Monday, March 31, 2014

Barielle Spring Vibrants: Review & Swatches - Part Two

Last week, I showed you the first half of the Barielle Spring Vibrants Collection and today I've got the second half to share! The first half had more warm-toned shades so we'll be looking at some of the cooler shades this time around. :)

Money Talks is a mint green creme. I love the color itself but the formula was a pain in the ass! It was chalky, had a ton of drag to it and didn't self-level well (as you can see by my kinda wonky-looking paint job on my middle finger). Such a shame, because it's a lovely shade!

I also wanted to note that Seche Vite had a weird effect on this polish. What you see here is Money Talks sans topcoat, but when I applied Seche Vite on top of this polish for my Lumina Lacquer Mint Chocolate Chip manicure, it visibly changed the color of Money Talks, which took on a bit more of a blue tinge. It's not a huge difference, but it was noticeable. So if Seche is your go-to, you've been warned!

My City Apartment is a blue-based grey creme. The name is appropriate, as this shade reminds me of freshly mixed cement. Greys are my favorite neutrals and this one is simply perfect! The formula was thankfully worlds better than Money Talks'. This is two easy coats.

First Class Ticket is a sky blue creme. Another buttery smooth formula here and I was especially impressed with how well it self-leveled. This is two coats.

Overall, this is a fabulous collection of cremes in a fun variety of spring colors. My favorites are Take Me Shopping (featured in part one) and My City Apartment. Money Talks would be on that list as well if it weren't for the crappy formula. :-/ But the rest of the collection is an absolute joy to apply!

You can purchase Barielle from their website.

Disclosure: These polishes were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.


  1. These shades are gorgeous and perfect for spring!

  2. smart move to have the nails round and not squared, which makes the fingers look cut off and chunky ...and the rounded ones elongate the hand gracefully for much better look...


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