But here it is. It is what it is...a crap-ton of a product.
|Elle's Spell, Make It a Latte, Glammed Out Garnet, Blackened Bleu|
|Buddha-ful, Myrza's Meadow, Falling Star, Grape Escape|
Jackie over at Candy Coated Tips was kind enough to share with us a sale that Barielle had online - 20% off PLUS buy one get one half off. Sucker that I am for brands I can't find in stores here, I went a little nuts.
Since receiving my shipment RIDICULOUSLY QUICKLY yesterday, I've tried out two polishes: Myrza's Meadow and Buddha-ful.
I included two shots of Myrna's Meadow to show you what a topcoat-eater it is. The first pic is with one coat of Seche Vite, and the second has two coats. I have to say, I'm not crazy about this polish. Lots of potential, very little follow-through. See the glitter in the bottle? Taste the rainbow? It does NOT come through on the nails. I hate to say it, but this went straight into my swap pile. I feel like I can get the same result with any number of light grass/mint polishes and any number of glitter topcoats.
This is more like it. What you're looking at here is about four coats of Buddha-ful. It's a lovely nude polish with lots of iridescent flakies floating around inside it. It will make a lovely topcoat for any polish, but as you can see, it does build up to a decent nude on its own, and with that secret touch of something that I adore so much in a neutral.
I have swatched the other Barielles I ordered on a nail wheel, and I really think I'm going to love them. Myrna's Meadow is a definitely miss, but we can't expect perfection all the time, can we?