Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Barielle Velvets Collection

When I swatched the Barielle Vibrants collection in early April, I said I'd have their other Spring 2014 colors later in the month, as they'd sent those for review, too. Well, yeah, going to Belarus delayed that; I finally have the Velvets today. There are six shades here: Uptown Girl, Cream 'n' Sugar, My Tan Blazer, My Week Away, A Little Exotic, and Sexy Mood.

Cream 'n' Sugar (I added that second apostrophe; the label on the bottle says Cream 'n Sugar, and the website avoids the whole issue by calling this "Cream and Sugar") is a sheer light peach. I found it to be a tiny bit streaky at three coats; some of that is no doubt due to my nails having an uneven surface, so if I wore this again, I'd use a serious ridge filling base to help it level better.

My Week Away is a dusty rose with a subtle greenish gold shimmer. The base color pulls mauve/purple on me in indoor light. I used two coats for my swatch.

Shimmer in the lightbox:

In direct low light:

Outside in the sun:

I combined My Tan Blazer, a camel creme, and A Little Exotic, a tomato red creme, in a freehand diagonal mani. Both cremes were two coats; I added topcoat mostly hoping the shiny would distract from my somewhat wobbly lines.

Sexy Mood is a warm purple creme and another two coater. For an accent nail, I dotted flowers with My Tan Blazer and My Week Away and then added topcoat.

Uptown Girl is a light peach; it's opaque in three coats.

To liven up Uptown Girl, I added dots with My Tan Blazer, A Little Exotic, and Sexy Mood. I used matte topcoat on three of my nails and regular shiny topcoat as an accent. I like this look better matte; what do you think?

Barielle polishes normally sell for $8 per 13.3 ml bottle, but through tomorrow, May 7th, Barielle is offering 30% off plus free shipping with the code 30PSPECIAL.

The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider.


  1. I do like the shimmer on My Week Away! I've never tried this brand but they do sell a few over here!

  2. I like how you put them together. ^_^

  3. stunning manicures! especially the polkadots are just too cute! :)

  4. Sexy Mood is my favorite, but Uptown girl looks really pretty with the dots too!

  5. Love the matte dots, really works

  6. These are beautiful! I always love your dotticures!


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