Saturday, March 8, 2014

Barielle Velvets Spring 2014: Swatches and Review

 *Press Samples

Hi everyone!  I hope the weekend is treating you well :)  This is the very first time I've had a chance to sit down today, busy, busy, busy.  This morning I went with my mom to her hair appointment, from there we went to Target, and then met up with my dad and the hubby for his birthday lunch.  From there, my husband and I went around to some stores and then Ikea, and then met up with his family for dinner.  Whew!  I came home, painted my nails, and here we are. 

Onto the polish!  Today I have a brand new collection from Barielle, that has soft romantic and dreamy colors that are warm, rich, and feminine.  From the name "Velvets", I actually thought this was a collection of matte polishes, but they are actually all creams and one subtle shimmer.  Let's get right into it.

Uptown Girl-

Uptown Girl is a soft beige polish with pink undertones.  This polish is on the sheer side but does build up to be opaque in three thin coats.  I have to say....I think this color is absolutely stunning.  It's very soft and pretty but I like that it doesn't look sheer.

My Tan Blazer-

My Tan Blazer is described as a tan camel color.  I have a love of camels, so I really like the fact that Barielle described it as a camel color.  I think that is spot on.  I found this polish to have a really opaque and fantastic formula.  I used two easy coats below.

My Week Away-

My Week Away is the only polish of the collection that wasn't a true cream.  This polish is a dusty pink with very subtle shimmer which reads to me as green/gold.  The formula was smooth and buttery and I used two easy coats.

Cream 'n Sugar-

Cream 'n Sugar is a very, very sheer pink.  I used three coats of this polish below and you can see how sheer it is.  I think this would be good if you wanted to throw on a quick layer of polish to not have plain nails.

Sexy Mood-

Sexy Mood is described as a muted magenta cream.  To me it looks like a dusty "radiant orchid" color.  Very on-trend for this year.  This formula was great again, two easy coats below.

A Little Exotic-

Last up, A Little Exotic, which is a muted, dusty rose.   The formula was good on this one and it took two coats. 

While some of these colors aren't really "me", I can certainly appreciate the great formulas on these polishes.  My hands down favorite was Uptown Girl.  These shades are available now and can be found on Barielle's website here.  ALSO, I wanted to note that there is a second new collection from Barielle which is waiting at home to be swatched...think bright summery colors :) 

*Products in this post were sent for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. My fave is def A Little Exotic! :)

  2. There all so pretty! I like this collection as a whole, its very wearable to me even the odd and brights ones :)

  3. This collection is so nice, perfect for spring! I love the subtlety of Uptown Girl! I think A Little Exotic and Sexy Mood are my favourites! I cannot wait to see your swatches of Barielle's other new collection! :)

  4. Busy day indeed! These shades are all beautiful!