Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Barielle Gentle Breeze Collection for Spring 2015

First off, a Colorado winter disclaimer. I live in an alpine desert. My lips, cuticles and heels fall off of my body about 10 1/2 months of the year. It's ridiculously dry so sorry for oogly cuticles, I do the best I can bathing in lotion and chapstick. Now onto something that will brighten your day - Barielle's 2015 Spring Collection.

Barielle's Gentle Breeze Collection for Spring 2015 reflects the soft, gentle, eclectic hues of this most welcome and delightful season. 

Gray Sky - a rich creamy, glacier gray. It has a hint of shimmer to it but I wasn't able to capture

Heaven Sent - a soft, creamy aquamarine 

Pink Parasol - a creamy strawberry ice

Champagne Bubbles - a creamy tangerine

Under the Sea - a rich, sea scuba blue shimmer

All swatches were two coats with a topcoat. Barielle polishes are 5-free and retail for $8 a bottle or in a 5-pack for $25 and can be purchased on their website. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sinful Colors Flirt with Hearts Collection

Hard to believe Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Have you ladies spotted any of Sinful Colors Flirt with Hearts polishes in stores? Here are four from the collection.

With a mix of classic reds and pinks, trendy teal, plus a brand-new, exclusive, limited-edition heart-shaped glitter, Love Sprinkles, you're sure to find you nail polish soulmate. 

 Pinky Glitter - Bright Pink with a splash of sparkle. This is very pretty and reminds me a bit of OPI Teeange Dream. Nice and smooth with topcoat.

 Dazzling Red - Clear glitter with red small and large hex glitters

GoGo Girl is a red crelly. I then topped it with one coat of the exclusive Love Sprinkles.

All swatches were no basecoat, two coats with topcoat. Available in Walgreens, Rite Aid and other retailers for $1.99.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Barielle 90 Second Facial Line Eraser

Barielle has just developed new product called “Line Eraser.” It is a 90 second wrinkle reducer that is meant to correct the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is contained within a cosmetic syringe type applicator.

While I often concentrate on all things polish and nails, I am a 30-year old (eeek I didn't say that) and am more aware of products that can help reduce the appearance of my newborn wrinkles and such. I'm extremely expressive and have the little chasms on my forehead.
First off the packaging is brilliant. It comes in a syringe which definitely gives this feel of non-invasive botox. Remove the cap and lock then push some of the product out directly onto the skin. I was surprised to see it was a foundation colored liquid.

It does say you can use with or without foundation. I decided to use it underneath my foundation. I did immediately feel my skin tighten around the areas I patted it in. I'm not sure if it worked as much on my large forehead wrinkle as I had hoped, but once again, a non-evasive product. It was nice to have an extra layer of coverage and could definitely be used as a concealer if none is lying around.