Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BARIELLE: Spring 2014 Velvets Collection (A Little Exotic, Sexy Mood, My Tan Blazer, Uptown Girl, My Week Away & Cream n Sugar)

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Barielle Spring Velvets Collection (L->R) A Little Exotic, Sexy Mood,
My Tan Blazer, Uptown Girl, My Week Away and Cream n Sugar

I think this is the first time in the history of Lace & Lacquers that I'm posting at 9 PM (PST, 12 AM EST hahahah) but I REALLLLY wanted to show you The Barielle Spring Velvets Collection. I honestly couldn't wait until tomorrow :P Check out swatches of these babies plus some simple nail art after the jump!

Barielle A Little Exotic
Barielle A Little Exotic
Barielle A Little Exotic
 
 So a few months ago I gave away a color pretty similar to this, and last month I regretted doing so after I realized my mistake! Anywho - A Little Exotic is a "muted, rusty rose" creme. It seems like such an odd color, but it is pretty and unique to me :] Not a color I'd expect to see in a spring collection, but I'm happy it's here!

I did 2 coats of A Little Exotic. The application was smooth and easy to work with. I didn't have any dry time issues either. Great way to start off a collection, eh?

Barielle Sexy Mood
Barielle Sexy Mood
Barielle Sexy Mood

This is one of my favorites in the collection. Sexy Mood is a "muted magenta" creme. I have a thing for purpley (and dust/muted) polishes so it doesn't surprise me I love this :P Plus I really like how it looks against my skin tone!

I did 2 coats of Sexy Mood. I again didn't run into any issues with application or dry time. The polish formula was identical to A Little Exotic.

Barielle My Tan Blazer
Barielle My Tan Blazer
Barielle My Tan Blazer

My Tan Blazer is a "tan, caramel color" creme. I feel like this is a ugly/pretty, pretty/ugly color, but still a basic color. I can't quite decide how I like this on me just yet, but I'll totally keep it around for nail art purposes :P

I did 2 coats, 3 on some nails, of My Tan Blazer. The only reason I needed 3 coats on some is due to the bends I have in my nails, they create balding sometimes since they're quite prominent. Anyways - No issues with this polish. The application, besides my stupid curves, was without problems along with the great dry time.

Barielle Uptown Girl
Barielle Uptown Girl
Barielle Uptown Girl

Uptown Girl is a "soft beige" creme polish. It almost reminds me of Zoya Jacqueline but this has a smidge of pink to it, I think. Great basic color to have, probably something I'd stick nail art on top of or use as an accent in nail art haha I think I like it on me, but I like it mixed even more :P

I did 3 coats of Uptown Girl. The application was smooth and I didn't have any issues. The dry time wasn't like the other 3 polishes, I'd recommend waiting in between coats to allow it to dry.

Barielle My Week Away
Barielle My Week Away
Barielle My Week Away
Barielle My Week Away

My Week Away is a "dusty pink" creme, one of the only two types of pinks I can tolerate on my nails :P It also has some pretty gold shimmer (the only polish with shimmer in this collection) which makes it bearable. It's not super obvious shimmer, but it's there.

I did 2 coats of My Week Away. My Week Away was a better formula than Uptown Girl, more like the others. The application was smooth and without issues. The dry time was great and I have no complaints :]


Barielle Cream n Sugar
Barielle Cream n Sugar
Barielle Cream n Sugar

Last but not least is Cream n Sugar which is a "sheer, soft pink", which falls under my definition of a French mani color. I can't think of any other uses for something so sheer, what about you? lol Maybe I'm just not thinking hard enough!

I did 3 coats of Cream n Sugar. I'm sure I could of done more to build up opacity but it would of gone past my limit o' toleration for coat-age. I did wait between coats to allow it to dry since I figured like every other sheer polish I run into takes longer to dry when building it up. No issues when I took that into consideration :] Application was smooth and easy to work with

French manicure using Barielle Cream n Sugar
Gradient using Barielle A Little Exotic and My Week Away

Here are the two simple nail art looks I came up with for this collection. As you can see, Cream n Sugar is a great French mani color! Totally erased all my stains and white marks in my nails.

I did a quick sponge gradient with A Little Exotic and My Week Away. I'm not sure how I like tese colors together but they seemed to fit quite nicely with one another :]


POLISH INFORMATION Brand: Barielle
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Price: $8 each, $25 set
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My two favorites from this collection are Sexy Mood and My Week Away!

Have a nice NIGHT :P
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