Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Barielle Keys Collections

Good afternoon!  It's very strange weather here in NorCal, it's rained a couple nights in a row and has been fairly muggy yet hot out here.  I have no idea what other areas are like right now but jeesh, can we make up our minds?  Hot or cold please.  speaking of hot...I have a really hot collection to share with you today and a surprise at the end of the post so make sure you read until the end!  Today's post features the Keys Collection from Barielle.  I've only tried 1 other Barielle polish before and I liked it, but this set really blew me away with the fabulous formulas and colors!  Let's jump in and take a look!


First up is Topless In St. Tropez.  Topless In St. Tropez is a bright shell pink with a touch of coral and subtle silver shimmer.  The light handed shimmer keeps this color very lady like and in my opinion, suitable for any occasion.  The color is gorgeous and the creamy formula was fantastic.  I used 3 coats of Topless In St. Tropez and 1 layer of Barielle Gel Topcoat.  

Two colors in the Keys Collection look very similar but let me assure you they are not the same!  The first "similar but not the same" color is Barefoot In Bermuda.  It's a deep hot pink creme.  The color is really an eye-catcher and it really popped on my nails!  Barefoot In Bermuda had a fabulous formula and application was so smooth.  I used 3 thin coats and no topcoat because Barefoot In Bermuda was very shiny on it's own.  

The second "similar but not the same" color is Paradise In The Tropics.  Paradise In The Tropics is a berry creme color compared to the pink in Barefoot In Bermuda.  I am totally in love with how juicy this shade is.  Again, it's nice and bright and really pops on the nails.  Paradise In The Tropics had an awesome formula, very creamy and opaque.  I used 2 coats of Paradise In The Tropics and no topcoat because it dried shiny on it's own.  

No surprise Miami Heat was one of my favorites of the collection.  I have always loved red polish and Miami Heat is a super bright cherry red jelly (YES JELLY!)!  I think it's the brightest red I have put on my nails in a long time.   Even thought Miami Heat has a jelly formula I had great coverage in 2 coats.  It was very shiny and squishy and I did not use topcoat.  Be aware that there will be some visible nail line, as is standard with any jelly type polish.   

My other favorite of the collection - Hawaiian Sunset.  I always love orange and especially in the summer months.  This particular orange is pretty darn stunning because it is packed full of an intense golden shimmer.  Hawaiian Sunset is so bright and fun and shimmery, I immediately put it on my toes.  Formula and application were both awesome.  I used 3 coats of Hawaiian Sunset and 1 layer of Barielle Gel Top Coat.  

Rounding out the summery sunshiney collection is Panama Pina Colada (super cute name).  This yellow creme is brighter than a pastel but it's not an in your face neon.  Panama Pina Colada also had a pretty fantastic formula for a yellow - which in general has a reputation as being a finicky color.  The formula was nice a creamy and evened itself out nicely.  I used 3 coats of Panama Pina Colada and no topcoat.  

Lookie here!  I did some nail art with the Keys Collection!  I started with Paradise In The Tropics as the base and dry brushed* all the other colors on my tips to create that distressed look.  Though because of the colors I think it came out looking more like flames going up my nails.  However you want to categorize it art wise, I think it came out pretty awesome!  I finished it with 1 layer of Barielle Gel Top Coat. 
*dry brush is when you scrape as much polish off the brush as possible on the inside of the bottle neck and wipe the remaining little bit on your nails.  

OK now here's the surprise - I've got a giveaway for you!  1 winner will receive the entire Keys Collection!  How's that for awesome?  

Giveaway Details
  • You must be 18 to enter
  • Open to US & International residents, excluding New Zealand and Italy
  • 1 winner will receive the entire Barielle Keys Collection
  • Giveaway will run from July 22nd, 2014 to August 8th, 2014 12:00 AM PST.  
  • Prize must be claimed within 48 hours
  • Please follow all the rules...follow and/or like all the provided links
  • Prizes provided by Barielle
  • My Nail Polish Obsession and Barielle are not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen goods
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