Thursday, January 30, 2014

Barielle Review - Straight A Coral

So I was recently contacted by Barielle and was beyond ecstatic when they asked me to join their team of bloggers and review products! Yes, I review for Born Pretty Store, but I consider this to be my first big "contact" because it seems like everyone and their brother reviews for BPS. It is not very exclusive. In fact, I sometimes wonder how they make any money at all when they have so many reviewers. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining at all, but I just kind of feel like a big girl in the nail world now! ^.^

Anyway, the Barielle rep had me choose a few things from their online shop (Which arrived in under a week, might I add! Amazing!) and I am going to share one of them with you today!

Here's what they sent: a gigantic scrub, some delightful hand cream, a few beautiful polishes, and a matte (topper) polish that can be worn alone or over color. Today I am going to show off the pink polish you see in the bottom left. It is called Straight A Coral.

On the website, the description of this polish I feel is probably mixed up with another one. It is referred to as "creamy neon green". Clearly, it is not green. Neon though, oh boy is it ever!

This polish was still a tad sheer with a little vnl at two coats, but three made it perfectly opaque. I've shown it without topcoat.

And if you know me, you know I had to add some nail art!

On the middle dry/drag marble nail I added Zoya Raven and Trixie, my ring finger is Revlon Ritzy, and my pinky is OPI Push & Shove, with Straight A Coral solo on my index finger and thumb.

Overall, I love this polish! The color is so gorgeous! It dries at a slightly quicker than average speed, but not super fast. For being so bright, I didn't have much trouble capturing it, either. I had to do a tiny bit of color adjusting with Photoshop, but not a lot.

Barielle's polishes are a bit steeper than other name brands at $8 USD each, but I think the price is worth it. The quality is great! I didn't have much cleanup to do around my cuticles because it had such a nice, flexible brush, and the formula on this one was very smooth and easy to apply!

This polish was sent for my review from Barielle. All opinions are entirely truthful and my own.