Saturday, August 22, 2009

Barielle/ALU Blackened Bleu (love, love, love!)

Above & Below: Barielle/All Lacquered Up Fall '09 Collection's Blackened Bleu. I apologize for the quality of these photos, as it's rainy and gloomy outside and my batteries are almost dead!

I am terribly disappointed that it's a gloomy, rainy day here, because I can only imagine how beautiful this one looks in the sunlight. As I've told you in my previous posts about this collection, I am extremely happy with the 6 I have shared with you so far. The application is fantastic and the color selections offered in this collection are unique and different, each in their own way. If you're interested in getting any of these, scroll down and read my previous post to see how you can take full advantage of the available discounts (up to 35% off in addition to the buy 2 get 1 free, and free shipping at $50.00).

Blackened Bleu is simply stunning. It is a watery charcoal base, not quite black upon application, packed with tiny turquoise or teal glitter. I applied the first coat, which left me with very obvious bald spots. I touched those spots up after a few minutes, and then applied a second coat, giving me the look you see in the photos. Once the second coat was applied, the background or base color became a true black. The glitter more evenly distributes itself on the second coat also. The finish is extremely shiny, and I used no top coat. I have 5 more to go in this collection, which I hope to finish up for you this weekend. Marry me, Blackened Bleu!


  1. oh it's fantastic, mine iss en route, can not wait, seeing your pictures!

  2. Oh, that is completely stunning! Looks utterly fantastic on you. I can't imagine what it would look in full sunlight, as it looks good in gloomy weather!

  3. wow! if I had to choose just one from this collection - it will be the one! love it!

  4. Oh this is beautiful! I love this shade, I'm a sucker for turquoise.

  5. Aren't you already married? This is a beautiful shade. I am very pleased with all the polishes. I'm going by your pictures and my bottles! Love them.

  6. I love black polishes with shimmer of a complete different colour. This reminds me a lot of China Glaze Blk-Bila-Bong. :)

  7. Pinkginger~thank you! It's a stunning shade and I love how sparkly it is in real life.

    Clockwork~glad you got some, they're all fabulous!

    Nosaby~this one is a a league of it's own, absolutely beautiful :)

    Nicole~it's probably a good thing it wasn't sunny out or you would have had 3x the photos to look at!

    Inbal~I'd have a hard time just picking out 1, but this would definitely be in the running.

    Valerie~I think I have more turquoise and black clothes in my closet than anything else, so I love this one too.

    Lucy~well, yes I am! They're all so pretty, this collection ranks as one of my favorite overall because of the finishes and shades.

    Alexlyndra~It does remind me of BBB also. I love this type of polish!

  8. This is my favorite out of the bunch! I want, no need it in my life! Also, I think I'm noticing that your nails are getting longer! They look good :-)

  9. AdorePink~now that I've finished all of them, it's really hard for me to pick just one favorite! I do love this though.

  10. Oooh I just felt a little lemming shaped tug then. Nail polish perfection!