Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Barielle Spring 2010 Wildflower: The OCRF Shades

Above & Below: June Bug was instant love for me. This is officially described as a 'teal with fuchsia glitter'. It appears more blue-grey to me, but however you want to describe it, just know that it's a lovely shade. Not mentioned in the description is the subtle blue-green shimmer that adds an additional element of beauty. This is shown using 2 coats with a flash above, and with Ott lighting below, no flash.
Below: Myrza's Meadow is a 'light lime green with silver glitter'. This is a very pale version of lime green, which makes it all the more appealing to me. This is shown using 2 coats also. The first photo is with a flash, while the second photo is Ott lighting.
Below: A Bouquet for Ava, described as 'a cool Caribbean blue', is darker and more teal than I could capture with a photo. I took way too many photos and braved the frozen tundra (which is the photo below this one), all to no avail. The shade you see in the 'too dark' photo under this one, is actually much closed to reality. I used 2 coats and honestly, I could've gotten away with just one. All of these had a very nice application.
Barielle's Spring 2010 Wildflower collection (set to launch in February on their web site) includes 6 trendy shades, including 3 that are currently available exclusively on the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's web site. Not only are the shades beautiful and unique, but 100% of all proceeds from these 3 go directly to the OCRF to further their research efforts in finding a cure for this silent killer. You can view the polishes here on their website, and then call the number listed to place your order. There is no charge (Free!) for the shipping. All Lacquered Up did a very nice write-up of this collection, including the meaning behind the polishes in this collection. If you aren't familiar with the naming of these shades, I would encourage you to read her post here.

There are many, many good causes in the world and we all have our favorites. I think I can safely say, that cancer and cancer research touches each and every one of us, unfortunately. If you have never had cancer touch your life, either directly or indirectly, consider yourself very lucky. I commend Barielle for bringing more awareness to Ovarian cancer and cancer in general, and for their generosity to the OCRF.
*This post features product samples furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm.


  1. The first two are gorgeous. I need to check those out.

  2. omg these are BEEE YOUUU TI FULLL!!!

  3. I love all 3 colors. Very pretty. :>)

  4. I just wanted to let you know how much I <3 your nail blog! I did a video for my youtube channel about my favorite blogs and you were one of them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UUjS_qStzM

  5. L~those are my favorites too! Very pretty.

    Sarah~I love the glitter in the first 2. Very different look.

    Twister~they're all pretty, I agree. The teal one is similar to others I have, but one can't have too many shades in this color family!

    gildedangel~glad you like them!

    Beatriz~thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it! Thanks for the mention and I'll check out your YT channel :)

  6. Those first two polishes are really pretty. Tempting.

  7. I so wish I had followed blogs when this collection came out. I just adore June Bug and it's goners now. But I do have the other 2.