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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Barielle Keys Collection Review plus Nail Art


Today I have a review of Barielle's summer offering, The Keys Collection.  This collection is full of bright and easily coordinating shades, just perfect for summer!  Just a reminder, for review purposes, I paint to opacity and add one more coat or good measure.  Assume you can get away with one less coat than I did, unless indicated.  Let's start with the warms!

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Panama Pina Colada 3 coats - This is a lovely pale yellow, with an even lovelier formula.  Unlike many yellows, there is no streakiness during application.  Despite this, the formula is not thick and applies smoothly.  It is my new favorite yellow!

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Hawaiian Sunset 3 coats - A lovely orange shade filled with a gold shimmer.  If you like orange nail polish, this is one for you!  The formula applies smoothly and evenly with  no patchiness.  Just plain gorgeous!

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Miami Heat 3 coats - This may be my favorite from the set.  One of the girls at work called it "night walker red".  Vampires or whores, you decide :)  This is a true red jelly, no blue or orange tints here.  It also applies as a true jelly, shiny with no streakiness of pigmentation.  This color made me okay with VNL and I would wear it all the time if I wasn't so ADHD with my polish.  This will definitely be used in lead lighting soon!

Now on to the cools!

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Topless In St Tropez 3 coats - A bright, pastel, bubblegum pink with a slight shimmer.  It has some issues with application.  It is thick, yet is patchy.  This is the only one of the bunch that I would say needs the full three coats.  A bit paradoxical considering how thick it is.  You may be able to get away with two if you let it dry completely between coats.  The shimmer is very, very subtle, not really noticeable unless you know it is there.  Despite its difficulties, I still love this color!

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Barefoot In Bermuda 4 coats - Four coats?  Yep, but only because I don't like VNL.  Application was really good, but just more sheer than I like.  It will be perfect for lead lighting!  Although it is not a unique color, the sheer formula makes it unique to my collection.

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Paradise In The Tropics 3 coats - Paradise is very similar to Barefoot, with a few differences.  First, it is more opaque.  Secondly, it leans just a tad blue.  I don't think you need both in your stash, unless you are a polishophile, like me.  Like a sheer polish, choose Barefoot.


Now for some stamping....because you know I just can't leave good enough alone!  I started with Topless in St Tropez.


Next I stamped with Messy Mansion MM12 and Julep Laree.  


Threw in some more stamping with MM12 and Finger Paints Black Expressionism on the accent nails.  I really ended up loving this.  Reminded me of a pepto racing car!  Danica take note!

All in all, I really like this collection with a couple going straight to my "Love It" list.  My picks are Panama Pina Colada, Miami Heat and Barefoot In Bermuda.  Would you agree?  You can find this collection HERE and don't forget to like Barielle on their Facebook page for all the latest news and sales!  Thanks for looking and commenting!

Tina

1 comment:

  1. I like this collection a lot! Nice nail art too.

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