A couple weeks ago, I shared two shades from Barielle's Gem Stone Earth Collection for Spring 2012 (and their friend Buddha-ful). Today I've got the other three shades in the collection, also courtesy of Barielle.
I started my swatching of this group with Back to Nature, a peachy creme. I used two coats of this (no topcoat) and had no issues with application. I did add a couple coats of Buddha-ful to an accent nail to distract myself from pondering whether this went with my skintone or not. I tend to think it would look better on someone less pale and rosy-toned than I am.
I used the other two colors together. Green Opal is an olive shimmer with sparkly flecks. Granite Glitter is a charcoal shimmer with frosty tendencies. Both were two coaters.
I was underwhelmed by Granite Glitter, mostly because the name promised sparklies that the polish did not deliver.
Green Opal, on the other hand (well, the same hand, but you know what I mean), I was quite taken with. There's some nice depth to its sparkle, for sure.
These are available on the Barielle website for $8 per .45 fl. oz. bottle, though they do have sales now and again.
The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.