Saturday, February 21, 2015

Barielle Gentle Breeze Collection Spring 2015 Swatches and Review

Press Sample

It's finally the weekend!  This has been a really long week for me and I'm just glad it's over.  Hope your week was better than mine!

Today I have the Barielle Gentle Breeze Collection for Spring 2015 and I know some of you are dying for spring to hurry up and get here.  It consists of 5 polishes: 3 creams, 2 shimmers.




Heaven Sent is a pale aqua blue.  At a glance it looks like a light sky blue, but there is definitely some green in there.  Application was surprisingly good for a color like this.  The formula is on the thin side, but quickly builds up after the 1st coat.  This is 2 coats.

barielle heaven sent spring 2015

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Pink Parasol is a light pink creme.  Application on this was okay.  First layer is streaky, but it evens out.  This is 3 coats.

barielle pink parasol spring 2015

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Gray Sky is a medium gray creme with frosty silver shimmer.  The frosty shimmer causes brush strokes to show a bit.  Other than that, the formula was nice.  This is 2 coats.

barielle gray sky spring 2015

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Champagne Bubbles is a light orange creme with a bit of brown in it.  Barielle calls it tangerine.  Either way this color was not the most flattering on me.  I think this may work better for someone with a lighter skin tone.  This one is pretty sheer and needed quite a few coats to get rid of visible nail line.  This is 4 coats.

barielle champagne bubbles spring 2015

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Under the Sea is a teal blue with turquoise shimmer.  Loved this one!  Application was good. I had no issues though it will show some brush strokes.  This is 2 coats.

barielle under the sea spring 2015

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Over all, I can't say I was terribly excited about this collection and I yearn for the days Barielle was putting out things like Elle's Spell and Falling Star.  My picks from the collection would be Heaven Sent and Under the Sea.

You can find these at Barielle.com for $8 USD per polish or the entire collection for $25 USD.  For more updates on collections and sales check them out here:

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**Products in this post were sent by PR for consideration.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

35 comments :

  1. This collection is nice. I like all the colors.

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  2. Ugh I envy your nails, they are perfect. I like under the sea the best. Great swatches!

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    1. Aww thank you Manna!! Under the Sea is my favorite too!

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  3. I like that orange but I don't know it would look good on me either.

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    1. It looked alright in the bottle, but on I couldn't wait to take it off!

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  4. Champagne Bubbles is my favorite from these. I wanted to love Grey Sky but when I put it on it was way to frosty for me.

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    1. Really? I'm glad it works for you. I felt the same way about Gray Sky. I'm not a huge frost fan.

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  5. I like Under The Sea the best. Such a pretty color. :0)

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  6. I love your nails they are so perfect. You should see mine broken and chipped LOL.

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Nails are like hair. Gotta keep them moisturized at all times and maintain a good moisture/protein balance!

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  7. I love Heaven Sent! But I agree with you, it's not terribly exciting. I haven't really seen a spring collection from a mainstream brand that has excited me.

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    1. I know what you mean. I think indies have us spoiled. I do really like the China Glaze Spring collection though!

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    1. I did like that color, but I'm biased since I love blue :)

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  9. I have to say I wasn't too excited about this collection either, though Under The Sea is quite pretty.

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    1. Yes, I think it's because a lot of the colors have been done before. That aside they are pretty, especially Under the Sea.

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  10. What an interesting collection of colours! Your nails look lovely and the swatches are flawless.

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  11. I really like all of them, maybe cos your swatches are so gorgeous!

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  12. Under The Sea is gorgeous!! I like several in this collection surprisingly. Must be your beautiful swatches!

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  13. Nice swatches. Polish seems to be smooth. Heaven sent and Pink Parasol are my favourites

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  14. Lovely swatches! I wish Barielle was sold somewhere around Phoenix, I would love to get my hands on Under the Sea. I drool every time I see it.

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    1. Thank you Amy! I wish they were sold in stores too. You used to be able to find them in CVS and Ulta, but I don't see them anymore. They do have frequent sales though so maybe you can get it then!

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  15. The blues in this collection have my heart but they all look great on you.

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  16. Gorgeous swatches!! I do agree with you, I miss the days of Elle's Spell and the like as well...maybe we'll get some stuff like that in the next collection. :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope they do something a little more innovative for summer!

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  17. As always love your swatches. I wish I could find some Barielle near me, but I never have any sort of luck.

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    1. I haven't been able to find them in stores for a while. Ulta and CVS used to carry them. At least they have frequent sales!

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  18. Each of dem is pretty And bright...especially d lighter hues.

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