Sunday, April 26, 2015

Review: Barielle's Bling It On 2015 Collection

(Press sample)

Hello!

A while back when I reviewed the last Barielle collection, several people mentioned some of their favorite Barielle polishes were glitters, and said they hoped that Barielle would put out some new amazing glitters (me included!). I had to bite my tongue, because I'd received a release about two upcoming glitter collections--so I'm extremely excited to show you one of them, Barielle's Bling It On collection, which has a blend of glitter types and colors.


Barielle Amethyst is a classic glitter topper with a uniform dusty lavender to bling your nails:


Barielle Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket
Barielle Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket
Barielle Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket
Barielle Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket 

Barielle Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket
Barielle Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket 

Barielle Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket
Barielle Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket 

This is a moderate dabbing of Amethyst over Barielle First Class Ticket; you'll want to dab this to get the coverage you want, and get the glitters where you want them. The formula was good--glitters liek this always require finesse, but the suspension can make or break your application, and in this case, the formula allows the glitters to move as much as possible. This is a beautiful glitter for both spring and summer; soft enough to pair with pastels, but with enough edge to stand up to the bolder shades, too.


Next up is my personal favorite: Barielle Angel Dust. This is an iridescent shimmery glitter polish that compliments any color you top it with:

Barielle Angel Dust over Barielle Blackened Bleu

Barielle Angel Dust over Barielle Blackened Bleu
Barielle Angel Dust over Barielle Blackened Bleu


Barielle Angel Dust over Barielle Blackened Bleu
Barielle Angel Dust over Barielle Blackened Bleu

Barielle Angel Dust over Barielle Blackened Bleu
Barielle Angel Dust over Barielle Blackened Bleu

Barielle Angel Dust over Barielle Blackened Bleu
Barielle Angel Dust over Barielle Blackened Bleu


This is one easy coat over Barielle Blackened Bleu, a deep, almost black midnight blue. The formula is perfect, the glitter glides on like butter. I love the versatility of this polish; over this color, it turns the nails into an instant galaxy. But over red, it looks like a magical golden holiday snowstorm:


Barielle Angel Dust over China Glaze Tip Your Hat
Barielle Angel Dust over China Glaze Tip Your Hat

This is a polish that's going to add a touch of special to anything you wear it with, in a quick swipe. :)


Next I have Barielle Shooting Star [UPDATE: I previously had this labeled as Golden Halo; turns out, the stickers on my bottles had been switched! Now the names are correct.]; this is stunning duochrome topper that shifts from blue to purple amid a sprinkle of blue glitters. Duochromes like this show best over dark colors, but I love the subtle magic of this even over lighter colors:


Barielle Shooting Star over Barielle First Class Ticket
Barielle Shooting Star over Barielle First Class Ticket

Barielle Shooting Star over Barielle First Class Ticket
Barielle Shooting Star over Barielle First Class Ticket

Barielle Shooting Star over Barielle First Class Ticket
Barielle Shooting Star over Barielle First Class Ticket

This is one quick coat over Barielle First Class Ticket; when the light hits it straight on, the shimmer is more silvery blue, but the duochrome is very real:


Barielle Shooting Star over Barielle First Class Ticket
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Barielle Shooting Star over Barielle First Class Ticket


This is such a beautiful duochrome for spring--soft, gentle, but still with a clear, beautiful shift of rich color.

And then for your more dramatic needs, here she is over black undies:


Barielle Golden Halo over Julep Cleopatra
Barielle Golden Halo over Julep Cleopatra



Next is Barielle Sea Urchin, a stand-alone light green-leaning teal with gold and blue glitters:


Barielle Sea Urchin
Barielle Sea Urchin

Barielle Sea Urchin
Barielle Sea Urchin

Barielle Sea Urchin
Barielle Sea Urchin

This is two coats of Sea Urchin, with no undies. I do love the ocean vibe to this, a beautiful polish to wear for a romantic day strolling next to the sea. However, I did struggle with the formula on this. I found it hard to make the polish even out; it wanted to steak a bit and the coverage was difficult. Undies didn't solve the problem. This wouldn't stop me from wearing the polish again, but it was a bit frustrating.


Last up is Barielle Golden Halo, a burnished smoky plum glitter in a antiqued golden shimmer base; it's a topper, but can also be worn by itself on its own:

Barielle Golden Halo
Barielle Golden Halo

Barielle Golden Halo
Barielle Golden Halo

Golden Halo
Barielle Golden Halo

This is two coats with no undies; in some lights I did get some visible nail line, but in most I didn't, and I loved the delicate feel of this. I can see brides wearing this; it also makes me think of fairies and butterfly wings and pearly seashells. The formula was good--it brushed on without fuss and covered well.


Barielle Golden Halo over Finger Paints Magenta Mural
Barielle Golden Halo over Finger Paints Magenta Mural

Barielle Golden Halo over Finger Paints Magenta Mural
Barielle Golden Halo over Finger Paints Magenta Mural

I also love this one as a topper; over darker colors the golden shimmer will shine through more, while lighter colors will allow the purple glitters to pop. :)

Overall, I think this collection is feminine, fun, and yes, blingy. The word that kept coming to mind was 'magical'--I think this collection can add magic and happy to your look in a breeze.

You can find these on Barielle's website, and anywhere else Barielle is sold.

So--which is your favorite?

Happy glittering,
M.


46 comments:

  1. I really like Angel Dust and Shooting Star the most. There so pretty.

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  2. Shooting Star ♥ While it's almost everything I hate in a polish, lol, I just adooore it (and all its dupes out there; surprisingly a lot, really); my version is actually a textured polish, but that's just an added bonus! :)

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    1. There are a lot that are similar, very true. I don't have one yet that has the shimmer in it, and I'm in love with that...Do tell which one you have because a textured version of it makes me drool!!!!

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    2. It's from Catrice (same company that makes essence polishes), Oyster & Champagne. Gorgeous.

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    3. Okay, I'm a dork, I thought you were talking about Angel Dust, which is the one that I love the shimmer in...Yes, that Oyster & Champagne is flippin' stunning...I'm going to layer Shooting Star over one of my neutral textures and see if I can't get the same effect!

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  3. Fun glitters! Love Golden Halo over First Class Ticket and Shooting Star alone!

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    1. Ah, isn't that color shift in the pastels just amazing? So in love. :)

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  4. Some of these are gorgeous! Woah!

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  5. Nice collection of glitters :-)

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    1. Agreed! They have a nice variety of types and colors. :)

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  6. I like them all, but I think sea urchin is my fav

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    1. I love polishes that make me think of the ocean. :)

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  7. Beautiful, all are lovely, but i liked Angel Dust most.

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  8. The glitters in Amethyst looks beautiful but I think Shooting Star is my favorite.

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    1. Love the golden shine with the purple in that one...:)

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  9. I received the other set and really enjoyed them. I think my favorite here is Angel Dust. Lovely swatches!

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    1. The other set did look really pretty! And thank you. :)

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  10. These are all pretty but Angel Dust and Shooting Star are my faves!! Beautiful swatches!

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  11. I'm doing my post on these tomorrow. My formulas were HORRID. I'm glad you didn't seem to have any complaints on them.

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    1. I had issues with Sea Urchin...the rest were okay for me. :)

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  12. Angel Dust is my favorite out of this set. They're very pretty though!

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    1. Angel Dust is so versatile, it's like a little chameleon, a different look with each polish. :)

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  13. I have these in my review pile. I love how you layered them. I wasn't horribly excited about these but your swatches have changed my mind!

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    1. Yes, I think a few of these look less special in the bottle than they do once you bring them out to play! :)

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  14. I like Shooting Star best - I would wear it on its own.

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    1. I love it that way. I would totally wear it as a bridal polish if I were getting married.

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  15. Angel Dust stole my heart!! How beautiful!!

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    1. It really, really is. Just gorgeous. :)

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  16. I love the combos you went for they really show off these polishes. I think these would all definitely add to anyones stash although Sea Urchin would be a definite pass for me personally - just not my thing.

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    1. Thank you so much! It's amazing how different combinations can just bring out a polish's beauty. :)

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