Barielle Nail Color Review and Swatches

by Lisa Heath

Barielle Nail Color Review and Swatches

Globally regarded as a pioneer in nail, hand and foot care, Barielle is renowned for addressing the health, beauty and vitality of nails, as well as revolutionizing industry standards by integrating results-oriented skin care concepts with premier nail care. A trusted beauty source for both retail and professional markets worldwide, our unique approach caters to the concern and condition of nails and related skin care, offering an exclusive range of high-performance products and simple at-home and in-salon regimens that address the individual, real-life needs of nails, hands and feet.

Barielle is a nail care company that is truly 3-Free ( Formaldehyde, Toluene & Dibutyl Phthalate ).  You will never find those in ANY of their items.  Instead they use ingredients such as Keratin, Proteins, Vitamins, and Oil and Plant Extracts. Do you want an amazing color selection?  Barielle has it!  They just added 90 MORE colors to their already existing 90 color selection!  180 colors to choose from!  That’s insane (but so incredible to polish lovers like me!).  They carries anything from sheers to creams to shimmers!

Barielle has given me the opportunity to show you 3 fabulous nail colors today!  Now, 2 are green, and I’m really not a “green” fan unless the shade is really fabulous… but I received two greens that I will use again!

Here is Polished Princess.  Polished Princess is described as a “Safari Green with Copper Shimmer”.  I love this color!  The finish looks almost metallic in some lighting, but in others it looks more shimmery.  Very shiny and pretty.  The formula was easy to work with and I achieved complete opacity in 2 coats.  Dry time was good, about 3-4 minutes per coat and I topped Polished Princess off with Barielle No Chip Top Coat for a glassy finish (although it was pretty shiny on its own!)

Myrza’s Meadow is a color I had been lemming for a bit.  Myzra’s Meadow is a pale lime green with silver holo glitter.  I applied two coats and the formula wasn’t as good as Polished Princess, but it wasn’t incredibly difficult.  The first coat came out a bit streaky, but the second coat evened it out nicely.  It dries to a semi matte finish and feels a little bumpy due to the glitter particles, but with a top coat it smooths out and looks nice.  Myrza’s Meadow is a lovely Spring Green color!

The third and final polish I will be sharing today is Elle’s Spell.  I’ve been on a flakie kick, and Elle’s Spell is perfect for the flakie lover!  Elle’s Spell is a red jelly base with gold and red flakes in the polish.  This is a sheerer jelly and I used 3 coats to get to an opacity I liked.  Dry time on Elle’s Spell took a bit.  The first coat seemed to dry in about 5 minutes, but the second coat took closer to 12, as did the third coat.  I suspect its the jelly doing this because the first two I reviewed didn’t take nearly as long.  Elle’s Spell is amazing in sunlight!  Like little fiery bits on your nail!  Love it!

Of the 3 colors I was sent, Polished Princess was definitely my favorite, but I really did love all of them.  Very unique and different in their own way.  I’m curious to see the 90 new colors they are releasing and adding some to my cart.  On their site right now it says “Buy any Shades color and get one 50% off” so I may be taking them up on that!

Barielle retails for $8.00 per bottle and each bottle holds .45 fl oz.

Check out all of Barielle’s shades at www.Barielle.com (seriously – sooo many to chose from!)

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6 comments

Demi March 9, 2012 - 1:59 pm

Oh wow, Myrza’s Meadow actually looks really nice! Hmm…I might need to try some Barielle now! lol

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Lisa March 9, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Myrza’s Meadow was amazing! It needs that top coat though!

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jess March 9, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Loving the Polished Princess!

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Lisa March 9, 2012 - 2:18 pm

That was my favorite!! Gorgeous green!

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Meg Kinch March 9, 2012 - 5:38 pm

I just got six colors from HauteLook… they were having a huge sale on Barielle nail polish, only $4 a bottle, so I stocked up. lol I’m kicking myself that I didn’t get Elle’s Spell. I got Decadence, Falling Star, Hidden Away, Blackened Bleu, Pin Up, and Passion Pirouette. :)

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Lisa March 9, 2012 - 6:56 pm

Love the choices you made! I have a couple more I want to get for now, but you will love them!

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