Happy Friday Lovelies!! I really hope your week went well. Again, I am extremely tired and I am looking forward to the weekend. I really want to relax in my bed all day. Who am I kidding? That won't happen. Not with three little people running around the house all day. Sigh.... Well, I will try and sneak a nap when my daughter takes hers. Anyway, let's get to the review of the Barielle Sophisticated Lady Collection.
In Good Taste is a deep chocolate brown creme. I used two easy coats without topcoat. Like many of the other Barielle polishes I have tried, this baby has an excellent formula. It is such a beautiful brown and very flattering on my complexion.
Dinner at 8 is a deep red creme. It is more of a blue based red and not super bright at all. It's the perfect shade for a sophisticated collection, such as this one. The formula was a tad tricky to work with. I found it more sheer than what I would have thought, it had more of a thin jelly consistency. I used three coats without topcoat. I love this red. It is a different red for me, as I tend to flock toward the brighter, orange based reds.
Tres Chic is a deep blackened blue creme. I love this color so much! The formula was practically opaque in one coat, but I used two because...well...that's how I roll. Hehe! This one is also shown without topcoat. I love how easy this formula was to apply and the gloss finish is amazing. This one is a great alternative to a black polish. It has the same sort of appeal as wearing a black polish, but with an added twist!
London High Tea is a pretty rose pink with golden shimmer. The shimmer was very apparent in person, but failed to translate into my pics. I sowwy <insert sad face here> I used two coats and topcoat for these photos. The formula was great. I absolutely love this pink! It plays well with my new shimmer obsession!
Edgy is a deep purple crelly polish. Again, the formula was amazing and went on easily with two coats. I could wear this shade for the rest of my life and be completely happy! It's dark, vampy, and sexy! I like the opacity of it since it treads that line of being super dark, but doesn't cross over into looking black. WIN!
I decided to do a skittle dotticure using all of the shades from this collection. Here it is with topcoat.
I was also sent the Barielle Matte-inee topcoat to review. This topcoat is marketed for multiple purposes as a nail conditioner, strengthener, and protector. It also provides a matte finish to any manicure to give you a completely different look. I haven't used this for the other purposes described, but I have used it as a topcoat multiple times and I am really pleased. I really like how it dries quickly and doesn't leave that chalky residue that some matte topcoats leave. I think it is great and I look forward to using it more in the future. It retails for $16 for a full sized bottle and is well worth the price!
Overall, I am in love with this collection! I think the name suits it perfectly, as it screams sophistication! My favorite shades are Edgy and Tres Chic. They are sure to be worn more often. You can purchase this collection by going to Barielle's Website. Each polish retails for $8 for a full sized bottle. You can also purchase the entire collection as a kit for $25 by clicking HERE.
Any favorites? Have you tried Barielle yet?