Sample provided for review
Not so recently, Barielle sent me two colors of their new line, Protect Plus Color with ProSina. It took me a while to get to try them because the box got shipped to my old work address; thanks to the guy who handles packages there being a cool dude, he didn't just send it back but messaged me and arranged for me to pick it up last time I was in Michigan. Fortunately, the polishes are not limited edition, but part of a new line that combines treatment and color. This sounds similar to some of the lines we've seen from other brands, but the different here is range of colors—over 100—and finishes—cremes, shimmers, and glitters, not just sheers. The two I got for review just happen to both be cremes: Peach Popsicle and Blushing Beauty.
Blushing Beauty is a classic red creme. I used three thin coats for my swatch; I didn't add topcoat but it's still plenty shiny.
Because Blushing Beauty was a three-coater for me, I thought I'd try it over a white base, something I wouldn't think to do with a two-coater. I cleaned off my middle finger, laid down a white creme, then topped that with one slightly thicker coat of Blushing Beauty. I thought the white might make Blushing Beauty look more pink, so I was surprised to see it turned to a vibrant orange-y red. Pretty cool.
The second shade I got to try is Peach Popsicle. This is described on the site as "a creamy coral peach"; on me it didn't pull especially toward coral. I used two coats, no topcoat for my swatch.
Just for fun, I added dots of Blushing Beauty to one nail. (Then smeared some of them adding topcoat, because I am just that impatient sometimes.)
I didn't get a chance to wear these long enough to test out the treatment aspects of this new line. According to Barielle, ProSina "...helps strengthen, condition & protect the nails. It is a poly-peptide formulation to repair thin, weak & brittle nail layers while strengthening hard-to-grow nails." I'm inclined to believe them, since they are known for their treatments. The Protect Plus Color ProSina polishes are available for $9 each on the Barielle website; they often have specials, so sign up for their e-mail list if you want to get notified of those.
The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polishes for my own use.