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Hello lovelies,

I have some Barielle swatches that haven't been published yet; I thought you might like to see them...

Blue Cotton Candy - seafoam blue green with silver particles. This is a very unusual shade which has something attractive to it. The formula was just excellent. It applied easily and this is just ONE coat! It dries fast and I have also applied a topcoat to get completely smooth finish.

Lucy's Stash - Barielle Blue Cotton Candy
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Blue Cotton Candy
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Blue Cotton Candy

Life Of The Party - medium pink creme with red undertones. This is a pretty but not one-of-a-kind colour. It had good formula though. The application was easy and two coats were enough for full coverage. It also dried very fast and glossy.

Lucy's Stash - Barielle Life Of The Party
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Life Of The Party

Cherry Blossom Sparkler - pink glitter in a rose pink jelly. I've applied one coat over Life Of The Party. There's enough glitter in the bottle so one coat gives you nice coverage. it applied well but dried a little gritty.

Lucy's Stash - Barielle Cherry Blossom Sparkler
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Cherry Blossom Sparkler
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Cherry Blossom Sparkler

Lilac Jelly Bean - mauve/lilac grey creme. I find this to be very elegant and office friendly colour. It has great formula that applies well and is almost one coater. if you have short nails you could probably get away with one coat but I needed two for perfect finish. The formula was slightly thicker so use thick coats to avoid patching. It dried fast & glossy.

Lucy's Stash - Barielle Lilac Jelly Bean
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Lilac Jelly Bean
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Lilac Jelly Bean

Purple Hearts - blue, purple and holographic glitter in a clear base. It's a pretty glitter topper that I've applied over Lime Crime Parfait Day.It applied well and I liked the amount of glitter. It is not however for wearing alone but for layering.

Lucy's Stash - Barielle Purple Hearts
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Purple Hearts
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Purple Hearts

Stardust - opalescent glitter in a clear base. This little beauty can be applied over any colour to give it a gorgeous opalescent spark. I've layered it over Lime Crime Pastelchio which created quite unique and in real life beautiful combination. It applied well but dried gritty so topcoat is a must.

Lucy's Stash - Barielle Stardust
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Stardust
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Stardust

Pink Diamond - pink glitter in a clear base. There's not much to say about this glitter topper, it's quite simple one-size glitter in a clear base. I've done a gradient over Lime Crime Peaches ♥ Cream.

Lucy's Stash - Barielle Pink Diamond
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Pink Diamond
Lucy's Stash - Barielle Pink Diamond

So there you go, Barielle swatches that were just waiting to be published :) Which one would you wear?

*Some of the shades were provided for a review, some I've purchased

*PR sample

Hello lovelies,

This post will be very interesting for UK ladies because I am reviewing a British indie polish brand Iconic Effect! Iconic Effect is "custom mixed 3-free Nail Polish made in the UK". Today I will show you just four shades but they offer more.

Pea Soup -  pale green base with teal holo, neon pink and magenta glitter. It's a subtle and quite unusual polish, it is definitely unique to my collection. The formula was easy to apply but slightly sheerer. I needed two thicker coats for good coverage. It dried fast and gritty so thick topcoat like Seche Vite is a must-have.

Lucy's Stash - Pea Soup nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Pea Soup nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Pea Soup nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Pea Soup nail polish

Portfolio Pink - muted medium pink creme leaning to purple with small blue and fuchsia particles. Lovely girly shade made interesting with the tiny particles. The polish applied easily and it was well pigmented. Two coats were enough for full coverage. I've applied thin Barielle topcoat and as you can see, the surface is not completely smooth. I recommend thicker topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Portfolio Pink nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Portfolio Pink nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Portfolio Pink nail polish
Lucy's Stash - Portfolio Pink nail polish

Purple Paradise - magenta, purple, holo and rose pink glitter in a clear base. I've applied one coat over Portfolio Pink and it got me more than enough glitter. This one is better for layering rather than for wearing alone. It applied well but I did play a bit with the glitter placement.

Lucy's Stash - Purple Paradise over Portfolio Pink
Lucy's Stash - Purple Paradise over Portfolio Pink
Lucy's Stash - Purple Paradise over Portfolio Pink
Lucy's Stash - Purple Paradise over Portfolio Pink

Psychadelic Snarl - green shimmer in a blue jelly base with magenta holo glitter. I've applied one coat of Psychadelic Snarl over A England Camelot and it really made it stand out! Also how awesome is the name? Love it, don't know why! The polish itself is a really pretty combination but it's a bit on the sheer side so that's why I layered it. I think three coats would make it opaque enough to be worn by itself. It applied well and dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl

Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl
Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl
Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl
Lucy's Stash - Psychadelic Snarl

So what do you think? Some pretty interesting shades, right? I was happy with the formula of these but some are better for layering because they are not so opaque.My absolute favourite is Psychadelic Snarl for its name and gorgeous shimmer.

You can purchase Iconic Effect in their Etsy store but they only ship within UK (due to the recent restrictions on shipping polish outside UK). Each full size bottle has 15ml and is sold for £6.50

*PR sample