Monday, February 2, 2015

Review: Barielle Gentle Breeze Spring 2015 Collection

(Press Sample)

Hello!!


The spring 2015 collections have started to come out (how is it February already?!!), and I have my first one to show you today: Barielle's Gentle Breeze collection. As you'd expect for spring, this collection is soft, gentle, inviting. But it's not stereotypical...


To see what I mean, check out Champagne Bubbles. This is a soft toasted ginger crelly that will function as a neutral for most people, and is an almost universally flattering shade:


Barielle Champagne Bubbles
Barielle Champagne Bubbles

Barielle Champagne Bubbles
Barielle Champagne Bubbles

Barielle Champagne Bubbles
Barielle Champagne Bubbles

This is three coats; this is a sheer polish that can easily be used for techniques like lead-lighting. The formula is good, and application was perfect. And I adore the way it looks on me; it's creamy and makes me think of butterscotch candies. :)


Next up is Gray Sky, a dove-gray with a silky shimmer:


Barielle Gray Sky
Barielle Gray Sky

Barielle Gray Sky
Barielle Gray Sky


I don't normally lean toward grays, although I do use them a lot for nail art. But I loved wearing this one, and will definitely wear it again; it's a bit happier than a typical gray, but not so blingy as a silver. I got several compliments while I was wearing it...This is two coats of excellent formula and very good application, although you can probably get away with one coat, no problem.


Heaven Sent is a light robin's egg blue that makes me think of bright spring skies:


Barielle Heaven Sent
Barielle Heaven Sent

Barielle Heaven Sent
Barielle Heaven Sent

Barielle Heaven Sent
Barielle Heaven Sent

This is also two coats; the formula was excellent (same with all the cremes in this collection), and application was perfect, with no pulling.


We can't have a spring collection without a pink in it, can we? Pink Parasol is a bubble-gum-cotton-candy creme that will delight your girly side:


Barielle Pink Parasol
Barielle Pink Parasol

Barielle Pink Parasol
Barielle Pink Parasol

Barielle Pink Parasol
Barielle Pink Parasol

This is three coats because I had a little pulling with two, and wanted to make sure everything was smooth. The formula was good, not pooling or anything like that.


And to put the icing on the cake, we have Under The Sea, a shimmery blue-leaning teal that dies to a soft satin finish; I'm showing it here with no topcoat so you can see:


Barielle Under The Sea
Barielle Under The Sea

Barielle Under The Sea
Barielle Under The Sea

This is my favorite of the collection, hands down. I love that it's a deeper color, but has the right balance of blue to make it fit well into a spring palette--the shimmer and depth really do make me think of the ocean.

I love the way this collection gels together--I was instantly inspired by it, and I'll show you what came of that inspiration next time--yes, I've already done some nail art with it!

The last couple of collections I received from Barielle stamped really well, so I tested this one out. I didn't have high hopes for Champagne Bubbles since it's sheer, but I was pleasantly surprised that it stamped, too!



Barielle Champagne Bubbles stamped over white

Barielle Gray Sky stamped over white

Barielle Heaven Sent stamped over white

Barielle Pink Parasol stamped over white

Under The Sea stamped over white

For all of these except Champagne Bubbles, you can get away with stamping over colors that are somewhat darker, and Gray Sky stamps over even very dark colors, too. So get your stamping groove on, baby!

So overall I'm very happy with this collection; it applies well, look beautiful, and stamps nicely. You can buy the collection on Barielle's website, or anywhere else that you find Barielle's polishes.

Don't forget to check back next time to see the manicure I did with three of these polishes!

Hugs,
M.



49 comments:

  1. Champagne Bubbles is breathtakingly beautiful on you, Michelle.

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    1. Thank you so much, that's such a sweet thing to say! I also love the way it looks on me...:)

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  2. The cremes in here are gorgeous! I want some of them now.

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  3. I really like Under the Sea. What a pretty color!

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    1. Yes yes yes...I love the shimmer to it, like light on the ocean. :)

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  4. Under the Sea is my favorite of this collection! And all of these colors look great on you!

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  5. I love mine, Heaven sent is absolutely amazing. I love that you stamped with these, ill have to use a couple of them for stamping for sure!

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    1. I love it when I can get double use out of a polish. And so many polishes don't stamp very well. :(

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  6. I need gray sky and under the sea in my collection!

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  7. I have to say I really like these, but I love pastels!

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    1. It's definitely your time of year...I have more pastels on the way!

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  8. I love Champagne Bubbles all on its own, it is so lovely!

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  9. I absolutely loved this shade Barielle Pink Parasol

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    1. That one got a ton of likes on my Instagram!

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  10. I don't own any Barielle polishes but wow, these are amazing!

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    1. I love their stuff. Great polishes, great price. :)

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  11. I've never heard of this brand, but the colors are pretty!

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    1. They do really great stuff at a very affordable price. They've been one of my favorites for years. :)

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  12. Lovely Swatches and beautiful colors. I liked Champagne Bubbles and Pink Parasol most. This stamp too is add on point to buy this collection :D

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  13. Gorgeous swatches! Champagne Bubbles looks amazing on you!

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  14. I think I need these polishes! Beautiful swatches too, nice job :-)

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  15. A very interesting spring collection indeed! I just love polishes that both apply and stamp well. Money well spent for those that buy it IMO :)

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    1. Absolutely. Always better to get the most for the money! :)

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  16. I really like those colors. Champagne Bubbles looks great on you!

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  17. Love Heaven Sent and Pink Parasol ❤

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    1. Both very soft, pretty colors. They are the favorites by far on my Instagram. :)

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  18. Love Heaven Sent and Pink Parasol ❤

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  19. I know its spring and all but it sure doesn't feel like it. To me it seems like all these colors are repeats to me. I hate when that happens.

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    1. Time is going waaay too fast for me these days. I feel like it was just Halloween, and I'm gearing up for Valentine's day already!

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  20. I love that you include stamped swatches. Every time I see this kind of post I always wanna ask "But does it stamp?!" lol Thank you!!

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    1. My pleasure! I'm the exact same way, what with my stamping addiction and all, lol. If you're looking for a blog that does a TON of stamping tests, check out http://www.inkywhiskersmusings.blogspot.com/ . She hasn't done as many in the last few months, but she did just do a comparison of different whites and blacks that was soooo informative. :)

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  21. Champagne Bubbles and Heaven Sent are my favorites! I can't believe I don't own any Barielle polishes.

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    1. I think they're more common in some places than others. But you can find them online pretty easily, and of course directly from their site. :)

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  22. I love all of these. Great swatches

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  23. I'm not crazy about this particular collection, but I have loved some of the other ones Barielle has put out in the last year.

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    1. They did a Mardi Gras one that still takes my breath away to this day...sigh...:)

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  24. Mmmmm. Under the Sea is dreamy. I don't think anyone around here sells Barielle, but I'd love to try them!

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    1. They have good sales on their site, keep an eye out for those. I also get them from Transdesign and Head2toebeauty (both online shops). :)

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  25. I loved Champagne Bubbles, looks so glossy!

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