Friday, August 21, 2009

Barielle/ALU Collection Continues...4 More Shades

Above & Below: The 2 photos above are outdoors, no flash. Photos below are indoors, with flash. Index=Slate of Affairs, Middle=U-Concrete-Me, Ring=Polished Princess, Pinkie=Get Mauve-Ing.

Yes, I'm taking the easy, lazy way out and I swatched one shade on each finger instead of a full manicure! I've still got 6 more to go, but I'll do a few more full manicures with those. So far, I'm very happy with this collection. I've had no problems with any of them, and the colors are varied and fairly unique, some more than others. One of my readers (Betty...check out her blog here!) made a comment that in addition to the other codes I mentioned earlier, including the 15% off code you'll receive in your e-mail for signing up for Barielle's newsletter, and the FREE10 code that you can stack with that for an additional 10% off, you can also click the link in the lower left corner of their site titled 'The Perfect Manicure Guide' and download (very quickly, I might add) a very useful step-by-step guide that lists another 10% off code on the first page. These are all stackable, so in addition to the buy 2 get 1 free, you can take another 35% off and get free shipping at $50.00. Click the ad in the right hand column above to check out the ALU Collection and all of Barielle's other fine products. Thanks for letting us know about that!

Let's talk about these four shades now...Slate of Affairs (on my index finger above) is a beautiful slate blue creme with the tiniest bit of iridescent shimmer. For all intents and purposes, it looks like a creme. U-Concrete-Me (on my middle finger) is a medium gray creme, although the official description on their website calls is a silver gray shimmer. I see no evidence of shimmer in this one. Polished Princess (ring finger) is a glowy medium shade of green (a yellow toned green) loaded with sparkle and shimmer. Get Mauve-Ing is a true dusty mauve creme. These all are shown using 2 coats of polish.

What do you think about the first 6 I've shown from this collection? Any favorites? I love them all and my favorite so far is probably Falling Star, simply because of the unusual addition of a copper glitter, which I don't believe I've ever seen before. Polish Princess, being a green, is another favorite. I really can't single one out, because they all make me happy in their own way.


  1. gorjuzzzzzz colours,that blue reminds me of cg sky high top,and that green is so pretty

  2. Oh Mary. Here I was thinking I could maybe skip that green, and now, I know I can't. Dang it. They are ALL so gorgeous. I have to say if I had to pick favorites from your swatches, Polished Princess and Falling Star are the two so far. But they're all gorgeous!

  3. Aren't they all just gorgeous colors. They are beautiful colors. They look lovely and so shiny on you. I'm wearing Falling Star for 2 days now. My polish was a tiny gloppy. I think the brushes are a tiny long. I do love all the colors. The Falling Star and Polished Princess are my favorites. I'm very happy with the collection.

  4. Skye~all of these colors are so nice! The green one really sparkles and glows!

    Nicole~I'm really happy I bought all of them! I keep thinking I have found a favorite in the collection and then I put on another one, and I change my mind!

    Lucy~Falling Star was a bit thick on my too, but nothing thinner didn't fix. I love all of them too.

  5. I haven't seen one I don't like yet. What an amazing collection!

  6. Hi, thanks so much for all the helpful codes!!! I ordered 6 of them plus three other colors. So excited, thanks so much!

  7. I am so sorry to bother you, but HOW does one stack the codes? I've tried and can only seem to get one entered. Thanks!

  8. stellaincognita~I don't think they allow stacking anymore. It seems to me I read this somewhere a couple of months ago.


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