Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I love summer. Summer is a time of cookouts, watermelon, sandals, swimming, and sand. Summer polish collections should remind the wearer of the fun of summer. The latest summer collection by Barielle tries to accomplish this through vibrant colors and creme finishes.
Here are some glamour shots;)
(Please excuse my paper cuts!)
Sweet Addiction is a "creme green." This dusty, light emerald brings the color of the year into the summer. This was nearly opaque in one coat.
Lemon Drops a "sun yellow creme." This is the color of lemon drops (the candy). It is bright, sunny, and reminds me of lemonade stands. I love that this yellow applied flawlessly in 2 coats!
Pink Flip-Flops is aptly described as a "creamy baby pink." This girly pink reminds me of pink cotton candy and little girls' dresses. This pink is on the warmer side but shows no visible trace of coral or orange.
Cosmic Kiss is called a "creamy deep pink." I think this polish has fuchsia tendencies but this floral quality is what makes it so summery.
Blue Capri, a"royal creamy blue," is bright with a slight dusty quality. This is a bright, electric periwinkle and was completely opaque in one coat. The added bonus is that there is ZERO staining from this stunner!
This collection is fun and summery. The application of all above polishes was streak free and smooth. All swatches shown are two flawless coats of polish without a topcoat. While these might not be the MOST unique polishes ever, I do think they have the best formula I have tried for some of these colors. The ones that stood out to me the most were Blue Capri, Sweet Addiction, and Lemon Drops.
Monday, May 20, 2013
This is the last polish that Sally Hansen sent to me to review and swatch. Meet Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Perky Pink.
Perky Pink is a glitter polish with a clear base. The iridescent light pink and peach glitter is sparsely distributed throughout this polish.
This polish was not my favorite. I think if the glitter would have been more dense I may have liked it more. This polish is good for layering but that's about it. I wore it layered and loved it. This might be finding its way to a friend who loves glitter, or I might continue to use it for layering...
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes can be found at most pharmacies and groceries and retails for about $2.00.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Sea, ocean, sand, beach...all things that remind me of summer. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Please Sea Me is no exception. This cheerful polish, is definitely sand and sea worthy. It also is one of those colors that you can probably get away wearing year round.
Please Sea Me is a medium turquoise cream polish. The picture above shows two smooth coats without a top coat.
The formula, brush, and pigmentation of this polish are perfection. This is my favorite medium turquoise cream for the aforementioned reasons. That being said, this polish is not that unique. Many nail polish connoisseurs probably have a shade of polish similar to this already in their stash. But if you are unhappy with it in any way, this polish is perfection.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes can be found at many pharmacies and groceries and retails for about $8.00.