Monday, August 18, 2014

Barielle "My Perfect Mani" & a Giveaway!

Hullo!  Happy Monday!  My boys are back to school so today is a little bittersweet, I will sure miss them during the day but it will also be nice to have a couple hours of peace and quite and get the house back in order.  I think it will be the perfect day.  You know what else is perfect?  This mani kit I put together from Barielle!  I thought hard about what I would use and I think each step in this kit I put together really does create the perfect mani.  Let's take a look at the products I chose...


I started my mani with the Barielle Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover.  I cleaned up my nails, removing any leftover polish or residue.  The remover worked really well, it was quick and easy to use.  My nails and cuticles did not feel dried out after use.  I also enjoyed the baby powder scent of the remover, it is very clean and (really who doesn't like the smell of a clean baby).  Fortifying Nail Builder Base Coat - for overworked, stressed nails.  The base coat leaves my nails feeling very strong.  It's very shiny and fast drying.  I have actually been using it alone with no color on top and my nails look very lovely.    

I then applied Straight A Coral, a neon coral shade.  I had to pick this one, it just screams Jen.  I am a sucker for corals and this one is really fabulous.  Of course, it's a perfect summer color too!  The formula and application were both fabulous.  I used 3 thin coats.  

I topped Straight A Coral with the Barielle Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender, a quick drying topcoat with UV protection.  This topcoat has a very glossy finish and high shine.  I wouldn't really say it dries that quickly, but my nails were good to go in about 5-8 minutes.  

No mani is complete without some moisturizing cuticle oil so I put on some Intensive Nail Renewal Oil.  The website says to apply the cuticle oil at night, which you can do, but I apply through out the day.  This oil helps heal dry cuticles, prevents nail breakage, builds strong healthy nails and works over nail polish.  I found the oil very moisturizing and it absorbed quickly.  My skin didn't look oily once absorbed in.  This oil is non-scented.  

Here's my mani with freshly rubbed in cuticle oil.  See, not greasy!

I also hydrated my hands with the Professional Protective Hand Cream.  This is the ultimate chapped hand treatment.  Formulated with rich emollients and vitamin E it helps protect and heal hands.  I liked this lotion a lot, it was rich and absorbed quickly.  My hands were left soft and nourished.  They didn't feel greasy at all.  There is not really a scent to this lotion, it honestly smells like lotion or my grandma's old Pond's Cold Cream.  I remember that had a distinct "lotion" smell and this was similar.  It's not overpowering or artificial.

And now that you've made it  this far it's time for a giveaway!  YOU can win a brand new set of all the items I used to create my perfect Barielle manicure.  Please read all the details and enter.

Giveaway Details
  • You must be 18 to enter
  • Open to US residents
  • 1 winner will receive 1 bottle of Non-Acetone Polish Remover, 1 bottle of Intensive Nail Renewal Oil, 1 bottle of Fortifying Nail Builder base coat, 1 bottle of Ultra Speed Dry Mani Extender topcoat, 1 bottle of Straight A Coral polish and 1 bottle of Professional Protective Hand Cream
  • Giveaway will run from August 18th, 2014 to September 5th, 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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