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Barielle Brilliant Colors Collection

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Barielle Brilliant Colors collection

*Update – Perfect timing with this post as Barielle is having a 30% off plus free shipping sale through 6/20/13. I love when this sale comes around!*

Hey dolls! It has taken me forever to put this post together. I had the pictures ready last week, but then we went out of town to find a home (which we did) and I didn’t have time to finish it. I posted the collage on my facebook page at some point last weekend. The Barielle Brilliant Colors collection is filled with five vibrant, saturated cremes that would be perfect for both manis and pedis this summer.

Magna Cum Laude Turquoise is a bright turquoise that looks to have just a little bit of neon pigment. It is crazy bright in the sun! The formula was the typical creme-jelly hybrid that most love from Barielle. Magna Cum Laude Turquoise self-leveled well and was opaque in two coats.

Barielle Magna Cum Laude Turquoise

Barielle Magna Cum Laude Turquoise

Straight A Coral is a gorgeous red leaning coral that also had a great creme-jelly hybrid formula. You may remember this shade from my failed watermelon nail art. I typically like corals that are more orange or pink leaning, but Straight A Coral may have pushed me to the other side. Two coats were used for opacity.

Barielle Straight A Coral

Barielle Straight A Coral

High Marks Purple is a gorgeous purple with red undertones. I love this shade! The formula was also a creme-jelly hybrid and it self-leveled well. Two coats were used for opacity.

Barielle High Marks Purple

Barielle High Marks Purple

Smarty Pants Pink is a bright bubblegum pink that also has a little bit of neon pigment. This color was so hard to photograph, but I’m pretty sure I’m showing it as accurately as possible. The formula was thinner than the rest of the collection, but not problematic. Two coats were used for opacity.

Barielle Smarty Pants Pink

Barielle Smarty Pants Pink

Head of the Class Green is a bright green creme that also has a little bit of neon pigment. The formula was thicker than the rest of the collection, but still easy to apply. Be sure to double up on base coat with this shade, because I did have some staining upon removal. Two coats were used for opacity.

Barielle Head of the Class Green

Barielle Head of the Class Green

Overall, I think this is a very solid collection. Barielle describes all of the polishes as neons, but I’d only put Magna Cum Laude Turquoise, Head of the Class Green, and Smarty Pants Pink in that category. Even though they aren’t the typical eye-searing neons we are used to seeing, these are definitely more appropriate for people who want just the right amount brightness on their nails without the polish screaming. My favorites from the collection are Head of the Class Green (wished it didn’t stain), High Marks Purple, and Magna Cum Laude Turquoise. The Brilliant Colors collection is available now as a kit ($25) or as individual shades ($8 each with bogo 50%) on Barielle’s website.

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14 Responses to “Barielle Brilliant Colors Collection”

  1. Lisa N. says:

    All these colors are to die for!!! I love creme shades and this collection is rocking my socks off :)

  2. High Marks looks gorgeous on you!! I’m absolutely loving it! ohmygosh, that Head of the Class stained my nails really bad – they’re just now starting to look normal. For the longest time I had a blue halo outlining my nail beds :/

  3. mrsmorphosis says:

    GOD
    that purple looks amazing on you!!! You need to know you’re personally
    responsible for the first-ever purchase I’ve ever made of Barielle nail
    polish this afternoon:). Thank you SO much for letting us know about the
    amazing sale! Not only did I get the 30% and bogo bonuses, but I also
    found an ADDITIONAL 15% off coupon on tjoos!!!! woo hoo! I bought the sweet treats 5-pack, High Marks Purple, Head of the Class Green, Magna Cum Laude Turquoise, Blue Capri, Cosmic Kiss (for my mom), and something a little different from what’s current because I loved a swatch I saw online: Jillian’s Jammin :) ALL for $36.29!!!

  4. drinkcitra says:

    I don’t think there is a color that doesn’t look good on you! These all look amazing and I am so in love with your nails!

  5. Norelis says:

    Wow that blue turquoise is amazing!

  6. Alaina Molnar says:

    you might like Essie- as cute as a button, its a super cute pinkish coral. Thanks for the swatches, Head of the Class Green is my favorite

  7. Amanda says:

    Fresh, classic cremes…stunning and timeless :)

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