Monday, May 4, 2009

Barielle Shades Flirtini Review (much better!)

Above and Below: Barielle's Flirtini in indirect sunlight.

Above and Below: Flirtini in indirect sunlight and with flash. Below you can see the jelly-like finish that is evident in darker lighting.

I've been working in the yard most of the day so my previous manicure was more than ruined. Especially because I had 6 coats of polish on (see me earlier post today) that never really dried! I wanted to try another one of the Shades colors that Barielle sent me because I was bothered by the fact that, despite good reviews, the Mysterious that I used this morning left me less than impressed. I have a couple of other Barielle's and they have always applied very nicely. I'm happy to report that Flirtini worked wonderfully. I'll add a bit of thinner to Mysterious and see if that doesn't cure the problem. Flirtini applied perfectly in 2 coats and in certain light looks almost like a jelly finish. The color in the bottle is a darker reddish-magenta creme, but once applied it appears more magenta in some lighting, more cranberry in others. It dried extremely quickly and this formula seemed much more 'normal' when compared to the Mysterious. Barielle's site has a fun section that allows you to choose your skin tone and then apply the polishes in order to get a better idea of how they may look on you. If you go to barielle.com/shades you can check it out. They also are offering buy 2 get one free on their polishes, free shipping over $50.00 and 10% off purchases over $60.00.

12 comments:

  1. I really like this one on you - it looks a nice rich colour, and I love the name! Glad it didn't need as many coats too. Phew!

    Is your finger ok?

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  2. Glad to hear that this one worked out much better for you. That color is really pretty and so shiny!


    ** I tried to vote on the poll a minute ago and it wasn't working for me. I tried to vote for Pure Ice. I will try again tomorrow :)

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  3. Helen~I was really pleased with the look of this one and the application was so much better! My finger is healing, yes :)

    Brooke~Thank you, I love this one! My poll is acting a bit strange, so yes, try again.

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  4. I'm glad this one worked out better for you. This kind of shade is one of my favorite colors. I'm sure I have way too many of this shade,in different brands...lol! Thanks for letting us know about the Essie/Jello contest. You're so brave to go on and model polish. Hope your finger is feeling better.

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  5. That is such a pretty shade on you. I'm sure I have many colors like this one. Glad to hear your finger is on the mend.

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  6. I agree that is such a pretty shade on you and I love the jellylike look. How's your finger doing?

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  7. That's a gorgeous berry color - so shiny ;)

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  8. My second try with Barielle turned out better as well. So glad I don't have to write them off since they sent me 5 bottles of polish. I'm thinking about gifting them to friends anyway. Pay it forward! :)

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  9. Pretty colour! But my gosh, 6 coats is too much. Lucky this polish applied well after 2 coats.

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  10. Velvet~yes, I think this shade would be easy to match to another brand. Good luck in the Essie contest! The finger is improving and that made me laugh about 'being brave.' Ha-Ha!

    Lucy~thanks! I have quite a few similar one too, so it must be a shade I'm drawn to :)

    Chrissy~the finger should be good as new by the end of the week, improving daily, thanks!

    Vanessa~it was extremely shiny and I love the way it looks in darker light.

    Alexlyndra~this one applied really nice. I was afraid to try it, but was happy in the end!

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  11. I loooove this one ! it's so beautiful and I like its jelly-like finish. It was nice to hear that you enjoyed this one :-)

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  12. Tuli~thank you, I love jelly finishes, but you usually can't tell until you use them if they're going to be jelly.

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