Barielle describes these all as metallics, but I'll let you decide what they are for yourselves!
Rio's Rockin Bands is described by Barielle as a "metallic magenta." This beautiful frosted metallic is definitely a magenta-leaning, medium-toned purple. I really loved this color. The brushstrokes are somewhat visible, but only in bright light. I loved this against my skintone!
Holiday Madness is a "matallic olive green." This metallic olive has a grey-ish blue cast which causes it to be a duochrome in some lighting (shifting from olive to a blue-grey). Some have compared this to other metallic olives that have recently come out. This one is beautiful, but I'm not sure how I feel with it on me yet.
Jillian's Jammin is called a "metallic deep turquoise." This polish has the most texture of the entire collection. It is a blue-leaning turquoise glass-fleck metallic. This beauty also has a slight duochrome finish that shifts to a magenta-leaning purple. It kind of gives a nod to Rio's Rockin Bands with this duochrome shift. The shift is only visible in certain lighting (indirect to shade), as seen above.
Lindsay's Dancin is referred to as a "metallic red." While this is true, it is important to note that this is not a true red but more of a really dark hot pink or a really bright cherry red, it definitely has a pink-ish quality to it. This polish had the smoothest application, and brushstrokes were nearly invisible because it leveled out nicely.
Wanna Samba? is defined as a "metallic purple grey" on Barielle's website. While this is pretty accurate, it fails to communicate that this metallic grey is a purple and gold shifting duochrome. These properties are the strongest in indirect light and the shade. A very pretty polish, with an unexpected twist. This was the most difficult to apply and left me with crazy looking brush strokes.
I really enjoyed the concept behind this collection. I thought that there was a good variety in the colors, however the collection did not have too much of a variety of finishes. Additionally, these polishes had my least favorite names of all of the previous collections but I liked them regardless of their names. My favorites were definitely Lindsay's Dancin, Rio's ROckin Bands, and Jillian's Jammin. If Wanna Samba? was less streaky/easier to apply I would have loved it more. Also I'm still deciding how I feel about Holiday Madness... I cannot wait to use these polishes for a Mardi Gras manicure!
This collection can be found at the Barielle website and retails for $25.00. You can also purchase the polishes individually for $8.00.
Disclosure: The product(s) in this post were provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration. For more information please visit the tabs below the header.