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Barielle – Lava Rock

Tuesday, 27 July, 2010

Ok, I admit to being heavy handed in the application of this polish, but it was really my fault. I was being clumsy and messed up my nails a few times and rather than start from scratch I kept piling on the color. You can see the wrinkled result under my fast drying top coat.

Despite my bad application this polish color was absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait until I actually put it on properly – 2 thin coats and a top coat!

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Barielle – Decadence

Friday, 18 June, 2010

In continuing with my thing for teal and turquoise, I now present Barielle’s Decadence.

The shimmer in here makes the color pop and look almost electric against my skin. It’s kind of cool, isn’t it?

Bon weekend, mes amis!

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Purple! (and a green)

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Not quite keeping up with my self induced promise of mostly green, I present PURPLE! I have more than 18 shades of purple polish between here and Arizona. The colors on this wheel are partially here, but mostly in our desert home.

It was a pain in the butt trying to take a pic of that color wheel and I realized I should’ve broken it up into 4 separate parts, but I was feeling kind of lazy and I hope that when you click on the pics, they become huge and you can see the difference in the colors.

You’ll find lots of shimmer, creme, a matte and a couple of holographics.  Enjoy!

Outdoors – Shade

1. China Glaze – Octa Gone Wild (holo)  2. China Glaze – Grape Pop  3. China Glaze – Midnight Ride  4. OPI – Catherine The Grape 5. OPI – Eiffel For This Color 6. OPI – A Grape Fit!

7. China Glaze – Light As Air 8. OPI – Sapphire In The Snow 9. OPI – Visions of Sugarplums 10. Zoya – Savita (matte) 11. Zoya – Pinta 12. Barielle – Grape Escape

13. China Glaze – Grape Juice (Shimmer) 14. Orly – Cashmere Cardi 15. Orly – Midnight Star (slight shimmer) 16. Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL) – Mismas 17. RBL – Scrangie (shimmer) 18. China Glaze – LOL (holo)

Outdoors – Shade with flash

1. China Glaze – Octa Gone Wild (holo)  2. China Glaze – Grape Pop  3. China Glaze – Midnight Ride  4. OPI – Catherine The Grape 5. OPI – Eiffel For This Color 6. OPI – A Grape Fit!

7. China Glaze – Light As Air 8. OPI – Sapphire In The Snow 9. OPI – Visions of Sugarplums 10. Zoya – Savita (matte) 11. Zoya – Pinta 12. Barielle – Grape Escape

13. China Glaze – Grape Juice (Shimmer) 14. Orly – Cashmere Cardi 15. Orly – Midnight Star (slight shimmer) 16. Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL) – Mismas 17. RBL – Scrangie (shimmer) 18. China Glaze – LOL (holo)

Outdoors – Sunlight

1. China Glaze – Octa Gone Wild (holo)  2. China Glaze – Grape Pop  3. China Glaze – Midnight Ride  4. OPI – Catherine The Grape 5. OPI – Eiffel For This Color 6. OPI – A Grape Fit!

7. China Glaze – Light As Air 8. OPI – Sapphire In The Snow 9. OPI – Visions of Sugarplums 10. Zoya – Savita (matte) 11. Zoya – Pinta 12. Barielle – Grape Escape

13. China Glaze – Grape Juice (Shimmer) 14. Orly – Cashmere Cardi 15. Orly – Midnight Star (slight shimmer) 16. Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL) – Mismas 17. RBL – Scrangie (shimmer) 18. China Glaze – LOL (holo)

The Promised Green!

What I love about this gorgeous green with a slight yellow undertone is that it has a gorgeous micro glitter that contains more green than gold. One has to literally have it up close and very personal to see it. My camera didn’t do it any justice in capturing the glitter. The very faint yellow in this (heck, it could’ve been the gold micro glitter come to think of it!) wasn’t very strong and didn’t look awful on me. Quite the opposite – it was very flattering! Another stellar choice on my part from BB Couture. This color is from their Men’s Collection. Love it.

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Barielle – Blackened Bleu

Friday, 9 April, 2010

A black jelly with a blue micro glitter – it’s super pretty! I am not a fan of the jelly base, though. It took 3 coats to get this color.

I’d have used the bottle in the pictures, but thanks to an explosive bottle of polish in transit, it covered the bottle in turquoise!

Loving the blue glitter in it. Something about this shade of blue on black…it’s gorgeous!

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Orly's Goth & Barielle's Slate of Affairs

Tuesday, 23 March, 2010

So the little black nail polish wearing, corset sporting, goth girl at heart loves this color…and not because of the name! I’ve always had a tendency to lean towards dark nail polish and this is no exception…even if it has glitter. What I love about this is actually the glitter…it’s silver against black – yay!! – but not only that it’s different sizes: big, medium and small. Very cool. What a way to play on glitter, Orly. Smart move!

I am so sweet on this blue gray. I wish I could carry off gray nail polish and I wish I could carry off some of the blues I see out there…and this is a perfect compromise! This concrete blue hints at periwinkle, too. It’s got a mild blue shimmer that runs through it, making this blue-gray a total winner in my book!