Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Barielle Shades Summer 2009 Collection



Summer is looking good so far! Barielle amazed us all with their exceptionally awesome fall collection and that little beauty by the name of Date Night... Oh yeah, remember that one? Fabulous, right?

Now for summer they've given us some bright, cheerful candy colors, two of which are GREEN!!!

For these pictures (with the exception of Lemon Drops) I've taken both an indoor and outdoor photo because the colors seem to pick up slightly different tones in bright sunlight.




Cotton Candy. Soft, girly pink with a hint of shimmer. I love cotton candy (the food) so I have to love this one at least for the name. It is a pretty pink, both bright and playful, but I just don't really do pink.



Decadence. Oh wow. Isn't this gorgeous? It's a medium blue-green shimmer. Does that make it turquoise or aqua? It takes on much more of a green look indoors, but outside in the sunlight the shimmer really lights up and gives off more of a blue tone. So beautiful, like a sparkling sea.




Grape Escape. Grape candy purple creme! This could be a one-coater. Very pigmented. I love purple cremes so much, I am so happy Barielle created this color! This is slightly more of a blue-purple, and it works great with the Konad (more about that in a minute..).



Lemon Drops. I thought I had taken two pictures of this, but apparently not. LOL. It's a sunny lemon yellow creme. Slightly less streaky than other yellows, but still not 100% foolproof. This color is so happy and bright! Not neon at all, and not really muted. Right in between. Love it. I can never get enough yellow.




Sweet Addiction. YESSSS!!!! What a great color! It's a smooth, dreamy turquoise-green creme. Opaque in one coat. So perfect. It is somewhat similar to Misa Dirty Sexy Money, but Sweet Addiction feels less muted. I will compare them. I love them both.



Swizzle Stix. Baby blue creme. I'm wearing this as a pedi right now! It's one of the prettiest sky-blue shades ever. Normally light blues give me a hard time because they make my hands/feet look red but this one is just about perfect on me. The indoor picture is more accurate- it's not a bright blue. It's a soft, light blue, not neon or anything. It's lighter than some of the similar shades I have- OPI Just Groovy and Zoya Yummy.


I mentioned earlier in this post that these polishes work great with the Konad stamp system. Here's a little demonstration of how nice and opaque they are with Konad:


Grape Escape over Sweet Addiction.


Lemon Drops over Grape Escape.

See how nice and crisp the designs are? This polish is the perfect texture for stamping. My designs are messy and uneven, I know. I just wanted to show you that you can Konad with these.

Overall, I think this is a fantastic collection. Two greenish shades, a purple creme, a yellow creme and a sky blue?? How could I not love it??? It's wonderful! Some of the shades are similar to other shades I own, but they are also colors that aren't released very often.

The formula on these is great. Two are opaque in one coat, the rest are two coaters. They're all on the verge of being opaque in one coat, just too much visible nail line at one coat for me to be comfortable. These are very thick, but that works to your advantage in this case. They are thick but smooth and easy to apply and the thickness allows you to do fewer coats. They do take slightly longer to dry with a coat of Seche Vite than some of my other polishes, but not so much that it's frustrating like CND.

I am so excited that Barielle is releasing such lovely colors, it makes me hopeful that we will see more unique shades in the future! After Date Night (and the rest of the fall collection), I have faith in Barielle. They did not disappoint me for summer either! Now I just can't wait to see what they have planned for fall (Yes, I know it's February...).

29 comments:

  1. Scrangie, those are absolutely gorgeous! I'm loving the purple, blue, and teal cremes.

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  2. Love love love! I want all of them at my house right now!

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  3. Oh, I have a question. How does Sweet Addiction fall in the spectrum between Misa Grass is Greener, and Dirty Sexy Money?

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  4. Any idea how Grape Escape compares with Orly Charged up or the base color of ChG Flying Dragon?

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  5. Which retailers/e-tailers have this collection?

    I love these colors!

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  6. Beautiful swatches!! I wish I could actually find the Barielles...I see a large Barielle order in my future. :P

    Also, I saw some new Nicole swatches you posted on nailgal. Will you be posting about them soon? I fell in LOVE with them!!!

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  7. Decadence is gorgeous!
    Grape Escape is pretty, even if it is a creme.
    I wish I liked cremes better!

    I love the purple and yellow zebra print design!
    So cute!

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  8. These are gorgeous! I already know that I love Barielle's formula and application, and these colors are to die for. I can't wait for these to come out. Any idea when?

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  9. I'm in love with Swizzle Stix...ahh!!! How much is the whole collection? I really like it, especially if it works with Konad...I have a lot of troubles with using cremes for it!

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  10. OMG I neeeeed to get hold of these and Date NIght :D Thanks for fantastic swatches!!

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  12. hey scrangie

    i was wondering where i could buy barielle and when this collection will be released?

    do you know acutal stores or salons that carry it that arent online? (my dad doesnt let me buy from etailers...sadly i have to obey since its his credit card after all)

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  13. OMG!! Sweet addiction looks like that claw polish from a few years back I've been dying to find but never could! I can't wait for these!!

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  14. Hey Scrangie! Love this collection! Does the blue compare to ChG "Bahamian Escape"? The pink to ChG "Pink Underground", and the purple to ChG "Spontaneous"?

    Are they dead on twins/dupes, or are they more like Sisters or Cousins lol. Thanks!

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  15. Count me amongst those curious about where to buy Barielle. I *love* Grape Escape, although cremes aren't usually my thing.

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  16. I just stumbled upon this drool worthy blog and am so glad i did.Those colors are beautiful!thank you for contributing to my polish obssesion,hahah.I will probably be getting one of each!

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  17. Okay, you've done it again! Now I need this collection. Beautiful nails, colors and photos. I love the Lemon over the Grape Konad. It is wild!

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  18. You do the most AMAZING swatches. Colors I would never wear suddenly are singing me their siren song. I need a CVS now!

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  19. Oh my gosh. I need Grape Escape and Sweet Addiction. But I don’t live in the U.S.! Man, I wish I can purchase this online for a good price.

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  20. Those are lovely colors. Sweet Addiction is my fave because it also remind me of DSM, which I love. But they're all great for spring/summer.

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  21. I love that pink! Going back to drool at again :)

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  22. Decandence is soooo awesome Scrangie! Those turquiose colros remind me of san, sun and endless blue water....

    Thanks for the mini-vacation! :)

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  23. If you are looking to purchase Barielle Shades colors...It looks like Scangie has a banner on the right side of her blog linking to Barielle's site, where you can purchase them. Scrangie you did an amazing job with these swatches... bravo!

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  24. If you register on Barielle.com to receive their newsletter, they give you a 15% off coupon code, in addition the Barielle polishes are buy 2 get 1 free...stock up!!

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  25. Cotton Candy ROCKS your nails! Thanks you for posting it first. All The colors in this collection are just pure pretty. Thanks for taking the time. If you were my neighbor, I'd drop off some chicken noodle soup to make you feel better.

    Scott

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  26. Your nails were so lloooooong back then! Love your nail length now.

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