Good morning and Happy Friday! I'm very excited because Barielle contacted me recently and stated that they had come across my blog, liked what they saw and wondered if I'd be interested in trying one of their products in exchange for reviewing it. I have been following Brooke's 'Barielle Wednesdays' column, as she too received some products from them, and have been impressed with her progress in using them. I do not have any Barielle other than 2 Shades polishes, and although I have certainly heard of them, I wasn't too familiar with their products or philosophy. The e-mail I received from them stated "The best part about Barielle is their problem-solution approach to skin care. If you have a skin problem, Barielle can help you identify the best product to treat it." I visited their website but was unsure of what product to choose, so I figured they could, as they stated, help me to identify what I needed. I told them that I really didn't have problem nails and also mentioned that I do a 'Brand Focus' column each week, but didn't own enough Shades polish to accomplish that, so some polish would be fine. I was surprised and excited when a box arrived from them yesterday and I must admit, they did an excellent job, not to mention generous, with choosing not just 'some polish' but also including other products that seem to fit my needs. Today I wanted to share with you what they sent me and over the next week or two I'll be reviewing the products and posting about my opinions. Check out their website and see what they have to offer. They seem to have something for everything when it comes to nail, hand, foot and skincare problems. They have been around for over 30 years and are currently offering 10% off orders over $60.00, free shipping at $50.00, a free sample with every order and buy 2 polishes get 1 free. They do ship internationally and also have a store finder on the website for buying their products locally. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Barielle as I learn more about them also, and thank you to Barielle for allowing me to share your products with my readers.
***Update on international shipping: One of my European readers commented that she was having trouble contacting/ordering from them so I called and spoke with Sharon in their New York office. She advised me that they were working with their UK/European distributor on a new website that should be up and running in 2 weeks. She will keep me posted on the progress and I will in turn let my readers know as well.***