Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ethereal Pixie Dust is a delicate purple holographic

The holographic effect of Pixie Dust reminded me of China Glaze LOL, and the others from the OMG collection.  The particles seem really fine, and the flame is rather delicate.  I didn't like it that it was a three-coater, because I was in a hurry at the time, but this pictures make it seem worth it now.






Layering Order:
3 coats Ethereal Lacquer Pixie Dust
No basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Color Club Love You To Pieces is a white matte glitter

This is a similar glitter to the one in CrowsToes Funny Bunny.  It's taken the mainstream companies a while to catch up with all the cool stuff that indies have put out there.  This is a clear example.  I like this one better in the bottle than on the nail, I think that maybe layered over white would have been better.  This is too chunky to wear on its own, but with a bit of patience it's doable.






Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle My City Apartment
1 coat Color Club Love You To Pieces
Dior Gel Coat

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Joss Your Mum Wouldn't Like It is a girly pink with holographic microglitter

I got this pretty nail polish from my friend K.  I don't think I would have thought of buying it myself.  It's one of those that looks better in real life than in pictures, so from swatches alone, I couldn't see myself justifying spending money on what looks like just another glittery pink.  It is far from common though.  I love it.






Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Joss Your Mum Wouldn't Like It
Dior Gel Coat
Seche Vite

Monday, April 14, 2014

Femme Fatale Deepstone is a shimmery holographic

My pictures don't do it justice.  This is so gorgeous and shimmery in real life.  It has some brown undertones, but it definitely looks like a dark, vampy purple on the nails; with lots of gold shimmer.  The holographic effect is subtle most of the time, but it is gorgeous in the sun.  I wasn't sure that I was going to like these faint holos, since I usually love that rainbow flame from the strong ones, but so far, I am very impressed with these Femme Fatales.  I got mine from color4nails, faster shipping for US.






Layering Order:
OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Femme Fatale Deepstone
OPI DS Topcoat

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dance Legend Orlando is packed with color-changing flakies

This has orange to green and blue to purple flakies in a clear base.  It reminds me of Deborah Lippmann Edge of Glory, but I think the blue ones are less prominent here.  I like the way these look in the shade.  The bottle has a built in light that seems like a novelty item, but it actually helps with the application, it lights up the nails rather nicely.  I think this one was on the thick side, like most Nfu Oh flakies are, but a little thinner fixes that.






Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Designer Shoes
2 coats Dance Legend Lumos Orlando
Dior Gel Coat

Friday, April 11, 2014

Barielle Spring Vibrants Collection 2014


Nothing says Spring is here, like gorgeous bright colors.  This is the newest Barielle Collection and it's filled with color.  Money Talks is the only one that gave me trouble, so let's get that one out of the way, and show these pictures first.  It is a gorgeous Tiffany green, but the formula was really hard to work with.  I mentioned it to them, and they sent me a replacement, but it still wouldn't self-level like the others.  Fire Up is a gorgeous orange with slight pink tones.  I think it would make a great color for sandal season.  Designer Shoes applied really nice, and it was glossy without topcoat, like the others.  I love purple, and it was no surprise that it ended up being my favorite.  Take Me Shopping reminded me of Chanel Fracas.  It is a nice pink-red with orange undertones.  My City Apartment is another great gray from Barielle, they really got those down.  It was almost a one-coater.  First Class Ticket was a cute baby blue, with a nice bright finish.  These are all very pigmented, and rather glossy.  Unfortunately, the quality was not up to par with the other Barielle Collections that I've tried before.  I think that they definitely need to improve the formula for these pretty colors.

Where to order: http://www.barielle.com/ color chart here





Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Money Talks
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures


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Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Fire Up
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures


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Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Designer Shoes
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures


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Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Take Me Shopping
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures



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Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle My City Apartment
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures


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Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle First Class Ticket
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Update on the break

Hey lovelies.  I'm going to need 2 more weeks of break.  I had anticipated less time for certain things, but unfortunately, SV Blog will have to be on a break until mid-April.  Thanks for understanding *miss u*

I'll leave you with some iridescent glitter:






Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle First Class Ticket
2 coats Nubar Vixen
Dior Gel Coat