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Barielle: Snow Day NOTD

Snow Day

Luckily, it hasn’t snowed in a few days here. This is another one of the Barielle Holiday Hustler polishes I picked up recently. Isn’t the blue color really pretty? I think Snow Day is the perfect name for this color. And I love blues of this hue. This polish is more light blue / brighter blue in real life, just as an FYI. Laur said it looks very grey in these photos, which it does and it does have silver / grey in it, but it is a light, icy blue.

Snow Day

The application and formula on this bad boy was pretty good. The first coat was actually much sheerer than I would expect from a frosty metallic finish like this one. ┬áBut after a nice, slightly thicker second coat it filled out and fully covered my nails. Speaking of the finish, I could see some people not liking the “frosty” part of this color, but I think it works for wintery and a snowy theme. This finish actually reminded me a lot of the finish on Chanel Black Pearl.

Snow Day

I also like how this color isn’t too silver within the blue. It has a nice balance. But on the nail, the shimmer is very hard to see because of the finish. It doesn’t really show up on the nail much unless you’re in the sunlight. Then it’s really pretty. I think this polish would look really good on very pale, porcelain skin. It would be extra icy looking then!

– Liz

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Barielle: Elle’s Spell

Do you feel like you have a spell on you?

I’m back! With a really cool polish! And I must admit I did miss blogging while I was out of town. It’s something that I have noticed that I really do enjoy.

I find it sort of strange I didn’t read more about the coolness of this polish online from many of the blog that I frequent. Because, well, red jelly and flakes. That’s what this polish is. Two things that many polish freaks love and go nuts about. Jelly and flakes, guys!

Elle’s Spell was part of the Barielle Hustle Holiday ’10 collection for winter. I like the name of this collection. These were on sale recently right after Christmas at Ulta so I snagged a couple and have been really impressed with not only the colors but the wearability too. I wore Jess’s Champagne Toast while in Philadelphia for 7 entire days with minimal tipwear. Like, barely any. It was the longest wear I’ve ever had on a polish. A good way to start my polish year of 2011.

Elle's Spell. Click to enlarge the flakey goodness!

I didn’t have any problems with application with this polish. I did three coats, which is about right for a jelly. The first coat was pretty sheer, but by the time the second one was on, you could see the color and flakes building up really well. I partially picked this color to wear because I wanted to put on something a little darker, but that didn’t work out exactly. I would really love this polish if it was as dark as it is on the nail as it is in the bottle. That is my only complaint. It translates a little more pink / berry on.

Either way, I would label this as a must have! And I think Lauren will love this one a lot.

Where To Buy: http://www.Barielle.com / $8

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In other news, I got a Clarisonic for Christmas and it’s the best beauty thing that is going to happen to me in 2011. I am very obsessed with it and it may not be healthy. Did anyone else get any good beauty gifts?

Oh, and I can’t wait to buy all of the new spring Zoya polishes! Out of all of the spring collections I’ve been seeing, I am most excited for it. Gimme Gemma ASAP please!

Glad to be back,

Liz

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