Thursday, April 26, 2012

Barielle Review

Darlings do I have a treat to you, I recently asked to review some Barielle products and today is the day. If you haven't heard of Barielle you should they have some great products from hand and foot care products to skin products and a wide variety of nail polish colors to chose from. Now on to the goods....

First is a Nail Rebuilding Protein Barielle's website says, "This revolutionary formula helps build up damaged nails, bonding and fortifying weak nail layers together. A perfect product to help damaged nails after removing wraps and acrylics." They know me so well my nails need all the help they can get. It says to use it as a base coat so applying it was easy, it dries really shiny and dry time is good about 2 minutes and like all base coats you should wait for it to dry before you paint over it.

I also got a Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender now Barielle's website says, "This award winning, high gloss, quick drying formula provides a hard, chip resistant top coat. This formula was also developed to help protect the nail and color from UV radiation to help keep dark colors from fading and light colors from yellowing."  Now I used this over my polishes and I think I found my SV replacement, it was fast drying, it didn't change the color of my polish and the smell didn't kill me, it's smell is was barely noticeable, Hubby hates the smell of SV but didn't even mention this so I'll take that as a good sign.

Now on to the beautiful colors....

First is Island Breeze "A shimmery deep aqua blue." 
This polish is my now go to summer color, it's bright with a teal shimmer and application only took 2 coats and some top coat. This is such a fun shimmy blue it actually reminds me of ice pops, omg I can link it to the name it reminds me of a summer's breeze it's a refreshing color!
The shimmer is simply beautiful

Up Close

Direct Sunlight

Next is Working Girl "Pearlized Plum Red."
Now to me this is a beautiful color, to me it's more of a fuchsia than a plum red and this was a simple one coat and top coat, no streaky mess or restrokes for this polish which makes me a happy girl.
I couldn't believe the color by the bottle.
Up close
Direct Sunlight

Indirect Sun light
Next is Peanut Butter "Matted Mustard Brown."
Now this was far from the color I was expecting when they said matted Mustard Brown I was thinking of a yellower color or even just matted but this lives up the the Peanut Butter name it does remind me of peanut butter and I actually like this color but I also thought it would be matted but it's glossy which works better for me. It's a work friendly, clean, and unique color.
Close up

Direct Sunlight

Next we have Fancy Pantsy "Sheer Flaming Pink w/gold shimmer."
I am in love with this polish, I can't believe I couldn't find a million swatches of it. The pink is hands down the best pink that I've been blessed to have on my hands and the gold shimmer makes it something barbie would be jealous of. From the bottle to the nail was wonderful I didn't want to take it off and I love that the bottle didn't lie

The Gold Shimmer is Amazing

Direct Sunlight

One more

In the Shade

Lastly, we have Amber Sparkler "Metallic Bronze w/Silver Swirl."
This polish would be one of my mom's favorites. It's such a pretty subtle metallic, now there is nothing special about this color it's been done before but I love the formula, I had no problems with applying it or streaks, it was a simple silky smooth application.

Bottle Shot

Close up
Direct Sunlight

Indirect sunlight
These color's are beautiful and I'm more than happy with the Barielle brand, they are 3- free, they have alot of colors to choose from and they are affordable. My only problem is when ordering online the swatch examples aren't as close to the polish's actual color as I would like them to be, but again I am not the least bit disappointed with the colors so far the colors I have are beautiful and I can't wait to try out more. You can order from their site, just if your extremely picky about the exact color you must have make sure you check out swatches and read the pictures descriptions first. I will let you know how the Nail Rebuilding Protein and Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender are going but as of now I love them at this moment I have Working Girl on my nails and no chipping or anything in the past 12 hours after washing dishes, doing house stuff and chasing after Roman so that is a wonderful sign!

And if your wondering what I did for my polka dot theme you can check it out on the facebook page where I'll be posting them from now on unless I do a how to. Alright darlings I hope you liked my review till tomorrow.

*These polishes were given to me for an honest review, all opinions are mine and mine alone.