Here's Barielle's collection for summer!
Belly Dance. This is interesting- it's that taupey-mousy-putty color with a touch of purple that's been so popluar the past few years, but instead of being a creme as they usually are, this one has a little bit of very fine silvery shimmer. It's subtle shimmer, but it gives the polish a little something extra.
Electric Boogie. Hell yeah!!! Shimmery deep blue with green glitter!! Thanks for making this, Barielle! Easily my favorite in the collection, though this polish does have one tiny flaw. It is very thick. You may need to add a little polish thinner to this to make it usable.
Freestyle. A different take on this year's mint trend. This is a silvery, shimmery frosty pastel mint with tiny silver microglitter. You may have to enlarge the picture to see the glitter, but it's there and it's fairly abundant. Usually when you have a frosty polish plus glitter you end up with a chunky/lumpy end result, but this one works. The glitter is so fine that it seems to float in the polish instead of adhering to the nail and becoming lumpy, and the frosty base is sheer and light enough to allow the glitter to show through. So, what you get is a light ethereal green that sparkles like crazy.
Night Moves. Silver foil. Super sparkly. Not as dense as say.... Zoya Trixie or Orly Dazzle.
Slow Motion. Super light frosty metallic pink. It's not totally pink- it's a little silvery and just barely lavender toned. Now normally these types of colors send me screaming and running in the opposite direction, but when I was applying this one for this picture I couldn't help but think that this looked really clean and bright. It still looks that way to me... bright and clean and shiny.
Passion Pirouette. This is a purple metallic frost. This one is pretty unique, too. I haven't seen many frosts in this particular shade. It's really rich, not faded or too soft looking. Metallic grapes!
The formula on these was okay. Electric Boogie gave me trouble because it was so much thicker than I'm used to, even from Barielle which tends to be on the thick side anyway. Like I mentioned above, you may need to thin yours. Other than that, these applied very well. I did three coats of all, most only needed two but Night Moves and Slow Motion needed three. Unfortunately, the drying time on this is very long. I was still denting Electric Boogie two hours later with Seche Vite. Maybe cause it was so thick? I haven't worn the other shades as full manicures yet, so I don't know.
This collection looks really retro to me. Judging from the names, I'm thinking that was the point. Kinda disco-like. Frosty. Sparkly. Luckily they aren't all frosts! Electric Boogie is gorgeous, I haven't seen a color like this since... since... Uh... When was the last time someone did a dark blue shimmer with glitter in it? Sephora Metallic Sapphire? I don't even remember, it's been a while!
(These were sent to me for review.)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 10:26 AM