The Perfect Barielle Manicure Review & Giveaway

by Lisa Heath

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Recently I was asked by Barielle to pick out some of their products that I would use to create the perfect Barielle manicure.  I’ve been using their products for a few years now, so the selection process was pretty much a no brainer for me.  The color of polish took me the longest!

In today’s post I’m going to walk you through the Barielle items I would use to create the Perfect Barielle Manicure… and then you will have a chance to win the same exact items I use!

Now remember, the perfect manicure often starts before the base coat.  Every Sunday I have a routine for nail care that includes cuticle remover, a glass nail file, intensive cuticle oil and nail strengthening cream.  We’ll start from there!

Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer

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Before I started blogging I use to not pay attention to my cuticles and they went crazy.  It wasn’t until I was polishing regularly that I noticed how much they had taken over.  Barielle Extra Gentle Cuticle Minimizer is a gentle and effective gel that gently softens and moisturizes your cuticles to allow you to gently push them back (with the orange stick provided).  Super easy to use.  Squeeze a small amount onto your cuticles and let sit for 2-3 minutes, then gently push back.

Nail Strengthener Cream

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I use the Nail Strengthener Cream when my nails feel dry or after a swatch session that was longer than normal and my nails need some therapy.  I just apply a small amount to each nail and rub it in.  On days I don’t paint my nails I throw the jar in my purse and use it on my lunch break as well to keep my nails healthy looking and moisturized.

Intensive Nail Renewal Oil

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The item every nail girl needs.  Scratch that.  This is the item every girl in general needs!  You do so much with your hands and simple things like washing your hands takes out moisture… so does nail polish remover.  Cuticle oil helps replenish that oil and keeps your cuticles and skin hydrated, which helps prevent painful split cuticles, hangnails, and rough skin.

Now lets move on to the manicure!

Natural Nail Camouflage

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Natural Nail Camouflage is a great base coat to use.  It also has a nice pale nude tint to it which gives your nails a healthy, glowy look if you want to go without polish.  Base coat is important for longer lasting manicures, and to avoid things like the dreaded Smurf Nails and other staining some nail polishes cause!

Straight A Coral

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I went over the Barielle color selection a bazillion times trying to think of what color to pick for this and I finally picked Straight A Coral.  One of my favorite Barielle shades, and I actually already used a full bottle of it!  Perfect on your tips or on your toes!

Gel Top Coat

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Barielle has a few top coats, including a fast dry… but Gel Top Coat is worth the wait time for drying.  It’s not a gel that requires UV or LED light to cure either.. it’s a super glossy top coat that lasts.

My Perfect Barielle Manicure

Straight A Coral

Straight A Coral CU

You can find all of the items above on the Barielle Website!

If you have specific nail needs or preferences, make sure to check out the Barielle Nail Care section.  They have several products that cover a wide range of common nail problems!

The Giveaway

Barielle was kind enough to sponsor a giveaway so that one of my readers could win all the items shown above so they can create their own Barielle Perfect Manicure!

Must be 18 or older to Enter.

Winner will be drawn within 48 hours of giveaway ending.

Giveaway ends September 17th

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Kele B September 3, 2014 - 12:46 pm

I always use cuticle oil before and after polish removal. It is my go to item.

Refrenita L. Smith September 3, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Haven’t used the product, but it sounds heavenly. Can’t wait to try it.

Nadia Ayub September 3, 2014 - 12:50 pm


Allison @Never Say Die Beauty September 3, 2014 - 12:59 pm

My go-to item is essence express dry drops because I have no patience waiting for polish to dry! Great giveaway :)

Samantha Byrd September 3, 2014 - 1:08 pm

I love Barielle but haven’t gotten to try many of their products. But what I have tried is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. That is a stunning color. Here’s to hoping I win some more awesome Barielle products to try!

Phyrra September 3, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Very pretty!

Ange September 3, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Soooooo I was going to get all poetic BUT Straight A Coral is my second favorite color in the history of ever and I got side tracked. Love it!

Heather USA (Rafflecopter Rosie Areola) September 3, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Sounds weird I know but, I alwaysss use WnW’s Sugar Coat as a base lol.

Vedrana September 3, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Trind Cuticle balsam is a must for my daily nail care routine and you can paint your nails immediately afterwards. I wouldn’t mind giving Barielle cuticle care products a go, though.

April September 3, 2014 - 1:40 pm

My go to item for the perfect manicure is my glass nail file. Best investment I’ve ever made and works beautifully for my nails.

Shala September 3, 2014 - 1:57 pm

I’m really loving Orly’s Argan Oil right now, and try to use it daily.

BeautyJudy September 3, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Great product choices, I love the focus on hydration!!! So important and I love Nail Camouflage!

Megan Glazer September 3, 2014 - 2:48 pm

My go-to item is a quick-dry top coat. It helps to seal in the design, and helps to make sure I don’t get any dents, smudges, or smears!

Jammie T September 3, 2014 - 4:05 pm

My go – to product is Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat. My kids don’t allow me to have the patience for anything else if I want a mani without scratches or dings :-P

Jamie @ Makeuplifelove September 3, 2014 - 4:41 pm

What a awesome giveaway. I totally need that Nail Strengthener. My nails are so thin and break so easily. That stuff sounds amazing!!

toby September 3, 2014 - 5:25 pm

Cuticle oil and a good base and top coat!

Justina September 3, 2014 - 6:59 pm

OPI Nail Envy is my go-to item!

Cindy (Prime Beauty) September 3, 2014 - 7:48 pm

Looks like great products!

Riitta Filppu September 3, 2014 - 8:13 pm

<3 <3

Anna September 3, 2014 - 9:17 pm

My go to item for the perfect manicure are glass nail file and cuticle oil.

Kath TheFabZilla September 3, 2014 - 9:51 pm

never tried any from this brand. i suck, yuck :-))

Sheila September 3, 2014 - 10:30 pm

Awesome giveaway!

Anet September 4, 2014 - 12:33 am

Their products look so good! Wish we had this brand in my country

Lulu September 4, 2014 - 2:26 am

I like Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter cuticle cream

Nidia - Lit From Within September 4, 2014 - 4:41 am

My go-to mani item is my cuticle oil. I mix it with hand lotion and apply it all over my hands.

Leelo R September 4, 2014 - 4:51 am

I´ve never used any Barielle products.

Brooke @ Blushing Noir September 4, 2014 - 6:45 am

Cuticle Oil! Hides everything. Thank you for the giveaway!

Miranda September 4, 2014 - 6:47 am

I have such nail envy of you!!!

XO, Noelle September 4, 2014 - 7:14 am

Oh my goodness, these all look awesome! Fab giveaway! :)

Ashley September 4, 2014 - 7:18 am

Admittedly I’m a nail polish newbie so I don’t have a mani go to yet. I hope I win!

Mitch FJ September 4, 2014 - 7:55 am

The Gel Top Coat is my favorite from the collection.

Anastasia September 4, 2014 - 10:52 am

I like their nail oil, it’s one of my hgs!

Cindi September 4, 2014 - 11:57 am

I must have my quick dry top coat. I prefer Seche Vite, but Poshe is great too.

Destany September 4, 2014 - 12:49 pm

What a great giveaway!

Cynthia September 4, 2014 - 6:02 pm

My go to thing for the perfect manicure is a good base coat with a hardening/helping nails grow :)

Laura MyNewestAddiction September 4, 2014 - 7:25 pm

One of these days I will get around to trying Barielle

Andrea Darst September 5, 2014 - 7:49 pm

I love my Julep quick dry drops

TJ Eans September 6, 2014 - 6:28 am

My go to is Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat.

Jelena September 6, 2014 - 9:58 am

I´ve never used any Barielle products. I love my quick dry top coat.

Susanna M. September 6, 2014 - 1:14 pm

If I had to choose only ONE go-to manicure item, it would be a base coat. I use several, depending on what I need, but I won’t put polish on without it. I can do without clean up tools, even my ubiquitous quick-dry top coats, but base coat is a MUST!

Amanda Lawson September 6, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Cuticle oil! Thanks for the chance!

Elle September 7, 2014 - 12:32 pm

A great top coat can make any manicure last.

Amy C September 7, 2014 - 7:48 pm

My go to item is nail polish remover.

Maryyy September 8, 2014 - 1:32 am

My go to item is quick dry top coat. :)

Jana Williams September 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Hi, I Hope you are Having a Wonderful Day! I Really Love your Website; I Look at All of your Nail Looks on Bloglovin All the Time! I Could Look at All of the Nail Art You Created for Hours! I Have Extremely Dry Skin b/c of a Thyroid Condition so I Have to Have a Really Emollient & Thick Hand Cream & Cuticle Oil; Burt’s Bees Makes a Really Nice One! Thank You So Much for this Giveaway, I am Also in Love with the OPI Giveaway you Have! OPI Makes Some of the Most Unique Polishes & Love Them but I Just Can’t Afford them Right Now! Thanks Again & Have a Blessed Day! Jana

Gaby September 12, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Quick dry top coat :-)

Jenny September 12, 2014 - 5:41 pm

nail polish

Christina September 14, 2014 - 1:11 pm

My go-to is a good top coat :)

Nancy Jachcik September 14, 2014 - 6:02 pm

My go-to item is dry drops to help set my manicure and prevent smudges

Erika Chilton September 15, 2014 - 9:53 pm

My manicure go to is Essie’s Apricot Cuticle Oil.

Cynthia Richardson September 16, 2014 - 9:10 am

Seche Vite topcoat is great

Tina September 16, 2014 - 10:27 am

essence express dry spray

Mirjana September 16, 2014 - 10:30 am

OPI red


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