*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Barielle has recently announced that they are having another big sweepstakes on Facebook from 12th September....oh wait! That's today! Head over here to enter. I also got some Barielle polishes for review so today I'll spam your browser with colours!

 

Lemondrops - bright yellow creme. Let's start nice and bright, right? This warm sunflower yellow is definitely not boring! The formula was good and easy to apply and two coats were enough for full coverage. The drying time was average to fast so I helped it with topcoat.

 

Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!

 

 

Sweet Addiction - muted forest green creme. This polish was nothing less than perfection. Not because of the colour (this one doesn't excite me much) but because of the formula. It was so easy to apply and I am wearing just ONE thicker coat. It also dried fast.

 

Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!

 

 

Pink Flip-flops - light pink creme. This pink is pretty and girly, more like a spring pastel shade. It applied easy and I needed two coats for full coverage. The drying time was average to fast and I've applied topcoat.

 

Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!

 

 

Cosmic Kiss - medium/dark pink creme. My favourite kind of pink - darker shade that is feminine yet not too sweet. The formula was good and easy to apply and average drying. I've applied two coats and top coat.

 

Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!

 

 

Green Apple Chew - bright yellowish green creme. A very unusual and bright colour. It's not really my cup of tea but it is good colour if you want to shock people :) It applied quite well but dries very fast so I've had to work fast to avoid patches. Two coats were enough for full coverage.

 

Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!

 

 

Blue Capri - blue-purple creme. My camera didn't pick up the blurple (blue/purple) colour again so the pictures look like it's blue. In real life the colour is leaning heavily towards cool-toned purple. It applied well and the pigmentation was very good. I'm wearing two coats and topcoat. When I've applied topcoat the shade got darker.

 

 

Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!
Barielle Swatch Spam & Barielle Sweepstakes info!

 

 

So that was another Barielle swatch spam. I like the diversity of the shades Barielle offers and the formula in the past years' releases has been great. If you've missed some previous Barielle swatches, you can check them out here and here.

 

Barielle polishes can be be purchase at barielle.com and an in UK for example in TK Maxx stores.

 

*PR samples

*PR sample

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I've taken ages to actually try and test out properly today's product - OPI Matte Top Coat. I don't use matte topcoats very often (even though I like the finish) but when I do, I want it perfectly matte. Not satin, not rubbery but matte.

 

The Matte Top Coat comes in a matte bottle which I really like, it's a nice touch..

 

Review: OPI Matte Top Coat

The top coat is really good in giving that really matte look. I would compare it to China Glaze Matte Magic and slightly better than Essie Matte About You. My old bottle of Essie was great but the new one I've recently purchased doesn't do the job as perfectly.

Also my Essie bottle got very gloopy soon after I started to use it and so far I don't have the problem with OPI.

Below are some manicures I've 'mattified' with OPI Matte Top Coat

Review: OPI Matte Top Coat
Review: OPI Matte Top Coat
Review: OPI Matte Top Coat
Review: OPI Matte Top Coat
Review: OPI Matte Top Coat

It applies easily and dries fast so the matte effect appears fast. I'm very happy with this matte top coat and I think I will purchase a new one once I finish this bottle. It should be available where OPI is sold :)

Have a lovely day everyone!