Did you miss me? I had a busy week, last week. We had to move mother in law from her house to her new condo, and it was a bit of a process. That house was the last place where she and father in law were together, and this move was emotional for her. She is a strong lady but some time, love, hand holding, listening... You know. Last week was also a bit tough on my husband, for obvious reasons so I just set other things aside and concentrated on them and being available. Sometimes, you just need to do that. I was happy to do it but I'm glad to be back doing my thing, again. I'm behind! I have a lot of catching up and a lot of work to do.
Barielle brings us a new ten piece glitter collection for Spring/Summer 2015. I have five of the polishes to share with you, today.
My half of the collection is comprised of mostly shimmer-glitter polishes, a hybrid of shimmer and glitter that can be worn as a topper or built up to be worn alone. Now, if you ask me, shimmer-glitters of this type perform and look their best as toppers. Applying one coat allows their ethereal, delicate quality to shine and that is how I decided to feature them. All swatches are shown over base coat and topped with Seche Vite.
First up, we have:
Shooting Star over a rich lavender creme. After messing with this on a nail wheel over various base shades, I just went googly for this combo. Shooting Star is a blue to fuchsia (which my camera did not capture but is there, in person!) shifty glass fleck shimmer and small and medium highly reflective blue hex glitter pieces in clear base.
Next in line is:
Angel Dust. This iridescent glitter mix combined with a fine glass fleck that shifts from gold to blue is featured over pastel pink and blue just for the fun of it. Is this not the sweetest combo? I wish that you could see this in person!
The next beautiful polish is:
Sea Urchin. Layered over a teal crelly, this green shifting blue fleck with a wild purple flash and blue and gold glitters is under-the-sea-mermaid-magic!
How about we take a look at:
Amethyst. A thick, clear base swimming with large, shiny, purple hex glitter pieces. This glitter can be patted and squished on, as you see here or you can put out a little pool and pick up individual sequins to enhance or even form the main components of nail art designs. Versatile! And pretty. This one is popping over a white creme.
And last but certainly not least we have:
Golden Halo. This beauty is, in my not so humble opinion the star of this little show. This. Polish. Is. Stunning! This gold fleck shimmer and rose gold glitter mix gracefully enhances any polish I choose. I am showing it over a red creme and a pink crelly. I featured the pink look in this post. It's still one of my favorite nail looks, this year so far.
The Barielle Bling it On Collection is a good one! These polishes are just the loveliest toppers I have met in a while. Yes, these polishes can be built up to be opaque but when I played with them on a nail wheel to see how many coats it would take and the final result, I wasn't happy. The polish, when built to full opacity looked thick, gloppy, frosty, streaky and just... No.
Smoothed in thin coats over coordinating creme/crelly base colours, they are pure magic! They apply beautifully, Amethyst, the hex sequin glitter does require patting into place, no shocker, there. I don't have to use a ton of top coat to smooth and get them shiny, they dry in good time when they get a good, fast dry top coat, like Seche Vite and wear time is damned decent.
What do you think of these pretty polishes? See any that you think you have to have?
The Barielle Bling it On Collection is $8.00 each and available on the Barielle website, in stores and salons that carry Barielle.
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— Erika Costello (@erikatheicyone) April 13, 2015