Monday, August 8, 2011

Barielle: Karma Kollection of Shades

I was recently given the opportunity to review three shades from Barielle’s new Summer 2011 Karma Kollection of Shades.

Positive ZEN-ergy: Warm mossy green with silver shimmer

Positive ZEN-ergy was the shade I was most excited about, and it did not disappoint! The swatch above is three coats, and it applied beautifully and I thought the silver shimmer was gorgeous, especially in the sun.

Gotta Have Fate; opaque creamy coral

Because of my yellow/light olive complexion I am a suck for a pretty coral. I thought Gotta Have Fate was quite nice and this swatch is also three coats.

Do Unto Others; blue/green jelly cream

I had a little trouble with Do Unto Others, as I typically do with chalky colors. I am just not as good applying them! After the second coat I was worried- it was so streaky! However, after the third coat it even out nicely.

As always, the new Shades by Barielle are considered “pregnancy-safe.” Barielle stands apart as the absolute first to practice a progressive “three-free” philosophy on formulation: none of Barielle’s products contain formaldehyde, toluene, or dibutyl phthalate (DBP) - chemicals that are suspected to be harmful and found in many beauty products. Instead Barielle uses safe, effective and natural alternatives, such as keratin, proteins, vitamins, as well as oil and plant extracts.

Shades by Barielle provide a high-shine glossy coat and forms a protective barrier for a long-lasting finish. The Shades ($8.00 each) are currently buy one get one 50% off at and at the Barielle Facebook store at Before polishing, be sure your nails are healthy and strong with Barielle’s top selling Nail Strengthener Cream.

Barielle’s story began more than 30 years ago at the Belmont Racetrack. Husband and wife equestrian aficionados devised a breakthrough formula to condition the hooves of their million-dollar thoroughbred racehorses. Reformulated for women and men, the miracle product “Nail Strengthener Cream” was born and Barielle was founded. The Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream, which helps nails grow healthier and stronger while resisting splits, peels, and breaks, remains a best-selling product even today.

Disclosure: These products were sent to me for review purposes.

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1 comment:

sprinkles said...

Looking at the bottle of Positive ZEN-ergy, I wasn't excited. But then I saw the bits of shimmer in the swatch and love it!

Do Unto Others is pretty.