Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Barielle Vibrants-Swatches and Review

*Press Samples
Hi there everyone.  Today is a good day.  Yesterday I mentioned that I had to do a report from start to finish, something that usually takes at least two weeks for the smallest project, and by some kind of miracle I did it.  So, that is done, and my other project I've been slaving over for a month is done and gone.  I finally reached the end of the worst of it and to celebrate, I took the day off :)  Now I can finally get back to blogging and vlogging, back to my life, and I am super excited about that.

Today I have a long overdue collection from Barielle.  I've had these for awhile but I've just been completely swamped.  Ever since my first time trying Barielle, I have been really impressed.  This collection is a little up in the air for me, let's get right into it below.

Take Me Shopping- Ummm, yes please.  I would like someone to take me shopping ;)  First up, is a bright deep hot pink.  I have only recently tried colors like this and they really are fun.  The color is beautiful and vibrant and the formula is perfect.  I used two easy coats below.  Total win!

Money Talks-Okay, here's the biggest problem polish.  I wanted to love this polish because it's a dusty muted green mint but it had a problem formula.  The formula was thick and gloopy and it had a weird reaction to topcoat, changing color and becoming a murky yellower green.  This was my second swatch of this polish and as you can see, I couldn't get it to smooth out.  I used three coats below.

My City Apartment-Now let's recover from the last polish with another favorite of mine.  My City Apartment is a cool light grey.  I am a huge fan of grey polishes, I think they look so clean on the nail and so chic and I wish more companies would do grey polishes.  The color is perfect for Spring and the formula was great.  I used two coats below.

Designer's Shoe-Next up is what Barielle describes as a purple with a blush tone.  I think this is more of a periwinkle blue.  I believe this one is the other color changer, meaning that the color changed and became deeper when topcoat was applied.  I liked the color but didn't care for the fact that topcoat changed the color.  I used two coats below.

Fire Me Up-Next up, a bright fiery orange.  I have quickly become a fan of pretty much all orange polishes and I think they look really good with my fair skin.  I really liked this polish, it was crazy bright and I used two easy coats below.

First Class Ticket-Last up, is a pretty sky blue cream.  I could not for the life of me get the third swatch of this to load.  I really liked this color and I used two easy coats below.

So there you have it, the Barielle Vibrants Collection.  I think this collection is hit or miss.  My favorites are Take Me Shopping and My City Apartment.  What do you think of this collection?

*Polishes sent for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. I quite like the majority of the shades in this collection but its a bummer to hear that some of them were difficult to work with or that applying top coat changed the color.

  2. Love the teal but yea that formulation sounds no good :S

  3. Yay definitely sounds like a good day! :D
    Beautiful swatches! I really like First Class Ticket