Barielle, Lilac Jelly Bean. 2 coats. (Ring and Pinky)
|Green Apple Chew & Lilac Jelly Bean. With Gelous and Barielle's Ulta Speed Dry Manicure Extender top coat.|
I got a special delivery from Barielle again... the Sweet Treats Collection! These colors are a treat for the eyeballs... a mix of brights, pastels, and a shimmer. Of course I tended to lean towards the shimmery Blue Cotton Candy first but then I quickly found my favorite to be the bright Green Apple Chew which is reminiscent of the H&R Block green. After doing wheel swatches I also liked the muted pastel of Lilac Jelly Bean. I thought they would work well together.
Here are nail wheel swatches; each color is shown in 3 different finishes:
- No Top Coat on the Left
- With Barielle's MATTE-INEE Matte Finish in the Middle
- With Barielle's Ultra Speed Dry Manicure Extender on the Right
|Green Apple Chew|
|Lilac Jelly Bean|
|Blue Cotton Candy|
The formula on the brights and pastels is a little thick and I found the brushes didn't play well with these polishes. Green Apple Chew and Banana Drop were a little streaky and had leveling issues. Lilac Jelly Bean is almost a one coater, but it had some leveling issues as well. Orange Parfait was a little sheer on the first coat, but became opaque with the second coat. Blue Cotton Candy has a great formula and is very easy to apply. It's an easy one coater too. I added a few drops of thinner to Green Apple Chew and Lilac Jelly Bean before doing my nails.
I also did a quick comparison for you with Orange Parfait and found it to be a muted version of Essence Colour & Go in What Do You Think? I also looked at Gotta Have Fate which is much more vibrant and saturated than Orange Parfait. I actually prefer Gotta Have Fate.
|Essence Colour & Go in What Do You Think? vs. Orange Parfait|
|Gotta Have Fate vs. Orange Parfait|
The Sweet Treats Collection will be available starting March 1st.
Available at fine salons and www.Barielle.com.
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