Thursday, April 25, 2013

Barielle ~ Jordana’s Skinny Jeans - with holo topcoat and stamp



Barielle ~ Jordana’s Skinny Jeans
Denim blue with blue and silver shimmer with a metallic finish

I have a funny relationship with Barielle’s polishes. I usually like them when I see them, and I buy some, but then after having worn them once, I’m not convinced any more, and I usually get rid of them. So I only have a few left in my stash now. Having said that, when I saw “Jordana’s Skinny Jeans” I knew I had to at least try it. I mean, I can always pass it on if I don’t like it anyway.

But let me tell you, that this particular Barielle is going to stay with me. The formula is fantastic, and it’s a one coater! Drying time is good and it looks really great on the nails. What is there not to love!?

I gave it two coats out of habit, but I can assure you that it wasn’t really necessary. Here’s what two coats, and no topcoat look like:




Pretty, isn’t it?

I applied a layer of China Glaze “Wireless Holographic Top Coat” over it. It doesn’t give much of an effect in ordinary lights, but here’s what it looks like under a light bulb:


I like that!

Then I stamped on it. I used Mash’s stamping plate Mash-43 and stamped with Essie’s Blue Rhapsody from their Mirror Metallics collection from last year. I sealed it all with a layer of Poshé top coat, and here’s a pic from my lightbox so you can see the lack of holographic effect in low lights:


And here’s a pic under the light bulb:



The polishes I used:


I really like this, and I’m so positive over the fact that I’m actually getting to keep another Barielle :D I also love this stamping design with the bubbles, it’s a great design, IMO!
Do you like this?


Barielle ~ Jordana’s Skinny Jeans
Opacity: 10/10
Colour, prettiness: 7/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 8.5/10
Buy again: Yes

China Glaze ~ Wireless Holographic Top Coat
Opacity: -/10
Colour, prettiness: 5/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 5/10
Overall: 6/10
Buy again: No

16 comments:

  1. I love everything about this mani! That blue is so pretty!

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    1. That pleases me so much to hear, thank you!! :)

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  2. I'm happy this one can stay - it's gorgeous - and I like the nail art on it too!

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    1. It's funny that I feel that way about Barielle polishes. I think I've got like four left by now, the rest are gone. :)

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  3. That blue is pretty - love it with the holo topcoat!

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    1. Thank you - the holo does add a bit of extra to this, imo :)

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  4. I like Barielles polishes and this one is amazing!

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    1. I like them too, I just so very rarely keep them :D

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  5. Both polishes are so pretty!!

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you think so :)

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  6. Definitely a gorgeous blue worthy of keeping! I like the sparkles and stamping you added on top, as well! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you :) I'm so pleased with this myself :)

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  7. Amazing nail polish and the final look!

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    1. Thank you. It's nice to see a mani progress like this :)

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  8. Loving this design and combo. The Barielle blue is so pretty

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    1. Thank you :) x Yet another blue added to my stash :D

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