Friday, January 7, 2011

Barielle 2010 Holiday Hustle: Elle's Spell & Coalest Day of the Year

I still haven't gotten all of my Christmas decorations down and put away, and I still haven't finished with my Holiday polishes! Don't forget that Barielle is offering free shipping through January 9, so if you'd like to pick up some shades from this collection, now's a great time to do that.

Below: Coalest Day of the Year is a deep charcoal grey shimmer that is shown using just one coat! How coal is that? This shade is filled with tiny silver shimmer that contrasts nicely with the base color. The first photo was taken with an Ott lamp, while the second photo was taken with no flash under some new light bulbs that say UV filter on them. I don't know what they are specifically, but I told my husband I needed better make up applying lighting in the bathroom and I love these! Under that lighting, you can see more blue shimmer.

Below: The much-loved Elle's Spell is shown here over Coalest Day of the Year using one coat. This red flaky glitter it has a deep red tinted base and is already proving to be a very popular shade. It's versatility allows it to work well as a layering polish with it's light-reflecting holographic glitter, and if you don't mind a little sheerness, it works well alone also. I'll be showing it by itself as I work through the rest of the polishes in this collection.

I'm really pleased with Barielle's Holiday Hustle Collection so far. It has a nice range of shades and finishes, as well as creative names. I'm thrilled that more companies are starting to come out with colored versions of the type of polish that started a craze-- namely, when Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure brought flaky holographic polish to the mass markets.
*Products featured were furnished by the manufacturer or their PR firm for review.


  1. I love both of these but I haven't layered ES yet.

  2. I scored Elle's Spell at a local ULTA store. I got another shade too but not Coalest.....makes me wish I got that instead!

  3. Love both of these! Kori xoxo

  4. LOVE how you layered Elle's Spell over Coalest! It's GORGEOUS!

  5. jaljen~it's really fun to layer with. It doesn't get as dramatic as SH Hidden Treasure, but sometimes subtle is better.

    kittypolishnbags~I have a lot of charcoal grey shimmers, but I always seem to find more of them to love!

    Kori~glad you like them! I was happy with the entire collection :)

    Jennifer~thank you! Always fun to see what kind of look you'll end up with when layering.