with a blue foil running throughout.  I absolutely LOVE this polish!  Application was great, and this is two coats. 


Hidden Hideaway
I have wanted this polish from afar for quite some time, but for some reason, could never bring myself to buy it!  Can anyone tell me why?  It is a gorgeous dark purple with a purple metallic/foil/shimmer finish that makes it glow.  I was amazed when I saw it irl!  It is SO much different than I had thought!  The application on this was a little different, but still two coats.  You can see, though, that if you mess up it's a little hard to clean off as is typical with shades like this.  Be careful! 



Green Opal
Here we have an olive green with a gold duo chrome.  It has a metallic finish, that makes me want to keep the polish, even though I didn't end up loving the color.  I may purge it at some point.  It really is very pretty as it flashes from gold (top photo) to a light olive (bottom), but just isn't me.  This had good application as well, and can also be achieved in two coats. 

I don't have to talk much about these, I have already done a review recently and Barielle is one of my favorite brands!  The only cons I really have are with the website and have nothing to do with these at all.  The navigation on the website can be a little confusing if you've never used it before and takes a little time to get used to it.  Also, they use color drops.  I. Hate. Color drops.  Any time a company uses those, you can bet you should google swatches before you order a polish!  It will never be the same as it shows in those little computer generated droplets.  Ick.  

That being said, I absolutely recommend this brand and especially these shades!  However, I recently added a ton to my wish list since they have added 90 colors to their core line.  SQUEE!  I am excited to get my hands on some of the new ones!  

Barielle nail polish can be bought from their website and various e-tailors for $8.  The Barielle website often runs sales and specials, so I would check there first!  You can also find them several times a year on Hautelook for $4 each.  I'll give you a heads up here each time that even takes place!  

What do you all think?  Will you be grabbing any of these??  Thanks for reading!  

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14 comments:

  1. I love Barielle, and the fact that they just added 90 shades to their core line.. amazing!!

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    1. I know! I just about died. Did you see how big my wish list for that brand is now?

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  2. girrrrrl, that purple is to die for!!

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    1. I literally gasped at it's prettiness.

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  3. Lovely colors :) I hope you reach more followers and likes!

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    1. ME TOO! lol I'll do a g/a at the end of June regardless. Anniversary! WOOT! lol

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  4. The first 2 nail polishes are GORGEOUS, I can't stop staring at the pics! :D x

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    1. They were HUGE lemmings and lived up to every single expectation!

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  5. Blackened Blue and Hidden Hideaway are stunning! I'm going to have to keep an eye out for them!

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  6. I did not order Blackened Blue for a long time thinking of all the deep blue/blacks I have that just don't show the blue but in rare bright lighting. This is oh so not that kind of polish as you all can see. It's one of my fav shades I have bought from Barielle.

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