Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Elle's Spell - Barielle

I have another polish that I borrowed from my mum to show you today. This is Barielle 'Elle's Spell'. I don't own any Barielle polishes so I was quite excited to try this one out. I actually first saw 'Elle's Spell' on Gaby's (@lacquerloon) Instagram and soon after that I found out my mum had it, so finally I have wriggled it out of her grasp and onto my nails.



Elle's Spell, Barielle

Elle's Spell, Barielle
'Elle's Spell' is a deep red/burgundy jelly filled with flakies, the type that is found in polish like Essie 'Shine of the Times' etc. It is such a luscious red wine colour.



Elle's Spell, Barielle
The flakies in 'Elle's Spell' are the type that shift from Red to gold to green. As usual the green is only seen at extreme angles and is quite hard to capture in a photo without giving you a frame full of the tip of my fingers!! Anyway you can kind of see the green shift on the sides of my fingers in this photo. I love when I suddenly notice the green in this polish in real life.


When I first saw this polish, it was layered and I imagine that layered may be the best way to use it. This is 'Elle's Spell' on its own and I have 5 thin coats on this hand. I don't actually mind seeing a bit of VNL so I am wearing 3 thin coats on my left hand and it looks fine. Generally I like to show how a polish looks on its own if I can, so that's why I built this one up so much to get full opacity. The colour deepened so much as I put on the last 2 coats and made it so much richer.

7 comments :

  1. love it! Have to dig out my bottle for another go around

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    1. Yes! Do it! I'm glad my mum has pretty polishes I can borrow :D

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  2. I don't think I've ever seen this before, but I only own one Barielle anyways! This is super gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks! I think it's fairly hard to find though I'm not 100% sure. Glad you like it :)

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love the flakes in the red base <3 I'm a little envious of your mum's polish stash - mine loves ones with frosty, brushstrokey finishes >___<

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    1. Yea my mum has some pretty eclectic taste when it comes to polish and to be honest I'm pretty jealous of a lot of her collection too! If we lived on the same city at least I could borrow them but for now I just make her bring some when she comes to visit :)

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  4. I've heard good things about this barielle product. Going on my wish ♥ list now.

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