Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Barielle Elle's Spell

Barielle Elle’s Spell from Barielle’s Holiday Hustle 2010 Winter collection
Barielle’s are easy to find on their website, , and it seems they are always running a special, at least buy 1 get one half off. The bottles are .45 oz, so they do give you a very reasonable amount of polish, though slightly below OPI’s .5 oz bottle and Orly’s .6 oz bottle. Their simple square design stores wonderfully, with a stable enough bottles where there are no tipping issues.
On to the polish! In case you couldn’t tell, I adore flakies! They are more subtle than glitter, but flashy enough to perk up just about any polish. Elle’s Spell is a red jelly with beauty flakies that shift from gold to green, copper, and even a hint of blue. They really do make me think of a flame. Have you ever looked closely at a flame, on a candle for example, and seen that blue/green glowing base, leading to a spectrum of orange, glowing into red and surrounded by a yellow halo? That is really what this polish makes me think of. I’ve only used this for layer over red so far, as jellies take many layers to build up, but every time, I fall in love with it again. I’m very happy with the density of flakes on this polish- they cover the nail with just enough magic where you can’t help but stare.
As pictured, this is layered over Bullish on OPI, but only 1 layer. This was the perfect top coat for taking a nice, office appropriate red to a fun, flirty weekend manicure! I topped all with a coat of Color Club Clear and it was good to go.

Do you have any Barielle polishes?
How do you take your manicures from conservative to party?


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