Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Barielle Sweet Treats

When I received this package in the mail from Barielle, I was pumped to get to share the new spring collection with you. I love spring collections. Spring collections bring out my girly side and make me anticipate the warmer weather (which is still not here). Upon opening the package and finding five candy inspired shades, I was more than excited. Here is the new Sweet Treats collection, inspired by and named after candy.

Green Apple Chew is described as a "bright creamy lime green." I prefer to call it baby Shrek green. It is hands down the most unique polish in the collection. It is a very on-trend chartreuse cream polish. I think this will probably be the most popular out of the collection, however I think it does nothing to flatter my skintone. Perhaps it will grow on me, but I'm not sure.

Barielle has named this "creamy banana yellow" Banana Drop. This soft, creamy, pastel yellow still has a bright quality to it. It reminds me of baby chicks of the pale yellow variety;) This polish was not a pain to apply (considering it is a yellow) and this shows three thin coats. When I imagine a yellow that will be flattering on me, THIS is what I imagine. I have finally found a yellow that I like!

Lilac Jelly Bean is a "creamy grey violet." This polish is so dreamy. I love how subtle and sophisticated this pale purple polish looks on my nails. The above picture shows two coats. While this may not be the most unique color in the collection, it is still beautiful. I will have to see how this beauty compares to other light purples. 

This "frosted opalescent sea blue" was named Blue Cotton Candy. This is the only polish in the collection that does not have a cream finish. This beauty is packed with fine silver shimmer and was not streaky. This was one coat, but it could/should have been two. I really love this one. This polish appears to be pretty close to Butter London Victoriana (which I do not have or I'd compare).

Finally, meet Orange Parfait a "creamy soft coral." When I initially saw this I thought it looked like a dirty, browned, creamsicle orange. But once this was on, I changed my mind. I think it is quite lovely against my skintone. This was two coats.

The Verdict:
Again some of the names of these polishes were a touch odd, but I don't buy polish for the name. ALL of the polishes in this collection had flawless application and were quite pigmented. NONE of these polishes stained my nails. I really enjoy these pastels a lot for spring. My favorites are Banana Drop and Lilac Jelly Bean. Orange Parfait and Blue Cotton Candy were also lovely and I can definitely see myself wearing them a lot. Green Apple Chew might take some time to grow on me. It is the most unique, but also the most unflattering (on me) color of the collection.

**Barielle is having a special on their site through March 29th, go check it out**

This collection can be found at the Barielle website and retails for $25.00.  You can also purchase the polishes individually for $8.00.

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1 comment:

  1. I would love to get my hands on Green Apple Chew and Blue Cotton Candy. Really nice colors.