Saturday, February 6, 2016

Couple of Barielle polish swatches - Putt-e On Me and Buddha-ful


Alright, about a month ago, I told you guys I'd show you Barielle Putt-e On Me by itself. I had used it as a base for ILNP Supernova as seen in this post and it worked great. I really love the color by itself too. It's a really flattering shade of taupe-y brown that works great for my skin tone. Two coats gave me excellent coverage. 


NailaDay: Barielle Putt-e On Me

NailaDay: Barielle Putt-e On Me

The second swatch for this post is Barielle Buddha-ful. I remember this being all the rage a while back. It was one of the first "flakie" polishes. Now we're knee deep in flakies but I keep this one for sentimental reasons. The base is a very soft sheer pink. Think any one of a number of Essie polishes that look like this. The flakies are color shifting flakies that shift from a pale gold maybe? to a bright green. Most of the time the shifting happens when the light hits it from an angle. Seen head on the flakies almost seem to disappear. I have pretty prominent visible nail lines but I was kind of frustrated that even at three coats I really couldn't hide them that well from the camera. They were not quite that prominent in real life.

NailaDay: Barielle Buddha-ful

NailaDay: Barielle Buddha-ful






Saturday, January 2, 2016

ILNP Supernova over Barielle Putt-e-On Me

Happy New Year everyone!! 
So I did have some lovely sparkly nails for New Years but I'm not as excited about those as what I'm going to show you today. I wanted to start the year off with one of the loveliest polishes I wore last year so I am going to show you ILNP Supernova. What makes it even better is that this polish was given to me as a random act of kindness by someone and started my love for the multichrome flakies. 

NailaDay: ILNP Supernova over Barielle Putt-e-On Me

In these pictures, I wore it over Barielle Putt-e-on Me. I'll show you the swatch of that in a post real soon. It made for a great neutral base with which to show off the multichrome beauty of Supernova. The colors mainly shifted from teal to blue to purple but at extreme angles you could see a slight fuschia and gold as well.
NailaDay: ILNP Supernova over Barielle Putt-e-On Me

NailaDay: ILNP Supernova over Barielle Putt-e-On Me


The three pictures below are my attempt to show you what it looked like when not under the lightbox. The lights are bright incandescent lights of the kitchen and natural sunlight on a cloudy day. 

NailaDay: ILNP Supernova over Barielle Putt-e-On Me

NailaDay: ILNP Supernova over Barielle Putt-e-On Me

NailaDay: ILNP Supernova over Barielle Putt-e-On Me

I'm looking forward to wearing many more of the multichrome flakies I've purchased since receiving this beauty over the next year.



Thursday, December 10, 2015

Barielle Ready to Party and L.A. Girls Dazzling Pink

Hi everyone!

I've got a quick couple of swatches for you. One is layered over the other so it was only fair I showed them both to you at the same time.

The first is Barielle Ready to Party. It's a nice salmon-y pink. Good formula. I wore it here in two coats.

NailaDay: Barielle Ready to Party

NailaDay: Barielle Ready to Party

I then layered a coat of L.A. Girls Dazzling Pink over it. I loved all of the polishes in that collection and got every one of them but the orange. I couldn't find that one.

NailaDay: L.A. Girls Dazzling Pink over Barielle Ready to Party

NailaDay: L.A. Girls Dazzling Pink over Barielle Ready to Party

I absolutely adored this mani! Thought it was great.

That's all for today!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

200th Post! China Glaze Reggae to Riches

Yay! 200th post!!!Compared to a lot of other nail bloggers, for the amount of time I've been blogging, that's not a lot of posts. But still, for something that I expected to drop off in a year or two, I'm glad I've kept it limping along. Maybe one day, I'll be posting more frequently. But for now, you guys get to see me very very occasionally.

NailaDay: China Glaze Reggae to Riches

In order to celebrate my 200th post, I wanted to post a special polish. Special because of the color (easily top ten for me) and also because of when I wore it. This is the polish I wore to the newborn photo session for my seven month old son. (Now you know how backlogged my pictures are too.) 

This polish is China Glaze Reggae to Riches. It's an amazing bright pink color with a very apparent purple shimmer that was fantastic to look at in the sun. 

NailaDay: China Glaze Reggae to Riches

The contrasting shimmer polishes always seem to be begging for a matte top coat so I did that after a few days. I wasn't disappointed!!

NailaDay: China Glaze Reggae to Riches

NailaDay: China Glaze Reggae to Riches

I've added a couple of pictures from that photo shoot where my nails are really visible. Isn't he the cutest little peanut?

NailaDay: China Glaze Reggae to Riches

NailaDay: China Glaze Reggae to Riches




Monday, October 12, 2015

Stash Swatch: Barielle Gelt Me To The Party and Out-grey-geous

Hi everybody! I've got a few minutes to show you a couple more swatches. Barielle polishes again. 

This first one is Barielle Gelt me to the Party. Looking at this color now, it really makes me wonder how close it is to Essie Leggy Legend from this year's fall collection. I'm not sure how I feel about this color against my skin so I don't know if I'll ever own Leggy Legend to compare. It's very interesting though and so I don't think I'll let go of it just yet. It has to be one of the most unique polishes in my collection. 

NailaDay: Stash Swatch - Barielle Gelt Me To The Party

NailaDay: Stash Swatch - Barielle Gelt Me To The Party

This next color is a very interesting one as well. This is Barielle Out-grey-geous. At a quick glance, it very much looks like I took a graphite pencil and colored all over my nails like I used to do in middle school when I got really bored in class. Except, you know, topcoated. It amused me, it was interesting. I'm sure I'd get bored with it somewhat quickly. Grey is not so much my thing...even though I have several shades of it. This one is a little more unique because of all those little gold sparkles in it. 

NailaDay: Stash Swatch - Barielle Out-grey-geous


NailaDay: Stash Swatch - Barielle Out-grey-geous


Ok, see you next time. I just realized it will be my 200th post!! Gotta make it a good one. I need to think about it. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Stash Swatch - a few Barielle polishes

Hi everybody.

The month of August pushed me around and knocked me down a bit. It started off great with my son celebrating his 2nd birthday (already?) in the first week of the month. But then....it's like he knew he had turned two and the tantrums just took off! He'd had his moments before but they've really intensified to the point where they've brought me to tears a couple of times. Then, there's all the getting sick. It's been one thing after another for all the members of the family recently. Needless to say, I've been not quite able to keep up with the blog as much as I would have liked. 

This post has been sitting in draft mode for a long time and I can't stand to have it lingering any more. Nothing exciting, just a couple of swatches of polishes I've already shown you in manicures before. The first is Barielle Snow Day. I've shown this to you before with a layer of holographic sparkles over the top. 

NailaDay: Barielle Snow Day

NailaDay: Barielle Snow Day

The second polish is Barielle Belly Dance. I showed this to you previously here with an accent of Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter. It's a really really nice pinky nude polish and I love it.

NailaDay: Barielle Belly Dance

NailaDay: Barielle Belly Dance

That's it! See you guys next time.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

China Glaze Strawberry Fields with Born Pretty water decal

Hi everybody!
I actually have a nail art manicure to show you with this post! Whoo! I loved this one so so much! I loved the polish, I loved the accent art, I loved the water decal from the Born Pretty Store that I used. After my first experience with water transfer decals, I was much more confident going in with this one and it turned out great!

NailaDay: China Glaze Strawberry Fields with Born Pretty water decal

The polish I used for this is China Glaze Strawberry Fields. I adore this pink. On it's own, the base is probably a pretty hot pink but the generous amount of gold shimmer (not hidden) in this polish actually seems to warm it up and tone it down at the same time. You can't see it in my pictures but when I hold my hand at an angle and look at my nails with a sort of tangential view, the pink becomes brighter. I love shades that do that!

NailaDay: China Glaze Strawberry Fields with Born Pretty water decal

On my middle finger, I did a gradient from the tip with Sally Hansen X-treme Wear Golden-I over a quatrefoil stencil from Twinkled T. This was my first time using a stencil and my stencil work could have been a little bit better.

NailaDay: China Glaze Strawberry Fields with Born Pretty water decal

The ring finger decal is the other star of the show! This is a nail art product I received from the Born Pretty Store for review and I was not disappointed. The decal was really easy to apply. I just cut out the part of the design that I wanted on my nail, took the plastic film off, dipped it in water, slid the design off the paper backing and did away with the excess with a combination of cutting and using a brush with acetone. I covered it with a layer of Seche Vite and it held up for a whole week!

NailaDay: China Glaze Strawberry Fields with Born Pretty water decal

I still have enough of the sheet left for probably another four accent nails, which would be one or two more manicures for me. Let's take a look at the mani one more time.

NailaDay: China Glaze Strawberry Fields with Born Pretty water decal

You can grab this water decal pattern or others or any of the huge variety of nail art items from their website. If you use my code "PRK31" you can get 10% off your purchase. Right now, it looks like there's a sale going on for water decals too!
Thanks for visiting!!


Monday, August 3, 2015

Stash Swatch - 2true Glitterati Shade 3 and a comparison


Here is the last of my 2true polishes, a shade from the Glitterati collection, Shade 3. When I first got it, I couldn't figure out why it looked so familiar until with a sinking feeling I wondered if I had inadvertently bought a dupe for Deborah Lippman Across the Universe. This would be especially bad since I already had Icing Hey Sailor Boy, another ATU look-a-like. When I finally got a chance to swatch the 2true polish, I decided to do some comparisons, which you can see below.

NailaDay: 2true Glitterati Shade 3

I wore Shade 3 (what a boring name) with three coats. It's very jelly like so even with four coats, you can see some nail line. In the future, I'll have to layer it over something. Revlon Royal maybe?

NailaDay: 2true Glitterati Shade 3



NailaDay: 2true Glitterati Shade 3


Even just looking at the bottles, I could tell immediately that they were not dupes. The 2true polish is a much lighter blue and more sheer.

NailaDay: 2true Glitterati Shade 3

I only wore Icing Hey Sailor Boy and DL Across the Universe next to each other because the differences between those and the 2true polish were large enough that I didn't need side by side comparisons. These two on the other hand....


Well, no dupes here either. Even at one coat, you can see that the DL polish has a darker base. The glitter ratio and type seem to be about the same, though. 



At three coats, you can still tell they are different, although you probably don't need both. If I had to purge, I would probably get rid of the Icing polish since it seems to straddle a line between the other two in terms of the color of blue and sheerness. Lucky for me, I don't feel the urge to purge just yet!




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