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Monday, October 20, 2014

Barielle Me Couture Fall 2014 Collection Swatches and Reviews: Soho at Night and Taupe Notch



Barielle Soho at Night (2 coats)



Barielle Taupe Notch (2 coats)

*press samples*

Oh Monday. That's all I have to say is, oh Monday.

Continuing with the Barielle Me Couture Collection is Soho at Night which is a medium grape purple creme. The formula was a bit watery and sheer, as you can see from the few bald spots...overall, it pretty much covered in 2 coats. The second color is Taupe Notch which, of course, is a taupe creme. I always love colors like these, and this is no exception. This had the perfect application and formula I expect from Barielle. 

Barielle polishes can be found on their website or e-tailers like Transdesign. They often have sales or free shipping, so keep an eye on their Facebook page or Twitter. For example, just a few weeks ago they were offering a 20% off sale with free shipping!

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Barielle Me Couture Fall 2014 Collection Swatches and Reviews: Berry Posh & Boho Chic



Barielle Berry Posh (2 coats)



Barielle Boho Chic (2 coats)

*press samples*

Boo, it's Sunday! Weekends just go by too quickly. Yesterday I watched Gone Girl with my husband and we both loved it. I read the book, and the movie followed the book like clockwork. 

Anyway, I have the Barielle Me Couture fall collection to show you over the next couple days, and I am very impressed. If you just look at the 2 colors I have to show tonight, don't they look great together? Up first is Berry Posh which is a berry fuchsia creme. It's not very unique (doesn't OPI have one of these for every collection?), but that doesn't mean it isn't pretty. Barielle always has a great application and formula, and this is no exception. 

The second color is called Boho Chic and is a deep forest green (and I mean deep) creme. Despite being dark, it never looks black. As I said above, Barielle has a great formula, but this one seemed a little thin. My application was horrible, and I apologize for these swatches.

Barielle polishes can be found on their website or e-tailers like Transdesign. They often have sales or free shipping, so keep an eye on their Facebook page or Twitter. For example, just a few weeks ago they were offering a 20% off sale with free shipping!

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Friday, October 17, 2014

Nubar 2014 Falling in Love Collection: First Date and Sweet Hue



Nubar First Date (3 coats)



Nubar Sweet Hue (2 coats)

*press samples*

Happy Friday to everyone! I hope your work week went well, and to those of you with different schedules than M-F, I feel your pain! Today we end the Falling in Love Collection with 2 polishes that stood out from the others due to their brightness. Up first we have First Date which is a deep yellow with some mustard hues with a strong gold shimmer called First Date. Black and yellow seem to be the colors lacking most in my collection, so I'm glad to have this unique one. Being a yellow, it was a bit of a pain in the application and formula and needed 3 coats for opacity. 

Up next we have Sweet Hue which is a bright pink with lots of subtle gold shimmer. The shimmer isn't quite as prominent as in First Date, but it isn't invisible, either. When I think of fall, I don't immediately think of bright pink, but I'll wear any color any time of year. The formula on Sweet Hue was excellent and only needed 2 coats.

Overall, I think this is a really comprehensive collection with mostly wins and only a few duds. I like how there was a nice mix of both shimmers and creme; often we only get one shimmer and mostly cremes or vice versa.

Nubar is a 5-free company and you can find more about them on their websiteFacebook, or Twitter pages. Each polish retails for $8.40, but if you buy the whole Falling in Love collection right now, you get a discount.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nubar 2014 Falling in Love Collection Swatches and Reviews: Passion's Pain and Queen



Nubar Passion's Pain (3 coats)



Nubar Queen (2 coats)

*press samples*

Ok, we're at the halfway point in the Falling in Love collection and today I have the purple polishes. Well, the first one, Passion's Pain is more of a brown/purple raisin jelly that reminded me of OPI Scores a Goal! from the Brazil collection, but a bad version of it. The formula was a bit watery, and even with 3 even coats, I couldn't get it to even out on my nails. I think I'd take a pass and get the OPI version.

The second polish is a beautiful jewel toned purple shimmer aptly called Queen. Please accept my apologies for the blurry last picture. I was going to leave it out and then thought, "What the hell?" and left it. It had a wonderful formula in just 2 coats, but I found that it's not that unique of a color, despite it being pretty. What do you think?

Nubar is a 5-free company and you can find more about them on their websiteFacebook, or Twitter pages. Each polish retails for $8.40, but if you buy the whole Falling in Love collection right now, you get a discount.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nubar 2014 Falling in Love Collection Swatches and Reviews: Affair and Lush



Nubar Affair (3 coats)



Nubar Lush (3 coats)

*press samples*

Ok, finally back to the Nubar Fall 2014 collection. It was nice to have a quick reprieve with some Halloween polishes though. I've decided to divide this collection up based on color; last time had reds, today has blues, and tomorrow will have purples. Up first is Affair, which may be my favorite of the collection. You know my love for shimmers, and this reminds me of shimmering water. It's a medium blue with tons of green and gold shimmer. This is no hidden shimmer, either. Overall, there were no issues to report with the application and formula. I did use 3 coats because I could still see a little VNL with 2 coats (if you have short nails, you may only need 2).

The second polish is called Lush (I love the Lush store!) which is a deep teal color that leans toward jelly (you can tell at the ends of my nails). I thought this was going to need 3 coats, but only 2 were necessary for my long talons. Again, the formula was great with this one.

Nubar is a 5-free company and you can find more about them on their websiteFacebook, or Twitter pages. Each polish retails for $8.40, but if you buy the whole Falling in Love collection right now, you get a discount.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*