September 8, 2010

[Part I] Barielle Swatches

Hello! :) Today's special because it's my 100th post! My swatches are going to look different because for Falling Star I used my right hand. Normally I always swatch with my left but since I had 2 nub nails I didn't want to swatch with my left hand but then as I was removing Falling Star, the nail polish remover stung my small cut on my index finger, which I was totally unaware of having. :P But swatching with 2 nub nails will actually help in this case, to see what looks nice with short nails :D

barielle part I

A Bouquet For Ava. a medium teal blue green water-y but not jelly base. This definitely reminds me of American Apparel Peacock, which I shall do a comparison later! :) I love it and it wasn't thick like Falling Star. :) It was easy to apply in 2 coats and the swatch does not have top coat and still so glossy. The only problem I have with this one is that it stains your fingers when you're removing it and you get oompa loompa fingers. :(

Decadence. a medium blue green but more green than blue shimmer. Okay, so I looked to compared my swatch with others and when I looked at other nail bloggers who blogged about this swatch, it was bluer than mine. I'm comparing mine to the screen and mine seems very green. Maybe I got a bad bottle? o___O;; I think I'm going crazy! The swatch is 2 coats and no top coat.

Falling Star. a medium cornflower blue creme with orange-y copper glitter. It was a little gloppy on my brush when I was applying but it didn't overflow onto my nail though. A great color and the glitter really stands out and it's unique. The different 'odd' (but not really) glitter really fasinates me. :P 3 coats and 1 coat of top coat. The third coat wasn't really necessary but I felt that I didn't apply it evenly. You probably need 2 coats, if you apply it evenly and well, unlike me. :\

Lava Rock. deep burgundy-purple-black with burgundy red shimmer. Such an amazing colorrrrr!!♥ The swatch is 2 coats and 1 coat of top coat.

Uninhibitied. a light pearl with gold shimmer. Really cute and shimmery. :) The swatch is 3 coats and 1 coat of top coat.

what's your favorite in part 1?

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  1. jbrobeck: Thanks so much! :) Keep a look out for my giveaway, it's right around the corner. :P

  2. My favorite is a Bouquet for Ava and Falling Star! Pretty, pretty blues.

  3. Ooh... Falling Star is really special. And Lava Rock is nice.

  4. amanda: Blues are my favorites :)

    Michelle: Falling Star is definitely different and beautiful! Lava Rock really surprised me too :)

  5. Every one of those coats of nail polish looks great on you!

  6. Kate: Haha really? Maybe it's because I have something similar to these already and I'm used to seeing these colors on me (except Uninhibited). But thanks so much! :)